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Hi all, so I've got a bit of a situation, i decided to stop by Guitar Center today and check out some strats since I've been really gasing for one, I dont usually like strats but I figured I could compile some info on what I did like and see if I could get a warmoth one. So I play every single strat in the Fender room, MiM/Mij/Mia/road worn/ everything, i played atleast 20 strats and I come to the conclusion that I really dont like them, the sound is there, but the feel is not.

So I move on to see what I think of the Telecasters, these were not bad but I really wasnt feeling it. So I went to the acoustic room and played some acoustics, lots of Martin's and Taylors but again, it felt like I was just going through the motions, so I walk over to the Gibson room to see what's in there. 4 Sg Standards, 2 Sg specials, 1 sg classic, 2 Les Paul Studios, an Explorer and a Custom Shop ES-339. (Note: there were a few custom shop guitars in the glass but you have to have a sales guy open it so i didnt go there). So I've never played a 339 and decided I should, and, well it felt like crap to say the truth, as did the explorer, and the sg standards. The studios were alright but they've been out on the floor for a while (2 years) so I can't judge them because thousands of little kids have crapped on these things. So then I go the the Sg classic and it was really neck heavy, like the body was weightless. So I figure I mind as well test out the Sg specials, I grab both off the wall and notice the black one has a very nice weight to it, I put the red one back up and get the black one on a strap, it is balanced very well. The body had a very nice weight, my main complaint with Sg's is the thin neck and light body, but this had neither, it had a nice chunky neck and probably was just over 7 pounds. So I start to play it and I'm like "Damn!" I liked it, I never liked Sg's but this one had a certain feeling and I've been thinking about it all day now. I played well over 50 guitars and this one stood out.

It's a 2009 Gibson SG Special in black (I think it's the satin one), listed at $800. You guys think I should buy it? I just got a crapload of new gear this summer and only have $200 left but my parents said they would loan me the rest. So you think I should buy it or save my money? If I save my money it would most likely go towards a new guitar next summer, most likely another les paul or a telecaster, or even a new acoustic, im not sure really.

tl;dr I found a guitar I like a lot, it's not what I was looking for but it feels really nice in my hands, buy it or save the money?

Thanks!
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i think u answered ur own question if ur just gonna save the money and buy another guitar anyways y not but this one now
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well if you went through all that trouble not liking any guitar you tried then finding the perfect one, id say go for it
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If you don't like these guitars, what was the point of trying every single one?...
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If you don't like these guitars, what was the point of trying every single one?...

well i wanted to see if there would be any i liked
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It sounds like your mind is already made up, and you're asking a kind of dumb question, it should be obvious...

Anyway, since you seem like one of those guys, I just want to say this (and I've seen it said in threads, before, and I love people who bring it up): there's more out there than Fenders and Gibsons. Don't forget that.

If you had to look that hard for a guitar you were okay with, maybe it's time to try some new stuff.

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It sounds like your mind is already made up, and you're asking a kind of dumb question, it should be obvious...

Anyway, since you seem like one of those guys, I just want to say this (and I've seen it said in threads, before, and I love people who bring it up): there's more out there than Fenders and Gibsons. Don't forget that.

If you had to look that hard for a guitar you were okay with, maybe it's time to try some new stuff.

Just saying.

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Your Guitar Center has Gibson and Fender rooms? Wow, My Guitar center has a Guitar room. Anyway about the SG, if you really like it go for it. I would still look around for a little before buying though. Just in case you see something else. I would also check out other brands than Fender and Gibson. I would recommend you test drive something else at Guitar Center like maybe a PRS SE (highly recommend) or an Ibanez ART or something like that.
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Your Guitar Center has Gibson and Fender rooms? Wow, My Guitar center has a Guitar room. Anyway about the SG, if you really like it go for it. I would still look around for a little before buying though. Just in case you see something else. I would also check out other brands than Fender and Gibson. I would recommend you test drive something else at Guitar Center like maybe a PRS SE (highly recommend) or an Ibanez ART or something like that.

no i did go through some other guitars, mainly the se series from prs and theyre pretty good ive got to say, but the flat top really annoys me
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