#1
As the title says, I was wondering what guitar I should get. I am at a beginner-intermediate level. I know many will say these guitars wouldn't be worthwhile at my level, but since Christmas is coming up, I thought I might as well "kill presents" by getting a new guitar... why not?

Guitars:

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Maple Top Electric Guitar $949

Carved maple top with faded finish, mahogany back
Mahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Tune-o-matic/stopbar
Chrome hardware
490R Alnico magnet humbucker
498T Alnico magnet humbucker
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch controls
Black speed knobs
Tulip tuners


Ibanez RGT6EXFX Electric Guitar $850


EMG 85 (H) Neck PU
EMG 81 (H) Bridge PU
Basswood Body
Wizard II (neck-thru)
5pc. Maple/ Walnut Neck Material
24 jumbo frets
Bound rosewood fretboard
Fixed bridge
Off-Set Dot Inlay


Gibson SG Special Ltd. Electric Guitar $999

Body Style: SG Double Cutaway
Body: Solid Mahogany
Neck: Set Mahogany
Neck Profile: C Shape
Peghead Pitch: 17 Degrees
Neck Joint Location: 19th Fret
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
No. Of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1.69"
Radius: 12"
Inlays: Dots On Neck, Gibson Logo On Headstock
Hardware: Chrome
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Knobs: Black Top Hat With Silver Inserts
Tuners: Chrome
Neck Pickup: 490r
Bridge Pickup: 490t
Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Finish: Lacquer


I am open to other guitar recommendations, but nothing over $1050 please.
Thanks a ton, and here's a link to the three guitars:

Gibson Les Paul
Ibanez RG
Gibson SG

EDIT:

My hands are relatively small in my honest opinion, considering I'm only a 15.
I would love at the moment that has a great feel for metal, blues, and hard rock.
Without changing pickups.
Last edited by xThreeLibras at Oct 22, 2008,
#2
What style do you play and what kind of guitar do you seek
Gibson sg special ebony
Boss Gt-10
Roland microcube
marshall mg10


Merry birthday jesus
#3
All depends what kind of sound you want man.
Ibanez, in my opinion, sounds better and are built better for like metal,
and gibsons have good clean.

I dont really like gibsons myself. I think youre paying too much for brand and not so much for quality. I mean theyre alright. but alright isnt worth a grand.
#4
On the other hand im not a great fan of ibanez , they are too metal. Its just depending on what you play , ibanez for metal gibson for rock blues clean pop hard rock...
Gibson sg special ebony
Boss Gt-10
Roland microcube
marshall mg10


Merry birthday jesus
#5
Quote by josemontero
On the other hand im not a great fan of ibanez , they are too metal. Its just depending on what you play , ibanez for metal gibson for rock blues clean pop hard rock...

agreed.
but there is not such thing as too metal. If anything, metal is not heavy enough.
Metal should be sooo heavy that it should like give you a hernia when you play it.
#6
the necks are all totally different

you need to put your hand around a variety like that to decide


if you decide on Ibanez go 50 more and get a rg1570 prestige.
Last edited by cruc1a7 at Oct 22, 2008,
#7
When I get better, I plan to play a mix blues and metal, but as for now... probably blues and rock.
#8
Quote by xThreeLibras
When I get better, I plan to play a mix blues and metal, but as for now... probably blues and rock.


Walk a blues scale while alt picking fast as hell, with heavy distortion.
then record it and put it up, and I will love you forever. lol

#9
I would love to, but I lack the skill and time lol :P

EDIT:

Oh I meant not like literally Blues-Metal, but Blues songs AND Metal songs.
Last edited by xThreeLibras at Oct 22, 2008,
#10
I'd go Gibson SG, honestly. . . those are metal enough, Cradle of Filth used gibson, and so does Opeth. . . so Ha to anybody saying Gibson aren't metal as well. Metal should be the music that beats you up and steals your wallet.
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#11
bro if your gonna be playin blues/rock for awhile i can tell you that a les paul is the way to go. ive got one and with the right amp you can play some wicked shit on it.
#12
Blues AND metal, oh okay, that makes more sense.
I was like whoah, weird convo. I wanna hear that
but yea.

Metal, should kick you in the nuts, after you catch it messing around with your girlfriend.
and then make a sandwhich in your house and walk out.
#14
The reason why I'm against that LP is because it has a fat neck, not the slim tapered neck the SG probably has. I can't stand the bulky fat LP Studio necks.
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and then make a sandwhich in your house and walk out.


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#15
I never understood the facination with LPs.
I honestly never have.
theyre overrated, over priced, they suck with distortion, and they look crumby.
(my opinion)
I unno, like whats so great about them anyways?
#16
The Classics and Limited Edition's aren't bad, Standards are decent. I play ESP I used to play on Gibson's and PRS's for awhile though. I like them, but I hate anything made by gibson without the slim tapered 60's neck, too chuggish for me. . . . I guess I'm not man enough to handle that much wood.

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Metal, should kick you in the nuts, after you catch it messing around with your girlfriend.
and then make a sandwhich in your house and walk out.


Http://www.myspace.com/drowningiris
#17
Hey, I 'm kinda in the same boat as you. But I'm looking at the Epi Les Paul Custom (mmmm all that gold hardware), Tokai Love Rock (it's a Les Paul copy) or a Fender Strat 70's. Have you considered any of these.
BTW: my music style is U2 type stuff, with some Nirvana, Peppers, Cold Play and most other light rock.
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#18
Quote by hammerofthor
bro if your gonna be playin blues/rock for awhile i can tell you that a les paul is the way to go. ive got one and with the right amp you can play some wicked shit on it.

Ewwww
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#19
inb4 buy new amp...

What amp are you using?

I'd go with Ibanez maybe, seems to me better value.
^Note: Probably sarcastic
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#20
I'm using a crap Crate amp... not sure what model it is though...

Ya I'm thinking about going with Ibanez, for it DOES seem to be a better value
#21
Get the paul, period.
Lets jump in a pool


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#22
If you like Blues + Metal and have small hands the SG will prob suit you best
#23
get a new amp or get the sg
the sg is neck heavy though so try them all and see which feels most comfortable and sounds best to you
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#24
Quote by notsee
I'd go Gibson SG, honestly. . . those are metal enough, Cradle of Filth used gibson, and so does Opeth. . . so Ha to anybody saying Gibson aren't metal as well. Metal should be the music that beats you up and steals your wallet.


opeth uses prs
and so does cof