#1
Hey, I should be getting a new guitar within a week or so. I have a decent budget, but overall not great ($1400AUD max). And it HAS to be from allans music, as thats what the insurance is with. For a bit of back story, all my guitar stuff got stolen, but an am isn't a problem at the moment. Anyway, i was wondering how the Les Paul Menace sounds. It's going on sale in a week or so from $2500 to $1400. Does anyone know how its sounds? The only thing i can gather is that it doesn't have great sustain. Anyone else know anything?

Edit: I play most styles of music. But mostly Metal and alternative rock.
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Last edited by t3h guitar n00b at Nov 20, 2007,
#2
personally imo allans is a rip, but if thats what the insuarance company says... I wouldnt know about the menace, but ive heard good things. what kinda styles do u play?
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personally imo allans is a rip, but if thats what the insuarance company says... I wouldnt know about the menace, but ive heard good things. what kinda styles do u play?


Oh yeh forgot to mention. Everything from indie, to jazz to metal. But mainly alternative rock and metal. And if the guitar has $1100 off, and a free hard case you can't complain.
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#4
personally, i like the ibanez s series, very versatile.

You can pick up an S470 for around 1295 i think. Oh, dont forget to bargain BEFORE you show that insurance slip :P

dont quote me on this, but i think you MIGHT be able to get a Gibson SG for around your budget, but yes, it looks like a good deal
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#5
get a standard or something, id play it a little safe
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#6
yeah, that guitar is probably good for you, esp for the price, and try to get as much stuff out of them that u can, case, cable etc. lol.
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get a standard or something, id play it a little safe



yes, but standards cost FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FREAKING DOLLARS in Australia.


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LOL U DUMB C**T lol nah just kidding, i found this funny, and how un-ironic it is for someone with the name "iwrestle71" to provide someone with the thought of stealing another dudes axe lol
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yes, but standards cost FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FREAKING DOLLARS in Australia.


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you and i have so much in common, i ****ing hate tom cruise and hate how much guitars cost here.
#11
Yeah, thanks for the help. Not much comments on the les paul menace. But I'll be going for anything in my price range that gives versatility, so it will be a long day of trying out guitars.
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#12
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yes, but standards cost FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FREAKING DOLLARS in Australia.


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i hate you tom cruise



....which translates to £1800
...we only get them for £1600 minimum..

so you're not doing too badly really.
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#13
The Menace is nothing special, in terms of everything that matters; it's pickups are just slightly overwound versions of what the LP Studios have (i.e., they're awful), and that aside, the only other difference is the finish and pointless body routings; essentially you're paying for a Standard or Classic, but with worse pickups and without the choice of a 50's profile neck if you wanted it (in the case of the Standard).

Want a cheap(er) Gibson? The Classic and Classic Antique represent the best value for money (they're Standards with different - though not particularly any better or worse - pickups, and always the 60's neck; yet due to production costs and the fact they don't have quite so many finish options, they're typically around £900 - I don't know how that converts for you, but compare that to the £1600 price tag that comes with most Standards, and you can see that's quite a saving for something that's essentially the same just arguably not quite as nice looking). Failing that, of course the Standard has the most options, and you can get the Faded ones pretty cheaply, though having not played a Faded version myself I can't vouch for it's quality.

Then there's the Studios, though considering those are made from offcut of lower grade wood, those are never worth touching unless you're really desperate for any guitar with Gibson on the headstock.
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LOL U DUMB C**T lol nah just kidding, i found this funny, and how un-ironic it is for someone with the name "iwrestle71" to provide someone with the thought of stealing another dudes axe lol

...That really wasn't that funny and it really wasn't ironic...
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#15
buy the menace sell it and buy a better guitar
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#16
Check out Edwards or LTD. Probably better value for your money since you live in Australia.
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#17
Since you are in Australia, why don't you get a Maton MS503 or Maton MS502?

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