#1
So I was looking at Guitar Center.com the other day (because I can't drive to the nearest store) and I noticed that there were epiphone versions of Gibson guitars. This might be common knowledge, but I was just wondering how the epiphone versions stood up to the original gibsons?
#2
Epiphones don't hold a candle to Gibsons. Many epiphones are bolt on necks, wheras Gibsons do not, helping with that warm tone. Epiphone uses cheaper parts, and I personally don't like them at all.
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Quote by Minderbinder
Many epiphones are bolt on necks, wheras Gibsons do not, helping with that warm tone.



No? Most Epi's I have played were set necks.

Only their beginner packs have bolt ons and I think the LP50 or whatever it is.
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Quote by Minderbinder
Epiphones don't hold a candle to Gibsons. Many epiphones are bolt on necks, wheras Gibsons do not, helping with that warm tone. Epiphone uses cheaper parts, and I personally don't like them at all.


wrong my epi's got a set neck . I've played Gibsons and i prefer Epiphones way more.
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#5
IMO, the higher classed Epiphones (the Elitest line to be exact) is far better than the low class Gibsons (special, faded ect) and on par with the standard and studio.
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My Epi has a set neck as well. I mean Gibsons are nice, but IMHO they are wayyyyy too overpriced.
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My Epi has a set neck as well. I mean Gibsons are nice, but IMHO they are wayyyyy too overpriced.

Agreed.
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#8
how much do some of the better epiphones run? I always thought Epis were like the cheaper Gibson knock offs.
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how much do some of the better epiphones run? I always thought Epis were like the cheaper Gibson knock offs.


In theory they are but the fact of the matter is that if you pay for a decent Epi LP (such as the elitist line or one of the 'customs') then you'll probably get a better guitar than if you shelled out all the extra cash for a low end Gibson (studio, faded blah blah blah). With a Gibson you pay an awful lot of money for that name.
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#10
Epiphones are great guitars if you ask me. I own an Epiphone Les Paul standard and it sounds great for only paying $400 for it. It has a set neck as well. If you buy an Epiphone Elitist or a Custom, you pretty much have a lower end Gibson.
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Quote by Minderbinder
Epiphones don't hold a candle to Gibsons. Many epiphones are bolt on necks, wheras Gibsons do not, helping with that warm tone. Epiphone uses cheaper parts, and I personally don't like them at all.



it depends on the epiphone you play... there's crappy gibsons too...

but yeah, most epiphones are lower quality, therefore, more affordable versions of gibson guitars, it depends on people's taste, some of them find them disgusting some others love itm it really depends on your experiences with them
#12
Ive got an epiphone les paul custom, and i love it, got it slightly used for like $450, and its as good as the gibson's i have played, but it also has a few aftermarket hardware parts (tuning pegs, and the action was reset) so i have to take that into account. but i do believe you pay for the gibson name.
#13
Epiphone > Gibson. I think both can be expensive, and I really don't see a problem with a bolt-on neck, and I'm on a low budget anyway, so I like Epiphone better.
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