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post Sep 11 2007, 12:08 PM
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I want to buy a new guitar. I was looking at different options and found this one: http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/b...ku=519391%2e866

I don't have much money to spend, about 600 dlls. The music I like to play is blues, rock, and some metal. Is this a good option?

Do you recommend me something else?

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post Sep 11 2007, 12:20 PM
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QUOTE (mariogl91 @ Sep 11 2007, 07:08 AM) *
I want to buy a new guitar. I was looking at different options and found this one: http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/b...ku=519391%2e866

I don't have much money to spend, about 600 dlls. The music I like to play is blues, rock, and some metal. Is this a good option?

Do you recommend me something else?

Thanks,
Mario.

P.S. I specially like slash's sound. smile.gif



I was actually looking at this myself in the past as a possible purchase. All I can say from what I've been told is that to stay away from guitar center. What I've been told by someone in the business is that they were recently sold to a large law firm out west who were looking for investments and write offs and that they are tightwads which = guitar center will no longer be offering the deals that they once did, the sales neither and that the lack of services performed will be severely lacking, not to mention the talent of their staff both sales and service will no longer be any good(was it ever?)

The only other advice I can give you is to go to reputable dealer, play the guitar(S) and keep the one you like, don't let them say that they will go get you one from the back as the one you played is only for show, all guitars have their own sound and feel and if you played one you like then keep it because the chances of gettting another one right out of the box to feel and sound exactly the same will be impossible.

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post Sep 11 2007, 12:26 PM
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Well I guess I'll have to look for another dealer. About the guitar, will I get a similar sound from an epiphone les paul compared to a gibson les paul? What about the quality?

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post Sep 11 2007, 12:37 PM
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QUOTE (mariogl91 @ Sep 11 2007, 06:08 AM) *
I want to buy a new guitar. I was looking at different options and found this one: http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/b...ku=519391%2e866

I don't have much money to spend, about 600 dlls. The music I like to play is blues, rock, and some metal. Is this a good option?

Do you recommend me something else?

Thanks,
Mario.

P.S. I specially like slash's sound. smile.gif


You might look on ebay for one of these, probably find one mint for $600 if you are patient.


http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/b...l_sku=102771409

I have one and really like it. I also have an an expensive Les Paul Standard. The mahogany has a mahogany top, not maple, so it is lighter. And it sounds a bit different than the standard, but still has good sustain, and I really like the sound. Comes with a hardshell case, really a good deal. Pickups are the same as on the standards, and this guitar really gets great pinch harmonics.
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post Sep 11 2007, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE (mariogl91 @ Sep 11 2007, 07:26 AM) *
Well I guess I'll have to look for another dealer. About the guitar, will I get a similar sound from an epiphone les paul compared to a gibson les paul? What about the quality?

Thanks.



I would say maybe something like Gibson lite, for the money it's probably not a bad guitar, but it will never be like and original les paul. A gibson les paul Studio pups are Alnico magnetic 490R and 498T. The woods used in a studio are Rosewood, Mahogany and Maple where the Epiphone uses only Mahogany. The finishes on the Gibson is where the look really kicks in, hold and epiphone next to a gibson of the same model and you can really see the difference.



QUOTE (fkalich @ Sep 11 2007, 07:37 AM) *
You might look on ebay for one of these, probably find one mint for $600 if you are patient.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/b...l_sku=102771409

I have one and really like it. I also have an an expensive Les Paul Standard. The mahogany has a mahogany top, not maple, so it is lighter. And it sounds a bit different than the standard, but still has good sustain, and I really like the sound. Comes with a hardshell case, really a good deal. Pickups are the same as on the standards, and this guitar really gets great pinch harmonics.


Yup, the burstbuckers are really good pups, I'm surprised they don't come in the studio model to? I guess they were going for a much different sound on the studio than they were on the standard and mahogany unsure.gif? Weird though IMHO.


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post Sep 11 2007, 01:31 PM
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QUOTE (RobM @ Sep 11 2007, 06:47 AM) *
I would say maybe something like Gibson lite, for the money it's probably not a bad guitar, but it will never be like and original les paul. A gibson les paul Studio pups are Alnico magnetic 490R and 498T. The woods used in a studio are Rosewood, Mahogany and Maple where the Epiphone uses only Mahogany. The finishes on the Gibson is where the look really kicks in, hold and epiphone next to a gibson of the same model and you can really see the difference.
Yup, the burstbuckers are really good pups, I'm surprised they don't come in the studio model to? I guess they were going for a much different sound on the studio than they were on the standard and mahogany unsure.gif? Weird though IMHO.


the les paul classic has them, as does the sg standard. more full sound, that is how I would describe them. the burstbuckers have more clarity, and more in the harmonic range. as I understand it, the burstbuckers are supposed to be more like the PAF pickups. I like them both.

The maple studios were on sale for about 3 months last winter btw, for $1,000. Thought that was a good deal, don't know if they will repeat that this year or not.
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post Sep 11 2007, 05:57 PM
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The epihone would be my choice for the money, i have one branded under the name of the factory that makes them. Its a really great guitar with good sustain and tone and always stays in tune.


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Not quite the same models but have a look at this.

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