#1
Alright. I know I'm new to the forum and all that stuff, but i need help, searched around, and couldn't find answers.

So I'm buying a gibson off of my buddy for super cheap, like so cheap it wouldn't matter the condition. I think it's an SG. I'm new to guitar and im looking to play more of a metal/ rock sound. So I was wondering how well is this SG gonna hold up for what I want to play? Some specifics would be helpful.


And sorry for making a new thread about this, but I hope it will help others too.
#3
The SG is perfect, but it's your amp that will matter. The SG can do anything you throw at it, so let us know what amp/pedals you have, because that's where the rock sound comes from.
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#4
I don't even have an amp. this will be an all new setup. I'm guessing he doesnt have that great of an amp. But im getting all of it for like 150$ because he doesn't play at all.

And yes it's a Gibson which I'm thrilled about.
Thanks for the halp.
#5
The SG is the quintessential metal/hard rock guitar. It looks mean and sounds mean. But like, 80% or more of your tone comes from your amp so, what are you looking at getting?

And for 150? HOLY MOSES!!!!!!!!!!!
#6
If it's an MG, please get a new amp. A Gibson through an MG is like giving someone who cant drive a Ferarri.
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#7
What model Gibson SG is this? $150 is pretty cheap....Somethings not right.

Anyways, I got a Gib SG and you can play anything you want on it. A good amp is where you will get the sound you want though. If you're just starting to play, it doesn't really matter if you have a crap amp. You won't really notice how bad it is until you get better.

BTW, I recommend learning how to paly on an acoustic.
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#8
I'm telling you guys, I dont know the specifics of it. I just know it's a gibson. But if i can get ahold of him, I'll be getting it today and I'll probably post flicks.

and yeah I'm learning on my dad's acoustic right now, I've got a couple of intros down.
And I'll probably have some extra bank in the near future so I could pick up a good amplifier.
#9
I'm calling shenanigans on your friend. Either that, or he's an idiot. But yeah, if it's a legit Gibson SG it'll be great for what you want to play, provided you get a good amp.
#10
Sounds like it's either an Epiphone or a Faded series SG, either way it will be a good first instrument.