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fkalich
post Oct 20 2007, 03:50 AM
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QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Oct 19 2007, 09:42 PM) *
i would haha.


I would like one, but I have a fancy les paul, and don't need more guitars. but I like them. and reading on lespaulforum, they have good reviews.
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post Oct 20 2007, 03:57 AM
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I dont need anymore guitars either, i have 6 guitars that are worth over a grand at leased and 2 that arent, but still im going to buy more guitars, gear, etc when i have the money for the things that i want. biggrin.gif

But we should really talk about this somewhere else because we are ruining this persons threat.

Sorry about that!
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post Oct 20 2007, 04:01 AM
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I had a 1983 Les Paul custom back in the day and it was the best guitar I have ever had. Unfortunately, I had to sell it some time ago for financial reasons. I still miss that guitar. One thing to think about is that the resale value on the Les Paul is very good if you ever find yourself in that position. I don't know anything about Epiphone so I couldn't tell you if resale is good or not. But, you should get the guitar that you like to play regardless if someone else might consider it cheap. It really shouldn't matter if you are not collecting them and you enjoy playing it. You would probably be happy with either one. smile.gif
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post Oct 20 2007, 04:37 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Oct 20 2007, 04:36 AM) *
I don't think you are talking abou the Standard Faded. If I could get them for $800, I would buy a ton of them, and sell them the next day on Ebay for a substantial profit. I think you are talking about the Mahogany.

Looked again and you're right, it's no maple top. And I'm happy, that makes me less irritated over the difference in price between US and here. biggrin.gif


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post Oct 20 2007, 05:12 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 19 2007, 10:37 PM) *
Looked again and you're right, it's no maple top. And I'm happy, that makes me less irritated over the difference in price between US and here. biggrin.gif


Its really a nice sound. Real nice clear woody sound, and pinch harmonics come easily, I think because of the Mahogany top. I highly recommend this guitar, and you can find one on Ebay pretty cheap if you look a bit. It is a studio, except it has burstbuckers, and the Mahogany top.

edit: also sustain is quit good, which surprised me.

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post Oct 20 2007, 05:25 AM
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HI speedmaster I have the Gothic Les paul you are looking at, to play it feels beautiful great action nice neck and great finish love the satin black finish and celtic cross and this guitar seems to have so much sustain the thing i didn't like about it was the bridge pick up really tinny and sort of muddy sounding i have a 1970's ibanez sg copy and the bridge humbucker on that used to sound monsterous compared to the gothic so i had emg's fitted 81 and 85 that cost me almost 3/4's of the original price i paid for the gothic so for that i could have been looking at one of the gibson studio les pauls i have played a few gibsons since my purchase and i have found the sound to be so much better (compared to mine ) but as for build quality i could not fault the epi like i say it is a beautiful guitar to play and now sounds awesome with the emg's
hope this is of help to you
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edited to add this comment :thats the gothic in my hand in my avatar shot smile.gif

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post Oct 20 2007, 06:03 AM
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I would love to get the gibson silverburst but it would be completely lost on me as I'm only a beginner so the epi will be fine for now, once I feel I have improved my skills enough (and by then hopefully I'll have more money by then! laugh.gif ) I'll maybe invest in a Gibson. I definitely agree with kevin-riff-after-riff, the silverburst is definitely more eye-catching but I like the satin black finish too! I'm just looking for something in a fairly good lead guitar because the guitar I have right now ( B.C. Rich W.M.D. S.O.B.) is gret for metal rythm but isn't very versatile. The Zakk Wylde Bullseye looks damn sweet but I really dont like gold hardware, colud just switch it all to silver or black! cool.gif

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post Oct 22 2007, 03:16 AM
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It's all about the player, not if it's a Gibson or Epiphone. This is just marketing hype to make you think you need to spend more money to get a "better" guitar. Buy an epiphone and spend the rest of the money on lessons, books, practice, etc...
You can always change out the pickups if you don't like the tone...
Notice how Stevie Ray Vaughan always sounded like himself regardless of what guitar he was using and the different pickups he had in his collection of guitars? He didn't use "Texas Specials"...

It just reminds me of the golf club industry, "This giant titanium driver for 500.00 will let you drive the ball 275-300 yards!!" Yet most high caliber golfers can do it with an old Persimmon wood or standard metal"

I like the looks of the silverburst Epiphone Les Paul...


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