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If you're here a lot, you know I've made a few threads about deciding between guitars... Epiphone SGs in particular. Neither of the ones I want are stocked in my local guitar stores, so I'm coming to UG again to ask about differences.

I've been playing electric since I joined here (Dec '07), and acoustic since last summer. My current guitar, a Squier Strat, buzzes like hell. (Hell buzzes a lot.) Also, it's a squier. So I'm deciding on a new one and have enough for a 1966 Epiphone G-400, which I've heard many good things about (link). But there's also the Prophecy SG GX (link) which costs $250 more, which I would have to wait quite a while for (a few months, maybe). Would it be worth dealing with my squier for that long? I'm also open to other suggestions (mainly epiphones, they seem to suit my style more.) I'm into rock, some blues, and a little metal (please don't recommend an all-metal guitar, like something with EMG's...)
#2
the only dif between the 66' model and the prophicy thingy are the top since the latter of the 2 is a quilt top and becides that is the pickups and inlays are the only dif
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Quote by sandman-105
the only dif between the 66' model and the prophicy thingy are the top since the latter of the 2 is a quilt top and becides that is the pickups and inlays are the only dif


The pickups make a big difference.

The prophecy seems like a more versatile guitar, with having coil tapping humbuckers. I'd go for that one.
#4
the prophecy has better pickups.
Go for that youll have to wait but it will be worth it in the long run.
But there is nothing wrong with th '66 SG. those guitars are amazing for the price and are better looking than the normal G-400.

EDIT: Heres a vid of the Prophecy with EMGs ( theres not a vid with the dirty fingers)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=woEenYpmovc

EDIT EDIT: this is the prophecy Lp with dirty fingers.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pB4dcMKASi4&feature=related
Last edited by JessicaGonzo at Jul 9, 2008,
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id get a Epiphone Les Paul

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plus-Top-Electric-Guitar-101392165-i1149996.gc

i use to have a Gibson SG Standard (loved it) but the LPs are warmer sounding, so i plan to get a LP soon

listen to this... http://youtube.com/watch?v=M3Re_-wvXu4

and dont worry, LP can do metal too

Kirk Hammett, Tom Morello, and BucketHead have been known to use them
Last edited by nauc at Jul 9, 2008,
#7
I got my 1966 a few days ago and I would totally recommend it. It does do heavy, and for that much extra, you could install EMGs yourself and still save money.
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Quote by nauc
id get a Epiphone Les Paul

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plus-Top-Electric-Guitar-101392165-i1149996.gc

i use to have a Gibson SG Standard (loved it) but the LPs are warmer sounding, so i plan to get a LP soon

listen to this... http://youtube.com/watch?v=M3Re_-wvXu4

and dont worry, LP can do metal too

Kirk Hammett, Tom Morello, and BucketHead have been known to use them

I might check that out, thanks.

And MoonageDaydream, how heavy can the tone get? I watched a video of it, and it didn't seem very heavy.
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I could probably get Dream Theater if I tried, can definatley do early Metallica
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