#1
My finally got $2000 saved up and I want a new guitar.

I play Classic Rock and Rock.(Zeppelin, Stones, AC/DC, Etc.)

I dont know if i should get a.

Les Paul Classic or Standard
Or a
Gibson SG standard or Classic.

I played both and both are amazing!!

I want something that is good for solos, good for rythem and good in general.

I want you guys to tell me the goods and bads about both guitars.

Thanks a lot!!

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#2
Lp's are heavy and SG's have better upper fret access, but i prefger the look and feel of a Les Paul to any guitar i've ever played, thats just how i fell i ****in love those things
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#6
Wow, awesome guitars man! Grats on your soon purchase!


Personally, from the SG's I've played (epi's -_-). I don't really like them...but I can't really comment so I"ll leave that out :P.

On the les pauls...I just love them. I say get a classic and choose a sick color, then use your left over money and get some tighter pick ups (IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE STOCK PUPS). If you like the stock pups, then you're rather getting the standard.

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#9
Get the Les Paul Classic. It has hotter pickups where as the standard's are more mellow. Sgs have great fret access, but not near the sustain or chunck of an LP. I like to think of SGs as Gibsons Strat w/ humbuckers. For overall Classic rockness, get the LP.
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#11
get the sg standard and a nice tube amp
used jcm 800 combo or a fender hotrod deluxe
#13
don't spen all 2,000 dollars on the guitar. split it about 50/50 to get a nice tube amp and guitar. you don't have to, but i think it would be smarter.
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don't spen all 2,000 dollars on the guitar. split it about 50/50 to get a nice tube amp and guitar. you don't have to, but i think it would be smarter.


Agreed, your sound is more dependent on your amp than your guitar, and for 2 Grand you could get a nice guitar AND a nice amp, especially if you go used.
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#16
I had to make the same choice, I chose the SG.

LP advantages are:

looks sexy, and is a classic
better sustain and tone (slightly)

SG advantages:

looks HOT (and the chicks dig it )
feels great to play (fret access, neck profile)
VERY light, when I pick up a Strat it feels heavy in comparison. You really don't want a heavy guitar, trust me, especially if you gig frequently, or if you carry your guitar around a lot.
quite a bit cheaper (you can get a Standard for about $900 new if you know how to bargain)

At the end of the day, you can't go wrong either way...but I picked the SG partially because it's an all time favourite of mine. And with $2000, you've got about a grand to spend on an amazing amp. Or spend half of that, and get yourself a nice leather strap, case, and effects.

Hope this helps
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#17
Id personaly choose the SG

while the LP has a really nice tone and looks great, the playability is not as good. it is really heavy and the upper fret access is a bit more of a problem compared to the sg.
The sg has a great tone, great looks and also has great playablity. they are so dam light its awsome to play them and they also have great upper fret access. LP is probly better tone for zepplin or stones but the SG is the perfect guitar for playing acdc stuff while still being able to play zepplin stuff. Both guitars are good but id choose the sg simply because its a nicer guitar to play
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#18
i prefer standard to the classic, i dunno if it was just that guitar but when i played a classic it didnt feel right to me. get a standard and if you think its mellow get some nice pickups put in to suit style and sound you want.

but LP standard and whether you pick anyone of those 4 you are one lucky bastard, id love to have any of them lol but would prefer les pauls :P
Gear:

Gibson lpj
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Les Paul 1960's Tribute Plus
Schecter s-1
Marshall JCM900 100WATT HEAD
Fender mustang 1
Dunlop Crybaby
Danelectro Distortion
Tanglewood exotic electro acoustic
Westfield Bass
#19
I've got my Gibson picked out for when I want something with humbuckers (currently working toward a Tele, so a while off). I was looking at the Les Paul studio range, same sound just not as nicely presented when I found what will someday be my guitar - The Red Wine LP Studio. With unbursted red die all over, including the neck, it looks better without the binding, and it's cheaper.

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#20
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I've got my Gibson picked out for when I want something with humbuckers (currently working toward a Tele, so a while off). I was looking at the Les Paul studio range, same sound just not as nicely presented when I found what will someday be my guitar - The Red Wine LP Studio. With unbursted red die all over, including the neck, it looks better without the binding, and it's cheaper.


My dad has one, but with chrome. It's lovely, only complaint is the pickguard seems extremely flimsy.
#21
i take pickguards off except my mirror one cause its limited edition
Gear:

Gibson lpj
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Les Paul 1960's Tribute Plus
Schecter s-1
Marshall JCM900 100WATT HEAD
Fender mustang 1
Dunlop Crybaby
Danelectro Distortion
Tanglewood exotic electro acoustic
Westfield Bass