Is Epiphone closing the gap on gibson - or not?

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by jadm110, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. jadm110

    jadm110 Junior Member

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    in recent years I have seen what seems to be a shift of interest from the Gibson LP to the Epiphone Les Paul models, I see on utube & multiple forums that gibson seems to have less favorable reviews and it seems that players are increasingly favoring epiphone as an alternative. as most epiphones are made in china now I would think that quality control would be an issue. I know that my epiphone ( 2012) has softer fret metal causing frets to wear more quickly.and some electronics are of less quality. but is the tide turning for epiphone ???




    I am in the market for an upgrade soon I am split on which to buy
     
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    dc007 Senior Member

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    Geez...this has never come up before
     
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    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Same as it never was but different....

    Plenty of Gib/Epi threads to peruse...
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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  11. jadm110

    jadm110 Junior Member

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    no,
    diffrent

    Gibson filing for bankruptsey
    Epiphone now being produced in china
    gib & Epi now parts swapping on both models

    new conditions Merritt more discussion ?
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Good luck with that..
     
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  13. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Tone is in the pickups.
    Epiphone guitar with Gibson original pickups.
    Done.
    Enjoy your Plexi's and stuff.
     
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    What model epiphone do you have and what kind of guitar you looking for?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I think the quality and value with many of the Gibson Tributes I've seen reverses your question. I think Gibson has closed the gap on Epiphone by providing some really nice pieces at more realistic prices.
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I didn't know that Russel Crowe makes Angus Young look big.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    BTW, there is no gap between Epi and Gibson

    Gibson had closed those gap long ago with selling their $100 Guitars for $400-500 :naughty:
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Why not the 'Made in Japan' route :hmm:
     
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    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    Try playing them.

    It may help refine your search.
     
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