#1

Hey ppl, I'm getting my very own axe in a coupla days;thinking of a Les Paul Studio. I've mostly played on an acoustic and a Squier strat for brief periods. I'm totally into fast alternate picking [ Petrucci, Gilbert,..] kinda playing, and am wondering whether the fat curve of the Les Paul inhibits the quick wrist action..Also, since it gets so high up the forearm, doesn't it get harder to reach the bottom strings? Thing is, I'm having it delivered, so I can't actually test it, and have no access to any Les Pauls. Really appreciate any answers, thanks..
#2
Very bad idea. You should really try it out. The LP is very different from other guitars you play. I personally hate them, but the Gold Tops are sexy as hell.
#4
when I got my first LP it took about a day to get used to it and about a week to get really comfortable with it. The feel is different, and it'll take a little getting used to but it's worth it.
#5
Quote by shishir723

have no access to any Les Pauls. Really appreciate any answers, thanks..



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#6
If you can pull off fast picking on an acoustic you should be able to do it on any goddamn thing with strings.
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Not every store carries the Les paul hes lookin 4
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#8
i like picking on my les paul cause i can rest my hand in the "ditch" in between the bridge and the tailpiece!
#9
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Not every store carries the Les paul hes lookin 4


No but the shape is universal

That is what he is most concerned about
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#10
Quote by John5rules125
Not every store carries the Les paul hes lookin 4

a les paul is a les paul
the only difference is the neck n weight
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#11
Quote by shishir723

Hey ppl, I'm getting my very own axe in a coupla days;thinking of a Les Paul Studio.


Kinda looks like hes only looking for an LP studio. Nice try though
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Quote by stephen_rettie
the SHAPE is the same though.


He doesnt get it, leave it at that

Anyway, its always advisable to play a guitar before buying, preferably you try the one your going to buy
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#14
HOHHHHHHHH wow im and idiot

Im sorry, yeah no everywhere theres a lp shaped guitar

Again, sry for the stupidness
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#15
Squier Strat = 3-legged stool
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You will love it.
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#16
Theres no authorized gibson or epiphone dealers anywhere near where I live. It a 2-3 hour drive to get there and even then theres like 2 LPs in the whole store. I live closer to canada than a decent guitar store. Bu i got my PRS without ever playing it and i love that guitar.
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#17
Yeah, I live in India, and there are NO Gibson dealers here whatsoever... yeah steven_rettie, do you find that its easier to speed pick on a thinner bodied guitar?
#18
I bought my Epi SG without playing it and hated it (first guitar too). It wasn't bad, it just wasn't right for me. I actually don't like any Gibsons or Epis even though they can be some of the sexiest guitars. It's a matter of personal taste and comfort.
#20
No, I hated it, I still hate it. I hated the neck. It wasn't right for me. The neck shape sucked and I don't like finished necks. I also don't like the bridge. I didn't mind because I didn't have anything else and I didn't play anything besides that. But after I started shopping for a new guitar, I realized that I didn't like it and why. I bought a new guitar. Then I changed the pups on my SG cuz I had a little extra money. It sounds awesome, but it's still a pain to play. I've only played it about 3 time since I changed them and that was in the 1st week. Now it sits in my basement and I'm trying to sell it.