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With all due respect, an Epiphone does not sound like a Gibson, without some serious cash spent on upgrades.  I speak from experience because I owned both.

I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard which is stock everything.  The only thing that sets it apart from most standards is gold hardware, which Gibson put on a limited run of standards each year.

I later bought an Epiphone Les Paul, which, although it had a lovely neck and was well finished overall, the tuners were cheap and nasty, the pots were typical cheap Far East "All or Nothings", the (Gibson designed) pickups were pure, unadulterated mud and the nut was a joke.

In retrospect, I would have been better off buying a used Les Paul Studio but I liked the look of the Epi.  It was a decent enough guitar - once I'd spent money on it - but no way on earth was it ever as good as the Gibson.  A while later, I sold the Epi.  Still have the Gibson.

I had exactly the same experience with my Epi Les Paul. 

Oddly enough I sold mine to a collector of Epi Les Pauls. I didn't understand his love for them but then I wasn't going to argue. 

Sold mine to buy Mrs Therapy's wedding ring.  How's that for romantic?

I sold mine to get the deposit for an emergency new home to rent, as it turned out our neighbour at the time was a psychopath who liked to bang on the walls and threaten that he'll "get you with his hatchet". 

 

Hello, neighour!  😉

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 12/08/2017 3:27 pm Myn0k liked
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Posted by: Myn0k
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Posted by: Myn0k
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With all due respect, an Epiphone does not sound like a Gibson, without some serious cash spent on upgrades.  I speak from experience because I owned both.

I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard which is stock everything.  The only thing that sets it apart from most standards is gold hardware, which Gibson put on a limited run of standards each year.

I later bought an Epiphone Les Paul, which, although it had a lovely neck and was well finished overall, the tuners were cheap and nasty, the pots were typical cheap Far East "All or Nothings", the (Gibson designed) pickups were pure, unadulterated mud and the nut was a joke.

In retrospect, I would have been better off buying a used Les Paul Studio but I liked the look of the Epi.  It was a decent enough guitar - once I'd spent money on it - but no way on earth was it ever as good as the Gibson.  A while later, I sold the Epi.  Still have the Gibson.

I had exactly the same experience with my Epi Les Paul. 

Oddly enough I sold mine to a collector of Epi Les Pauls. I didn't understand his love for them but then I wasn't going to argue. 

Sold mine to buy Mrs Therapy's wedding ring.  How's that for romantic?

I sold mine to get the deposit for an emergency new home to rent, as it turned out our neighbour at the time was a psychopath who liked to bang on the walls and threaten that he'll "get you with his hatchet". 

 

Hello, neighour!  😉

Sorry about the ASBO!

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Posted : 12/08/2017 4:21 pm SamXTherapy liked
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I have a Joe Pass Emperor which is near to the design of this Broadway. It is of great quality and sounds well. Mine is older. EPi's can be great guitars but their budget Gibson line is not the same as the full price Gibson's though most of them can be a good live guitar when set up properly. And 7 times out of 10 changing pickups on them will make them 1000 times better. 

 

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Posted : 12/08/2017 4:22 pm TibiusReynolds, Myn0k and SamXTherapy liked
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Yes. And a new Gibson will have a plastic nut anyway. All new guitars do. The $10,000 ones and the $99 ones all need a new nut and a fret dressing.

Put $150 worth of electronics into a $199 Epiphone, compare it to a $10,000 Gibson, and you will not hear the difference.

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Posted : 12/08/2017 4:45 pm
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when James played the guitar and girls were singing backing vocals, remember who came to the room? 🙂

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Posted : 20/08/2017 2:49 am
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