For recording the Oasis’s 1994 debut album “Definitely Maybe” Noel used Epiphone guitars, mostly because he was unemployed prior to recording and was not able to purchase a Gibson. This was a stock Epiphone Les Paul in cherry sunburst. It can be seen in Supersonic music video. (timestamp : 0:44) Early Oasis gigs were also played with this guitar. Famous ["Splash" gig](https://guitarplayer.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/noel_94.jpg) was played with an Epiphone Les Paul Standard.more
Classic beefy Les Paul tone, without the panic and caution necessary as an owner of a Gibson. It stays tuned like a champ and holds up surprisingly well in tropical conditions. Wish they came with whammys, but for some straight up licks, this is your boy. Usually have mine setup with 10s and jump between pickup settings as needed.
This is the real deal if you want a very good sounding Les Paul and don't want to spend maybe 4-5 times its price to have a different logo on the head stock. I had to adjust the pickups slightly (lower the bass and raise the treble) and adjust the intonation after changing to a different string gauge, but nothing I couldn't handle with ease.
My favorite these days!