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So was offered an strat for my lesPaul standard . It is tempting but this is my first actual pay check in like three weeks lol . So I’m like hmm.



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Its all about what type of music you play. They are valued about the same. Black strats are a dime a dozen and ugly red epi Les pauls about the same. The black strat you can dress up with a nice red Pearl or black moto pick guard but the Les Paul you are stuck with.
 

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If someone offered me a MIM strat that was in good condition and a finish I liked, for my epiphone LP, I would take the trade almost without even thinking about it... but that could just be because of my recent Gibson LP purchase hehe..
 

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What, exactly, does a paycheck have to do with it? If it's a straight trade it just comes down to which you prefer, value is pretty even.
I'm out of the loop but what does a paycheck have to do with this? o_O As Dave mentioned they are about the same value.....I think.
 

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if you swapped out the hardware and electronics on both guitars, the mexi would come way closer to fender american than epi would to gibson. but that's by design.
 

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What, exactly, does a paycheck have to do with it? If it's a straight trade it just comes down to which you prefer, value is pretty even.
Means he got paid, duh! :p
 

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I would keep the EPI. I think it is a more versatile guitar but that's just me.
 

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I was on vacation for two weeks so this is my first since the end of September actually getting a normal pay and don’t have all my rent money . Woops


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I agree with the above comments that they're both at equal value.
It comes down to feel.
There's the scale length difference (24.75 vs 25.5) and for me,
I find the strat's middle pup gets in the way sometimes.
 

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Q1: How do you gel with the Epi? Could you part with it? Is the guitar "right" for you?

Q2: Can you try the strat?

Q3: if no to Q2, have you played a strat?

As other have stated, they are on par in trade, but if you haven't considered the above questions, I think you are missing parts of the puzzle. I have some low-end guitars that are right for me that I would not part with. I've had high end guitars that just didn't pan out.

I've owned Les Pauls, wanted one, and remember going to a store to walk away with one, although I was always intrigued by an SG. Tried an SG for the first time and within 5 minutes knew that guitar was for me (sorry LP).

Lots of things to think about!
 
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Even trade in value. Depends what you want.
 

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Keep the one that moves you the most. I have a strat and LP. I play them both differently, and they are two entirely different animals.
Speaking of this - our own Pete Thorn recently on Guitarcon commented on this.
Let me try to find that video (will not be easy)
from 10th minute:
at 10:20 he is talking exactly about this - how you need to play them differently.

watch whole video it is great one (of course IMHO)

yours Bojan
 
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