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Ok' date=' so i was at guitar center the other day, and i really want an epi LP ( gibsons are too expensive for me). My favorites were the sunburst standard and the Slash Signature. What should I get?[/quote']

 

The one that sounds better to you.

Try them in one of those soundproof cabins and check the sound acoustically. Check for good tone definition and sustain. Elements that translate well into a good electrified signal. If not sure, bring a friend with a good set of ears.

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Ok' date=' so i was at guitar center the other day, and i really want an epi LP ( gibsons are too expensive for me). My favorites were the sunburst standard and the Slash Signature. What should I get?[/quote']

Get the sunburst standard. Slash is like a tatoo. He may seem cool now, but 20 years from now he'll probably seem like a bad idea.

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Get the sunburst standard. Slash is like a tatoo. He may seem cool now' date=' but 20 years from now he'll probably seem like a bad idea.[/quote']

 

Totally disagree - the Slash Les Paul has had absolutely fantastic reviews in every magazine. All of them saying that it is the best regular Epiphone Les Paul out there. It has much better specs than the Standard. If it were me it'd be a no brainer - the Slash is better specs by far, a limited edition - so it will hold value way better, and all the news on the Chinese Les Paul Standards recently has not been very good. If I had the money to get another guitar at the moment, the Slash signature would be top of my list. It's just much more special than those common - very common, cherryburst Standards!

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Not a LP guy, but if you like them both the Slash is a sig and in the interviews Slash said he made sure they put the same stuff in the Epiphone version as they did in the Gibson. Yes I know the wood will be different, but between 2 Epiphones I would pick the Slash if you like them the same.

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If you believe that nothing is going into the pocket of Slash for the endorsement (that could have been spent on the production of the guitar), and that US guitar magazines are totally objective, go with the Slash. And if you are looking for the Guns 'N Roses sound, then that's an ever better reason.

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I'm not an LP guy, but I've read a few reviews and miscellaneous articles (blurps), based on that and the comments here, I would go with the Slash LP. However, if it was me, I would be looking at semi hollow bodies. However, for the LP lover and the choices you noted - Slash.

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I think that' date=' when in doubt, [i']go with the Elitist[/i], is sound advice in all situations.

 

I would agree with you in most cases but the poster is a GNR fan. Yes Slash is making money off his guitar and I have seen one at Sam Ash. They had it strapped down so you could not play it but it was nice and I'm not a LP guy.

 

The Lennon Casino something is going to the Lennon estate correct? and that EJ160E thing, I own one, is a rip off as far away from a real J160E as you can get. Let me take that back it is an acoustic with a PU and 2 knobs.

 

I have read the Guitar Player interviews with Slash and he seems like a decent guy. Yes he is making money, but I don't think he wants his fans ripped off and even stated they should just buy the Epiphone one saying he made sure they put in the same stuff.

 

He knows the Gibson's will sell regardless to a few fans and rich guys that have a wall full of guitars and play once or twice a year.

 

And the poster is correct "Sweet Child of Mine" rocks!

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If you are going to get technical, the Elitist wasn't part of the question either. Although probably the best advise.

 

Edit: and like all opinions, everyone has one, but it all boils down to what is the one that really is your gut feeling as the choice to make. Good luck, because asking opinions in a forum can sometimes just add to the confusion. You received some good advice and when the day is done, it's your decision.

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I played a Slash at GC, and it was honestly the best non-Elitist Epi I've ever played bar none. Sounded fantastic. And I love that it's got the long neck tenon like the real '59 LPs. Great sustain.

 

And even if you think Slash is a fad, this guitar doesn't have a charicature of him like the Angus SG, it's just a tobacco burst LP, so who cares if Slash goes out of style, the guitar won't. (And I honestly think he won't ever be gone, GNR has too big of a following, including me!)

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Totally disagree - the Slash Les Paul has had absolutely fantastic reviews in every magazine. All of them saying that it is the best regular Epiphone Les Paul out there. It has much better specs than the Standard. If it were me it'd be a no brainer - the Slash is better specs by far' date=' a limited edition - so it will hold value way better, and all the news on the Chinese Les Paul Standards recently has not been very good. If I had the money to get another guitar at the moment, the Slash signature would be top of my list. It's just much more special than those common - very common, cherryburst Standards![/quote']

 

magazines live on advertising, believing them is like believing and infomercial

 

that aside, the elitists are the best epiphone has to offer, and the slash is just another sig series guitar, except it does supposedly have the long neck tenon...but for the price order an elite/elitist for $6-700 used and you'll have twice the guitar

 

plus the slash model is ugly IMO, but that is just that...the rest is more solid info

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I forgot to add the sig series are usually a bit better than regular ones though, the Joe Perry Boneyards were great guitars from what I saw, but still no elitist

 

but I bet you could find the same type of articles about it as the slash sig

 

oh and then there's the zakk wylde...

 

so my choice would be: elitist, joe perry, slash (refinished in a non hideous to me color), zakk wylde, regular epi, in that order :D

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it was at guitar center, prolly had the deadest strings on the planet and the worst setup in the known universe...like everything else they sell :D

 

I've played about 10 of them, never touched one that wasn't great...I even bought mine as a stamped used on ebay fearing the worst and to my suprise its the second best LP of any sort I've ever played in my life...second only to a 98 gibson standard a guy I know bought new for its exceptional quality, then tweaked and sanded and dressed frets until it was the definition of perfect

 

the avatar would be me, your monitor resolution must not be too great, the face is there but in the shadow of my hat, like I intended when I took the pic :D

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it was at guitar center' date=' prolly had the deadest strings on the planet and the worst setup in the known universe...like everything else they sell :D

 

I've played about 10 of them, never touched one that wasn't great...I even bought mine as a stamped used on ebay fearing the worst and to my suprise its the second best LP of any sort I've ever played in my life...second only to a 98 gibson standard a guy I know bought new for its exceptional quality, then tweaked and sanded and dressed frets until it was the definition of perfect

 

the avatar would be me, your monitor resolution must not be too great, the face is there but in the shadow of my hat, like I intended when I took the pic :)[/quote']

 

Yeah, I wonder if they screw with the tuning of the guitars just to piss-off customers? :D

 

You want the definition of perfect? I played a Gibson VOS '61 SG and it was like God wound the pickups, Jimi Hendrix (God #2) fretted it, and the neck was set by Angus Young (God #3).

 

My computer is only a year old or so, but I guess that's ancient in electronics! Yeah, you look like a department store dummy!

 

BTW, I have to ask because of your username, do you want to join Briantology? :D

 

J/k of course...

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one intersting thing I did notice is that all 3 Elitist customs I've played have thicker more Gibson like necks than all the Elitist Standards/Studios/ SGs I played

 

Well everyone here told me the Epi LP necks are a mix between the 50's and 60's necks, so maybe the Elitists have the thicker neck (I don't know which).

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haha sure

 

hmm, my computer is over 4 years old (laptop) so I dunno...

 

sadly I've never played a VOS, but the 61 reissues sure are nice when plugged into a warm tube marshall

 

there's just something about this one LP though...I mean I am amazed every time I touch it...the action is sooo low it plays itself but no matter how hard I strum there's no buzz at all, the neck fills my hand just right, and every thing is just "right"

 

just a plane old black standard otherwise...looks so average but the playing and tone are the best I've come across

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