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    I was hoping you guy's that play could help me out with something here.My son MAY want to sell his drums and take up the guitar instead. He plays his sister's acoustic quite a bit and really shows more of an interest in the guitar then the drums. Dad may have pushed him to play the drums because a friend told me you could stand on stage and throw you're hat into the crowd, and you would hit a guitar player.

    Anyway, if we do this it would have to be a value pack. So my question is, which of the two would be the best buy for the money. Not sure how to post a pic so i put them in my attachments. Thanks in advance for any input you guys can give.

    1) Epiphone Les Paul Standard W/Amp Pack- $648.99
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    epiphone les paul pack. gonna get alot more tones out of it and will still be a great guitar down the road when you wanna get a good amp. jmo but thats what i would get.

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    This is what I started on a while ago.

    http://www.americanmusical.com/Item-...m_medium=feed&

    It worked out great. I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard and an OLP MM1F now as well, but I still have the Epiphone. It is a decent guitar for the money. The Epiphone you are looking at is a step above the one I linked.

    A friend of mine teaches guitar and he tells the kids and parents not to buy the Squire guitars as he thinks they are crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Alexander View Post
    epiphone les paul pack. gonna get alot more tones out of it and will still be a great guitar down the road when you wanna get a good amp. jmo but thats what i would get.
    I agree with this post.
    If you dont mind the cabbage, its worth it.
    Down the road, you can mod the piss outta the Epi. Nice pups, caps, ect. You'll end up with a tone monster.
    You can mod a Squire and you just get a different sounding Squire.
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    +1 for the Epi.

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    This may be the dad in me talking, but (unless it is a surprise) I would
    ask your son which one he would want if he was getting one.

    That way, (1) he has no excuse for not playing it and (2) there's no buyer's remorse.
    How open-minded do I have to be before my brains start spilling out?

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    Fender. Neck is better to learn on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk5 View Post
    This may be the dad in me talking, but (unless it is a surprise) I would
    ask your son which one he would want if he was getting one.

    That way, (1) he has no excuse for not playing it and (2) there's no buyer's remorse.
    I agree ... good advice.

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    you didnt say how old your son is, if he's under 8-10 then maybe the epi is gonna be too much of a handfull the weight of the guitar is a big pain esspecially for someone who may be so young, also someone also said the epi les paul neck isnt the most beginer/youngster friendly...the squire is easier for younger players to learn on but down the road like everyone else has said the epi is gonna be a better long term deal...a couple of things i found with epi's though is the pots need replacing pretty quick (they go scratchy) and the fretwire seems to wear quite quickly (but that could be down to how i play or how often)....why not get the squire and then mod it with a humbucker and new nut and tuners later down the road....but then again the epi will sound better straight out of the bag.
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    Dont limit yourself to just those two. You should take him to a guitar store and try a couple guitars out.

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    If you go the Epi route, you might want to consider this...


    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...Top?sku=518353


    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ier?sku=482276

    The guitar is basically the same but you get a lot more different tones out of that line6. And you would be spending a hundred dollars less.

    And remember, it also depends on the kind of music he wants to play. That Squier has single coils on it, the Paul has humbuckers and the buckers as a general rule are for harder gritier (sp?) rock.

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    I recomend the squire for ALL starters. LP's are heavey, The squire plays as good for less money.


    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    If you go the Epi route, you might want to consider this...


    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...Top?sku=518353


    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ier?sku=482276

    The guitar is basically the same but you get a lot more different tones out of that line6. And you would be spending a hundred dollars less.

    And remember, it also depends on the kind of music he wants to play. That Squier has single coils on it, the Paul has humbuckers and the buckers as a general rule are for harder gritier (sp?) rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    I recomend the squire for ALL starters. LP's are heavey, The squire plays as good for less money.

    In that case, I would go with this, and the line6.



    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...tar?sku=511944

    Lots of possibilites for his son to play around with, humbuckers, single coiils and the line6. Good starter stuff, not bad for three hundred bucks.
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    Shit. If he learns on a honkin neck like and Epi. He could play anything.
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