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  1. Milkman

    Milkman Well-Known Member

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    Well, I sold my 2014 Les Paul Traditional. It is a beautiful guitar that makes lovely sounds (particularly, vintage grit), but in the end... I much prefer my HH Stratocaster and hadn't touched the LP more than 5 times since picking up the Strat in April.

    I'm pretty happy with myself for being able to see that I actually prefer the sound, and especially the feel of my MIM dual humbucker strat over the much more expensive, and blingy LP. I'll probably end up with another LP somewhere down the road, but a different model with a different neck profile at least. I imagine an SG will slip into the collection first though.

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    Milkman Well-Known Member

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    Got more than I paid bump!
     
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    Mild grievance period?

    That's beautiful LP.

    Stay strong.
     

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    Stratocasters and Fender necks have always been more comfortable for me.
     
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    That looks like a very comfortable chair!

    If you were not playing it & you got more than you paid for it, that is a great move!
     
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    Good for you. As beautiful as that Trad is, I'm a big fan of selling off the gear I find that I'm not using very often.
     
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    Milkman Well-Known Member

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    I don't generally mourn over the things that pass through my life, so I doubt very much I'll have any regret.

    Besides, I can buy more wood, tools and hardware with the money I got, so I can build something else.... like maybe another guitar!
     
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    Could you give us a step by step on this process? My 3010 root beer has about 10 minutes play time. As a matter of fact , a good half dozen are in that boat.
     
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    hh strats seem to be the perfect formula for me as well. still holding on to one SG that i play here and there, but it just doens't hit the spot the same way
     
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    I loved my traditionals but the were so nice I was almost afraid to play them. I know that sounds crazy. I’ve wanted a real Gibson Les Paul all my life but once I got them it’s as if I was almost scared of them haha. Anywho they are gone and now it’s left me with the PRS Mira (#1), Hagstrom Super Swede and PRS SE Tremonti Custom. I guess I need to change my avatar. I’m not meant to have expensive (to me) guitars. Haha. I guess I’m now -80%. Has anyone else felt this way about higher end instruments.
     
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    I know what you are talking about. The reason I first purchased an Agile was because I was afraid to gig with my Gibsons. Now i'm only into to telecasters so i'm thinking of doing a big sell off of various guitars. I really really don't need all I have, just not sure how and where to sell them.
     
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    @mozz My mother is a bit of hoarder and I moved internationally 7 times before I reached 35. I came to the realization that having too many possessions subtracts more than it adds to my life.
     
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    Not gonna lie - I'm a little paranoid about my Firebird. I never waste a second worrying about my Fenders. They can take care of themselves.
     
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    I'm opposite I have 3 Trads and not afraid to bang them around. That's like owning a pickup truck and afraid to scratch the bed by putting stuff back there. I got the guitar to play, doesn't mean I will be the snot out of them.
     
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    You sell them here in the classifieds by posting pictures and a ridiculously low price. Make sure to PM me a heads up first.
     
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    I'm not afraid to bang them around either, however i prefer someone already started with it. I get a little distracted by a perfectly finished guitar. Randy Rhoads was proud of the battle scars his guitars would get. there is a youtube video where he is telling a new student "its a guitar, not a piece of furniture."
     
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    I'm afraid of my Gibsons too. To my ear, the Agiles with maple caps or necks that have Gibson pickups sound pretty much indistinguishable from the real thing and EQ tweaks can compensate for the all mahogany Agiles that have been upgraded. If it ever becomes just about sound/tone and/or I come to my senses, I suppose the Gibsons would be the first to go as they're the ones with the thickest coatings of dust...
     
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    I have a beautiful Les Paul that is the most expensive guitar I own. It's also one of the least played, so I understand where you are coming from. As pretty as it is, and as wonderful it sounds, in the end I can get my strats and teles to produce the sounds I want better.
     

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