#1
Hello,
I am new here, and I have a question. I have been playing for guitar for quite a bit now (not too much, 3 months or so) and I have been playing acoustic.

I want to get an electric, but I don't know which one.

I was thinking about getting the "Epiphone Les Paul LP100" for $300, but everyone says to get a "Fender Blacktop Strat" for around $700. I don't want to spend the extra $400 so I want to know if the Epiphone is good, and how good/bad is it compared to the Strat.

Thanks very much!

P.S. Here is the form thing:

Budget: Around $300
Favorite bands: Pink Floyd, Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin
Preferences: The Les Paul look.
Pickups: I really don't understand that yet.
Condition: New
Location: Australia, looking at Kosmic sound
Last edited by Jamesyyy at Jan 18, 2012,
#2
Totally different ends of the spectrum there.

I understand that you're new, but answer as many questions as these as you can, and we'll be able to give you some real advice.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1497696
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#5
Well, in this case they both have humbuckers (Fenders usually have single coils), but nearly everything else is different.

Until you answer those, I'll go ahead and say don't get an LP-100. It's a pretty bad guitar. At the very least, it is missing essential qualities that make a Les Paul a Les Paul.

But it's really hard to give advice, because there are thousands of different guitars out there, and without knowing more info about what you like or want, we'll basically just be shooting in the dark with suggestions.

EDIT: I didn't see your edit there.

I recommend an HSS strat like this one http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Stratocaster-HSS-Electric-Guitar-512573-i2189860.gc. That'll get you most of the tones you're after.

Do you already have/have plans for an amp?
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
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Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
Last edited by Offworld92 at Jan 18, 2012,
#6
Quote by Offworld92
Well, in this case they both have humbuckers (Fenders usually have single coils), but nearly everything else is different.

Until you answer those, I'll go ahead and say don't get an LP-100. It's a pretty bad guitar. At the very least, it is missing essential qualities that make a Les Paul a Les Paul.

But it's really hard to give advice, because there are thousands of different guitars out there, and without knowing more info about what you like or want, we'll basically just be shooting in the dark with suggestions.


I gave more information, hopefully you might be able to help.
#7
Aye, here is that guitar again, from the site you listed. http://www.kosmic.com.au/Guitars/SQUIER/387?Squier-Vintage-Modified-Strat-HSS-Black-

I'm assuming the price you listed was USD, not AUD?

Ideally, if you can, I highly recommend a used Fender Standard HSS strat. But if you really want to go new, that Squire isn't a bad guitar at all.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#8
Quote by Offworld92
Aye, here is that guitar again, from the site you listed. http://www.kosmic.com.au/Guitars/SQUIER/387?Squier-Vintage-Modified-Strat-HSS-Black-

I'm assuming the price you listed was USD, not AUD?

Ideally, if you can, I highly recommend a used Fender Standard HSS strat. But if you really want to go new, that Squire isn't a bad guitar at all.


Anything cheaper? That's a bit out of my price range, I'm looking for something around $300. Thanks for your help by the way.
#9
Yeah, here we go, I didn't see this before http://www.kosmic.com.au/Guitars/YAMAHA/2288?Yamaha-Pacifica-012,-Black.

Yamaha makes really really good entry level stuff. Better than Squire in a price for price match for sure.
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My band:
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(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X