#1
Hey amazing guitarist! I am planning to to buy a left hand model of Epiphone Les Paul. I heard it's going to be very expensive because left hand models are very rare. Anyway, i don't know too much about guitars but i do know how to play guitar as i am a 5 years experienced player.

My main question is how good are the Epiphone models compared to Gibson? Are they in same company?


Can anyone give me a rank out of 10? That's including sound,quaitly,etc

Cheers
#2
epiphone is owned by gibson.
i've heard they are very similar in quality except for the pick ups.
if you have the money for a lefty, then i say go for it
#3
i have one, they're pretty good but i dont think they're as good as gibson...they are a lot less expensive so i doubt they could be in the same class.
#4
they are no where near in the same class as a gibson.. the rhythm guitarist in my band plays an epiphone les paul and I play a gibson sg... mine owns his,

gibson own epiphone so they wont make an epiphone thats as good as a gibson... or else people wouldnt buy gibsons...
#5
I have 2 epi LP lefties they are usually 50 bucks more than a righty. There are usually only one choice in colors. How do they compare dont think Ill ever know as have never seen a lefty gibson in a store to try. As for price righties have it made they can get gibson LPs for a grand. But the cheapest lefty gibson is 2500. Or you can get 5 epi LPs for that. So really isnt a comparison. The 2 I have needed work to make them play and sound good. Nothing 2 serious pickups and fret work. You will have to mail order one as again I never see lefty epis in stores either. But I do like the ones I have alot and doubt I will ever pay for a gibson.