Or in my case, which kind of guitar.
Hey UG, I've been playing the guitar for about a year now and I finally want an electric.
I've pretty much narrowed it down to either the Squier CV Stratocaster or the Epiphone Les Paul Standart (two very different guitars, I know).
But lets talk about me first, shall we My budget
is around 300€ for the guitar. Could go a little higher, but I'll probably buy used.
My favourite artists/bands
are RHCP, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton (Cream), Santana, Jimi Hendrix. I'll play mostly classic/blues rock and I guess a little ACDC or GNR but it won't get any harder than that
. I really like the sound of Santana, but then again Clapton and Hendrix, too..... ;(
Concerning body shapes
, both the LP and ST bodies are fine to me. I dislike the Telecaster body, though.
My current gear
consists of a Seagull S6. I live in Germany
and have a big guitar store close to me.
I've already tried out the LP and CV and soundwise, on a good amp(I believe it was a Mesa Boogie) I prefered the LP, on a bad amp (Roland Micro Cube) I couldn't hear out a difference. Regarding playability and feel, i liked the CV more. The neck was just amazing compared to the LP (don't get me wrong, I don't have any problems with wide necks). The CV wasn't really well built at all. It fretted out, and the high e-string kept on jumping out of the nut. I guess it was just that one?
To sum it up; Sound: LP
Playability and Feel: CV
I hope to get some advice from some more experienced players, It doesn't necessarily have to be the Epi LP or the CV, if somebody knows better guitars for the price, please tell me