#1
I'm a beginner and thinking of the epiphone les paul special 2 as my first electric guitar.Is this a good choice what do youall think.
#2
It would be fine for a begginer guitar. You might want to check out a dean vendetta, its cheap and pretty good.
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#3
dude thats my guitar. i got the wine red. its a pretty sweet beginner guitar. i like the sound it has. its so easy to play too i'd get it
#4
I'd look at an Ibanez RG in that price range, but the LP is still good.
#5
yeah, same here, ive got the wine red color too! It was and still is my first guitar for 6 years. It plays extremely well for its price and the overall performance is impressive. It works well for metal (what i usually play) and also other types of music. I would suggest this guitar.
I hardly had to do any maintenance on it since i got it.!
#6
yup get it

its extremely good

however i went to guitar center today with $400 in my pocket(i luv birthdays)

and walked out with a RG3FM1 or something like that


EDIT: i mean its an extrmely good BEGINNER guitar
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#7
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yeah, same here, ive got the wine red color too! It was and still is my first guitar for 6 years. It plays extremely well for its price and the overall performance is impressive. It works well for metal (what i usually play) and also other types of music. I would suggest this guitar.
I hardly had to do any maintenance on it since i got it.!


has little to do with the topic, but.. regardless if you bought another guitar or not, wouldnt it always be your first guitar?

just.. throwing that out there.
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#9
Quote by Creaz93
It would be fine for a begginer guitar. You might want to check out a dean vendetta, its cheap and pretty good.

Woohoo! My guitar actually got suggested for once instead of a ****ing LP, SG or a Strat.

...Sorry. This excites me. Makes me feel like my guitar is worth something

Anyway, for the sake of the thread, I'd recommend the Dean Vendetta also. I think it's extremely good for the price, especially for playing metal. It was my first guitar and it's still the only one I own. I've been playing it for a year and a half and the only maintenence I've had to do on it was on the tone knob because it broke but it was a small fix. I haven't even had to change any of the strings on it yet.
#11
Yeah, Epiphone's good for beginner guitars..
But.. for a Metal Guitar (Going by your title)?

Well, I guess they aren't bad metal guitars, although you should really go for a lower end Ibanez for a beginner guitar, better quality, and basically far better at playing metal :]
Epiphones and all of the Les Paul style guitars have quite thick necks, so really you're making it difficult for yourself if you're a beginner and want to play metal, so yeah.. Ibanez :]

(FYI. Buckethead uses a LP and he absolutely RAPES)
Aha :]
#12
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Yeah, Epiphone's good for beginner guitars..
But.. for a Metal Guitar (Going by your title)?

Well, I guess they aren't bad metal guitars, although you should really go for a lower end Ibanez for a beginner guitar, better quality, and basically far better at playing metal :]
Epiphones and all of the Les Paul style guitars have quite thick necks, so really you're making it difficult for yourself if you're a beginner and want to play metal, so yeah.. Ibanez :]

(FYI. Buckethead uses a LP and he absolutely RAPES)
Aha :]

Thicker neck = thicker tone = more br00talz

Also with beginner guitars the pickups are made pretty cheap but they are also versatile, what I am trying to say is that your choice of amp and pedals will make up most of your tone. As bad as it sounds in theory, pick a guitar you like the look and feel of, it will make you want to pick the thing up more.
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#14
I'd take a Yamaha Pacifica 012 or 112 over it any day. Cheap Epis are okay, but sometimes there are quality control issues. And the Yamahas are better anyway.
#15
Yep, it would make a very good starting guitar.

since your into metal maybe later you would want to get an ESP.