#1
So a couple weeks ago my Epi LP standard fell to the floor and the headstock snapped off. Anyway, i have a good bit of money in the bank and I'm gettin 250 euro for insurance on the guitar so I'm looking into getting a new one.

Basically at the moment I'm looking at either of these.

1. Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded 50s neck:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/74602


or

2. Fender Stratocaster Standard American:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/75218


I'm in a band and the other guitarist and I have agreed that we need to have a les paul available in the band for our sound. I'm getting my epiphone repaired either way and if i got the strat it would provide versatilty in terms of tone. That gibson looks pretty sweet though!

Any advice is appreciated.
Last edited by Black__Dog at Oct 21, 2009,
#3
If you get to try them out at your local musicstore or at a friends or something first would be best, to see if the tone fits your style and liking, and also that you like how it feels when you play it.
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#5
I say get a HSS strat but mexican. American is not worth it.
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I say get a HSS strat but mexican. American is not worth it.


And I'll argue the opposite; American makes all the difference. None of us can tell you which guitar to get; it's up to your tone palate. I have an MIA Strat, and I love it. Very versatile for me. Note, I don't play metal or anything of the like.
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#10
They are very different guitars.
Go play them both and decide which one sounds and feels best to you.
Don't decide based on what anyone here says.
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- Sorry, to TS, they are very different guitars. So it's not easy to tell you which one to get. Play them and see which you prefer. Also why must you have a LP in your band. That sounds silly. Surely diversification is no sin...?


Just that distinctive dirty tone the les paul offers adds so much to our sound. It's not a "must" but just to have one available is prefferable.
Ye i know they're very different and if get the epi fixed that would attract me to the fender just for the versatilty. There's something about Gibson LPs tho. Also the faded is a reasonable enough price by Gibson's standards.
#12
The fadeds, to me, are toys. Chambered, light, lower sustain and mediocre finish.
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#14
The thing is, when you're playing live in your band situation, no ones really gonna tell the difference between a HSS Strat and a Les Paul that easily, soundwise anyway.

If you like the Fender, seriously think about this. You aren't gonna be in that band forever, so getting an LP just for the sound of the band would seem kinda pointless. If you prefer the feel of the Fender to the Gibson, get the Fender, and vice versa.

Or you could get another Epi Les Paul Standard and a Fender MIM Strat, and you could be set that way, but a HSS MIA would be more worth it in the long run.
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#15
try both of them out since they are tow different guitars.
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#16
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Just that distinctive dirty tone the les paul offers adds so much to our sound. It's not a "must" but just to have one available is prefferable.
Ye i know they're very different and if get the epi fixed that would attract me to the fender just for the versatilty. There's something about Gibson LPs tho. Also the faded is a reasonable enough price by Gibson's standards.


you could recreate that tone with something else. it is silly to say "we need an LP in this band". Just play some guitars and see what you like. Don't **** about with this band bollocks.

You'll always be paying for a brand with the Gibson. If people like them then fine, i was just chucking in my two pennies on my problem with them.
#17
Fenders are lighter and play better while Gibson s are heavier and play slower. Gibson does offer some good sounds but are ridiculously overpriced