#1
I play classic rock im kinda thinkin ahead to my third guitar so i wanted to know which wud b a better for a classic rock player. Thanks


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#2
Try to find an older SG, that'll work fine. If you can find an actual 77 SG, that's what I'd go with.
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#4
both are obnoxiously expensive, dont worry about getting a signiture at all, just go for an older sg, that should be fine for all aspects.
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#6
Just get an SG Standard. A lot cheaper, and a vintage SG won't make you sound any more like Angus.
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#8
TK1 is suggesting you buy a used Gibson SG Standard guitar. Just find a nice old used one if you can, that was his suggestion. To answer your original question, either would work fine, but they will sound different. An SG has a more trebly, sharp sound than a Les Paul, which has a bassier, fuller sound. Both are good guitars for classic rock, but there are, of course, many more great guitars than just those two. Give us a list of some of the bands you want to sound like and we can give you more recommendations, also it would be helpful to know what amp you currently have, as thats just as important as the guitar.

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#10
the bands i like ar ac/dc, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Metallica and The Beatles so yeah.
#12
LOL at being on your third guitar (which is looking to be several thousands) and using a cheap, pos practice amp.

Don't even think about getting the les paul or SG until you replace that thing.
#13
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i own a line 6 spider III 15w


New amp first, if you're thinking about a 3rd guitar and you're using a spider, use that $3,000 (I'm guessing thats how much the sig model is?) and buy yourself a good tube amp, or something better than the Spider III.
#14
my friend had a line 6 so i bought it cuz i somewhat knew how to use it. Im just asking this question i have a fender i was just always curious. but when i get better than this whole thing will be useful
#15
for me actually the line 6 is fine with my fender its not a horrible amp for all u out there who think it sucks my friends use this amp on stage
#16
Quote by AC/DCfan1616
my friend had a line 6 so i bought it cuz i somewhat knew how to use it. Im just asking this question i have a fender i was just always curious. but when i get better than this whole thing will be useful


And when do you plan on buying this third guitar? If it's anytime soon, why not actually invest in a better amp. Doesn't Angus use Marshalls? (I don't listen to Angus or AC/DC, so I wouldn't know.) With that $3000+ you'd be spending on the Gibby, you could already be half way to his sound and the whole classic rock sound with a Marshall or another british voiced amp.
#17
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for me actually the line 6 is fine with my fender its not a horrible amp for all u out there who think it sucks my friends use this amp on stage


So what? You're wasting your money buying a $2500 guitar when you're only going to get $150 tone out of that amp.

Seriously, take that $2500 and put it towards a Marshall. More improvement than you could imagine compared to blowing it all on a guitar that you'll never hear the true tone of.
#18
dude im still a total beginner im just thinking ahead i can only play a handful of songs and not even the full songs just parts.
#19
So get off the board and stop talking about buying new stuff and practice.
#22
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dude im still a total beginner im just thinking ahead i can only play a handful of songs and not even the full songs just parts.


You said in your first post this is your 3rd guitar. What other guitars do you have?

Even if you are just thinking ahead, split your money more evenly. You could buy a used Marshall (I saw a Plexi going for $800 on ebay the other day) and you can buy a used SG or some other guitar that fits you. You don't have to buy a Gibson to play classic rock, nor do you have to buy an ibanez for metal. Split your budget to have a good guitar and a good amp, not an awesome guitar that you probably haven't even tried out yet and a ****ty amp.
#23
Quote by AC/DCfan1616
for me actually the line 6 is fine with my fender its not a horrible amp for all u out there who think it sucks my friends use this amp on stage


Yes it is i've done mixing of bands who used the amp it just sounds horrible and maybe has some decent sounds but honestly for anything more than home practice I would look elsewhere. Plus you're dropping huge amounts of cash on a guitar that you don't know what you want so go play both of them since they are different guitars.
#24
i had a silvertone whoch i dnt even know the name of and it was a piece of crap now i have a fender MIM sunburst i was just thinkin like 4-5 years ahead to when like i get a band what stuff should i be using so that was the point of this.
#25
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i had a silvertone whoch i dnt even know the name of and it was a piece of crap now i have a fender MIM sunburst i was just thinkin like 4-5 years ahead to when like i get a band what stuff should i be using so that was the point of this.


You have a MIM strat, okay. So if you were thinking 4-5 years ahead and you're trying to capture that classic rock sound, like it has already been suggested, buy a used Marshall Plexi, you could mod your MIM strat to an HSS configuration and change your pickups.

Which is actually much cheaper than buying the sig Angus Model, and you might have some money left over for pedals or just to save up for something else.
#27
Les Pauls eat SGs. While Angus' guitar might look like an SG, I'd like to check under the hood.