NationStates Jolt Archive

What's the superior guitar!

Das Rocket
07-01-2005, 23:40
Which of the two most famous electric guitars do you like better? Are you of the Strat or Les Paul school? If you can't bear either, state your favourite axe.
Bodies Without Organs
07-01-2005, 23:46
If you can't bear either, state your favourite axe.

The goose wing broad axe.
07-01-2005, 23:49
I personally prefer acousitc guitars for most things.
Adrian Barbeau-Bot
08-01-2005, 01:36
i have always been a fender guy myself

but the best guitar (for me and my style) is the fender jaguar.

but i play with a very grungy style, so thats just me.
08-01-2005, 01:39
The one from FLCL.
You can tell I was born in the eightes, cant you?
*runs out of topic*
Pure Metal
08-01-2005, 01:40
although i have never actually played a les paul, i have always held them to be better than fenders. not sure why - probably just good gibson PR.
Steel Butterfly
08-01-2005, 01:41
They are the two standards...the yankees and the red sox of the guitar world...

however I'm an enormous AC/DC my choice is obvious
08-01-2005, 01:42
Gibson Flying V.

Ohhhh yeah.... :p
Redundant Empires
08-01-2005, 01:47
Ibanez Artist.

Both styles from 1980 are preferrable. Either the fatter - lighter body, or the thinner - heavy hardwood body. The individual characteristics that each lends to the sound are striking.
Mistress Kimberly
08-01-2005, 01:48
I have always preferred Fender's....although myself, I own a
08-01-2005, 02:16
I'm definitely in the Strat camp. I play one. I play versatile.

Of course, Gibsons are also great guitars. But they are not very comfortable to play.
Ultra Cool People
08-01-2005, 02:25
Well the Gibson Les Paul is the most versatile for everything from jazz to rock, but I so love the action of the Fender, so easy to make a note. You just touch the string and your there.
08-01-2005, 02:26
How could you miss out the Air Guitar?!
Das Rocket
08-01-2005, 02:26
I am a Fender guy, but I'm a bass player. I currently own a Squier Jazz Bass, but I'm saving my pennies and dimes for a Fender American Highway 1 Percision Bass *wipes drool from chin*
08-01-2005, 02:29
I own a Strat.
08-01-2005, 11:06
Absolutely the Strat.

But I have to say that the Les Paul is the most perfectly proportioned. And Les is a really cool guy, too.
Cymric Tribes
08-01-2005, 23:21
I go with Fender...but not the Strat.
For Fenders I am loyal to the Jaguar and Mustang.
Though Ibanez and Jacksons stand out too....
If you are rich Blade guitars are great.
09-01-2005, 00:25
Definitely the Strat! Gibsons are fragile and unbalanced, while Strats are durable, versatile, and svelte. The most predominant complaint I see regarding Stratocasters is their relative lack of sustain and tone, but a bridge humbucker easily remedies that pair of problems :)

*huggles her Fat Strat* ^^
09-01-2005, 00:38
Both are great guitars and so are others I think neither is "better" than the other in a true sense but I tend to favor the sound of the stock Les Paul that a Stock strat. I think the dbl humbuckers combined with the weight of the Les Paul make it a little richer or warmer sounding, a little less metallic sounding. It to me is a little more throaty or full sounding if that makes one bit of sense at all to anyone?? seems that the Strat though is just a little more versatile. Just my 2 cents. I voted for the Les Paul.
09-01-2005, 07:19
Anyone ever played a GNL or a Godin? Love em. I voted Gibson. Love the classic gibsons.
09-01-2005, 07:48
Really depends on the sound you want.
09-01-2005, 08:27
I own an Ibanez, but Ive played nearly everything.

Fenders (particularlly Stratocasters) are nice for bluesy tones, but overall, it depends on the sound you want. I wouldnt recommend a Strat for a heavy distortion sound.
For want an SG.

Gretch makes some damn nice guitars. So does Richenbacher.
09-01-2005, 08:36
I have always preferred Fender's....although myself, I own a

I happen to really like my Takamine.
09-01-2005, 08:41
My nieghbor owns an origional Gibson Jazz. It is amazing, and suprisingly versitile. It is among my favorite individual instruments ever, and made me try more gibsons, which I know very much like. I really like old fenders (up to the early 80's) and even the new stuff from their custom shop, but for the most part have been thouroghly unimpressed.
Taverham high
09-01-2005, 21:52
neither of these guitars are the best, andits definitely not the les paul, although my freind loves them. its the telecaster. i never stop wiping the drool of my squire tele, and plus jonny greenwood from radiohead plays one. nuff said.
10-01-2005, 01:41
A guitarist I was in a couple of bands with had a Daion, which was surprisingly versatile. She could get some really haunting, soulful moans out of it as well as some really crunchy riffing when needed. Lotsa fun :D

But the best guitar I've ever played was my beautiful Washburn XB500 Naked wood 5 string bass. :cool: I'd had it for about 4 years when some prick broke into my house and stole it, my amp and boxes and all my other accessories as well as other stuff. :mad: I still remember my serial number and if I ever see it onstage or in a shop (I realise that's a minute possibility) I will reclaim my beloved instrument ;)
10-01-2005, 01:48
I'm more partial to Fender's Jazzmasters and Jaguars and Mustangs.
New Fubaria
10-01-2005, 02:00
Flying Vee
10-01-2005, 08:22
I'm more partial to Fender's Jazzmasters and Jaguars and Mustangs.

The Mustang rocks.
Greedy Pig
10-01-2005, 08:28
Fender. Feels better for my style of playing compared to the Gib.

I too own a Takamine. Cheap but modestly decent.
10-01-2005, 08:41
I think the Strat is better for the most part, but when it comes to some serious tonal soloing, it's Gibson time.
Legless Pirates
10-01-2005, 09:20
A friend of mine owns a Kawai... that guitar rocks