2020 LP Muse - or 2020 LP Modern - or 2020 SG Standard 61

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I like the features of the LP Muse as well as the Modern, especially the ebony fretboard on the Modern, but also love the SG Standard 61 Maestro Vibrola.

I would love to hear everyone's opinions on each of these, it would be great from someone with first hand knowledge if you own or have played any of these 3 guitars. I love the Scarlet Red Metallic with black back for the Muse, I love the Graphite Black Modern which is totally sweet and of course love the SG Standard 61 with vibrato for having a guitar with a little whammy action.

I want this guitar not only for it's looks, but how I plays and sounds. It will go on the wall between my two other Les Pauls.

 

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Well since you all ready have two Les Pauls an SG give you something differant . i have a Epiphone 2007 Les Paul Standard ,20 15 Les Pauls Special P90 and a 2016 SG Pro .The SG is a different feel lighter slinder longer . Being 6"4 and haveing long arms the SG feels more confortable to play .
 
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I’m an LP guy, would always choose that over an SG. I also think the new LP Modern is completely awesome, out of the park home run.
 

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There's only one answer.

Buy all three.

But seriously....
Check out some of the reviews on the Vibrola.
There is a reason it was not installed on most products for many years.
I love the SG style, feel, and sound, but the Gibson Vibrola is certainly not a good option for "a little whammy action"
The TOM bridge was just not designed for it.
Better would be a Bigsby, with a roller bridge, but ultimately, a Fender style trem would be more usable and stable.
 

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I think maybe I will get an LP Modern and put a Bigsby on it.
 

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How cool would it be for Epiphone to come out with an Axcess version !
 

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I am actually looking maybe into an EHV Wolfgang Special Stealth Black that comes with an ebony fretboard.
 

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imo

'Modern' w\ Epi ProBucker pups
over
Muse w\ Epi alnico classics
over
Sg
 

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I think maybe I will get an LP Modern and put a Bigsby on it.
Modern: Use a Virbramate if you do. Or a Stetsbar. Reversible, no holes!

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SGs are ultracool alternative given what you have, but the maestro is for gentle changes, not whammy bar action. If you want an SG, get an SG with a stoptail and do above mods. Or a Bigsby.
 

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To bad there are no music stores open right now, I would have loved to go play some guitars before my final decision. I ended up going with the EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth Black with the Ebony Fingerboard. I watched quite a few videos on all my choices before making the final decision. Plus... rather than go with a used one, I got a small discount from ZZounds and will have it by Friday. Guitar Center had a 12% off coupon, but never ending up talking to anyone to see if it was valid on and EVH guitar. I called Sweetwater, but never got a call back, plus Sweetwater was out of stock and who knows when they would get more in with our current situation. ZZounds had it in stock and I did get a little bit of a discount and free shipping by Friday. What's an additional $50 off from Guitar Center when they state right on there website that shipping would be longer because of Covid-19. Plus... Guitar Center shipping can take a long time sometimes even without a Pandemic. I always never minded the long messed up shipping with Guitar Center because I could always get another $100 off when my shipments would get lost or just messed up. I would eventually get my guitar with a nice discount it seems. But right now... they would not be giving any discounts for late shipping, since every company is having enough troubles staying afloat with our current predicament.
 
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