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New Guitar

michi2002k2

Joined: Oct 29 2007

Hey guys!
I've thought a lot about buying a new guitar. I just have an western style acoustic guitar (without pickup and amp) - its a great one and i love to play it. But i also want to play all the mega man x and many more songs on an electric guitar.
So i was wonder what guitar i should buy?
If i would just buy what looks cool, it would be some les paul, for sure. It realy looks pretty cool to me.
But then i also see "hollow body" guitars, which seems to fit my style of playing better.
Im pretty much a fingerpicker and play lots of VGM.

So whats exactly the difference between a hollow body and les paul? If i wanted to play something like this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzj9Io-RpLQ
besides i also would love to play this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXvJykx4jdY
What guitar should i buy? :)

Re: New Guitar

link2126

Joined: Jul 06 2008

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Do ... 1168523.gc

That's an Epiphone Dot Studio, semi-hollow-body electric. I love that guitar, I'll be getting it sometime near '09 probably.

Re: New Guitar

michi2002k2

Joined: Oct 29 2007

Nice guitar!

Realy less response here :(
It seems like it doesnt matter what style a guitar looks like?

Re: New Guitar

BooDoo

People

Location: Somerville, MA

Joined: Mar 24 2008

The 'look' of a guitar can be important, but really getting a good guitar is more important than getting a particular type, in my eyes. If you find an SG-style guitar that you love, you will learn to love the sound of an SG through your playing it. You can have that same experience with any style of guitar- go with what takes you!

I personally think the Magna Centipede would sound best through a humbucking or active-pickup guitar, and that Aruarian Dance is best suited to a Strat or acoustric-electric— but this is totally subjective, and you can play any song on any guitar.

With the wide range of variables affecting your tone (pick v. fingers, strum v. pluck, pick-up selection, amp/effects/processor, and the like) you shouldn't feel limited to a particular guitar for any given song or sound. Explore your options!

Re: New Guitar

jakey

Joined: Dec 28 2007

never... buy... from... gak.com... i was supposed to get an epiphone sg on my birthday and that was like to weeks ago...

Re: New Guitar

Kazemaru

Guitarist

Location: Somewhere, with a guitar playing until I drop..

Joined: Jul 25 2008

Can't you tell us how much money are you thinking on spending?
That way we could be more specific about guitar brands, etc..

Re: New Guitar

michi2002k2

Joined: Oct 29 2007

No, i dont want specific guitars :)
I was just asking about the style.

Re: New Guitar

Kazemaru

Guitarist

Location: Somewhere, with a guitar playing until I drop..

Joined: Jul 25 2008

Oh, okay then I guess that BooDoo said it all. xD