#1
Hey guys, I know that everyone has a different taste and all but I need a little help on what guitar to pick, my options now are either a Gibson (NOT EPIPHONE) Les Paul Studio or an Ibanez RG Prestige...the Ibanez seems pretty sweet but I think that it's too metal or too "shredder" to me, I play a mix of heavy metal/hard rock/blues rock...kinda like the the tone of Rush and Led Zeppelin too. But anyways I got offered those two used guitars for 600 bucks from a close friend of mine and now I am in doubt. So what do you guys think? (you can suggest another brand if you prefer)
#3
Get the Gibson. You won't regret it, and you stand in the future situation of saying "man.. Why didn't I buy that Gibson when I had the cash?". You won't say the same thing about an ibanez.
#4
Quote by cheesecakes4
Get the Gibson. You won't regret it, and you stand in the future situation of saying "man.. Why didn't I buy that Gibson when I had the cash?". You won't say the same thing about an ibanez.

You've obviously never played a Prestige model. Pure sex.
#5
Ibanez! Some of them look like theyre just for metal, but they have crystal cleans!
#6
Play them.
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#7
Try them out. Pick which one works for you young one.
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#8
Just try both of them out. Both are pretty good instruments, so its not really a question about quality... but rather more of which you would prefer.

Just note that both instruments can be quite different. To start with, they're both different of weights and different tonewoods, which significantly impact the tonal characteristic of the guitar. The Gibby will be darker, while the Ibanez will be more middy.

Next, the feel of both will be quite different. The neck of the RG wil be slimmer, while the Gibson is inherently thicker. Some people prefer a paper thin neck for fast passages. However, I find that some width on the neck actually helps me play better and faster.

At this point, assuming both are in good condition, try both and pick the one you feel the most comfortable with, and the one with the sound you prefer more. IMO, its really more about feel and sound at this point.
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#9
The Les Paul Studio is fantastic value for money, it sounds great and is quite cheap for a gibson. GET IT, it beats the shit out of the ibanez
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#10
The LTD is probably gonna be worse than both the prestige and the studio.

Do you know the exact model of the Ibanez?
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#11
Any specs. If the Gibson has an Ebony neck then go for it. Its the best thing on my studio. Super smooth.
#12
Quote by cheesecakes4
Get the Gibson. You won't regret it, and you stand in the future situation of saying "man.. Why didn't I buy that Gibson when I had the cash?". You won't say the same thing about an ibanez.


Rubbish the only reason to get that Gibson is flip it to something that isn't a piece of shit.
Les Paul Studios are rubbish you're buying a $400-500 guitar with a $300 head stock.

An ESP EC-1000 or Prestige Ibanez are 20 times the guitars that a Les Paul studio will ever dream of being.


Get a real $800 guitar and buy an ESP EC-1000
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#13
Get the Prestige man, you could probably play anything on it.
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