Originally Posted by HecklerDanny
Thanks for posting this.
I've been playing Epiphone Les Pauls for so long, I feel kind of connected to them. I don't really want to play anything else.
I play with a guy who has SEVERAL Gibson Les Pauls, all models...I pick his up all the time, and the only difference I can tell for the most part is that his hurt my back more.
In all honesty, I think playing the guitar is about 2 things: How does it feel to you, and how does it sound to you? I plug in an Epiphone Les Paul, and I like the way it feels in my hands, and I like the way it sounds...Enough said...If I spend $3,000 more for a Gibson brand would it feel and sound better? Possibly...Would it feel and sound SOOO much better that I could justify spending 4 or 5 times more for it? No...Not in my opinion.
Does a slighty better feel and sound (if it does) justify spending thousands more? Not for me. That's really all I have to say about that.
I don't wanna compare the 2...but if someone had the money saved, well...it's the argument of a collection vs. 1 guitar.
My Std plus gets taken out quite a bit. And although I don't think weight's as much of an issue with the newer chambered Gibbies, it's still the question of quantity, price, and measured against a quality yardstick which is not so easily quantified.
EDIT: I will also admit that I am a Gibson owner. But I still like my Epi's. Hindsight 20/20 though....I might have planned out my collection a bit differently. Something to consider....