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|2/11/2004 2:22 AM|
Has anyone played or bought one of these?
They look good, and I wouldn't mind having a Les Paul style guitar, but I am too cheap/broke for a Gibson.
This one looks like a good deal for what it is.
|2/11/2004 4:41 PM|
Made by Samick. You might take a look at one of those as well.
|2/11/2004 6:54 PM|
Or better yet, have you played an ESP LTD lately?. The EC300 which are still around but a discontinued model are as nice a guitar as you will ever play. They are cheap enough to be able to replace any hardware/PU's and still be in the EPI cost bracket if one wanted to. That said, I find the lot of Epiphone LP's in the Seattle area to be very consistant and wouldn't mind owning one myself. I'd own one of those before I sprang for a Gibson, actually. Try to keep the weight down around 8.5 lbs. if you can.
|2/13/2004 5:38 AM|
Well, I was impressed with one of these at the local Mom'n'Pop store:
From the Gibson/Epiphone site:
With Epi's the really nice ones usually sell fast so that all that is left on the sales floor are the "dogs" that no one wants. You might want to find out what MF's policy is if the guitar you receive is crappy (but with no visible flaws or defects). I dealt with them once and was very happy with the guitar so I didn't have to exchange it...
For the same price as one of those guitars in any finish besides ebony this one looks very promising (with the Gibson-designed humbuckers):
Just my 2 cents worth but I think you'd be better off coughing up an extra $150 for the first guitar (in ebony) or $200 for the second guitar.
If you do want a stripped down guitar you might want to look into the Gibson LP Specials:
Hmmm... MF and GC were discounting some of those guitars to under $500 about a year ago but I didn't see them listed at that price anymore. Maybe some of them ended up on ebay...
--Good luck and happy hunting!
|2/21/2004 11:24 PM|
I am torn, between buying the Epi Les Paul studio, and building something similar from warmouth parts.
I suppose it would be cheaper, and I'd have a set-neck guitar, if I went with the Epi.....
I wonder, do they sell a set neck kit, or parts....?
|2/24/2004 6:09 AM|
I loved the Epi LP Studio I played. As good as any other LP, IMO. Of course, I'm not all that hard to please...
|2/24/2004 4:29 PM|
I think I will go and try one.
How big are the frets? I hate small frets.
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