#1
And why?
Was it also the best sounding?
Just curious. I'm a lefty and aside from taking a 4 hour road trip up to adirondack guitars sometime within the next few months to play absolutely everything, I pretty much have to order based on how they feel upside-down, which isn't really a great indicator.
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#2
My friends 1957 LP standard, it just felt and sounded great. The best I've owned is my PRS, well it is a PRS so go figure it plays and sounds awesome
#3
It was a Vox Double Cut i think they called them 55's or something, Had these neat pups that were like a splittable humbucker inside a p90 ( so three coils), and was set up really nicely.
#4
My Gibson V is the best playing guitar I own. It absolutely rips. I wish more guitars felt like it to play.

As for best playing ever, it really depends on how the guitar is set up, but probably a JP6.
#5
I've been very happy with almost every Schecter I've ever played. But the hands-down best playing guitar I've ever touched? The Music Man Majesty (John Petrucci's new signature model). It is a dream.
#6
Hard to say, I have played lots of really awesome guitars.

Out of my own personal stash though, definitely my EBMM Albert Lee HH, which is just effortless to play because every note rings out with incredible depth and clarity and it has very strong natural sustain that is quite prominent even on a clean setting. Sounds like I'm talking more about how it sounds, but my point is, it's very easy to make it sound great.
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#7
My Gibson LP Studio Faded Satin. Played 100s of guitars in my search for 'The One', and that was The One I found.
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#8
So far my Custom Shop 1957 Re-Issue Les Paul closely followed by my 1958 RI.
Moving on.....
#9
Probably this 1968 Goldtop that's checked to shit:




Or my 81 Dean:




Honorable mention to my Edwards:

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#11
I loved the Dean from Hell soft V neck and how high up my left hand was. It was a riffing machine, but I HATE Floyd Rose style bridges.

I've become so used to my custom though that it's hard to really say what's the best.
#12
My RGR1570 Prestige, sure it's on the lower end of the Prestige line, but it plays as good or better than any guitar I've ever put my hands on and that's a lot of guitars.
#13
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Yeah she's great. Chunky neck and super light. All original to the point that the Klusons are still in the process of crumbling to pieces.
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#14
My old Suhr Modern probably.

Or the JP6 or J Custom I had.

Don't miss them though

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#15
Steve Vai Jem guitars feel very nice, that neck mainly.

The sound of the guitar and those pickups is very characteristic. That's also the problem. It even sounds like Vai just through a marshall.


Prs guitars have sounded the best balanced for me, but I've played boutique guitar worth well over 5000 bucks which are really unique and nothing compares in sound, mainly acoustics though, they are really sweet when made custom.

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#16
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The best playing guitar I've ever received new would have to be an '89 Carvin DC-150. Silly thing STILL plays that way.

These days I just hand the guitars to Gary Brawer and have him PLEK the suckers and superglue the frets. Action setup was established a few years ago, and he just duplicates that setup. So at this point, they all play pretty much the same.
#17
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Probably this 1968 Goldtop that's checked to shit:







That's a 69 I believe. 68 Gold Top LPs (the only other LP than the Custom Model in 68) had P90s. Yours is a '69 Deluxe , that's when Gibson introduced the Deluxe Model with the Epiphone mini-humbuckers. c/o The Les Paul Legacy 1968-2009 by Robb Lawrence.
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#18
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Steve Vai Jem guitars feel very nice, that neck mainly.

The sound of the guitar and those pickups is very characteristic. That's also the problem. It even sounds like Vai just through a marshall.


Prs guitars have sounded the best balanced for me, but I've played boutique guitar worth well over 5000 bucks which are really unique and nothing compares in sound, mainly acoustics though, they are really sweet when made custom.


Well, being lefty, I could certainly get a PRS if I had about 4k to spend. They seem to get consistently amazing reviews, and they're beautiful guitars from a piece of art standpoint. I tend to prefer the more vintage stylings, though. Hmm.
#19
Easily my '05 Gibson v. Action is at the perfect level, zero intonation issues, and plays smooth as butter. Plus it sounds killer!
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#20
Epiphone Jeff Waters Annihilator V. I don't know if all Gibson/Epiphone Vs also feel this way, but that guitar is amazing (especially for the price).

There was something about playing it that just begged me to play faster -- and it stayed smooth. Just an effortless shred machine...
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That's a 69 I believe. 68 Gold Top LPs (the only other LP than the Custom Model in 68) had P90s. Yours is a '69 Deluxe , that's when Gibson introduced the Deluxe Model with the Epiphone mini-humbuckers. c/o The Les Paul Legacy 1968-2009 by Robb Lawrence.



Yeah youre right. I wasnt really paying attention and forgot what year it was. I just went with 68 without thinking it through
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#24
The best playing (feeling and sound) for me persanally is my 1982 Ibanez AM50 that I bought new that year. The neck just feels perfect and the sound from both humbuckers together is just beautiful. Mine is beat up now from lots of live use but I just did an intense fret dress and fretboard leveling and sanding about a month ago and it plays better than any other guitar I have ever personally played. It might be that I just a lucky that was made paticuarly well.
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#25
Probably my Select Tele. I don't play it enough to be honest.

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#26
I played a '81 silverburst Les Paul a few years ago at my local shop. Cosmetically it was trashed. The back had no paint and the owner in the 80's didn't know how collectible that guitar would be so he carved all his family members initials on it for some reason. It wasn't pretty and they only wanted $1500 for it....

But maaaaaan that thing played incredible. Pics are somewhere on an old phone.
#27
Ibanez SZ320. Which is coincidently my main guitar. I dont know what it is, but the neck on it is amazing, and fits my hands like it was made especially for me. I basicly just bought it used without even trying it out first. I guess i got lucky. But i cant stress how good it plays. And i've played some top end guitars, including Music man petrucci sig, a few JEMs, vintage LP, Deans, all kinds of strats, and a bunch of other midrange guitars. This one feels better than all of them.
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#29
i played one of the highest priced parker fly's $7000 or something crazy. i have a friend who is a corporate realtor and he does well. it played like secks. sounded great. but the only thing i remember is that it seemed too light. lol.
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