#1
I finally saved up $2000, and i want to get myself a guitar.
Since I love playing nothing but Classic Rock, Blues, Pyschedelic, and Folk.

I dont know if i should a

Les Paul Classic

Gibson SG Standard

American Sratocaster.

I love all 3 of these guitars but i cant seem to choose one!!

All my heroes use all three!!

Page on LP
Hendrix on Strat
Clapton used SG in Cream, later switching to Strat

Thanks!! I really need your help!
#2
i'd personally get the sg, but since u want to play blues, i say the les paul would fit u better.
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#3
Oooooh tough one. If you want to spend all $2000, go with one of the Gibsons. You can get a very good Fender for much less. I would say try them both hands on.

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i'd play them for hours each, untill you've played everything you can on all of them then decide.
personaly i thing the strat will suit your kind of music, and you wont have to spend all your dough
EDIT: also, page played a strat on one of the Led Zep albums (maybe not though, i know he played a tele, but i heard strat as well from someone)
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#7
try them all out and see which one is most comfortable to play and that you think looks the best coz if you are spending that amount you dont want to get sick of it in a week or two.
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Go for the Les Paul, you just cant go wrong with the Les Paul great all round guitar.
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#9
Try the Les Paul and Strat in your local store (or everywhere else) and make your own decision by which one plays better...
I rather prefer the Les Paul... but it's your own decision!

I wouldn't go for a SG if you want to play the kind of music you do!
#10
try them all out and check which tone you like and which feel you like. i'd save up $1000 more and buy a gibson les paul custom. but to answer your question, i'd buy a vintage stratocaster rather than an american and buy an amp too~ the thing about sg standards is that the clean tone sounds a bit dirty to me. and les paul classics clean tones aren't that bright but the distortion is good. but thats just me
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#11
p.s.

Do you have a good amp?
Cause a great guitar still doesn't make briliant perfect tones when you have a crappy amp...
If you haven't got a good amp I would go for a strat (much cheaper then LP) and save some money for a good amp...
#12
I'd get the Les Paul, but then again, the Strat would most likely handle blues better. The Les Paul however, can do blues amazingly well also.
#13
If you tend to play more heavy "gainy" blues, then get one of the Gibsons. If you like to play clean and "twangy" blues, get the Fender.

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les paul classic all the way
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imo Gibsons are too expensive in comparison to a good aul strat!
So I say the strat, mainly because of the blues bit, you can allways turn up your od for the heavier stuff but you cant make a Lp/Sg go single.. if you know what I mean!
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The strat just don't cut it for the blues.



Yeah, cause I mean SRV, Hendrix, John Mayer, Robin Trower, Buddy Guy, etc. etc. don't use Strats right? Hmm....


(That has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard here)


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Strat is the best all rounder. If you play a lot of blues/soft rock check out a Gibson ES335 rather than the LP
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#20
Id probably get a PRS with that amount of money. It would cover all those genres brilliantly, and look and sound nicer than your other choices
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A nice Telecaster is not out of the way either, but if it's one of those three I'd go for the Les Paul and swap the pick ups to something gainy. The stock pick ups on the LP Classic are very hot and screamy. I'm changing mine after I got my next guitar.
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#22
I'd probably get a Strat. That covers two of your basses (because Clapton moved to Strats later).

Also, you'll save yourself a tonne of money for an amp in the future, or heroin addictions if you get famous.

I wouldn't have an SG because I find them unwieldy. They're far too neck heavy and keep slipping when standing up.

Les Pauls are nice, but unless you find a bargain, I wouldn't bother really.
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Yeah, cause I mean SRV, Hendrix, John Mayer, Robin Trower, Buddy Guy, etc. etc. don't use Strats right? Hmm....


(That has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard here)


So...get a freakin American Strat and a nice tube amp!


You know, I only say it to annoy people who think SRV played Blues.
#25
Of those, if just one guitar, I'd find a nice SG. If you have 2 yards to spend, you could still get a decent amp. If you have a decent amp already, go to your local GC at the end of the month, pick a nice SG and a Strat, find a hungry sales dude, offer up the wad for both.
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I'd personally get the strat, but i just love strats.


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id say the strat.
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Id probably get a PRS with that amount of money. It would cover all those genres brilliantly, and look and sound nicer than your other choices


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#28
Quote by High_o
i'd play them for hours each, untill you've played everything you can on all of them then decide.
personaly i thing the strat will suit your kind of music, and you wont have to spend all your dough
EDIT: also, page played a strat on one of the Led Zep albums (maybe not though, i know he played a tele, but i heard strat as well from someone)


Page could play a ****in tissue box with a toilet paper roller, and rubber bands, and make it sound sweeet if he wanted to.
#30
i'd say either an american fat strat or a PRS, just cause the prs is extremely versatile
#31
yea id either get a PRS or a fender. I have heard some bad things about the les paul (gibson not epi) on musiciansfriend.com but im not sure cuz i havent tried one. I have however tried an SG and loved it. I would personly go witht the PRS
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You know, I only say it to annoy people who think SRV played Blues.

bahahahaha.

/sarcasm.

shut up.

strat.
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