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Desperately need help choosing first guitar
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|Mar 15, 2014 2:43 PM ET||#1 (permalink)|
In three years from now, my band (which I will form next year) will release a debut album that’ll end up being as critically acclaimed and commercially successful as GnR’s debut. It won’t sound anything like GnR’s debut, but it’ll have a similar story: A relatively new band’s first album will be an absolute landmark.
Thing is, I never seriously sat down to properly learn how to play the guitar. I've picked it up and learned a few chords here and there, but I never took it seriously.
However, I need help in choosing what kind of a guitar I'll need to suit my band
The genres on the album would be:
Indie Electronic Rock-
Progressive Dream-Funk Rock
Neo Soul Rock
So, because it'd be a varied mix of genres, it's a bit hard for me to choose a set guitar, you know.
|Mar 15, 2014 10:29 PM ET||#2 (permalink)|
After asking around the internet, I've jotted some notes down. Again, I'm trying to pick a single guitar, so I'm doing my best to narrow these notes down, you know
It'd be fantastically appreciated if you could give me your thoughts on them....
difference between an SG and a Les Paul? Again, trying to play a variety of styles here, so I suppose I'd be looking for which one would be better for the genres that I'm playing.
should I get equipment that'll make Fender guitars sound like a Gibson? Say, a humbucker and 2 single-coil pickups on astratocaster? Or a humbucker on the neck of a Telecaster? In other words, should I avoid a gibson and just play with a modified Fender?
And for my last question, should I purchase this Les Paul?
It's some new Les Paul Mode. The Shred Les Paul Studio.
I'm thinking this just might be the answer to all of this, really. Especially when there's a model on Craigslist going for just $1,000 that I'm looking at, heh.
I'm really tempted to go with that, actually. Fenders or Ibanez may be superior for shredding when it comes to Metal, but this just might fill in that void?
Also, here's some other random brands and what not that were mentioned as well. However, the above Gibson Shred Les Paul may make these irrelevant:
Help on this would be FANTASTICALLY appreciated.
I mean this is it bros. After this, I'm going absolutely head first into this gigantic project of mine.