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#1
My dad said that at the end of the first half of school if my grades are good, he'll get me new guitar.

I play a lot of classic rock and heavy metal, so that gives some kind of clue...

What do you guys recommend. I like both of these guitars, so I won't be remorseful if I don't get one or the other.

Thanks,

Joe.
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#2
considering the massive amount of "gibson LP quality sucks" threads within the past... now, I would say the SG or an EPI LP with new pickups, like others have suggested.
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#4
SGs are neck heavy, so if you let go of the guitar, the neck droops down. This has stopped me from buying an SG my whole life. Moreover, you can never go wrong with a LP.
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#7
I've got a LP and love it, but if you're truly a metal dude, I'd say SG. I favor a LP for classic rock and an SG for metal. JPersonally a Les Paul suites my tastes more, but that's just my taste though.
#10
Shecters do pwn, but gibsons arent crap. (A Schecter might not be in his/his dad's budget.) Anyway, I'd go with the SG .... Or you could get an e50 dot (the guitar that michal j fox uses when playing johnny b goode in back to the future.) I love mine.
#11
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gibson is crap. play a schecter

whats up with all these fanboy kids lurking around the forums?

I'd say firstly play them and see what you think, the Les Paul has a warmer tone with more sustain but is less player friendly, because of weight and lack of upper fret access. The only downside to the SG imo is that it neckdives if you let go of it.
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#12
yea, schecters are metal beasts. Or have your dad et you the new Van Halen sig. It is only 25K
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#13
Well, I may not get any Gibson-made (too damn expensive) guitars, so its going to be Epiphone all the way.
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#14
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LP only cuz its easier to hit the higher frets on one rather than an SG


You're kidding right?
#15
^ I'd say get a Schecter C-1 Artist, but they dont have a whammy bar. But they look so awesome with those inlays.
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#16
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SG all the way
the neck heavy thing isn't true
I've never had a problem with mine.


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#17
dude, screw what all these guys say, i got an epiphone LP standard for my first electric and i still play it all the time! SGs are totally solid too, just make sure the action is good and you like the tone the pickups give. thats all you really need to worry about. the only complaint about my LP is that it weighs half a ****ing ton. check out the new epiphone LP ultra models, theyre supposed to be really nice and flat topped with humbuckers. good stuff.
#18
Guys...

No Schecter. No other brands AT ALL.

Just Epiphone. Maybe Gibson.
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#20
Get an SG. What would Angus do?
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#21
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Get an SG. What would Angus do?


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#23
SG FTW!!! i got one with the custom tremelo and i love it...they both are fairly heavy guitars but the SG is my favorite...
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#24
I have an Epi LP Custom and i love it, and i would have to disagree with the person that said that the LP is less player friendly than an SG. IMO the LP feels more solid than heavy, and the SG just feels too light, like i could break it real easy, but thats just me. I can reach the upper frets just fine, and i have little sausages for fingers. The only downside to Epi LP's are their stock pickups, you will probably want to switch them out to suit your tastes better. Other than that both really are great quitars, good quality, just make sure you don't buy a lemon.
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#25
I'm also thinking of a Les Paul Black Beauty. That might be kickass.
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#26
Ok, let's look at what we've got here.

SG
Primary Genres: Hard Rock, Classic Rock.
Cost: $250 - $579
Options: Epiphone Emily The Strange 310, Epiphone 310 Standard, Gibson Faded Special

Les Paul
Primary Genres - Classic Rock, Blues.
Cost: $399 - $499
Options: Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Epiphone Les Paul Custom.

Others
Options: Schecter C-1, Fender Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster Schecter C-1 Classic.

Now that, my brotha, is advice
#28
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Beg your dad for both he will understand if he really loves you


You're an asshole for even saying that. I'm not going to manipulate my dad because I can't decide between guitars. **** you.
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#29
I would get a Epiphone G-400 and swap out the pickups, But honestly, Just try some guitars out and pick the one you like the most.
#30
I love my SG...

I dunno why people say that they are neck heavy... when im standing up playing and I let go of it, the thing doesnt move an inch... but I also have a nice thick leather strap thats really comfortable...

I would say go with a gibson, but like everyones been saying there have been some quality control issue's... I played one faded sg special and hated it, went to a different guitar center and found the one I got now, and I absolutely love it, lol

but the two guitars play very differently, you should try out both at a giutar center or something, and see which you like better
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#31
My opinions (I own the Gibson SG Standard)
It is not so neck heavy that it causes problems.
SG's sustain just as long as LP's. I have owned several of both.
QC is a concern on any new guitar other than Custom Shop (and even they need a setup sometimes.)
LP's and SG's are both great guitars. I wouldn't mind having a LP but if I can have only one it will be my SG. Light weight, superior upper fret access.
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#33
Quote by Gu1tar K1d
Ok, let's look at what we've got here.

SG
Primary Genres: Hard Rock, Classic Rock.
Cost: $250 - $579
Options: Epiphone Emily The Strange 310, Epiphone 310 Standard, Gibson Faded Special

Les Paul
Primary Genres - Classic Rock, Blues.
Cost: $399 - $499
Options: Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Epiphone Les Paul Custom.

Others
Options: Schecter C-1, Fender Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster Schecter C-1 Classic.

Now that, my brotha, is advice

you are the GOD of advice.

I already own a Fender Stratocaster (Black HSS with a pearloid pickguard), but I just can't choose between a Les Paul or an SG. What's the difference in sound?
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#34
why these 2 with so many better choices around? but if you insist: the lp has a darker, bassier tone, the sg is brighter but still dark compared to other guitars, its a hard choice, because the lp is more for classic, and the sg is for hard-ish rock (still not metal) id suggest you should keep looking for more choices, gibsons are kind of overpriced for what they are, with the 1k the sg's worth you can get a way better guitar from another maker, or thats just me?
#35
I've said it once, so I'll say it again...

ahem...

I'M NOT GETTING A GIBSON!!!!!


...


I've always wanted a Les Paul. It was supposed to be the first guitar I was goin' to buy, but I bought my Fender Strat HSS. So now, I knew that the next guitar I wanted to get was going to be a Les Paul. That is, until I saw the SG. I'm stuck between these guitars.
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#36
Quote by cpljwlusmc
I've said it once, so I'll say it again...

ahem...

I'M NOT GETTING A GIBSON!!!!!


...


I've always wanted a Les Paul. It was supposed to be the first guitar I was goin' to buy, but I bought my Fender Strat HSS. So now, I knew that the next guitar I wanted to get was going to be a Les Paul. That is, until I saw the SG. I'm stuck between these guitars.

okay dude sorry i didnt read the whole post
#37
No worries, I was being stupid.
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#38
Hey... it's a long time until term is over... you'll have enough time to decide!

I'd recommend the LP though... Better feel, tone etc. than an SG in my opinion.
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#39
My term hasn't even started yet (August 20).
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#40
Well, that only proves my point further doesn't it? You have 1 term to decide.
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