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The Gibson Les Paul Standard 60's comes with a Slim Taper neck and the BB 61's as well, aiming towards that PAF 59-60's Burst tone that everyone loves, so you can't go wrong there with a Classic. Don't forget to also play an Epiphone Les Paul Standard 60's, so you can compare. We would love to know what you think of the two. Also, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard 60's comes with Probucker 2/3 pickups, very similar to Burstbucker 2/3 pickups. That should give you a different tone than the 61's and 57's you already have.Started looking at the classic specs and looks good except it has 61s for pups and I have those in my SG (which I really like but maybe next set would be slightly darker/heavier pups). So now I have 57s and 61s. But will try everything for feel. Decided feel and playability is what I really want vs particular sound.
FWIW. The same pickups will not sound the same in an SG and an LP. THere are the obvvious differences in body wood, thickness etc. But the distances of the pups to the Bridge, differ. as well, which changes the tone.Started looking at the classic specs and looks good except it has 61s for pups and I have those in my SG (which I really like but maybe next set would be slightly darker/heavier pups). So now I have 57s and 61s. But will try everything for feel. Decided feel and playability is what I really want vs particular sound.
If you answer "Gibson" to this question, then just get a Gibson and call it a day. There are a lot of 48-month financing options available (especially now), or you can buy a nice "proper" used Les Paul (i.e., body/neck binding, MoP logo, HSC, trap inlays, etc.) for well less than $2K. My recommendation if money is an issue is to get an "open box" but new Les Paul Standard with the 48-month 0% financing. From the first time you plug it in, you will be thinking, "Wow, I should have done this sooner". Gibson Les Pauls are the Truth, and there is no getting around that fact ... ever.It's pretty simple really. Just ask yourself if you want a Gibson or an Epiphone. If money's a factor pick up an Epiphone. If money's no object get a Gibson.
Maybe apples onions! Lol… I don’t know, Epiphone are great guitars but they are just not Gibson! And that is perfectly OK, they are their own thing! I have a few and dig the shit out of them!Don't lose your Epi. I have two, just like yours. They do have a cult following and a charm of their own.
Your question is kind of an apple vs. pear question.
A good Epi is a great guitar.
The Pinto Mustang Stallion is part of the Winner's Circle Horses collection, sounds like a win to meAnd a Pinto was almost a Mustang
A Corvair was almost a Corvette
And a Carmen Gia was almost a Speedster
Your Lotto numbers were almost the same as the numbers drawn
And. If you're almost in tune, you're out
Does a stock Gibson play 4x better than an Epiphone? Probably not.
Does it cost 4x more? Yes.
Is it worth 4x more? Yes.
Is it a better investment? Yes.
Same argument with Squiers/Fenders and Boss Pedals vs Strymons or something else. Though I would way Strymons sound 4x better than Boss pedals.