#1
I jammed today with my C-1 Classic for the first time, and damn did I struggle thru it. I haven't played a guitar as heavy since I was using my LP Studio. Which sucks, because I'm not a very big person (5'7" 140 lbs) . So do you prefer heavier bodies or lighter ones?

P.S. I'm now considering selling the Schecter that I just bought for a Strat, because I'm not sure my back is gonna be able to handle it once I move back up to college and start jamming/gigging more frequently...
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#2
Well I'm smaller than you are (5'6" 115 lbs) and I can tell you, just don't get an axe that's too heavy but the same time not too light.

I own a Dean Vendetta XM and it's a light guitar VERY light. It's pretty comfortable.

But I also play bass, so I'm used to heavy instruments.

So I guess I prefer whats right for me. So just look for an axe that's right for you.
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#3
o_O ill have it!!!

I dont really care about the weight really, its no big issue to me. I've played a friend's Epi Goth LP, my Epi G310 and Variax (among others), none of which seem 'too heavy' to me.

I guess i can understand how Les Pauls could ruin your shoulder if you wear them for an extended set, but I havent had any problems with my shoulders or back due to a guitar yet.
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#4
Wow. This might be hard to decide. I own a les paul and a Sg. With a leather strap a Lp isnt that bad ( im 5' 3 and 130 lbs.) . But i would use a light guitar for a long period of time.


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#5
yeh i havent had any shoulder or back problems and i have a heavy guitar
just alternate between sitting and standing and you'll be fine
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#6
Lol just to clarify....I'm in no way concerned of getting back problems from heavy guitars I'm just seeing what type of bodies you like. And alternating between sitting/standing isn't really an option, especially in gig situations..
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#7
Here's an idea for you.
Keep the C-1.. its a good guitar.

Why don't you just do weights
Won't be so heavy after that.

I'm the same height as you and I play an LP and i can jam easily with it.


*Edit*
And... I dont mind, i'll have any body on a guitar, as long as it plays good .
#8
aahhahaha...

i prefer a heavy guitar. ever watch the movie snatch? lheavy means reliability! and besides, if it doesn't work, you can always hit them with it!
#9
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I'm the same height as you and I play an LP and i can jam easily with it.

Gibson LP? For 4 or 5 hours?
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#10
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Gibson LP? For 4 or 5 hours?


Use a Strap?

It's not hard, you might be playing with your strap too low which is what i struggled with, if you do use a strap, just higher it a little, don't be too much like slash.. who may aswell not even bother having a strap XD.

And, its a Tokai LP.. But yeah