#1
I was looking at the Epiphone Les Paul and the SG, and I think they are both the same price. What is the difference between the two in sound and playability? Also, I will use the guitar to play purely any kind of rock and no blues or jazz or anything, for whatever that's worth to my decision.
#3
epi sgs disgrace the gibbys, the lps are of much higher quality
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#9
if it's special than neither, they both suck just as much, but stay away from epis if you can
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i have a les paul and love it. i would never play anything else
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Les paul. It's more versitale. While it may not be able to go as treble-ish as an SG, it can do trebles well. SGs do trebles very well, but aren't to good with the low crunch. If you're all rock and shred and other high-end, high-gain stuff, the sg is good for you. For more variety, go with the LP.
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Les paul. It's more versitale. While it may not be able to go as treble-ish as an SG, it can do trebles well. SGs do trebles very well, but aren't to good with the low crunch. If you're all rock and shred and other high-end, high-gain stuff, the sg is good for you. For more variety, go with the LP.

thanks, that was prolly the most helpful comment so far
#13
i played my dads SG,then bought a les paul...the LP has a thicker, fuller tone...i like it much better then the SG
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What's your price range and what amp do you have?
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In my experience with LPs and SGs, the LPs tend to be better for rhythm work and the SGs are better for lead work.
The neck placement versus the body is what makes the most difference for me... The SG's upper frets are in a more comfortable position, whereas the LPs lower frets are in a more comfortable position.
When playing an LP sitting down, I always feel like my hand is too close to my leg. Look at the bodies of the two, and where the part you rest on your leg falls versus the neck and the pickups and you'll see what I mean.
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#16
Aren't Epi G-400s made in China now? I tried a couple of em out before and was not impressed with them. The LPs should at least be made in Korea.

Only real benefits I see in an SG are lighter weight and better upper fret access, but if its made in China its not worth the price they are charging.
#17
Les Paul. They're better quality, have better tone, more sustain, and they may be heavier, but they are at least well-balanced. And they look better, and its more comfortable sitting with them, because the neck of an SG is too heavy compared to the body.
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les paul!
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SG!!! just cause they are so much easier to play!
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My G-400 is really quite nice to play, so, I went with one of those.
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The G400 is all mahogany, so go for it...
So are most Epi LP's now aside from the 100, Junior and Special. Epi stopped using the old mahogany/alder mash they're infamous for a few years ago, they only still list them because some older instruments are still in prime circulation. All newly-made instruments now though (and for the last year and a half) have been made entirely from the same materials as the 'proper' Gibson version, which for the most part means solid mahogany all-round.

Anyway, assuming you're talking a Epi LP Standard vs the G400 which is the Epi Sg most people choose, I'd say... they're about the same. LP is more flexible, SG has easier high fret access.
Really though I'd save up a bit more and get an Epi LP Custom if I were you.
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So are most Epi LP's now aside from the 100, Junior and Special. Epi stopped using the old mahogany/alder mash they're infamous for a few years ago, they only still list them because some older instruments are still in prime circulation. All newly-made instruments now though (and for the last year and a half) have been made entirely from the same materials as the 'proper' Gibson version, which for the most part means solid mahogany all-round.


Are you SURE? This makes all the difference in what guitar i'd get next.
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#24
Neither of those guitars (Epi SG or Les Paul) is an upgrade from the Ibanez ARX100. If you get the Epi send the ARX to me.
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So are most Epi LP's now aside from the 100, Junior and Special. Epi stopped using the old mahogany/alder mash they're infamous for a few years ago

Where did you read this? Or did you see it yourself?