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for tabs, I like to use
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Haha, I was where you are now a year ago. I decided on the Epi Custom. The gibson is for when my playing really starts to improve. :).
Where do you live in Canada? I"m sure there has to be a long and mcquade close to you. Or another music store that carries Gib/Epi