I posted a thread about a week ago about a 2nd hand Gibson LP Classic I'm thinking of getting. Well, I've decided to get it and I'm making arrangements to pick it up sometime in December.
Thing is, I'm getting "pre-purchase buyers remorse". Hahah. I'm not too sure if its too wise a choice.
I've been playing my good ol epi for years and its pretty much got everything upgraded. A friend of mine also has a very well modded epi and somebody lent him a Gibson LP Deluxe (with mini humbuckers). He was telling me last night that there was suprisingly very little difference between the two guitars. The Gibson felt better to play (the neck had a smoother finish and the fretwork was obviously better), but that was about it.
He swore his Epi sounded better (with a Jazz / JB) and he even sent me a recording to prove it. I know that the pickups are different so I'm not really taking this into consideration.
He's saying that its a great feeling to pick up a guitar that says gibson on it, but it is no way worth the price tag when I've already got an epi with all the parts upgraded.
What do you guys think?