Re: And people say Epi's cant sound like Gibsons
Least important componet of your tone is the lettering on the headstock. I'm with the others, Epi's can sound as good as Gibson's, they can play as good as Gibson's but they rarely feel as good. Nitro beats poly any day of the week.
I own/play four Epi's and one MiM Strat so I'm hardly a cork sniffer, but Gibson's just feel better. I do own a Gibson Les Paul, but it's been in a humidity controlled display case since 1988. I just started playing again about 18 months ago and haven't felt the need to use the Gibson.
Epi Joe Bonamassa Signature Goldtop
Epi Les Paul Standard 1959 Faded Iced Tea
2009 Epi Les Paul Standard Plus Top Heritage Cherry Sunburst
2008 Epi Les Paul Custom Plus Vintage Sunburst
2009 Fender MIM Strat Brown Sunburst Rosewood Neck
Traynor Darkhorse 15H/Darkhorse 112 Cab
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah
Fulltone Robin Trower Overdrive
MXR EVH Phase 90
t.c. electronics ND-1 Nova Delay
t.c. electronics Polytune