Not true at all. Peerless, the company that made Epiphones for Gibson in Korea in the 90's, make some seriously good stuff. They are probably nicer than the cheaper USA made Gibsons these days.
Originally Posted by ayu135
Also with you're budget you can and should get a tube amp. From what I've heard of the Vox AC15vr, is not supposed to be that good, though im sure you can go check it out at Furtados
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