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Offline Hinfrance

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Gibson Quality?
« on: December 18, 2014, 01:20:08 PM »
I happened to be in the local music shop this morning buying some strap locks, and wondering where I might find the 300 they wanted for an unsold pre Infinium model Bugera 6262 . . .

Anyway, I was window shopping the guitars as well, as is my wont, and noticed something. The various model Gibson Les Pauls on display all looked a bit poorly finished - specifically the maple on the bodies was not very well book matched. To be honest, on a par with my cheapo Harley Benton 450L. Emphasising this they had, hanging next to the Gibsons, a single Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Pro which had a perfect book matched top and just looked better finished all round.

Makes you wonder?

Still loving my two favourite Les Pauls - the Epi Prophesy and the HB 1000 :)
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Re: Gibson Qaulity?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 06:08:38 PM »

Emphasising this they had, hanging next to the Gibsons, a single Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Pro which had a perfect book matched top and just looked better finished all round.

Makes you wonder?

Still loving my two favourite Les Pauls - the Epi Prophesy and the HB 1000 :)

Does make you wonder, I agree.  Funny you should mention the EPI Standard Plus top Pro, I bought one of these in Trans Blue a while back from Peach guitars, and must say it's a lovely guitar in every way.

My Current line up. Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX, Harley Benton L450 Plus, and Epiphone Standard Plus top Pro.  Loving them all.  Just wish I had more time to play with them.
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Re: Gibson Quality?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 04:56:15 PM »
Sounds like you have got a bit of a Les Paul addiction going on there Mick. Ever thought about trying a Strat, Tele, or ES335?

Although I have to admit my Les Pauls are my favourites there is no doubt that the Strat makes sounds they are incapable of: ditto the ES335.

 

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