Poll: New Guitar
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Epiphone Les Paul Studio
17 36%
Fender Standard Telecaster
30 64%
Voters: 47.
#2
I would pick the Les Paul, because Adam Jones uses one, and he is my guitar god.
#3
It depends on the tones your after. As for build quality personally I'd go tele in that case
#5
I guess it depends on what type of sound you are after. Do you want the "warm" sound of a humbucker, or the "cutting" sound of a single coil. What type of music/players are you into?
#6
It seems like every time I'm at guitar the ~400$ epiphones always suck much more than any of the MIM teles/strats I check out, so I would definitely go fender here.
#7
That all depends on what kind of sound your looking for, I own an Epiphone Les Paul and love it, I prefer them over Strats.
#9
Just like everyone else said, it depends on your sound. In the guitar world a telecaster and a les paul are exact opposites. You need to go play both, and see which fits your style the best.
#10
I prefer the Les Pauls, mainly because I don't really ever back off on gain enough to appreciate the cutting tone of a strat.

Depends what you're after.
#11
teleteleteleteleteleteleteleteleteleteletele what?

get a tele.
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
#13
I'd take the tele

and i own a gibson lp studio...
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#14
Well I play ska and punk mostly

I need great clean and distorted tones. Also Love playing around with effects in general.

Crisp cleans and crunchy distorted tones are what I am going for
#15
Less Paul if I had to choose, cause I just really dont like telecasters shape... I just ..ewe... not my thing.
Reinhardt 18 Head
H&K Tubemiester 18 head
Blue 6505+ head

TC Electronics G Major
MXR phase 90, Pigtronix Echolution 2
Digitech Whammy (5th gen)

ETB Infinity x2
ETB Yoda

Frust
#16
I personally would go with the tele, but for what you're interested in, I'd say the LP would be a better choice.
Gear:
Fender Deluxe Player's Strat
Fender American Deluxe Telecaster
Gibson Special Faded SG
Tokai LS-80QZ
Tokai Talbo A-130SH
Duesenberg Starplayer TV Outlaw
Takamine EG530SSC
Peavey Classic 50 410
#21
buy a mim strat. i think epiphones are no good. they suck actually. unless you pay at least 600 700 dollars. then why not buy a gibson... fenders are overpriced too but i thionk a strat is far better than a tele and an epiphone.
Jackson RR5 ivory w/ EMG 81/85
Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
Mesa/Boogie DC-3
Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack
#22
Yeah, I am trying to keep it under $400
I'm going in tomorrow to try them out again.
Try a couple of different amps and see if I can try them both with a distortion pedal.
#24
Slash wants you to buy the Les Paul otherwise Gibson won't mak enough money and drop his sponsorship