Just a preference question. What do you like better, a guitar that puts up a bit of a fight or one that plays effortlessly? Keep tone out of the question. This is 100% about playability. I would have always said I'm best off with my easiest playing guitar (my SG), but I've been listening to my band's recordings lately and realizing that all the best new parts I've created are on my Jazzmaster. I'm starting to think that it's because I have to fight it a little to play it. It's not like the SG where it sustains and sounds solid just by holding it. With the Jazzmaster, I really need to dig in to get something good out of it, but when I do, it's better than everything else. So, fight or flight? Do you prefer to fight your guitar because it takes you to new places musically or do you prefer a guitar that plays effortlessly so that the ideas in your head flow out freely? NOTE : This is assuming that the guitar is well set up on either side. I'm just saying that some guitars (even well set up) are harder to play than others. I tend to get my best ideas out of those harder to play guitars.