#1
Okay, heres my situation.


I have been playing for two years and im loving playing the guitar, I would like to continue playing for many years. Right now i am playing a Fender Squier starter pack guitar through the amp it came with... however as you would expect, I want a new guitar..

A guitar a have had in my mind for about 2 months now is the Epiphone SG G-400.

So here i am asking UG if its a guitar that has good quality tone, worth it, just an all round good guitar for a second guitar you know.

Then youve got my amp, OBVISOULY i want a new one.. Very undecided at the moment.. Want something with some good power but not too much.. Nothing over $600 and has good quality.

I would greately appriciate it if you comment on my guitar selection and give me some ideas for an amp.

Cheers.

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#2
what's your guitar budget?

Playing styles/genres?

Why do people ask question like this with no info?
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#3
Guitar budget.. $700

My playing ranges from many different things.. Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Mettalica to Wolfmother to Guns N Roses.. Mostly Classic Rock and Alternative, Bit of metal.
#4
Alright, well I assume you mean USD?

A G-400 is only 300. . .

You can find a used Gibson SG Standard for that much.
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#7
G400s aren't *bad*.

They just aren't good.

My first guitar was a G400, and I ended up giving it to a buddy after 9 months. The neck is pretty cozy, but the electronics and pickups are sub par and the body is just a little too light for my tastes.

The Schecter Omen 6 would be a better choice, in my opinion.

Smooth neck, decent pickups, pretty resonant body. Definitely a solid guitar for the price.
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#8
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or by the epi sg and new amp while ur at it

thats the wayto go.

i had the cherry G-400, anf it was really nice, i liked the neck, paint, (the pickups arent that bad). this is an excelent choice. very versatile
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#9
If your budget for guitar alone is $700 then you could just get the Gibson SG with the faded finish. I have the faded finish Flying V and it is beautiful. However, if your budget is $700 total then I would suggest getting the G-400 for now, and looking for a good amp.

Good luck!
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#10
I got one as my first electric, god knows why! I'm not a fan of playing it, the neck is too heavy and you feel as if you are holding it up while trying to play, and it's got a very fat sound that I don't like. It does feel nice tho, aside from that, the frets ere really nice and the finish is perfect. I stuck shiny stars to mine. and took the pick-guard off.

I'd not buy another one tho, or really recommend it. I'm sure you could get a better sound of it than I manage, I don't really try, I use my Epi Dot instead.
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