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Epiphone beats Gibson


Little Ricky

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I'm in the market for an Epi LP Custom and have only been drooling over the web versions so far, so I went out to try some last night. Most of the Epi LPs were okay, but I also tried some Gibsons, and they are so not worth the extra money, based on what I saw. Some may have just needed a simple set-up, but man, the difference was pretty stark, and even though I've heard people complain about this in some forums, I was actually surprised to see it in person. I also tried a Gibson LP with a blonde top which looked okay, but it was really too light, and the set-up was horrendous. Why don't these stores take a minute to set these guitars up? [crying] It would probably lure more people into buying them. It wasn't just that the Gibsons weren't soooo much better than the Epis, it was that they were actually worse!

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ALL new guitars need a setup. Wood cures for up to two years after being manufactured. Ever notice a new guitar with fret sprout? That is because the wood has dried and shrunk. A new Gibson made in Nashville and shipped to the southwest US desert will need a setup. Things like temperature and humidity throw a guitar off. Getting a good setup is always the right thing to do. I would never trust a major guitar dealer's in-store sales people to do a setup. Take it to a reputable guitar tech and you will be good to go. Find a guitar that speaks to you and have your tech make it play. Replace the factory strings. "Shoddy setup" is not necessarily the manufacturer's fault.

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I said the same thing in my "Unintentional a/b" thread, the 499 dollar Epiphone I tried was WORLDS better than the 2400 dollar Gibson Les Paul Custom (used), even with the schitty strings Epiphone uses. I just think for what you pay for these "high end" guitars, there really shouldn't be any issues, especially with something so stupid as a set up. I can honestly see why these Gibsons hang on the wall for years, and the Epiphones by comparison, are "marching out the door".

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