Hi all, I've been working in Honduras as a teacher at a bilingual school in the border town of Puerto Cortes, and in the meanwhile I've acquired a couple guitars from friends back home in California. One is a standard Fender Strat - not a knockoff, but the real thing - and the other is an Epiphone Les Paul Special II. They're both far, far better than the Cort G110 I took with me to Honduras (really, if you're going to take any guitar with you to the tropics, it might as well be a crappy one - strings break, pickups accumulate rust like you wouldn't believe...) - so needless to say, I'm very excited about this. Here's what I'm wondering, though. The reason I wanted two decent guitars in the first place, instead of just one, was that I like to switch back and forth between open D minor tuning and standard tuning depending on which song I'm playing. Instead of having to retune 4 of my 6 strings every time I want to play a different song, though, I'd rather just be able to switch to another guitar that's already in the tuning I want. I've also heard that it's bad for the neck to be switching back and forth between different tunings all the time, so I just want to keep each guitar set to one consistent tuning. So here's my question: between the Fender Strat and the Epiphone Les Paul, is there one that would probably be better for DAFDAD tuning and one that would be better to keep in standard? When I play in standard, I tend to go for a rough, expressionistic Neil Young-meets-Joy Division sound (and to be honest, on playing skill I'm more towards the Joy Division end of that spectrum) - lots of distorted open chords, lots of barring, etc. In DAFDAD, I tend to focus on a couple melodic riffs and let the other strings drone, or I'll barre some chord inversions, and/or play my power chord progressions in this tuning (with or without the treble strings ringing). Any thoughts? Or does it even matter? It wouldn't surprise me if I'm putting way too much thought into this; the subtext here is that I'm really looking forward to getting out of Honduras in a few weeks.