#1
Hey before i say anything i want everyone to know i searched this before i posted this.

im wondering whats the diffance between sound on an LP's and SG's

i know SG's lighter but what kind of music would style does an LP fit to an SG

i'm just wondering ....i'm new to guitars and have a les paul 100 and i've have not had the chance to play any SG's
#2
go play an SG for yourself. Any guitar can suit any genre (respectively) it depends on the player
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#3
Different Names?

They are pretty much the same IMO.
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#5
LP's aren't ugly, and SG's are.
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#7
LP has a bit smoother tone, while the SG sounds more aggresive, but that's from my personal experience.
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go play an SG for yourself. Any guitar can suit any genre (respectively) it depends on the player

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#10
your a bad searcher
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=553260&
that should tell you a lot

although for guitars like that, its mostly preference
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thanks lol i havent slept all day sorry for the spelling error

you're nocturnal? cool.

As everyone has said, SGs have a more aggressive tone, better upper fret access, are a lot lighter, but because of the lighter body weight they are very poorly balanced. Les pauls have a thicker, smoother tone, and are better balanced, but the upper fret access isn't great. Basically they have their advantages and disadvantages, neither is "better".
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#12
dude a les paul 100 is NOT a good les paul reference, especially into your MG/Frontman/epi starter
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#13
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dude a les paul 100 is NOT a good les paul reference, especially into your MG/Frontman/epi starter

That's a good point.

It's shaped like a Les Paul. That's about it.
#14
SGs have a little more mid-rangey tone and a little more bite. Other than that, it's sounds very similar to a Les Paul.
#17
les paul has more sustain because of the more massive body and the maple top.

the SG is solid mahogany, where as the LP is mahogany with a maple top (also the mahogany on the LP has chambers routed into it)

The maple top provides a brighter sound than just mahogany. Mahogany only will be a warmer tone.

the chambers in the LP, whilst originally included to provide weight relief, have been tweaked to provide "tonal benfits" such as a louder acoustic sound, more resonance and sustain.

the SG is easier for fret access (as someone has already said) plus the SG is lighter

hope that helps

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#18
I prefer to feel the sound of a Les Paul as beefy and SG as beefy but not as beefy as Les Paul. And Les Paul is more beautiful, imo :P
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#19
The Les Pauls have a beefier tone, and have deeper cleans, while the SG's will tend to be sharper, and better for Blues in my opinion.
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#20
only dif is the weight and the # of cut aways
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