zeronyne Posted October 20, 2003 Share Posted October 20, 2003 With the intent to NOT hijack the _American made_ thread, I've moved this response here: Originally posted by webe123: A couple of questions...first, WHY would you even be interested in owning an Epiphone or Gibson les paul when you have over a two thousand dollar guitar?? Also why would you feel unworthy to own an american instrument when you have one that cost more than some american instruments do??? That Parker fly deluxe is nothing to sneeze at! Musicians friend lists a parker fly deluxe for $2,199.99. Did you mean a parker P-38?? I don't know what kind of "budget" guitar you mean that parker even makes!! Their p-38 sells for way more than a regular epiphone les paul! Haha, I guess it does seem a bit inane to be hemming and hawing over an Epi when I have a Fly Deluxe...but I got it as a trade for a vintage keyboard. I absolutely love the Fly. It is a great guitar to learn on -to say the least. The neck is some incredible composite material and the light body makes it easy to play for a hours. That said, I would never have bought a Fly as my first guitar if this hadn't happened. I would probably have bought a <$500 Jackson or Ibanez. I got to play a Gothic Les Paul...which i think is a Les Paul Studio with a terrible flat finish, right?..., and I was blown away by the tone and how it felt in my hands. A completely different feel than the Fly. I then tried a few others, including a PRS and an american Strat, and I realized that starting to learn how to play on a Fly may not have been the best idea IF I was going to play other guitars. I am not dissing the Fly at all, but I think it is not a typical guitar playing experience. So I wanted a Les Paul Studio, but it was a little bit pricey at the time, so I considered an Epi...hence my original question. I guess I just need to play a few, but what I was wondering about was their longevity. Do the less premium woods handle aging as well as the better woods? What about the hardware? "For instance" is not proof. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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