What do you think are good guitar for someone who is an intermediate guitar player? I play alternative rock, hard rock, ambient, and metal. Generally I would look for suggestions in the 0 – 0 price range.
I’ve already looked into saving up for the Schecter Damien Elite FR, Fender MIM Strat, Faded Gibson SG Special, Ibanez RG4EXMI, and a couple others.
Here’s 7 reasons why to agree on a Gibson.
1. Many people say that Gibson guitars are some of the most beautifully crafted guitars in the world. This is, of course, a matter or personal preference but you cannot deny the beauty of a Les Paul.
2. Les Paul. This Jazz Guitarist/Inventor pioneered the manufacturing of electric guitars. He is now recognized as a household name because of his signature guitar which bears his name.
3. Jimmy Hendrix played a Gibson guitar. That’s right. The guitar hero who is basically synonymous with the Fender Stratocaster played Gibson guitars before he played a Strat. Some of the notable models that Hendrix used were the SG Custom, the Flying V, the Les Paul Special and the Les Paul Custom.
4. Humbucker pickups. Generally described as being “warm, thick, or rich,” these pickups give a gorgeous sound. Humbucker pickups are present on most Gibson guitars. Without getting too technical they cut out destructive interference and increase constructive interference which makes for a beautiful sound-to noise-ratio. Don’t get it? Just go play one. You’ll understand!
5. Fat Necks. Gibsons have notoriously fat necks. Some people like them and others don’t. It is really a matter of personal preference and this author likes them! That’s why they are in the “reasons to buy” section.
6. Resale Value. Gibson guitars are well-made. You can count on getting your money back for one if you ever decide to part with it. In fact, depending on how you treat it, it might actually appreciate in value.
7. If that’s not enough for you, here is a list of some guitar players who have chosen Gibson guitars: Slash, Duane Allman, Jeff Beck, Buckethead, B.B. King, and Pat Metheny.
on: 13th August 11