#1
Hey,

I want to buy a new guitar but can't deside which one...
Which of those are better?

Gibson Les Paul Studio or Fender Telecaster Jim Root Artist Series
Or maybe another one, i want a Les Paul. I want to play all types of music from metal to acoustic


Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:

* Series: Artist
Body: Mahogany
Neck: C-shaped maple, satin polyurethane finish
Fingerboard: Ebony (white), maple (black)
Frets: 22 Dunlop® 6100 jumbo frets
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
Hardware: Black
Machine Heads: Fender deluxe locking tuners, black
Bridge: Black six-saddle string-through-body hardtail
Pickguard: Single-ply (black or white)
Pickups: EMG® 60 (neck), EMG® 81 (bridge)
Pickup Switching: 3-position blade
Position 1: bridge pickup
Position 2: bridge and neck pickups
Position 3: neck pickup
Controls: Master volume
Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250L, Nickel Plated Steel, gauges .009,
.011, .016, .024, .032, .042
Unique Features: EMG® pickups, mahogany body, ebony fingerboard, flat finishes


Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Features:

* Carved maple top
Mahogany body with chambered weight-relief
Mahogany neck, '50s Rounded Les Paul
Rosewood fingerboard (Ebony on Alpine white)
22 frets
Corian nut
Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar
Chrome or gold hardware
490R and 498T Alnico 2 magnet humbucker pickups (BurstBucker Pro on faded finish models)
2 volume and 2 tone knobs with black speed knobs, 3-way switch
Vintage-style 14:1 tuners with perloid buttons
#2
Jim root's tele has EMG's. Personally I don't like those pickups, it wipes half the tone of the wood off the face of the earth and sounds a bit sterile as a result. The Les Paul is the standard for anything, and the lower you tune them the better they sound.
But you really have to play them both to make your mind up and see what sounds best for you
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#3
I personally love the JR Telecasters, but I've had a Gibson LP Studio before and I can tell you it's a very reliable guitar. And the pickups on the LP have a very nice high gain sound.

Good luck with your choice.
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#4
I'd say go with the Tele because I've played one and it sounds awesome to me. Aside from that, I'm not a fan of Les Pauls. They're okay but way overpriced in my opinion for what you're getting.

Play them both and see which one you like more. Personally I like the sound of EMGs clean but you might not. DaMarsbarPerson thinks they wipe out the tone of the wood, and I disagree, and that's the point. It all goes down to individual preference.
#6
I've always liked the JR tele, but I think I'd go with the Les paul given a choice
Guitars:
'11 Gibson Buckethead LP
'97 Fender Cali Series Strat
?? Samick Bass
'01 Fernandes Dragonfly Elite
#7
i'd go with the LP

as previously mentioned by DaMarsbarPerson the EMG's destroy the wood tone. and the whole point of a guitars different woods is for the tonal differences.

that and i'm very anti-EMG's (and other active p-ups)

i just think they're crap. and people can argue with me all day long, they're overpriced, have sterile tone, require batteries, and look stupid. my opinion and it'll never change.
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#8
there OP, opinions vary very widely, so go to the store an give them each a good half-hour workout, and feel/hear the difference yourself
Guitars:
'11 Gibson Buckethead LP
'97 Fender Cali Series Strat
?? Samick Bass
'01 Fernandes Dragonfly Elite