Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
If you want tone, nothing will ever beat the Gibson Les Paul.
But for the amateur who often plays sitting down, it might not be the most comfortable guitar to play, not to mention that it's a heavy SOB.
The most hand-friendly guitars (i.e. comfortable) I've ever played are the Gibson SG, which has a clasic tone all its own:
And the Ibanez JS series (Joe Satriani's signature series)
Here's a tip for the Ibanez. This guitar was designed for Joe Satriani, who wanted good tone but has to use very thin strings for his stunt-guitar playing (He uses .008 or even .007, I think). If you put standard or heavy-guage strings on a JS guitar, and you have one powerful-sounding guitar.