- Jan 19, 2012
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So today I went to Guitar Center and tried a number of both Gibson and Epiphone Les Pauls through a Marshall JVM. What I didn't expect was how great the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro sounded. It was one of the best sounding guitars I tried! I had thought that the "Probuckers" were just a gimmick, and if they really wanted a great sounding guitar they would have put Gibson pickups in them. So I was surprised that I ended up liking the sound of the Custom Pro over the Gibson Studios, which is the guitar I'm in the market for (I still enjoy the feel of Gibsons over Epiphone). It had that huge full tone I'd want out of any guitar, and if I were to get one I don't think I'd feel the need to swap the pickups.