Leep LP Class 5 Murphy or trade for R9

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  1. old canuck

    old canuck Junior Member

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    Sorry title should be "Keep" not "Leep" don't know how to change it.
    I own a LP Class 5 Murphy Burst. I have a chance to buy a LP R9 if I trade and add a bunch of $.
    The Class 5 is really fancy (Murphy painted) with burstbuckers.
    The R9 is a teaburst but has really mismatched top. I know it shouldn't matter.
    I'm not a musician and only play at home for myself. They play about the same and to my tin ear they don't sound a bunch different.
    Should I spend the extra and get the R9 or be happy with what I have?
     
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  2. crazytrain513

    crazytrain513 Senior Member

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    That Class 5 is no slouch. Why change and spend money if you're happy with what you have?

    Only reason to change would be to

    A) Get a thicker neck with the R9
    B) Get a non-weight-relieved body with the R9
    C) You like the pickups in the R9 better

    Since you don't feel or hear a difference, all the above points are moot. Enjoy your guitar!
     
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  3. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    If you mention it, it bothers you somehow.
    And why shouldn't it matter?
    It would bother me to trade a guitar I like for a less than perfect guitar
    I don't know if I gonna like...

    Keep yours.
     
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  4. Left Paw

    Left Paw Senior Member

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    Keep it. Save up for an R9 if you want one of those, too. Nothing wrong with more than one LP.
     
  5. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    +1
     
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  6. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    I would keep what you have and save up for something spectacular. It will save your foot from kicking yourself for giving up an awesome guitar. I know, I've done it myself :cheers:
     
  7. misterhatter6

    misterhatter6 Senior Member

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    I'm guilty of this mindset myself, and as a result, don't have my Telecaster anymore. Definitely keep yours, and continue loving it. It's cheaper to keep 'er!

    Edit: Would you be willing to post some pics of your Class 5?
     
  8. azzapeel

    azzapeel Senior Member

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    (In a singing voice)

    "Don't worry.... be happy"

    Keep yours.
     
  9. musicmaniac

    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    Sounds like you should keep yours.
     
  10. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Yup, I'd like to see tour C5 too, please
     
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  11. gball

    gball Senior Member

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    Only you can decide, but personally I'd rather have the Class 5 (in the abstract, without benefit of having played them both)
     
  12. old canuck

    old canuck Junior Member

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    Thanks everyone.
    I know your right, as Corsby Stills Nash wrote,
    Love the one your with.
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    This isn't mine. I don't know how to take pic and post.
    This one is exactly like mine one serial # away taken from LAS Music site.
     
  13. modavis99

    modavis99 Premium Member

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    Don't trade for a guitar with a top you don't like ... You'll only want to trade again later
     
  14. Mockbel

    Mockbel Senior Member

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    Some pics of both guitars would help much!
     
  15. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    I agree with everyone above. If it was me that mismatched top would always bother me. And after a while I KNOW I would kick myself for doing the trade!

    Another thing...you would think a R9 wouldn’t have a mismatched top to begin with!! :dunno:
     

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