Poll: Is a Gibson Les Paul a better lead or rhythm guitar?
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View poll results: Is a Gibson Les Paul a better lead or rhythm guitar?
Lead
6 46%
Rhythm
7 54%
Voters: 13.
#1
Not saying it's not good for both but, what do you think an LP's better for? Lead or rhythm?
#2
The player determines if he/she is a rhythm or lead guitarist, not the guitar....
You can play lead with ANY guitar, and you can play rhythm with ANY guitar.

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#5
Yeah, its pretty much impossible to say whether the Les Paul is better for lead or rhythm. Its just so versatile that it does both well.
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#10
Tonally, it doesn't cut through as much as a lot of other guitars. It's also not as clear as others. Upper fret access can also be a problem. While you can play lead just fine on a LP, I think there are better options if you're looking to specifically play lead.
#12
It's either.

Is it just me, or have we had like six threads asking the same basic question lately? Guitars aren't designated between rhythm and lead duties. It's all about you.
#13
I noticed that in most bands, if one guy plays a strat and the other an LP, the strat is almost always lead and the LP rhythm. Don't know how to answer your question, but if I had to guess I'd say rhythm.
#14
It totally depends but I said lead just because I have this idea that it is good at leads but it really depends on the musical style and on the player.
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