Best guitar choice

#1ArttorresPosted 11/10/2011 4:18:34 PM

I´ve found these 2 guitars and would like your opinions on which one is better to use with the game: Ibanez GRG170DX and Epiphone LP Special II Vintage Sunburst.

 

#2Ultima DragonPosted 11/10/2011 5:05:45 PM
The Ibanez is lighter, likely has a thinner neck and would be easier to play. It also has twenty four frets instead of twenty two, which is just a nice bonus. Does it have a floating bridge, though? It looks like it. For this reason I would not get it, because this game requires some songs be tuned to Drop D and that's a hassle with a floating tremolo.

The Les Paul, on the other hand, is a fine choice for a beginner and would work well with this game. I think that's actually the guitar that they have in the Rocksmith bundle.
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#3ShadowAsylumPosted 11/10/2011 5:14:33 PM
That's not the guitar in the bundle. The guitar in the Bundle is the Epiphone Les Paul Jr(special I think). The Les Paul Special II I believe has 2 humbuckers, and Les Paul Jr's have 1 humbucker.
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#4Arttorres(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2011 5:23:43 PM

cbldap posted...
That's not the guitar in the bundle. The guitar in the Bundle is the Epiphone Les Paul Jr(special I think). The Les Paul Special II I believe has 2 humbuckers, and Les Paul Jr's have 1 humbucker.
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You´re right. There´s also the V100 Vintage sunburst. Do you guys know if it makes a difference compared to the special II??

#5DispleasedPosted 11/10/2011 6:44:15 PM
The Epiphone Les Paul Special II is probably the most popular beginner's guitar. You can't go wrong with it.

Having said that, if you don't mind ordering online, check out rondomusic.com. I've gotten a guitar or two from them, and they have some fantastic guitars for a beginner's price.
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#6Arttorres(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2011 8:16:19 AM

Thanks all for the feedback :)

#7KeryAdamsPosted 11/11/2011 10:35:03 AM
Go to a music store, play both guitars, and see which one feels and sounds better to you. Random people on the internet can only be so much help. The best advice I can give you is never to buy an instrument you haven't held.
#8Typhoon7MPosted 11/14/2011 11:01:02 AM
>>Go to a music store, play both guitars, and see which one feels and sounds better to you. +1, but don't stop there, play other guitars too! Don't just finger them and admire the polish, sit down, plug in, and play.
Any store that won't gladly let you do this is a store that doesn't deserve your business.
There is a lot of difference in the feel of various guitars, and the only way to find out what you like is to use them.
#9bigalthesixthPosted 11/16/2011 3:05:33 PM
KeryAdams posted...
Go to a music store, play both guitars, and see which one feels and sounds better to you. Random people on the internet can only be so much help. The best advice I can give you is never to buy an instrument you haven't held.

Good advice for him now, but not in the future. The best deals on guitars and the best ones you can buy will be used, online.
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#10KeryAdamsPosted 11/17/2011 1:37:53 PM
I can't agree with that. You may find some good deals online, and some rare collectibles, but if you haven't actually played the instrument, you don't know how playable it's going to be... especially if you're buying from random people on EBay or Craigslist and there's no way to get your money back when you find out the body is irreparably cracked.