Third Guitar

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by nayoud, Jul 27, 2017.

What would be your third guitar after a lester and a strat ?

Poll closed Aug 17, 2017.
  1. Les Paul historical series...and upgrade from a Standard

    5 vote(s)
    4.9%
  2. PRS McCarty 594

    12 vote(s)
    11.7%
  3. Telecaster

    37 vote(s)
    35.9%
  4. Gibson ES-335

    35 vote(s)
    34.0%
  5. Gibson SG

    13 vote(s)
    12.6%
  6. Archtop including Gibson 336

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  1. nayoud

    nayoud Member

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    I've had strats and Lesters on and off since the late seventies. Lately, I own one of each, a Standard LP with OX4 A4 low wound pickups and deluxe Start with David Allen 54/59's.

    What would
    your third guitar be? Do the PRS's help us oldies with the GAS issue? they look fabulous to be open.

    Would you go old school 335ish (339, 336(full hollow), 355, 356), or an archtop?

    or a tele maybe?


    Thank you all for your comments and participation?
     
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  2. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah The Worst Premium Member

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    I voted Telecaster, but if one of the choices had been a Les Paul without humbuckers I'd have chosen that. I love seeing collections of the exact same guitar, in a different color, all with PAF clones...
     
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  3. Donal

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    I would seriously consider a SG. I never thought it until I bought one Jan thi s year and have never looked back, one of the best guitars I have.
     
  4. Roshy Boy

    Roshy Boy Senior Member

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    I voted Tele, even though it would be my first or second choice.
     
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  5. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

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    I can't answer. I know too much....
     
  6. PierM

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    Gibson SG!!, for the easy feeling and the really different attitude! It's also a great guitar for the sofà playing, since you don't have the jack sticking against the seat. SG+Line6 G10+Sofà=dream rig!:applause:

    Also the Tele would be great, for it's completely unique approach.
     
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  7. jeff_farkas

    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    I love PRS guitars. Just perfectly made and sound great, IMO.

    The other choice would be a Telecaster.
     
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  8. Xrun Morzov

    Xrun Morzov Senior Member

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    Tele for sure, even before Strat :)
     
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  9. nayoud

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    Thank you all for your replies, it seems that the majority went for a tele or an ES 335. The poll was edited to include the SG and archtops including the CS 336.


    Can you elaborate please. Thanks
     
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  10. bblooz

    bblooz Senior Member

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    The 335 semi-hollow is similar to the LP in configuration, but tonally different enough to open doors to other places in your music (thus gets my vote). I would say the same about the Tele in comparison to the Strat, but since this is an LP forum, I assume you lean toward that guitar type. PRS is nice, but just doesn't have enough of its' own personality. Great for someone who wants one guitar to kinda do a little bit of everything (just not as good as the originals IMAO).
     
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  11. gball

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    Strat would not be my second choice, SG would. Then Firebird. Then Strat or Tele.
     
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    Careful.... if you get a 335 (or 339) you might find yourself not playing anything else.
     
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  13. thatF-INGflyingVguy

    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    Flying Veeeeee!!!
    full of midrange goodness
     
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  14. nayoud

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    Thank you all for your comments ...it's much appreciated !


    Thanks ... yes I know I A/B-ed them together, and I found that they're very close tonewise, especially with some distortion. But is there is another side to the ES-335....



    ... and that is that it might feel different to play, albeit being sonically very close. I guess the 339 is closer to an LP than a 335. A 336 seemed darker to me and sonically very very close to an LP. I really like the quality of its construction though.


    Do you feel that a 335 feels different to play ? ....more pleasurable maybe.... I know many who gave up their lesters for a 335...I never had one myself so I can't know for sure... playing them at the store is one thing and at home another.
     
  15. danohat

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    Superstrat bro. Comfy, light. Dual humbuckers. If I'd have bought one before the SG, V, and Tele I'd probably have more Superstrats and less SG/V/ Teles.
     
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  16. PierM

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    Well depends on the superstrat. Mine its 9.5lbs :applause:
     
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  17. nayoud

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    I agree that, in almost most cases, a strat is quite lighter than a gibby. But my question to Danohat and PierM...wouldn' that get us somewhere between a Strat and PRS territory? .... an HH strat will still sound somewhat straty due to body wood and scale length.
     
  18. DotStudio

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    But what if my LP is third in line behind my ES and strat? :hmm:
     
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  19. PierM

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    A superstrat isnt really just a single guitar...you know. It does refer to a wide gamma of guitars, all inspired by the classic Strato, but with modern/shredder appointments. In my case it's an Heritage with one bucker and two single coils, but the "core" it's really gibsonish (heritage it's the ex Gibson guys from kalamazoo)...so 12" fretboard, mahogany and maple top. In my case it's more sort of mix between a Les Paul and a Stratocaster. Heavy as a boat anchor. Monster tone.
     
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  20. Ginger Beer

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    I voted ES-335. It can go from "acoustic" like to full on chewy thickness with a simple volume adjustment. Very versatile.
     
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