Re: Les Paul or SG?
I highly prefer SG's.
I Think SGinCYQX only prefers SG's because he probably has a cheapo copy of one, perhaps an epiphone..polar white maybe with EMG pickups. Les paul is by far better, especially if you get a semi-hollowbody.
I'm pretty sure the OP was talking about a solid-body. If you want a semi-hollowbody guitar, just buy an acoustic. And remember, not all of us play music written by a 70-year-old raccoon hunter. Be more open.