#1
i am thinking of buying a new guitar in the near future thats in the $600 price range. out
of all the guitars i looked at the two that i liked the most were a epiphone lp custom and a gibson fadded sg.so i was wondering which one should i buy.i play rhythm so i guess that might make a difference in which one i should get.
#2
I'd personally get the Les Paul. The Gibson Faded SGs aren't that great. I've never played an Epiphone Les Paul Custom, but even the Epiphone Les Paul Standards are better than the Gibson Faded SG in my opinion, and I love SGs.
#3
Go with what you like better. Try them both out. I'd generally shy away from cheap Gibbies though. I'd recommend an Ibanez SZ or a Michael Kelly Patriot. Both in the same price range and completely slaughter Epiphones IMHO. Especially the Patriot.
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#4
i would totally go with the SG because its made better and it will last longer it also sounds better
but thats my opinion...
#5
i'd go sg just because i'm an sg kinda guy...unobstructed 22nd fret access it's great. i play g-400 though. never tried a faded so i'm not all too sure...
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i'd go sg just because i'm an sg kinda guy...unobstructed 22nd fret access it's great. i play g-400 though. never tried a faded so i'm not all too sure...


Would the neck joint at the 19th fret count as an obstruction?
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I would go w/ the LP Custom but thats just me.
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#8
if you like the lp body, try the ESP eclipse and if your into sg, try either the ESP viper or a dean splittail, either you'll love or hate the splittail...
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#10
I tried a Gibby faded SG last night at Guitar Center, it was pretty good. i cant tell you anything about the tone though, i had it running through a bunch of Boss pedals for distortion and such, which i'm not really a fan of. unfortunately there's not much better at my local GC :S

always try both out and more though.
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#11
Lp custom i have played both and the Lp blew me away compared to a gibson faded sg
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Would the neck joint at the 19th fret count as an obstruction?


The neck joint on my SG is at the 19th fret, and it's barely noticeable. You can get that 22nd fret with no effort.
#13
i own the faded sg and the les paul custom
and they both rape.

pros:
sg: is lighter, sounds better, an awsome quality gibson
les paul custom: sounds good, looks good

Cons:
Sg: no laquer finish or anything
Les Paul: scratches easily, gold hardware fades, too heavy

and its all up to you bro
i own both of them and i like them both!
#14
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The neck joint on my SG is at the 19th fret, and it's barely noticeable. You can get that 22nd fret with no effort.

I'll still call it an obstruction to be an ass!

I'd go with an ESP/LTD Viper if you're looking for a great SG shaped guitar at a killer price.
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i own the faded sg and the les paul custom
and they both rape.sg: is lighter, sounds better, an awsome quality gibson


It's actually one of the lowest quality Gibsons you can get.
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It's actually one of the lowest quality Gibsons you can get.


I think the Melody Maker is the only thing lower than a Special Faded series guitar.
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Would the neck joint at the 19th fret count as an obstruction?


i'm the kinda guy that wraps his finger around the neck at all times (bad habit i know) but i can do that all the way to the 22nd so no, i don't count that as an obstruction
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#18
could i offer you some alternatives on the sg?
The esp ltd viper(over 400 series)
or the tommi iommi sig.
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#19
the sg faded is pretty decent, i own one couple month ago before i sold it.the whole guitar feels so different compare to my std. it just feel so raw and the tone sounds almost the same while the feel of the unfinish neck felt rather warm.
#20
the sg juniors are actually suprisingly nice... but thats only if your into P-90s... I don't like the SG faded guitars, the neck feels thick, and the guitar feels too bulky to be an SG.... the tone is preety nice however. **** both those guitars, get a Strat!
#21
personally i dont rlly like pauls so i would go with sg
but i agree about the whole low quality part of it, i bought a epi g-400 deluxe (flame top ) instead of a gibby faded sg, simply because it was $300 cheaper and was prob better quality.
the thing im realizing now a couple years later, with more experience, is that the gibsons, even fadeds, have a much smoother neck joint. its hard for me to explain but pick up any epi, and compare its neck joint to that of a gibson. MUCH smoother. don't get me wrong, the epis are fine, but make sure to look over the guitars completely and weigh the pros and cons urself.
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personally i dont rlly like pauls so i would go with sg
but i agree about the whole low quality part of it, i bought a epi g-400 deluxe (flame top ) instead of a gibby faded sg, simply because it was $300 cheaper and was prob better quality.
the thing im realizing now a couple years later, with more experience, is that the gibsons, even fadeds, have a much smoother neck joint. its hard for me to explain but pick up any epi, and compare its neck joint to that of a gibson. MUCH smoother. don't get me wrong, the epis are fine, but make sure to look over the guitars completely and weigh the pros and cons urself.


You bumped this thread just to post that?


This thread is almost A YEAR old. He probably bought a guitar already.
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