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Gibson Les Paul or Sg?


Ok, im lookin for a new guitar about $1000, I've found the Les Paul Studio Swamp Ash and the Gibson Zoot Suit Sg, I just need some opinions.
August 24, 2010 @02:18pm

You have to play them both and play them some more so that you're sure you have picked the one you truly like and will want to keep it. 3 of my 4 last guitar purchases are gone..sold or hanging on consignment...
I personally like SGs, they're not so heavy. I do not like the Zoot suit SG at all, get a regular SG, black, red, white, yellow, anything but that ugly guitar..I had one SG I still wish I had :(
good luck
August 25, 2010 @12:11am

ok thanks!
August 25, 2010 @01:03pm

Ok, well i went to guitar center and played a few different guitars, and i played a "Gibson Les Paul Studio Platinum Ltd" its used so its $899, i really like it!
August 26, 2010 @12:43pm

I forgot some of my usual guitar buying advice, consider a used guitar, will save you LOTS of $$$$..
another budget angle, check out some Epiphones, I recently bought a used Epiphone Sg, played it and a Gibson SG, liked the Epiphone better 1/3 the price....
you were very wise to try the guitars you're interested in, even try some you weren't interested in...play them a LOT, use the amps/effects you'll be using so you're sure the sound you like is the guitar
there are tons of guitars/amps/pedals out there so what sounds good to you may not be what someone else is looking for...
you see lots of people playing Les Pauls and SGs, there's a reason, they're both great classic guitars, they're versatile, you see them in everything from heavy metal to country bands...
let us know what you get please.
August 29, 2010 @05:03pm

the zoot suit sg weight a ton! Les Pauls have a little bigger sound and more mids.
January 4, 2011 @09:44pm

I have an 89 Gibson Les Paul custom
L♥ve the tone and the curves of the guitar
I ordered the SG recently, great tone, curves and very light weight
Some of the greats to name a few have owned both:
Pete Townshend
Carlos Santana
December 10, 2011 @01:48pm