Poll: Which guitar
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Gibson SG 61 Reissue
18 35%
Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded 50's Neck
18 35%
Ibanez JS1200
15 29%
Voters: 51.
#1
I am trying to decide between these three guitars, and was wondering what others suggested.

~Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded '50s Neck
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Standard-Faded-50s-Neck?sku=517523

~Gibson SG '61 Reissue
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-SG-61-Reissue-Electric-Guitar?sku=517210

~Ibanez JS1200
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-JS1200-Joe-Satriani-Signature-Guitar?sku=519419

I am open to suggestions, but am pretty set on one of these three, just can't decide which. Also, How do some of the cheaper(epiphone) Les Pauls and SGs compare to the more expensive models? I play anywhere from Frank Zappa to Guns n' Roses to Satriani. I use a Boss GT-8, and play through a ValveKing 212
Last edited by ikeman868 at Nov 6, 2007,
#3
well the gibs are completly differant to the ibanez. try out one of the gibsons and the ibanez, if you perfer the gibson, try out the other gibson and see witch one you prepare. or if you prefer the ibanez, get it lol.

But if it was my cash, even though i play metal i'd take the les paul. I love the feel and the tone of them.
Last edited by [I Buy Peace] at Nov 6, 2007,
#4
I have an SG standard and Love ot the. If u play Zappa and GNR id get the SG. It should do Satriani OK to. The Les Paul has not upperfret access so it might not be the best choice. The satriani is also a great shredding guitar but idk how chords sound on it. Overall SG all the way.
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#5
well i would go with the les paul. i dont have a gibson les paul so i dont know how much that opinion means but i do have a epiphone les paul custom and i think it plays better and even sounds better than some gibsons ive played at guitar center. I definatly think that if you have the money though you should go with gibson les paul.
#7
SG 61 reissue, most definitely. I've been lusting since one ever since I got my Special Faded. You may also want to try the les paul, though. Some people can't stand the upper fret access, others don't mind it at all, and some people don't like the SG's tone compared the LP. Anyway, bonus points if you get one of the limited edition SG's with the ebony or classic white finishes!
#8
Quote by Fuzzbox91
I have an SG standard and Love ot the. If u play Zappa and GNR id get the SG. It should do Satriani OK to. The Les Paul has not upperfret access so it might not be the best choice. The satriani is also a great shredding guitar but idk how chords sound on it. Overall SG all the way.


a LP has the same fret access as an sg honestly, plus they both have 22 frets (which might be an annoyance while playing some satch.) do u really want a trem TS? if it's not worth the hassle to you i'd suggest the paul
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#9
I have a whammy pedal set up on my GT-8, so I don't have to have that, the only thing i was concerned with the les paul was the weight of it
#10
Quote by ikeman868
I have a whammy pedal set up on my GT-8, so I don't have to have that, the only thing i was concerned with the les paul was the weight of it


the only way to know if you like the weight or not it to actually play one and see for yourself. i personaly prefer the weight of a LP and cant stand the "lightweight" guitars (ibanez, fender ect..). the only problem i can see with the weight of a les paul is how your back would feel after standing with one for an hour or so. but if this guitar is for home practice only i don't think that would be a problem.

however, if you do decide to go for either an SG or LP might i suggest an ESP eclipse or viper to save you some cash you could later put towards a better amp
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#11
The JS is such an awesome guitar...
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#12
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SG > Les Paul > Signature models.
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#13
the Les Paul.
Advantages: Great tone, nice sustain, and it looks cool. lol
Disadvantages: Its heavy, sticky neck at first.

But thats just me.
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#14
yeah but the js isnt over priced (coughjemcough)
and it plays like butter

its VERY versatile too
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#15
Les Pauls also have poor upper fret access and an unbalanced body.
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#16
and most les pauls have painted necks, which i think imo are horrible for moving around quickly
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#17
those guitars all feel and sound very, very different from one another. everything from necks to weight to tone. thus you probably haven't tried them out/haven't tried them out extensively. i highly highly highly suggest you spend a couple of hours doing so before dropping $1500 on a guitar.
#18
The les paul
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#19
I plan on making a trip to Guitar Center in the near future to try them all out. I wouldn't buy a guitar with out trying it out first
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#20
uhhhh. Satch's guitar is good and all but Id take the SG. even though you would have much more flexibility with the ibanez. I really dont want a Gibson Les Paul since IMO they are overrated and dont sound good for my play style. I do want the slash or zakk wylde signature though. preferably because they have good pickups and the slash one is just great and the ZW has the paint...
#21
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SG > Les Paul > Signature models.


The LP IS a sig model, quite possibly the most sucessful sig model ever
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#22
The SG would IMO be the best. Personally I wasn't to fond of the shape of the neck, it was quite flat, which I guess would be good for shredding though.
#23
the '61 reissue most definitely i want a white one oh so badly
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Last edited by LPstudioWRz28 at Nov 7, 2007,
#24
those are totally different guitars... if you don't have some kind of preference you need to play them all a bit more...
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#25
Quote by shredhead22
a LP has the same fret access as an sg honestly, plus they both have 22 frets (which might be an annoyance while playing some satch.) do u really want a trem TS? if it's not worth the hassle to you i'd suggest the paul


The JS has 22 frets and he seems to get by on that. the SG has much better fret acess. Yes they both have the same amount of frets but u can reach the SGs much faster becase you dont have to worry about a 2 inch thick block of wood getting in ur way when u progress to higher frets. I have an LP and and an SG.
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