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Help me decide between two Epiphones

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After years of owning a strat, I've finally decided to sell it and start having fun in life. I'm trying to decide between these two LPs:

https://www.thomann.de/intl/epiphone_le ... 0s_hcs.htm

https://www.thomann.de/intl/epiphone_le ... 60s_it.htm

I know the Beano was a 50s LP, does this have any relevance to the Epiphones though? I want the guitar closer to that sound and look and these two seem to be the two most reasonable options within my budget.
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Re: Help me decide between two Epiphones

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I don't have a Les Paul, but from what I found the 50s are great guitars for the Beano sound. They are no Gibsons, but the quality is very good.
The Probuckers are Gibsons Burstbuckers equivalent, 2+3 are a bit "hotter" than 1+2, but the 1+2 is a great combi.

As you know I have a Sheraton (from the early 90's) and Eric played a 335 during that era, too...

Anyway, I would not sell the strat, if you can manage to keep them both.
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Re: Help me decide between two Epiphones

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12bar wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:08 am I don't have a Les Paul, but from what I found the 50s are great guitars for the Beano sound. They are no Gibsons, but the quality is very good.
The Probuckers are Gibsons Burstbuckers equivalent, 2+3 are a bit "hotter" than 1+2, but the 1+2 is a great combi.
Yeah, that's what I keep hearing.

I sold the Strat already for a good price, but I left myself a spare, which I've owned for many years and recently decided to install some vintage hot alnicos and it sounds even better than my v6, were it not for the intonation problems and overall bad playability. Somewhere down the line I'm thinking of swapping out the neck and it's gonna be a real powerhouse of a guitar.
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Re: Help me decide between two Epiphones

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OK, if it's sold already you can't anything wrong with this one. Good luck! :banana:
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