#1
I am about to get a new guitar and I am really undecided. I have about $1400 to spend so I have come down to these 2 guitars: Gibson Les Paul Studio Fireburst or a Gibson SG Standard. I play rock and metal, like Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Metallica, Killswitch Engage. So what do you think, which one is best, a cheaper Les Paul or a SG?
#2
Well if you're doing stuff like G 'N' R you need more sustaine so I would go with the Les Paul but the Les Paul Studios can be on the crap side so I would reccomend to save up a bit more and get a Standard Les Paul or a Classic Les Paul.
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#3
The SG, but you should also try an ESP Eclipse II.
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#6
If its only those two I'd go for the SG.
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#7
forget the Gibsons man. they're not as good as they used to be, and since ur into metal you'll really enjoy ESPs and Jacksons,they have a lot better tone and feel imo than these Gibsons. with 1400 bucks you can really splurge on a good ESP or a Jackson.
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#8
Personally, I'm an SG guy. Can't recommend it highly enough. Buy used, though. In today's economy, you'll save a few hundred bucks if you check eBay or craigslist. I paid 600 for my sg standard (heritage cherry) in almost new condition with the case. Can't beat that.
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Personally, I'm an SG guy. Can't recommend it highly enough. Buy used, though. In today's economy, you'll save a few hundred bucks if you check eBay or craigslist. I paid 600 for my sg standard (heritage cherry) in almost new condition with the case. Can't beat that.

+1. Although $600 is a DAMN good deal, you can still save a couple hundred. You can definitely find a SG in GREAT shape for a couple hundred less than the brand new price tag they have on em now. Gibson hiked the price from a few years ago, F that. You shouldn't have any problem finding one in the range of 700-900. You might even get lucky like sid here and get one even cheaper. Harmony-Central has them pretty frequently.
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#10
As a Les Paul lover. I would recommend the SG before I ever bought a Studio.
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#11
Quote by Tokai09
Well if you're doing stuff like G 'N' R you need more sustaine so I would go with the Les Paul but the Les Paul Studios can be on the crap side so I would reccomend to save up a bit more and get a Standard Les Paul or a Classic Les Paul.
weren't you just saying in another thread how you thought studios were the same as standards with lesser visual appointments?

SGs have a very different kind of tone from a les paul. Keep that in mind, although if you're planning on playing metal in a high gain rig, I doubt you'll be able to tell much of a difference soundwise...
#13
SG out of those two...but including your options...ESP Eclipse(or viper), Tokai LP(or SG), Edwards LP(or SG), etc. Doesnt have to say GIBSON to be good....actually those^ top Gibby's for the most part if you ask me...
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#14
SG.................check out some used ones right now guitars are selling at good prices and with a Gibby You'll always get your money back.
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#15
'd rather have an SG.
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