#1
Hey guys.. so i been looking a getting a new guitar for a while now.. and i kinda settled on an American Fat Strat.. but i recently found a music store that could do a Gibson SG for a similar price.. i play rock,punk, alternative.. bands like all time low, the academy is, amber pacific, then the classics like ACDC, metallica etc.. so which guitar would suit my playing style more?

Thanks
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#3
The SG

partly because I think it's an all around better guitar, and partly because I am prejudice against non-tele fenders
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#4
btw its a Gibson SG Standard.
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All in all, a very productive day.
#5
I would choose the SG myself. However, it all depends on how you like it when compared to the other guitar you are looking at. I would try them both out and see which one you like the most.
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#6
The SG would work better for all of your styles of music other than punk, which it'd be equal to the Fender.

Plus, a hardtail is less annoying than a trem, even though a vintage trem isn't that annoying. Plus, when you have a trem, you may be tempted to use it. And the Fender vintage one will subsequently go out of tune.
#7
idk, i'm not huge on gibsons, but teh sg is a solid performer. plus the double cutaway provides for some nice access to the upper frets. the strat is one of the industry standards, however, so you really can't go wrong either way. And as for someone saying a particular style and stuff suits a particular genre better, i call BS. I had no problem playing everything i played on my tele and it sounded fine, if not unique. why the hell would i want to mimic the exact tones of OTHER artists? i'm my own, individual person and i think it to be a blasphemy to deny myself of my own, individual tones. blah blah rant rant etc.

anyways, just pick whatever feels best and feels like better quality workmanship and whatever sounds best. just go with your gut but YOU HAVE TO PLAY THEM BEFORE YOU DECIDE. most important step ever
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#8
yer im going to go and play a couple in a few days.. a question i wanted to ask was are the pickups that come in the SG decent.. or would it be worth looking into new ones?
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yeah easily, I took on one of my uncles who's suppose to be the strongest in the family and has the hottest wife. Tamed him like my bitch and then wacked off afterward thinking about his wife.

All in all, a very productive day.
#9
i'd go sg. god i love the sg standard. especially if you're getting it for close to a fat strat (i'm guessing around $600-$800 then)
#10
well im in aus.. n i can get the fat strat for 1800 n sg for 2000.. they overcharge so much in aus (although this is just the prices on the website ill try n get some more off if i can instore.)
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yeah easily, I took on one of my uncles who's suppose to be the strongest in the family and has the hottest wife. Tamed him like my bitch and then wacked off afterward thinking about his wife.

All in all, a very productive day.
#11
i'd go for the strat, then again i am a no good dirty fan boy of it
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#12
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well im in aus.. n i can get the fat strat for 1800 n sg for 2000.. they overcharge so much in aus (although this is just the prices on the website ill try n get some more off if i can instore.)


MIM fender fat strat is only $1000 so you can have enough change for bareknuckle pickups if your amp is good enough.
#13
You cant ask us what YOU like the most. Both the american standard fat strat as the SG are good guitars, just play them both and see what guitar you are the most comfortable with.
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#14
I would go for the SG.The strat could get you to the punk tones your after,but if you feel the need to go heavier,it can provide.I find the neck p-up on my Epi Iommi G-400 hass a beautiful clean sound,but that could be more to do with the pick-ups.
I don't really have a great deal of experience with the pick-ups in an SG standard but I've heard alot of people swapping them out for something else.
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