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Old 11-25-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Guitars you would love if only you did.

I absolutely want to love the Explorer. The sound is great, I think the whole ZZ-top kinda look is absolutely fantastic. I think the guitar's got a lot of understated class and a lot of grit...


...but I absolutely hate the necks. I would totally love it if only I did.


Anyone else have tragedies like these?
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
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I would love schecter if I could stand the necks. I can't. Maybe there's some Schecter out there with a neck I can love. Someday.

I also can't stand any guitar with a large square bolt-on neck. It's AANJ, set neck, neck through or nothing.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:11 AM   #3
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I love the the sound and shape of a Telecaster, I just have never found a neck on one I really liked. I've grown pretty attached to the real fat late 50's Les Paul style necks and I just don't feel right playing a guitar that doesn't have one. If I could find a Tele with a baseball bat neck, I'd probably buy it. (unless it's crazy expensive or has some lame paint job on it)
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:19 AM   #4
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Fenders- I have seen some gorgeous ones, but for some reason, they never feel right when I strap one on.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:22 AM   #5
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strats. theres something about basic SSS and HSS Fender strats that I just can't function with. Every time I play one, it doesn't sound like my playing coming out of the other end- it feels totally disconnected from what I think it should be doing. It sucks a bit because I'd love to have a strat for versatility and the tones. I even like the playability of them. they just don't seem to translate my playing very well. Super strats, high-end strats (G&L, Suhr) and what not work just fine, but dead basic strats just don't work for me.

also, I find SG's really awkward as well. After a major shoulder injury, my arm doesn't rotate properly, and it ends up sitting really funny on SG shaped guitars. There's something about how I want to hold an SG (higher mostly- think how Sam Hannah holds his) and where my arm falls that just doesn't feel good. It's the only guitar I've had this issue with, and it forced me to sell my long-time workhorse guitar because I couldn't play it properly at the height I wanted.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:23 AM   #6
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I really, really want to like Ibanez RGs. They're one of the few guitar brands that have a certain 'mojo' about them (think Gibson, Fender), and they really do exude a kind of cool intensity. I can pick up their Les Paul-styled guitars and really enjoy them. But the RGs just don't do it for me. I can be on their website and think, man, I WANT that RG, but if I sit down and play it it's just like... argh, not happening.

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:40 AM   #7
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Firebirds. Love the look. Love the sound. But I can not for the life of my learn to like the necks on them.

Damn sexy guitars though
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:04 AM   #8
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les pauls...i lov ethe look and the sound form them but they just dont feel rght in my hands
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:06 AM   #9
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les pauls...i lov ethe look and the sound form them but they just dont feel rght in my hands



Same here. I can't seem to find a Les Paul that I like.
Other than this one Studio that was PERFECT.

I noticed. A lot of the problems seem to be with necks
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:12 AM   #10
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Les Pauls as well. Fat. Chunky. Uncomfortable. Poor pup definition. Cool when Slash playes em,but just dont work for me.

Im a Strat guy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #11
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I want to love Epiphone Wilshires. I think they look awesome, but the necks suck, and I don't get down with Epiphone.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:31 AM   #12
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Gotta agree with alot of posters... Les Pauls are pretty uncomfortable, way too heavy.

Most of my favorite guitarists (Page, Moore, Hazel) from the 70's used them, and they look the coolest and sounded great. But everytime I've picked one up and played they didn't sound very good, especially for the price tag. I don't know what it is with Gibsons but the quality of a given guitar is hit or miss.

Also the neck on the back feels sticky... I hate the finish they use, despite how cool it looks. I could give a crap though nobody is looking at the back of my guitar.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:39 AM   #13
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I'm almost the same as you. Explorers. Absolutely love the way they look (2 of my favorite bands are Coheed and Dethklok), but I just can't get along with the body. I don't know to put my arm or how to sit with it... depressing.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:45 AM   #14
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Same for me with Explorers, Rooster.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:09 AM   #15
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I love the way ebony fingerboards look and sound. Had to sell my 70's custom Les Paul because of how much I hate the feel of it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:40 AM   #16
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Pointy guitars.

Nothing screams rock & roll like a V or some of the other outlandish shapes you find on brands like Minarik. I love the look!

But just like Fenders, I find them uncomfortable, albeit in a completely different way.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #17
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Telecasters ... but the headstock always kills it for me. I ****ing hate it and I don't know why.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:05 AM   #18
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Gotta agree with Les Paul's, love the look of them but they're just not comfortable, too small and heavy for my liking.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:07 AM   #19
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Flying V's and SG's... why the hell do the necks need to dive? I love listening to people playing them and I have a Epi G-400 but it's not something I'd play standing up because of the lack of balance. Also, it freaking goes off tune when you sit/stand up or place the guitar on a table or anything.
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Ibanez Iceman. I grew up looking at them thinking "one day... one day I will own one". Then I played a few and was just like... no.

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