#1
Hey Guys..

I'm here because i'm upgrading guitars from my Stagg Strat

There are two guitars I have my eyes on, both Epiphone Les Pauls, one is a: Epiphone Les Paul Special II -
And the other is a:
Epiphone LP 100 -

I was just wondering if you guys could recommend which is better?
Have you had any experiences with either of these guitars? I really need to know, because i've tried them both out and like them, but if someone owns one and they screw out after say 6 months i'd prefer not too buy it..

Thanks in advance
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#2
Definately not the Special II
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#3
thats an upgrade ? lol joking, umm i'd save some more money man, and get a better Epi LP is thats what your set on, like a standard plus-top, or ultra, because if you get more advanced these two will not hack it.

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#4
Easily the LP 100. Those extra two knobs, arch top and slightly better pickups are easily worth the extra $100 or so. Really though, just save or a $500 LP Standard.
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#5
Save some money, but if you're set on a cheaper guitar, with some nice pickups the LP-100 can sound pretty good. Plays nice, too, but I still recommend saving your money.
#6
From having the experience of owning a LP-100, I am going to be straight...neither one. Either save up for an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, or get an Agile LP copy.
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#7
Quote by irishstang_87
Save some money, but if you're set on a cheaper guitar, with some nice pickups the LP-100 can sound pretty good. Plays nice, too, but I still recommend saving your money.



Yeah, i'm gonna get one of those in the mean time, I have 400 or so dollars, and i'm just gonna use it till I get enough money for a better guitar, it's hard to make lots of money when you're 14 and you arn't quiet allowed a job lol.
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#8
LP 100 hands down!
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#9
The Special II isn't that bad, it was my first electric. Obviously some are better than others, that's just the nature of Epiphones. Just play them both at the store. If you have 400, and you spend the 150 on the Special II, you still have 250 to spend on a decent amp and some effects. Think about it. Whichever you buy, the Special or the 100, are you really going to hang on to it for that long? When it's time to upgrade you can offload it and get your next guitar. Or wait a little and get a standard, like everybody else said. It's up to you.
#10
Agile AL-2000, or AL-2500.
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#12
If you are going to play it stock then save the cash and get the special for now. For some reason the people I know with specials their guitars stay in tune way better then the LP100 I have when it was stock. And the pickups are gonna be the same in the 2 guitars. The 2 knobs and arched body arent really worth the 100 bucks.
#15
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is lp100 better than sg special?


I think the sg special is basically the same as the LP special, so yeah, definitely. LP-100's are great guitars, imo, just make sure you play a few of them and find a good one.
#16
I got a Les Paul 100 as my 1st guitar, and it did me well. Actually selling it now, shame your in New Zealand.
p.s. I did actually use the 2 extra controls a lot, but perhaps thats just me.

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#18
My first electric was an Lp100... I kept it about 6 months then got rid of it for a Strat. =)
#19
the lp 100 is good if you mod it (i own one, new tuners, pups, strap buttons, soon to be getting the fretboard scalloped)

otherwise, save up for a standard
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