#1
I want to know, of these two guitars-

Dean Soltero Left Handed($700)
Vintage Les Paul Jr. Left Handed ($2000)

which is the better buy?
#2
Please be more specific. "Better" is not an actual quality, and isn't something we can help you with. What music do you play, what's your budget, what amp and pedals do you use?
#3
Most people are gonna jump on the bandwagon saying that the Vintage Les Paul Jr. is a way better buy because Deans are utter crap.

You haven't given enough information for us to really help you.

The guitars will sound very, very different. The Dean is leaned toward more hard rock sounds, while the Gibson LP Jr is geared for more vintage sounds.
#4
Ok, I see what information is missing now. I can eventually make $2000, so the Les. Paul Jr. is still completely and option for me.

My equipment:
Fender FM15 DSP Amp
Boss Overdrive/Distortion OS-2

I'm looking for a good hard rock/metal sound here.
#5
Quote by ironmanben

I'm looking for a good hard rock/metal sound here.

Out of a Frontman? Good luck. Even with a better amp the Jr would be pressed to give more than a vintage sound. Why not consider an SG?
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#6
I'd take the LP just for the sake of having it. But you're not me, so I have to recommend the Soltero over the LP; the LP will struggle with harder varieties of rock, let alone metal. Though as suggested, look at other things too. Loads of guitars can get those sounds.

Though - and I loathe typing this - you might wanna consider a better amp.
Last edited by Flying Couch at Nov 30, 2009,
#7
Quote by Flying Couch

Though - and I loathe typing this - you might wanna consider a better amp.


I've been told that many times. That's my next objective.