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The Best Epiphone Guitars for Starters

By Edited Dec 2, 2013 1 1

A large part of selecting an electric guitar when you're in the market for a brand new guitar will depend on your talent range. Gibson guitars are high end electric guitars, however, especially costly. More costly than a beginner player may wish to pay out. One truth you may not realize is that Gibson guitars have quite a few different brand names under their belt, including a terrific beginning guitar brand, Epiphone.

Epiphone Guitars look, sound, and feel like their more expensive Gibson brothers. Why do they cost much less? First, Epiphones are crafted overseas where manual labor costs are minimal, whereas Gibson guitars are built in Nashville, TN. Next, Epiphone Les Pauls are manufactured from general mahogany varieties; Gibson guitars use rare Honduran mahogany wood. Gibson guitars also utilizes an intensive finish procedure; Epiphone guitars uses a cheaper catalyzed finish.

Since Epiphones are crafted offshore, doesn't necessarily imply they're low quality. For instance, Les Paul pickups are crafted to Epiphone's exacting specs. They're double- dipped in wax and quality- by Epiphone engineers at every point of development. It's this attention-to-detail that sets Epiphone apart. And it is these precise details that bestow the incredibly rich, creamy tone which proves this guitar a favorite of rock, jazz, and blues musicians. Epiphone's devotion to music is reflected by a limited lifetime warranty on all of its models, no matter price.

Listed here are my personal recommendations for the very best Epiphone guitars for beginners:

Epiphone Les Paul Special II
One of the inexpensive Gibson guitars, the Epiphone Les Paul Special II is fantastic for beginners for many factors. For one, it's cheap. You can get the Les Paul Special II for under $200 with no trouble, which is inexpensive. Not only is this axe affordable, it really is super versatile as well. Whether or not you are want to be a metal guitarist or simply wish to rock with some buddies, this axe will work for you. With a mahogany neck and a rosewood fretboard, this axe not only sounds excellent, but is gorgeous as well.

Epiphone Les Paul 100
The Epiphone Les Paul 100 is the guitar you'll crave, if you are beginning to get serious about your music. The mahogany body with maple top delivers traditional solid, heavy tone whereas the bolt-on mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard are straightforward to perform. Features include: 700T/650R open-coil humbucking pickups and chrome hardware. The Epiphone Les Paul 100 guitar features traditional Les Paul design and tone. This sincerely is a superb guitar for all levels of guitar playing. It may be a bit more expensive than the other guitars in this article ($300). However it is worth it as you can use it all through your guitar playing career.

Epiphone G-310 SG
The G-310 is a bit more costly than the previous two electric guitars, but not by a lot. Between $199 and $250, this guitar is still great for novices however does not sacrifice as much in quality. What the G-310 does superior than the earlier two electric guitars is that it handles both harsh and warm distortion nicely. Like the earlier electric guitars, the G-310 has a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard, so you're definitely getting a quality Gibson guitar with any of the three choices.

Epiphone SG Special
Another axe under $199, Gibson's Epiphone SG-Special guitar is a wonderful starter electric guitar. This axe is a duplicate of the original Gibson legendary SG, so it's a classic guitar. The SG-Special is a typical rock guitar, so there are not any unusual bells and whistles, however it does boast two open-coil humbucking pickups, a rosewood fingerboard like the Les Paul Special II, and a ravishing sound for such an reasonably priced electric guitar. An amazing feature of the Epiphone SG-Special is that it comes in numerous different colours, so no matter your personality there is a axe for you.

I'd be happy to recommend any of these Epiphone guitars to a beginner, though I'd recommend spending a few extra dollars and get the G-310 SG or Epiphone Les Paul 100. Starting out you might not tell the difference, but you'll quickly grow out of the first 2 guitars and wish you had the flexibility of the G-310 SG or Les paul 100.



Sep 28, 2010 9:56pm
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