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Epiphone LP Studio LT Heritage Cherry Burst vs. Oscar Schmidt

Uncle Joe

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Hello Epiphone Les Paul owners and experts.  I'm in search of help and guidance for my next NGD.  I'm currently without humbuckers.  I own a modified EPI LP Special P-90s for Rock & Roll and a B-stock Wildkat for Rockabilly.  My main electric is a mid-80's CIJ '62RI Fender Telecaster.  I'm a basement player (love Robben Ford and Michael Bloomfield style) boning up on my B.B. King playing and singing after years (a decade maybe) of stagnation at a moderate plateau.  

I need humbuckers.  Won't spend for the cash for the Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Cherryburst that I obviously deserve.  I've done some looking around.  At a budget of a mere $250 delivered, I think I can make myself happy.  Does anyone have experience with the Epiphone LP Studio LT Heritage Cherry Burst featured on Sweetwater?  How about the Oscar Schmidt OE2OCS featured on Amazon?  I'm undecided.  Not a huge Dot fan.  Love the Cherry Burst.  Always wanted that.  I owned a Washburn/Oscar Schmidt Delta King semi-hollow about fifteen years ago and it was a fine guitar.  I'm on the fence here because I do enjoy my EPI LP Special P-90s with the tuners upgraded.

Do you have any experience with either guitar and can you offer any guidance as to fit and finish, tonal quality, weight, playability and QC control?  The online reviews are limited and most are from loving fanboys, which is fine, but I'm wondering if there is a significant difference between these axes.

Thanks very much. 

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