#2
Go with agile, better quality for the same amount of money
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#3
The Gibson LP will have a more throaty LP sound because of the semi hollow body. The G will just sound thick because of the all Mahagany body and neck.
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#4
at that level, its mostly if you like LP's shape more than SG, i've got the SG and i like it a lot. but as far as i can tell, the only difference that can't be overcame by a couple numbers on an EQ knob is the body shape.
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#5
the sg is great, i hear some people complain about the epi les pauls but they seem to be of similar quality. i havent played one for more than 10 minutes though
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#6
Both are great guitars it's a personal preference you need to play both. Aside from the shape the weight is a big difference but sound wise they are pretty close.


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Quote by The Mailman 666
The Gibson LP will have a more throaty LP sound because of the semi hollow body. The G will just sound thick because of the all Mahagany body and neck.

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#8
that sg is basically like the standard of epiphone, that les paul is not standard...so I would suggest the g-400.
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#11
Quote by stratdud39
what are you talking about


The Les Paul Studio has a hollow spot cut out under the Maple top. In the part of the body across from the volumes and tones. So it has a hole in the body where the volumes and tones are and another one you can't see on the other side of the Pick Ups.

SG's do not have the cavity.
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#13
Quote by johnro6659
I think he means it's either weight relieved or chambered.


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It's chambered!
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#14
Quote by stratdud39
the g-400 is a better guitar, i hate the epi les paul studios.


I don't believe he ever said it was an Epiphone LP.
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#15
Quote by The Mailman 666
I don't believe he ever said it was an Epiphone LP.


Sorry my mistake. He did.
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#16
haha, i have the g400 and my friend just got the studio yester day ( wich i did play obviously) umm.. honestly id take the g 400 over the lp just for the what i think is a thicker sound, but the lp can scream just as well as the g 400, really the g400 is probaly just a tad bit better quality but its barely noticable in anything, and really from there you just gotta play it and its personal preference
#18
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Epi SGs nosedive which is really annoying if you play standing up

From what I have read that can be partially corrected by changing the location of the strap button like the Tony Iommi SG.
#19
Yes, changing the position of the strap button to the upper horn does work, but only if you've got a heavy duty strap too. Leather straps with an uncoated bottom work best since they cause a lot of friction betwen themselves and your clothes, so they don't slip much. EVen then though, Epi SGs are evn more neck-heavy than Gibson SGs, so it might still neck dive anyway.

For me personally, I had to ditch my G-400 because the neck dive was so bad (even after changing the strap button and using a thick leather strap) that it was unplayable.

On the other hand, LP Studios are awful. So...
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#20
So are the bodies of the Epi SGs just lighter than the Gibsons, or are the necks heavier?
#21
An SG body weighs a little under half what an LP body does. SGs don't have the maple top that LPs have, and the main body is roughly 3/4 the thickness of an LP (minus the top) too. So the LP body has 133% of the mahogany that and SG has, plus it has a maple top too (and maple is one of the heaviest woods around in guitar making).

This makes SGs a right pain in the arse to handle.
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