#1
Like overall, is it a better guitar? I'm thinking about picking one up, I play mainly hard/classic rock (AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith etc.) - would it fit?
#2
no idean what one is better but id guess an sg would be fine, didnt i read somewhere that slash used an sg to record nightrain? could have been in his book but im not sure
#3
I would say so (and it looks so damn cool!)

The Les Paul Studio is a no thrills Les Paul, which has it's advantages but the SG standard is a nicely made SG
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#4
Well, I have the SG Standard, and thats all I really need in guitar (except I need a new one with floyd rose for the serious shred) BUT for rock, hard rock and metal, you can´t really go wrong with a Gibby like that BUT you might be able to find other guitar outside Gibson that can do the same, and for a couple hundred bucks less.
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#5
the SG standard is likely to be a step up in quality over the LP studio, it depends on which individual guitars you're comparing really. Try before you buy and take your time choosing - it's well worth the effort especially when you're spending that much money.
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#6
Quote by Blompcube
the SG standard is likely to be a step up in quality over the LP studio, it depends on which individual guitars you're comparing really. Try before you buy and take your time choosing - it's well worth the effort especially when you're spending that much money.



Well I already have an LP Studio, so I probably will end up getting an SG Standard, that or a VMNT1 anyways!
#8
I like the weight of the LP (odd, I know), but I also kinda dig the feel of a good SG. If it were me, I'd go for the Les Paul. But try 'em both out and see what you like.
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#9
A SG Standard is more of a straigth rock guitar, I feel. Like good old AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Kiss. While a Les Paul Studio can do all of that, plus give you a nice bluesy and jazzy tone - and let you play the kind of calm rock the Beatles played. Overall a "high-end" Studio would be your choice. Don't buy one of those faded ones. Try the 50-60's Tribute once with P90's. Lots of good positive reviews on YouTube, and all over the internet. The Worn Gold Top also makes up for no bindings.

Good luck in finding your guitar, I'm having trouble myself
#10
Dont buy either without playing both. Both very different guitars in so many ways, put the exact same guitar in two players hands and it will have a different tone. The neck, the weight, the string gauge, the pickups, the positioning of the pickups, the fret size+number, the wood, you'll find the right combination.

I went to a guitar shop, played an SG + LP standard, LP studio, SG raw power, LP studio raw power. By far and away the best one for ME was the LP raw power, godly tone over all the others including several other LP models. Prior to trying them i had it in my mind i wanted an LP standard, it felt horrible to play.

P.s i play exactly the same stuff as yourself, and i've nailed a guns + aerosmith + dc tone before on my lp studio (Raw power version).


TL: DR
The SG is more cutting, and lighter (i think?)
The LP is more versatile and fuller sound.
The guitars are handbuilt, two guitars of the same model could well sound different.
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Last edited by W4T3V3R at Jul 5, 2011,
#11
Quote by CamelCloud
A SG Standard is more of a straigth rock guitar, I feel. Like good old AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Kiss. While a Les Paul Studio can do all of that, plus give you a nice bluesy and jazzy tone - and let you play the kind of calm rock the Beatles played. Overall a "high-end" Studio would be your choice. Don't buy one of those faded ones. Try the 50-60's Tribute once with P90's. Lots of good positive reviews on YouTube, and all over the internet. The Worn Gold Top also makes up for no bindings.

Good luck in finding your guitar, I'm having trouble myself



Hah yeah, I've heard the 50's - 60's tributes are hot, I own a Gibson LP Studio Wine Red w/ Chrome Hardware currently, made in 1999 - and it's pretty awesome.