I have not found any reasons why these two guitar's are 100 dollars different in price. What is the difference between the two besides color? Here they are: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Les-Paul-Custom?sku=519391
Yeah, the silverburst one has an alder top, while the other one has a flame maple top, which is really more what Les Pauls are known for.
I would leave the silverburst alone, it has an alder top, so if you want it to sound like a Les Paul thats not good. The other guitar is B stock, so it may have some flaws, but its a better guitar.
the other one is also cheaper because its a refurb
An alder top? Wierd. A maple top should be worth more, and will look and sound better on a les paul. It's cheaper cos it's a B stock.
silverburst is just a more expensive finish, and you dont know what p/us their using so silverburst might be slightly better
Epiphone put the same pickups in almost everything
even on looks alone I'd go for the 2nd one