#1
Bought new, what's the best Les Paul copy to be bought at $600?

I'm open to any variation of Les Pauls, even if the design differs a little bit from the original design.
#3
LP ultra II, I think
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#4
Buy a used Gibson Studio. You always get more for your money buying used gear, so long as it's in good shape. New gear isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
#5
I've heard good things about the Epiphone Elitist which I think's about that much
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#6
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Buy a used Gibson Studio. You always get more for your money buying used gear, so long as it's in good shape. New gear isn't all that it's cracked up to be.


Neither is Gibson.

Get an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra or if you want to shred, check out the Epiphone Prophecy series.
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Neither is Gibson.




Gibson is certainly over-hyped. But, if guitar A costs $600 used, and guitar B costs $600 new, guitar A is usually a better guitar. That's common sense.
#8
Not necessarily - I could get something much better than a used Marshall MG halfstack for $300. Les Paul Studios are known for being very hit-or-miss guitars - which is why I'm saying he would be better off with an Epiphone.
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#9
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Not necessarily - I could get something much better than a used Marshall MG halfstack for $300. Les Paul Studios are known for being very hit-or-miss guitars - which is why I'm saying he would be better off with an Epiphone.


I think he would also do well buying a very high end used Epi, that was well over $600 new, for that price.


I'm a "buy used" advocate.
#10
LTD EC400 I'd say.
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#11
I would pick a Hagström Swede, Super Swede or a Ultra Swede.
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#13
I believe some high quality les paul copies such as Edwards, Tokai, Greco, Burny etc. can be found on ebay for around $600. People say these copies are as good as Gibsons
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#14
aria, agile, or greco.
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Agile AL-3000


and +49053409534 to the Hagstrom suggestion. Those things are amazing



Question---are there any Agile lines above the AL-3000/AL-3100? Or is that as high as it gets?
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LTD EC400 I'd say.



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#18
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LP ultra II, I think
Hell no.

People need to get it out of their heads - just because it says 'Ultra', does not mean it is some godly LP. It's actually built with the exact same quality as the Standards. The only difference is, on the original Ultra you're getting a heavily chambered body, which makes the guitar almosts ound like a semi-hollowbody (in fact, that's exactly what it is), not like a Les Paul. And with the Ultra-II, you're getting that plus an active acoustic pickup and EQ for 'acoustic-like' tones blended with the typical electric semi-hollow tones.

I shouldn't have to point out that obviously, these are two very specialised sounds that the vast majority of people are not going to want. Many people, if they could just ignore the 'Ultra' in the name, would actually see these chages as a major downgrade, since the vast majority of people want at least a completely solid body on their LPs.
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I've heard good things about the Epiphone Elitist which I think's about that much

Eh, unfortunately no. The Elitist LPs run for about $1100-$1200.

If you check eBay, though, you can find used Elitist LPs for around $750. Or if you're lucky and find someone who lost the OHSC or nicked it up slight, you can probably snag one for as low as $650. Unfortunately, the down side of eBay is that you will have to play the waiting game.
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#21
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Question---are there any Agile lines above the AL-3000/AL-3100? Or is that as high as it gets?


There are 4000's but they may have been discontinued (they don't really sell them anymore but then again they were pretty much AL-3000s with Seymour Duncans, a mod you could do for about the same price as buying a 4000). Also the difference between the 3000 and 3100 is just inlays, the 3000 has abalone while the 3100 has mother of pearl, other than that they both share everything else that the 3000 has.

But pretty much Agile is the way to go, if you don't like the pups (though many do enjoy their sound) you'd still have enough to do a pup swap to something that suits you better.