03-21-2013 09:13 PM
Personally, I would keep the Les Paul. I've never been able to get the right sounds out of an SG, while the LP will "growl" when needed, "sting" when needed, and has a pleasing bass/treble mix. However, for every "gimme" there's a "gotcha". The LP is about 2 1/2 times heavier than the SG.
Why not keep them both? They're like tools of the trade - you need a light/portable guitar with a sound that you like: SG. You need an upgrade in sound, easily bendable strings, and a soft touch: LP.
03-21-2013 09:42 PM - edited 03-21-2013 09:43 PM
That is the right configuaration for an SG, so I would keep that one.
03-21-2013 10:18 PM
Since I like SG's and havent been much a fan of LP's shape. So if it was me Id keep the SG.
03-21-2013 10:32 PM
03-21-2013 10:45 PM
This is honestly one of the hardest This vs. That questions I've ever seen on this forum. They both appear to be excellent examples of classic designs, with the kind of features I'd look for.
If one or the other has a flaw of some sort in terms of versatility, playability (the "feel" of the neck would be a significant deciding factor for me), sound, or overall vibe, then that's the one to (grudgingly) get rid of. Based strictly on looks, IMHO, it's too close to call.
03-21-2013 10:55 PM - edited 03-21-2013 11:07 PM
Sell the CD collection and keep both guitars.
Don't get me wrong, most of my CDs were jacked out of my car a few years ago and I don't miss them as much as the guitars I have that are as nice as those two.
Also, this is a very tough decision. I don't mean to be insensitive but if you gotta chose it's down to how they
03-22-2013 01:02 AM
Keep the SG, or sell the SG? :coonfused:
03-22-2013 01:16 AM
The Maestro trem makes that guitar IMO.
03-22-2013 04:36 AM
To be honest I think that the SG IS a tad cooler. To me the Vibrola makes and brakes the guitar (tuning problems). And I'm a huge Jayhawks/Wilco fanboi.
I'm also a wannabe Blues Rock guitar player. So the '59 Les Paul tone is a HUGE ingredient that my brain is programmed from the beggining. Peter Green, Bluesbreaker-era Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, ZZ Top "Pearly Gates" tone, Page, Allman Bros etc. is the bedrock of the tone that I always go for when playing "electric blues" in general.
03-22-2013 05:58 AM
I'd definitely keep the SG, but mostly because I don't like flame tops. If I were you I'd keep whichever one you use the most.
03-22-2013 07:31 AM
how Phil said... thats hard. which one was the powerhorse in the past? did you play the most stuff on the LP or the SG?
03-22-2013 07:39 AM
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