Written on: 01/09/2009
I notice a lot of bloggers compare Epiphone guitars to Gibsons.
Well, I have been around the block when it comes to guitars, there is NO differance between a Epiphone and a Gibson, apart from the ego attatched to those who insist Gibsons are better guitars, bull !
I have played many Gibson guitars, Fenders, Squires, Ibanez, Epiphones, and so the list goes on.
I have found amungst ALL of the affore mentioned guitars and many more that you get a wide variation of both sound and quality, NO two particular Guitars are alike.
I would recommend you play any guitar before purchasing one, hold it in your arms like you would a woman you love, see if it plays/feels and above all sounds right, sets you on fire, passion is a musicians best freind.
DON'T purshase a guitar over the net or from a catalogue.
Go to your local musical instrument shops, don't just go to one, go to as many as is possible, play the guitars they have on offer, play as many as possible.
For those of us who are experienced guitarists, we know one cannot tell from playing just ONE of many guitars, wich one will suit you !
No matter what brand you chose, there will be many which will not come up to scratch, INCLUDING many of the top name brand guitars.
I have played guitar since childhood, I am now 48 years of age.
I play mostly British invasion stuff blues, Rock and roll,heavy rock and some thrashy trash, I mostly write my own compositions.
I also play bass, and keyboards, I perform regularly.
My main Guitars are a Epiphone Gibson 56 Les Paul Gold Top, a Fender Broadcaster (Telecaster), Squire Telecaster and a ES 335 Epiphone blond.
In addition to these Guitars I own a vintage Ibanez ES 175, a beautiful Guitar, ALL of my Guitars are over 15 years old.
I use mostly Vox AC15 amplification and a Marshall plexi.
I don't use any effects other than a tube pre amp, and on ocassion an old Boss OD1 pedal.
Roll over Beethoven !