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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.

Anyway, I'm my plan is practice 6 hours a day on weekdays, and all day during the weekends, from here on.

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:

Hard Rock


Indie Electronic Rock-

Power Pop

Blues Rock

Progressive Dream-Funk Rock

Neo Soul Rock

Indie Folk

Arena 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.

Growing up, I thought the Gibson Les Paul was the coolest guitar made....But, I'm not sure if that guitar's sound would be appropriate for some of the genres on here...

Gah, can anybody help me out here? I'd spend around $2k or so

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