My Les Paul Ruined My Musical Life....

Slappy2x

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If you're not feeling the other guitars and they're just sitting around unplayed, trade 'em in for another Lester!
 

TheX

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remind me what your #1 is ?

A Ramirez Classical.

This is my #1 Gibson.

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Sounds like you need a way to hide more guitars from the Ol' lady!!!
 

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I feel for ya, I have a ESLP, TradProII that I refinished myself and an SG that sit because I now have a R9. The SG bought as a "student" guitar, the ES was picked out by my grandson and is his inheritance, and the work that I put into the TP2 I can't just sell them, but don't play them.

But it is nice to have something that doesn't sound the same, but I am a hobbyist. If there was no attachments, they would be gone.
 

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LP's are fine, but not my number one.
Out of curiosity, what's your number 1?

I only have 2 guitars right now, but my number 1 is the double cut LP ^^ I sold the old Studio because it just got too bulky for my taste after owning the DC :D
 

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Definitely don't get rid of anything you love. I always go back to my other guitars, even though my Les Paul is my number one by a good measure. My EJ Strat is what I usually practice on (it's my favorite guitar), and I still play my Tele a lot. The PRS DGT is the only one that doesn't get any love, and honestly, I can't sell it for a price that makes me feel good about letting it go, so I keep it mostly because I have a lot of money in it and it's a fantastic guitar. I just don't play it as much, but I do bust it out on occasion.

My point is, there will come a time when you want a change of pace or a different flavor. If you have a favorite between the SG and the V, you might keep it and sell the other if you want. But for me, I would be hesitant to get rid of a guitar I used to like just because I have a new one I like more. You'll always end up going back to the others after a time.
 

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If you're not playing the V & SG I say move them on and enjoy what you have.

Whatever you do don't tell the wife you have extra cash in your pocket because you know what that'll mean ? you've sold 2 guitars so she can buy more shoes :laugh2:
 

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Keep them V! Sell the SG & buy a decent acoustic so you can serenade your wife, she will then DEMAND you buy more guitars :) PS: The advice is free, you get what you pay for ;) (you're welcome) ;)
 

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You have 3 solid body Gibsons, 2 of which you don't like.
Sell them and get something different so that you can expand your musical horizons.
A hollow/semi-hollow would be nice- the Gary Clark signature Epiphone Casino is very cool (especially with a Bigsby), and not too expensive.
Not sure if it's available in lefty though.
If not there are plenty of other choices.
Having a Strat type guitar around is always a good idea, and there are plenty of choices of brand and pickup configuration.
With those 3 electric guitars and a decent acoustic guitar you'd be set for just about any kind of music.
 

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I'm right there with you, all five of my guitars are Les Paul's. Others will tell you to diversify your collection but I don't listen. I have owned plenty of other types of guitars and I never played any of them because my Les Paul is what feels right to me. Nothing wrong with that.
 

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Here is the solution my brother. Negotiate wjth the wife. Negotiate that if you sell your 2 meh sounding guitars that you should be allowed to buy 2 in their place. Perhaps another Lester and a nice acoustic, say a Gibson J-35. Then everyone is happy, you, your wife, and the local Gibson dealer. Problem solved!
 

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I'm right there with you, all five of my guitars are Les Paul's. Others will tell you to diversify your collection but I don't listen. I have owned plenty of other types of guitars and I never played any of them because my Les Paul is what feels right to me. Nothing wrong with that.

I have to admit that the more I play my Les Pauls the less I seem to want to pick up my other guits. A Les Paul shouldn't feel right with all that weight and a flat slabbed back.

The only hint of any ergonomics in the design is the single cutaway yet they just feel right.
 

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I have had my Standard a part for a time now, Lina bought it for me last fall. A birthday day thing. I never warmed up to it. Some thing like a forever I was to test it first, just like I did with her. My Studio is my Les Paul. To get over the nothing works night my Peavey T30 is my go to, it fits and it clicks. The best Strat I ever played, a smart version of the Fender.
 

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