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Kyle Logue
post Mar 8 2008, 08:06 AM
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I've been looking to upgrade my guitar for FOREVER! It's the lower-end Epiphone Les Paul that i bought for $200 forever ago.

I looked into getting an Ibanez or a Gibson for a while and even made a few topics on here about it. Judging by what I play I decided that Gibson would better suit my heavy rock needs. So I was trying to figure out if I wanted to get a Les Paul Studio or a Gibson SG Standard. Both are awesome guitars. I've played both and liked them equally well.

I actually didn't get either one! I went to a guitar store that had an Ebony Epiphone Les Paul Custom. It sounded almost as good as a Gibson Les Paul Custom. It was selling for $699 at the store. I went home and checked ebay and found one new for $479. Needless to say...thats what I got. For the price and sound...it's the best I could find anywhere.

Ebony Epiphone Les Paul Custom

I'm going to set it up properly, and if I need too...upgrade some components later on. Can't wait til it gets here.
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post Mar 8 2008, 08:40 AM
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Nice Kyle! Let me know how you like it once you get the one from ebay. Hopefully it plays as good as the one you tried out.


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post Mar 8 2008, 12:17 PM
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Grats on the new gear! Good looking guitar. It's pain to wait for the package to arrive, isn't it? smile.gif

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post Mar 8 2008, 12:40 PM
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Congrats on the new guitar.


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post Mar 8 2008, 01:01 PM
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Good choice smile.gif Epiphones are alot of guitar for the money


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post Mar 8 2008, 03:23 PM
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Congratulations on the new guitar smile.gif


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post Mar 8 2008, 04:34 PM
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Congratulations Kyle...good choice:)


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post Mar 8 2008, 04:35 PM
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congratulation Kyle, upload a video if you can !!!! hehehe, I'll be waiting for the review wink.gif


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post Mar 8 2008, 05:03 PM
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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Mar 8 2008, 09:35 AM) *
congratulation Kyle, upload a video if you can !!!! hehehe, I'll be waiting for the review wink.gif

You'll definitely hear about this guitar in future videos and whatnot.
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post Mar 8 2008, 06:11 PM
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Congratulations! smile.gif

I think that's the same guitar my friend has got, it's got a great sound. Good choice!
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post Mar 8 2008, 06:12 PM
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Cgrats on the new guitar i looks awsome rolleyes.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 03:46 PM
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Looks like a sweet guitar bro. I've played the epiphone standard at my local guitar shop without an amp, it felt great, they are a lot lighter than the real Gibson's that's for sure, great bang for the buck.
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post Mar 9 2008, 04:16 PM
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the standards aren't near as good as the custom's
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post Mar 9 2008, 06:09 PM
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Apparently the Epi Elitists are above quality with the Gibson Studios, or so I've heard tongue.gif

Dunno how the Custom rates in all that but it looks pretty sweet! smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 06:18 PM
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I'm thinking of getting one myself smile.gif

Here's a picture what I had in mind, it costs 755 €
Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty


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Kyle Logue
post Mar 9 2008, 06:21 PM
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HERE's a good video on a comparison!

It's the standard though...not the custom. But the 2 are very similar. The custom is a step up from the standard.

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It's a nice guitar, there's also a model in white, looks similar to buckethead's guitar, and it's really nice too.

I tried one at the local shop the other day, and I liked it.


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post Mar 9 2008, 10:03 PM
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That was my main guitar for 2.5 years. I think it is a no-brainer in terms of cost benefit. The Gibson Custom for instance is 4x more expensive, but not 4x better...

Really good choice.

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post Mar 9 2008, 10:05 PM
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Congrats on the new guitar Kyle! smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2008, 11:03 PM
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