#1
Okay, so, I have an Ibanez GIO. Fairly cheap beginner's guitar, I've had it for four years, so I'm looking for something more high-end. So I'm surfin' da web and reading all of these phenomenal reviews for guitars, and I go and try them at my local guitar shop. But every single one of them feels terrible to me. Then when I go and try cheaper guitars, they feel great. Am I used to shit guitars? Should I pick up an uncomfortable guitar and adapt to it?
#2
You seem to be lucky enough to not have expensive tastes if you ask me.

May I ask what guitars you've been trying out?
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#3
which guitars did you try that you didn't like the feel of?

a lot of it is probably familiarity...you're so used to the gio that everything else feels weird. you might have better luck with a higher end ibanez.
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#4
I have a GIO, have had it for 3 years and its a great little guitar, I love it so much that I prefer it to my uncle' Les Paul (not sure what model). I personally think that its normal if other guitars seem bad compared to this
#5
Stick to what you like then dude and it'll save you a few quid. Just because it's cheap doesn't make you a bad player, and it's not a "bad" instrument, it's just made with cheaper materials and possibly of a lower quality, but if it's what you like then what's wrong with that?
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#6
I actually really like my GAX 30 Gio. It plays much better than the RG5EX1 and the Art100 I use to have though the ESP LTD M100FM I had kicks its butt. Maybe try rondomusic.com I am the same way, I dont like the feel of a lot of higher end guitars but I can all ways find a cheap guitar that feels really comfortable to me.
#7
That's what happens when you break up with your 4-year girlfriend and start dating again. Nothing is going to be as comfortable. Just something you have to adapt to my friend.
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#8
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You seem to be lucky enough to not have expensive tastes if you ask me.

May I ask what guitars you've been trying out?

I've been playing mostly LTD EC's, I'm interested in those but they're just not comfortable.
#9
Buy a better ibanez. Pretty much all I feel completely comfortable playing, with a few exceptions.
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#10
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I've been playing mostly LTD EC's, I'm interested in those but they're just not comfortable.


Try some more guitars, other than LTD's EC line. Broaden your horizons.
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#11
Maybe you're used to unpainted necks and haven't had experience with painted ones? They definitely feel different from each other. Try playing an RG of some kind with a maple neck and see if you like it.
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#12
I have the same issue..

My Ibanez GIO is now turning 6.. still the most comfortable guitar i have.. allthough I have an LTD m-100 FM too..

Shockingly I also own a '76 les paul goldtop..

I feel terrible XD
#13
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I have the same issue..

My Ibanez GIO is now turning 6.. still the most comfortable guitar i have.. allthough I have an LTD m-100 FM too..

Shockingly I also own a '76 les paul goldtop..

I feel terrible XD

chances are you just aren't so keen on the bulky feel of a les paul - nothing wrong with that.

the first time i played a real fender i thought "wow, this feels horrible" after having played squiers for ages. i'd gotten used to the slightly flimsy feel and somehow a sturdy, good quality guitar felt wrong to me. i did eventually get used to what a good quality guitar feels like though.. and now i can never go back
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chances are you just aren't so keen on the bulky feel of a les paul - nothing wrong with that.

the first time i played a real fender i thought "wow, this feels horrible" after having played squiers for ages. i'd gotten used to the slightly flimsy feel and somehow a sturdy, good quality guitar felt wrong to me. i did eventually get used to what a good quality guitar feels like though.. and now i can never go back



whell, the neck of my '76 Les paul is really thin this because it is a lawsuit copy made by Ibanez Same looks - Better Guitar
#15
EC has a 24 3/4 scale, bulkier neck. Ibanez usually have thinnier necks, 25 1/2 scale and flatter radius.

You should try to find a Kramer Assault 220, I've read that the neck is realy "ibanez like" and you'd get an LP shape!
#16
It's no wonder you're not finding the EC as comfortable. It has a significantly different scale length as well as neck profile. Honestly, it'd be like riding a little Ninja and then trying a more "upscale" Harley -- then making a statement that cheaper bikes feel better. No, it's just a totally different type of bike!

If you're happy with how the Gio feels, find some others with similar features/profile/shape, etc. There are plenty out there.

Also, there's nothing wrong with simply upgrading bits and pieces of your Gio if you like it. Get a new nut, upgrade bridge, better pots/switches, shield the cavities, play with different pups, change out the tuners, etc.

I say fuk the fukin' fukers -- buy & play what you like!
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That's what happens when you break up with your 4-year girlfriend and start dating again. Nothing is going to be as comfortable. Just something you have to adapt to my friend.

Never dated a 4 year old. How was it?
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Never dated a 4 year old. How was it?

I didn't say 4 year old.
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#21
I used to think that Japanese-made Ibanez necks were the best for me and everything else felt weird. As I played more and got better, I started to feel more comfortable switching guitars. Even my Les Paul doesn't feel that strange to switch to, and it has a '59 style neck.
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I didn't say 4 year old.


I see that now but thats how I read it haha. I'm just butin your balls man.