#1
Hey all, I've been looking for a new electric guitar to play after some time playing acoustic. I'm a little new to electrics, but I've already shown interest to the the two guitars:

B.C. Rich Mockingbird
AND
Gibson Les Paul

I mainly work within alternative, rock, soft rock, folk and occasionally industrial rock.

I talked to the guys at my local guitar shop and recommended me these two for my playing style, but I wanted your recommendations between these two.

I have a limited budget, so I don't want to buy too many guitars (as of right now, I only own an acoustic guitar). So give me your input on this. I plan on joining a band (I'm already being looked over by a band at my school who like my acoustic playing, and they want to get me onto electric and I do too really) so I only have room for one more guitar, and I want to make sure I get one that I'm totally satisfied with.

Thanks all
#3
I honestly believe this is the most valuable bit of advice anyone can give when advising on a new guitar. Take your favourites, suggestions, whatever, but never make your mind up on looks or reviews. ALWAYS play a few guitars first. And not just once. So for example, play the mockingbird for 20 minutes, go and play the Les Paul for 20 minutes, then do it again. That way you can see which you really prefer the feel of. Sound can be manipulated and changed with pickups, pedals, and EQ to an extent, the most important thing is that you like how it feels
PRS SE Chris Robertson
PRS SE EG
PRS SE Angelus Custom
Yamaha SF1000 (Both of 'em)

Laney L20H Lionheart
Marshall 1936 w/ Eminence

Rather large pedalboard..
#4
Approximate budget? Look at some of the lower level prs guitars, they can play pretty much any style you throw at them
Gear:

Jackson Mark Morton Dominion
Mesa Dual Rect 2 Channel
Marshall JCM900 1960 cab
#5
about 600 dollars and lower for my budget.. totally forgot to mention that. sorry!
#7
Quote by Capt_Clarkson
get a high end Epiphone Les Paul, and you will have some cash for an amp as well



my local store sells them for the exact same price though.
#9
i'm getting the impression that the les paul and mockingbird aren't suitable for all the genres i listed above... right?
#10
if you can find a gibson les paul for under 600 that isnt a pos then be my guest, but for your budget other companies will work just as fine, actually better
Gear:

Jackson Mark Morton Dominion
Mesa Dual Rect 2 Channel
Marshall JCM900 1960 cab
#11
Quote by BigRob91
if you can find a gibson les paul for under 600 that isnt a pos then be my guest, but for your budget other companies will work just as fine, actually better



Thanks for the advice, yeah, I guess I better keep browsing.
#12
Quote by makutoid
I honestly believe this is the most valuable bit of advice anyone can give when advising on a new guitar. Take your favourites, suggestions, whatever, but never make your mind up on looks or reviews. ALWAYS play a few guitars first. And not just once. So for example, play the mockingbird for 20 minutes, go and play the Les Paul for 20 minutes, then do it again. That way you can see which you really prefer the feel of. Sound can be manipulated and changed with pickups, pedals, and EQ to an extent, the most important thing is that you like how it feels



This. SOOOOOOOOooooooo much this.
MY GEAR
Epi SG w/ Gibson Burstbuckers
Epi Casino
PRS Kit
Thinline Tele w/ SD 1/4 Lbs
Warmoth JM

Vox Nightrain
Marshall Class 5

Boss RC-20
DT EX-7
EHX Q-Tron +
EHX Big Muff Pi w/ Tone Wicker
Line 6 Echo Park

My PRS with SD P-Rails Build
Last edited by androidred0100 at Apr 22, 2011,
#13
try and find a dealer that carries cort guitars. http://www.cortguitars.com/electric_guitars

kinda tough to find but they make phenominal guitars at a really reasonable price. they manufacture parts for bigger companies like ibanez so their products r, for the most part, the same thing but a hell of a lot cheaper. great quality and really nice sound. i had an x-6 vpr for a while and was pretty happy with it, and you cant beat the finish on that thing, it was a head turner http://www.cortguitars.com/_webapp_3832433/X-6_VPR
#14
For $600 you can't beat a Gibson Les Paul Studio. I've got the faded brown one and its a perfect guitar for the price, truly good quality. the lower end PRS's might be good as well, they're similar to the Les Paul Studio in playability but different in their own way

EDI: Totally forgot Ibanez for some reason...they're a bit shreddier, the Les Pauls and PRS' have a much better lower and mid sound, but if you want something very easy and fun to play, Ibanez is perfect
Last edited by boratian at Apr 21, 2011,
#15
I don't know about Les Paul. I found the Archtop by B.C. Rich to be amazing though. It seems pretty versatile.