#1
Hey guys, i am getting a new guitar for christmas and my options are an epiphone les paul or an epiphone sg and i am wondering what you guys would pick in this situation, thanks
#2
The SG is neck heavy, but the high frets aren't very easy to reach on a Les Paul. They also sound different, try them out
#3
SG, I hate les pauls. They are overrated and I have made it my lifes duty to never play one.
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#4
Well i have a Epiphone sg standard and it plays great. Now i dislike les pauls because that hump on it disrupts when i'm trying to get to the high notes it block my hands a little.
#5
Les pauls, nuff said.


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#7
Sg. BUT it depends. Are you getting a SPECIAL or a G400/whatever equivalent LP model?

That really makes a difference. I would vote for the Vintage G400. Its a badass guitar. Plus heavy guitars don't get played as often i feel.
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SG, I hate les pauls. They are overrated and I have made it my lifes duty to never play one.


If it's your lifes duty to never play one, how do you know they suck... They're actually pretty good... Les Paul customs sound brilliant, and look fairly awesome too, but they're a little heavy/uncomfortable, I'd go with SG.
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I'd go for the Epi LP, simply one the basis that I've owned both types of guitars (the Epi standards for each), and the G-400 was much harder to use. I've never found LP's fret access to be that bad, and the neck dive on the SG was so awful it rendered it nearly unplayable.

Gibson SG's bodies are a touch heavier and their necks are a tad lighter so it's not so bad, but the Epis have the worst neck dive I've ever come across. I won't touch them again for that reason alone.
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#12
My friend had a SG, the sound it lighter, and has some twang to it. The higher notes are easier to reach and the SG feels like plastic. I have a Les Paul I prefer the sound much better, it's thick and rich. The way it feels . . . . . no words to describe it. The Sg feels very like plastic. That's my opinion, but you should try them both out 1st, some people like SG's better. (Though I don't know why . . . )
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#14
The SG neck dive practically makes it unplayable standing up. You have to hold the neck the entire time you're standing up and that makes complex songs very difficult. You can change the location of the strap button to fix it though.
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My friend had a SG, the sound it lighter, and has some twang to it. The higher notes are easier to reach and the SG feels like plastic. I have a Les Paul I prefer the sound much better, it's thick and rich. The way it feels . . . . . no words to describe it. The Sg feels very like plastic. That's my opinion, but you should try them both out 1st, some people like SG's better. (Though I don't know why . . . )


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What i mean is I don't know what makes someone want to get an SG, I've found nothing appealing about the guitar.
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#17
It's lighter, better fret access, pretty much fixes the things that people don't like about a Les Paul
#18
dethead666 your a retard. have you ever actually played a line 6 amplifier that wasnt a spider III? such as the vetta II? it's a really amazing amp, so dont bash a brand simply because you dont like one model they make. also, bandwagons not cool.

I would get an LP. I love mine
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#20
Why not refer to Frank Zappa? He played both, and was a complete badass! I say get one of each! Both have a legacy of great players creating great tones on them. Personally, I'm more in the Les Paul camp, but would never turn down an SG.
#21
Heres how i see it:

SG:

Double Cut - Great access to higher frets
Thinner Neck - Faster playing, a little more comfort (in my opinion)
Lesser Weight - The guitar is very light so you won't break your back if you're playing standing up with it a lot
Electronics - All the knobs and the p/up switch are at the bottom of the guitar making it a bit more convenient if you want to be totally in control of the guitar


Les Paul:

Single Cut - Lesser access to higher frets
Greater Weight - It's a heavy guitar which results in amazing sustain like no other guitar has
Thicker Neck - Feels great when voicing chords, this adds to the sustain and weight
The sound - Because of the weight of this guitar the sound from a les paul can only be what I would describe as "creamy"


I'm an SG man myself though, it's easier to play than a les paul and it's got a more raw rock sound, like angus young kicking you in the balls