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I have a similar dilema here...On one hand the Gibson vs EpiPhone for a simialr price choice is a

no-brainer, but...



An EpiPhone Standard Ebony is $655 ( this is the one I inched up to insterad of an LP-100

Pickups: Alnico Classic HB

Hardware: Chrome

Scale: 24.75"

Nut Width: 1.68"

Neck: Set

Neck Mat: Mahogany

FB/Inlay: Rosewood/Trapezoid

Binding: B/N

Body Mat: Mohagany

Top: Maple

Tailpiece: Stop-bar


A (genuine) Gibson Vixen Ebony is on sale for $749 (under $100 more!)


Cannot find it on the gibson web site.


MF Web site shows it as discontinued and its reviews are luke warm/ Slim tapered next doesnt sound appealing either:


Specs per MF are :


Peghead Pitch: 17?

Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.775"

Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.875"

Heel Length: 0.625"

Neck Joint Location: 16th fret

Scale: 24-3/4"

Total Length: 18.062"

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1.695"

Width at 12th Fret: 2.176"


Gibson Les Paul Vixen Features:


Thinner, lighter mahogany body

Slim-tapered mahogany neck

Classic profile

Rosewood fingerboard

Diamond inlays

Chrome hardware

Wraparound bridge

Top hat knobs

Grover kidney tuners

490R neck pickup

498T bridge pickup

One volume, one tone, 3-way switch


Are those pickups better or worse?


Do I stick with EpiPhone or grab a Gibson?


Still leaning toward the Epi.

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