#1
I'm thinking of buying a Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II.I am wondering is it a good guitar?Its gonna be my second guitar and Iv'e Been playing for more than 2 1/2 years.I play mainly alot of Led Zeppelin,Guns N Roses,Beatles,Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

I've checked some of the reviews..but I'm not really convinced.
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#2
No. Just no. I own it, and it sucks. There's a small chance you might get a good one, but thats very small.

What's your price range?
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#3
No point shelling out that extra dough for the Piezo unless you really need those acoustic tones.


I say just get a Standard and save your money.
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#4
Hendrix and Clapton mostly play Strats, but the LP Ultra will eat up Gn'R, Led Zep and Beatles.

IMO just get a Standard or a Plus Top if looks are important.
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#5
Also, look up Agile. they're higher end series (AL-3000/3100) have been compared to Epi Elitists and some Gibsons, and the Agile's are $150 less than the Epi Plain Top LP.
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#6
ok thanks for all the replies. anyways my price range is around $600 up to 800/900-ish?

Also how about the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus?
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#7
Quote by xvasmx
ok thanks for all the replies. anyways my price range is around $600 up to 800/900-ish?

Also how about the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus?


Again, you're not paying for a better guitar. You'd just be paying for gold hardware and block inlays.


Just buy a Standard and spend the rest on an amp or something.
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#8
If you're willing to look at something else, try an MIJ Strat. Almost the same quality as the american standard, great guitars.
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#9
If you really want a guitar that has those acoustic tones, get the ernieball musicman john petrucci sig but damn, they're expensive

Btw, My Epi LP custom plus plays very well, and i do recommend it.
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#10
I much prefer the Epi Custom over the Ultra. My friend has one (Epi Custom); we traded guitars for a week because he's looking into getting a Strat. I went to Guitar Center yesterday and actually played the Ultra and the new 08 Gibson LP and preferred the Custom over the Ultra, and the 08 over both

HOWEVER, I second the look into the higher Agile series. They're pretty much incredible.
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#11
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If you're willing to look at something else, try an MIJ Strat. Almost the same quality as the american standard, great guitars.


Huh?


I was recommending an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. What are you on about?
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Huh?


I was recommending an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. What are you on about?



Methinks the man got confused.
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#13
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Huh?


I was recommending an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. What are you on about?


Sorry, directed at TS. I have no idea what the quote was about. Lol
#14
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Methinks the man got confused.


methinks the man should read the entire thread before posting.


It almost seems like he thought I was the TS.

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Sorry, directed at TS. I have no idea what the quote was about. Lol



Alright, no problem dude.

He still wants a Les Paul though, not a Stratocaster.
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#15
lol xD,Yeah i'll look at the Custom Plus,Standard, and if the store has any Agile guitars.

Just wondering what kind of neck does the Custom Plus have?
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#16
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lol xD,Yeah i'll look at the Custom Plus,Standard, and if the store has any Agile guitars.

Just wondering what kind of neck does the Custom Plus have?


The same neck as the rest of them.


You see the pattern?
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#18
Thanks

Edit:A little over my price range, but how do the Epiphone Elitists fare?
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