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Re: You favorite guitar in your collection?
1/3/2004 8:54 PM
Dick Reed (1927) wrote:
Sounds like you are a Les Paul fan.
It's all I played since 70 and about 6 or 7 years ago I saw a start at a garage sale, well I didn't have the money for it He wanted 350. with an amp and cords plus straps and books and hard case. But about a year later I woke up one morning on a sunday and thought " I bet that guy still has that guitar" and I went to see him. Well he was moving the next day and I got the guitar and all equip for 250. and ever since I have played a strat it is so hard to go back to the LP.
The LP is my pride and joy from High school, I bought when I was a junior and paid $500. for that and a Fender Twin.
And I still have both, but back to the strat, it felt so good in my hand and it is in excellent condition but when I play it I don't worry if I bump it or if someone else wnats to play it.
And when I play the LP it's like I have the holy grail in my hands, I'm afraid to turn around and hit something and I don't want to scratch it so I worry more about and don't really enjoy playing it that much anymore. The neck is quite a bit wider than my strats and the frets are almost not even there they are so thin and always have been.
So I get it out and play for awhile and polish it and look at it and then put it away.
Then I get out a strat and just tear that basement up. LOL
Like my post says " favorite to own but not to play" I wouldn't trade or sell it for anything, well almost anything.
I see allot of talk on here about the cost and worth of LP's and I sure couldn't afford one today. I feel bad for the guy's who really want one ,because they are cost prohibitive and in my day they were expensive but if you saved a little you could have one. Everybody was playing them, Allman bros, Leslie West ( mountian) and ME ( wait nobody knew me) LOL just to name a few.
Well good chatting with ya bro ,