The paper I have written and know alot about is a contrast on two really well known
and popular guitars. One which is the Gibson Les Paul, and the other which is the Ibanez 453
RVC. Both guitars may look alike to some, and to some they may sound alike as well, but are
they really alike?
Starting with the bodys, the Gibson Custom Les Paul is made of solid mahogeny wood,
which gives the guitar a more Classical look and feel and also a much better and clearer sound.
The Gibson is a more luxiourous guitar for which it is better for classical rock and light heavy
metal as opposed to the Ibanez which is excellent for hard rock and heavy metal.
Going further up the guitar, you have what are called the pickups. A pickup is a really
sensative box that is attached to the body in between the bottom of the neck and the bottom of
The purpose of a pickup is to 'pick up' the sounds of the notes or chords that are
being strummed. There are many different types of pickups; for instance, the Gibson Les Paul
has pickups that are called Humbuckers, which are much higher and of a better quality than the
pickups on an Ibanez. The Ibanez comes with regular music store pickups that are not bad but
do not have the quality of the Humbuckers. So having better quality means that the pickups are
more sensative; being more sensative means that the guitar can put out clearer and higher quality
sound.Moving to the lower part of the guitar, both guitars have knobs. The purpose of these knobs are to
control the different types of sounds that you want to produce. The Gibson has four controls, but...