#1
Hey all,

What's the best guitar for hard rock music? (Guns N' Roses, Led Zep, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Velvet Revolver etc.) I'm lead guitarist in a hard rock band and looking to add another guitar to my collection currently consisting of a Les Paul Studio, a Tony Iommi Epi and a Fender Strat. I was considering a Mustaine VMNT1 as some of our songs are pretty heavy and sound pretty nice through a VMNT1, but it wouldn't fit with most of our songs. They are bitchin' guitars though. My budget is say $1000 - $1600. I was thinking a Gibson SG Classic? Anyone offer any advice, I know you guys are good for it!
#3
So what would you recommend? That's what I was thinking too, always been more of a Les Paul guy but I do quite like SG's
#4
I'd say sell your studio and combine that with your current budget to get a used Custom. Or you could just use your current budget towards a Les Paul Traditional Pro which suits your music perfectly
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#5
your iommi sg already has that covered so really a semi-hollow seems like the one thing you don't have. a strat and a LP pretty much cover hard rock already so are you sure that is where you want to put your cash. maybe a better amp of fx might be a better answer.
#7
Les Paul Standard without a shadow of a doubt. I mean, every one of those bands uses a Les Paul. It's a no brainer.
#8
You're being very vague. Based on your original post the answer would be "absolutely anything with humbuckers". You need to be more specific. Scale length? Tremolo? Tone specifics? Are you down-tuning?
#11
Are you looking for a hard rock tone or specifically just a hard rock guitar? As it's been stated, your Gibsons should work out fine. With that kind of budget, though, there are plenty of amps that you could buy, if you are looking for tone. What kind of amp do you have now? And if you do want a new amp, how loud do you need it?
#12
Dude, you have a Les Paul, SG, and a Strat. You don't get more hard rock than that.

Maybe an Ibanez? Another Les Paul? I don't see what's wrong with what you've got. It'd be a pain bringing all those guitars to a gig anyway
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#13
ESP LTD H series deluxe would be my reccomendation, im not a huge fan of any of those models specifically.
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Are you looking for a hard rock tone or specifically just a hard rock guitar? As it's been stated, your Gibsons should work out fine. With that kind of budget, though, there are plenty of amps that you could buy, if you are looking for tone. What kind of amp do you have now? And if you do want a new amp, how loud do you need it?



Using a Marshall AVT100 at the minute, it's pretty nice but looking to upgrade sooner rather than later. I'd probably look at another 100watt amp, as I gig quite regularly.
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Using a Marshall AVT100 at the minute, it's pretty nice but looking to upgrade sooner rather than later. I'd probably look at another 100watt amp, as I gig quite regularly.


Go out and get a JCM800 or a JCM2000.
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#16
Take a look at the JCM800 or a JCM2000 TSL. A JVM410H would suit you aswell. Just look at some decent amps. The YJM100 is really good if you just ignore the fact it's related to Yngiwe. In all honesty, it's a 59SLP with a load of mods on. Awesome amp.
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Like the club tie, and the firm handshake,
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile.'

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So that when they turn their backs on you,
You'll get the chance to put the knife in.'
#17
LP or SG a Strat would wor, but most of what you listed is Mahogany guitars with humbuckers territory
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Go out and get a JCM800 or a JCM2000.

Or a vintage modern. At least try one. It nails hard rock. For a single channel amp, it's pretty versatile. I think it has more body and depth than a JCM800. But that's just my opinion.