#1
My friend wants to begin playing guitar (electric), and wants to know what budget guitar (300-500$) he should buy that would be the most suitable for classic rock ( look and sound). Seeing as im a metal head the best thing i could recommend was an RG321 or an Epiphone Les Paul. Thats why i came here to get some opinions from you people who play rock and roll.

-Mur
#2
Strat HSS, SG or Les Paul.

Les Paul is a bit heavy, both literally and tonally, I think.
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#4
Epiphone SG or Les Paul would be a good choice for classic rock, but it's also important what amp you're putting it through. I personally went with the Epi Les Paul, and it is heavy as hell, but I still love it.
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#5
there's a lot of classic rock dude.

do you play AC/DC?

do you play Jimi Hendrix?

do you play Stevie Ray vaughan?

do you play Van Halen?

do you play Cream?

do you play Guns N Roses?

i think those enough questions to answer what you're looking for.
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#6
So far from what you guys have said im thinking the les Paul is the best choice.
#8
Quote by ECistheBest
^yes. but answer the questions.


So damn demanding. =P

To the TS...Shouldn't your friend...the one who's buying the guitar...do the research, not you?
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#9
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So damn demanding. =P

To the TS...Shouldn't your friend...the one who's buying the guitar...do the research, not you?

why consider looking to buy a car if your friends a racecar driver?
tahts what friend are for: to help one another.
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#10
well, these questions answer couple of things on their own:
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do you play AC/DC? need of bridge humbucker

do you play Jimi Hendrix? need of bridge single coil OR coil split on the humbucker

do you play Stevie Ray vaughan? need of neck single coil

do you play Van Halen? need of floyd rose (similar to AC/DC)

do you play Cream? need of a les paul (double humbucker). modern cream is ofcourse middle pickup single coil.

do you play Guns N Roses? need of neck humbucker

yea.
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Quote by ECistheBest
there's a lot of classic rock dude.

do you play AC/DC?

do you play Jimi Hendrix?

do you play Stevie Ray vaughan?

do you play Van Halen?

do you play Cream?

do you play Guns N Roses?

i think those enough questions to answer what you're looking for.


My buddy wants to play GNR and Led Zepplin mainly.
#13
great. get somewhere in the line of an Epiphone Les Paul.

i recommend: (with an 'Epiphone Les Paul' at the beginning of all.)
~Classic w/ Quilt Top (best neck i've played. quite beautiful looking too.

~Standard (well, its the standard.)


also an Agile les paul copy might be nice to look at too.
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#14
Les Paul works for any genre but you will see that it is the go-to guitar for classic rock.
#15
^that's a very broad statement... i think not.
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#16
Quote by ECistheBest
great. get somewhere in the line of an Epiphone Les Paul.

i recommend: (with an 'Epiphone Les Paul' at the beginning of all.)
~Classic w/ Quilt Top (best neck i've played. quite beautiful looking too.

~Standard (well, its the standard.)


also an Agile les paul copy might be nice to look at too.



What are the necks on the the classic epi w/ quilt top like?
#17
those necks are a mix of skinny but thick fender necks and the big fat gibson necks. I'm a fender neck fan myself, so i think it's got a nice neck for me.

the pickups are hot ceramics on the quilt top one, which gives me lots of versatility. they look great too. the pics on MF or GC.com aren't that great. u want to see it with ur eyeballs.
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#18
I say try out and Agile too. I have played my buddy's AL-3000 and it was a fantastic guitar!
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My buddy wants to play GNR and Led Zepplin mainly.

Get a Epi Les Paul then. Jimmy page and Slash both use Les Pauls