#1
I'm gonna get myself a new guitar in a couple of days from now, and i'm sure i want an Epi Les Paul custom, but i'm not sure about the colour...
I like 'ehm both, and i think they're both special in their own way..



It's white vs. black
what do u think?
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#2
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#3
I think the white looks better.
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#5
I'm in the mood for the white one today.

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#8
I'd go with the black one. But say, why do you want to buy a guitar that is not in the slightest better than an epi lp standard, yet costs way more?
#9
Go with the one that sounds/plays the best...you can always change the color later
#11
I think white looks good, and i love White LPs with black emg's

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#12
White. And you put in a lefty for the black one just so they'd mirror each other, right?
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#13
Everyone seems to like the white, but I, personally, love the way gold hardware glows against a black finish. *shivers*
#14
white is amazing, i was looking at that one myself
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#15
white ftw!
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#17
The white one, the black is boring! And since it's a Epi you don't have to worry much of the finish, it will last a thousand years on an Epi. Take of the pickguard as soon as you get it, it looks so damn ugly on all Les Pauls.
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#18
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Everyone seems to like the white, but I, personally, love the way gold hardware glows against a black finish. *shivers*



Black looks way nicer with the contrast of the gold, it just blends in on the white, but hey, wot music u gonna be playin???? makes a big difference!!!
#19
If I were to keep it stock, then white.
Black otherwise, just because I think a Bigsby would look better on the black one.
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#20
I have a Black Beauty and I love it, it's probably the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen
But I'd have to go with white for you
The Black Beauty has the three gold-pickups, but I think that for a guitar with only two pickups, the white looks better.

But I agree with a previous statement, get the one that plays better
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#21
theres Pro's and Con's... i like Black better... but I like it better with the 3 pickups. but Black also shows dust easier and scratches as well. White really pops on stage though if you play shows.
#22
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I'd go with the black one. But say, why do you want to buy a guitar that is not in the slightest better than an epi lp standard, yet costs way more?

But can you get the standard in white? :P
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#23
gotta be black. then get urself a bigsby and switch them cheap plasticy **** knobs with some gold telecaster ones. and thats how u get one freakin sweet LP
#24
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Black looks way nicer with the contrast of the gold, it just blends in on the white, but hey, wot music u gonna be playin???? makes a big difference!!!

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#25
does it matter? either way, you're geting a les paul.
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#27
Black, i've got a Les Paul (copy) in black and gold, and it is amazing!

White is nice as well...

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#28
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But can you get the standard in white? :P


No, but as I said, I like the black one better anyway.
Did you ever play one of those? I have, and I can tell you that the sound is just horrible. They have the worst sounding pickups I have ever encountered. The LP Standard is no different of course, but you can replace the pickups with the money you save when buying it instead of the LP Custom.

But it's your money, so who am I to argue? I just want to say that you should not buy the Custom only because it looks nice. You can get great sounding guitars in that price range.
#29
black, bro
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#30
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...No, but as I said, I like the black one better anyway.
Did you ever play one of those? I have, and I can tell you that the sound is just horrible...
...But it's your money, so who am I to argue? I just want to say that you should not buy the Custom only because it looks nice. You can get great sounding guitars in that price range...

First of all, thanks for the reply
As a matter of fact I've tried one a week ago in a shop. I thought it was alright! Actually pretty good. It was a standard though.
If it's right that they suck that much, how can they be so popular?
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#31
It's not really right or wrong that they suck, it's just a difference of opinion. However, I personally love my LP Custom
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#32
at this epi model whit looks better !!
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#33
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First of all, thanks for the reply
As a matter of fact I've tried one a week ago in a shop. I thought it was alright! Actually pretty good. It was a standard though.
If it's right that they suck that much, how can they be so popular?


Well, everything else (wood, tuners, general craftsmanship) is very good considering the price, and many people buy them because they want a Les Paul but cannot afford a gibson. If you change the pickups on it, you'll have a great guitar - one of my friends did that and the results are nothing less than excellent.

If you tried it and liked it's sound - Then I have nothing to say except for: go for it.
#35
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I'd go with the black one. But say, why do you want to buy a guitar that is not in the slightest better than an epi lp standard, yet costs way more?


The specs would say it is better.
#36
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The specs would say it is better.


I just checked the specs and they are the same as on the LP Standard, except for some cosmetic changes.
#37
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...If you change the pickups on it, you'll have a great guitar - one of my friends did that and the results are nothing less than excellent...

Sounds great man! Any specific pickup?
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#38
^ I thought they used a higher grade wood, better craftsmanship and better pick-ups
#39
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Sounds great man! Any specific pickup?


I'm a sucker for the Seymour Duncan 59, but I advise you to go into a guitar store and try out different guitars with name brand pickups on them, you'll easily find some with Dimarzios or Duncans. But remember that the pickups alone don't make the guitars sound, the wood is also very important - so you should preferably try out guitars which are made of the same wood as the Epi LP, that being mahogany and alder.
Just look for guitars that have some company's name written on the pickups, those should be orderable (<=is that even a word?). Bigger stores usually have the more popular pickups in stock, so you can just buy them on the spot.

What pickup you want depends on the style of music you play - a Seymour Duncan 59 is great for vintage tones and classic rock, the Seymour Duncan JB gives you more gain for a more hard rock and metal oriented sound, while Dimarzio produces exceptional shred pups. If you want it really agressive, you might even consider active pickups, EMG being the most popular choice here.

But as I said, try stuff out, see what you like, but if you already liked the sound of the Epiphone stock pickups, you may just as well keep them.

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^ I thought they used a higher grade wood, better craftsmanship and better pick-ups


I tried them out and I couldn't tell a difference except for the looks, but I may as well have stumbled on a model that wasn't all that decent.
EDIT: The pickups are deffinitely the same.
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