#1
As the title implies, i'm looking for a good Gibson LP Standard alternative. I want a Gibson, but even the Studios are too pricy for me. I started looking at the ESP LTD EC-500, but i'm not really sure if i want the EMGs, i don't really play that much metal at all. I'm really into alternative/hard rock, so i think those pickups would be a little far from my genres. So, are there any other alternatives to the LPs, in good price ranges?
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#3
epiphone's.if you've got enough cash the elitist.or,alternatively,the epiphone prophecy lp with dirty fingers. that should be cool for you.
#4
You always have the EC-400
and the EC-100 ASB
They both have a Duncan JB-'59 combo. That's a great setup for anything.

But then you have Fernandes Monterey. Which I personally liek better than the ESP, jsut because of the sustainer.
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#5
fernandes. not to well known but very good.
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#6
take a look at Agile's Dauntless or AL series. They're great quality versatile guitars for the $200-$300 price-range, and play like high-end Epiphones.


edit: they're all somewhere over on www.rondomusic.com
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#8
Epiphone Elitist, Tokai, or ESP (they have a lot of models which use passive pickups) are your best bets.
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#11
Only thing I can recommend from experience is the Ibanez ART300. It's unique looking and both models I played were pretty well put together for the price point(less than $500). Not a fan of active pups but they were okay.
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Only thing I can recommend from experience is the Ibanez ART300. It's unique looking and both models I played were pretty well put together for the price point(less than $500). Not a fan of active pups but they were okay.

I actually checked out some of the Ibanez Artist series when I was looking for a Les Paul styled guitar. They were nice, well built and reasonably priced. I ended up spending more on my Elitist as I really wanted a tru Les Paul not a LP inspired design. The Artist was a nice guitar though if you're not totally hung up on having a LP.
#13
Tokai and other Japanese quality brands
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Quote by TheBax
As the title implies, i'm looking for a good Gibson LP Standard alternative. I want a Gibson, but even the Studios are too pricy for me. I started looking at the ESP LTD EC-500, but i'm not really sure if i want the EMGs, i don't really play that much metal at all. I'm really into alternative/hard rock, so i think those pickups would be a little far from my genres. So, are there any other alternatives to the LPs, in good price ranges?


LTD offers also their EC models with passive pickups, Seymour Duncans. Check out LTDs and Tokais
#16
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True, although the mint, used ones can get pricey ...




This is from a guy who really dosn't like LP's...

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In other news...TS, check out Agile, Hamer, and Ibanez for alternatives to a Gibson in the twin humbucker mahagony sey-neck guitar catagory.
#17
As recommended, a nice Japanese replica. A Tokai, Burny, Orville, Edwards etc. I'm a fan of Tokai myself.
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Tokai and other Japanese quality brands


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#19
I would seriously question the quality of any guitar that sells for $200.00. I used to work at a music store many years ago and I doubt if things have changed that much since. The price of a guitar is marked up anywhere up to 40% from Dealar Cost. That means a $200 guitar was manufactured and sold to the Dealer for probably no more than $150 max. Since the Manufacturer must also make a profit the cost of producing the guitar will be even less than the $150. This cost includes, raw materials, hardware, pickups, finishing and paying people to perform these steps. If you take away the cost of even the cheapest PUs and hardware you'll see the guitar cost less than $100 to build. Such a guitar may look OK but quality of woods chosen, workmanship and even accuracy of design are become suspect. Cheap woods won't age well and serious defects can occur over a short time as they age. You really need to break the $300-400 barrier to get something that should work well and hold up. That's why the Epis do well as they are generally in the $500+ range and provide decent value for the price.
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Agiles>>>Every other suggestion in the thread.


Right....

For the money, the Agiles AL series are good guitars, and Kurt is extremely customer service oriented so if you get a lemon he is always happy to replace the guitar for you at no cost.................but once we start talking in the price range of a Les Paul Standard, there are certainly much better guitars. And many have been listed in previous posts.

So no, Agiles are not ">>>> every other suggestion in the thread."
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