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loureed  
12 Feb 2008 14:37 | Quote
United Kingdom
Posts: 2
Hi Guys/Girls

I'm a newbie here and I was just wanting to say hello and ask a little advice: I have the choice of two guitars - An Epiphone SG or an Epiphone Les Paul. Both are about 8 years old and about the same price. Assuming both are in similar condition which would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Lou
Doz  
12 Feb 2008 15:23 | Quote
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United Kingdom
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Id say LP... you know the specifics?
GuitarBoy666  
12 Feb 2008 15:27 | Quote
Joined: 20 Dec 2007
Canada
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I would try them both out and see what you like better.
I tell everyone that but it is true.
EMB5490  
12 Feb 2008 15:47 | Quote
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United States
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id have 2 go with guitarboy here the les paul nd sg are very guitars. what kind is the les pual? and more impostantly which sounds better? fuller richer sound.
Doz  
12 Feb 2008 19:50 | Quote
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I was going based on the name actually, but yeah - it all biols down to preferance.
telecrater  
12 Feb 2008 20:25 | Quote
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United States
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if the sg has the smaller neck you might be better off with that. the LP's can be realy have and have a bit of that chunky neck. lots of people like the chunkcy neck but starting of it might be easer with the SG. but sit down with it and tinker with them both ands listen to them.
GuitarBoy666  
12 Feb 2008 20:54 | Quote
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Canada
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Don't forget about comfort. if a guitar is more comfortable while playing, it will be easier.
ninjamaster  
12 Feb 2008 21:01 | Quote
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ahem, check the intonation on the guitars. play harmonics on the 12th fret to make sure the harmonic is not off. secondly check the 7th fret harmonic. third, check the 5th fret harmonics(this is not as easy or clear as the 12 or 7 harmonics.) if the strings have adjustable saddles then its not that big of an issue.

check for fret buzzing. if the strings action is too fast then the string will buzz against frets ahead of it. if the action is adjustable again its not that big of an issue.

check for warping along the fretboard, and body of the guitars.
telecrater  
12 Feb 2008 21:01 | Quote
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United States
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Ture dat' G
loureed  
17 Feb 2008 04:23 | Quote
United Kingdom
Posts: 2
Thanks for the advice guys. I ended up going for the Les Paul, it looked in better condition and had a better sound.

Lou
GuitarBoy666  
17 Feb 2008 11:03 | Quote
Joined: 20 Dec 2007
Canada
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Good luck with it. Hope it fits your sound.


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