Should I keep it or sell it?

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  1. jjboogie

    jjboogie Supporting Member

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    I have a Les Paul that I was not comfortable with for a few years then back in 2006 I did a European tour and I decided to take it with me to see how it does. Well by midway thru the tour I got extremely comfortable with it to where it felt normal and an extension of how I express myself.

    Fast forward to today.....I have an ES335 that is absolutely beautiful and sounds very good! For Rhythm playing it is awesome for me but when I solo on it I feel sluggish and awkward! It really bothers me....I have had it set up with low action and the whole nine but the neck is much wider than I am used too so I have to stretch more......I am trying decide whether I should sell it or keep it.....my bass player says keep it and try to get used to it. I have only two guitars right now the LP and the 335. Since I am used to the way the LP feels now I am thinking of selling the 335 and getting another LP but with P-90's so I can have one guitar with single coils and one with humbuckers for a little more variety.

    What say you?

    thanks
    jj
     
  2. michael30

    michael30 Gold Supporting Member

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    Another European tour might do the trick. If you still don't like at the end of the tour you can sell it at a profit and buy another guitar when you get home.
     
  3. HurricaneJesus

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    Well, how long have you had the 335? Knowing when to cut bait on a guitar is a tough thing. I'd say give it a lil while but a paul with p-90s would be cool.
     
  4. bynt

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    Be nice if you could find someone who might trade you for a little while. It's really hard to know when to get rid of a guitar.
     
  5. franksguitar

    franksguitar Member

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    Maybe you'd be more comfortable with an ES339 Les Paul scale size
     
  6. HeyMrTeleMan

    HeyMrTeleMan Colonel of Truth Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeh, try one of those before selling the 335. You can order one from MF (or their subsidiaries) and have a 30 day money back guarantee if you don't like it. Then you'll know what to do.

    I love mine and would probably consider a 335 too big and unwieldy now.
    But, I WOULD like a LP with P90's again! Or a 339 with P90's. Gibson, wake up!

    And now back to our regular program...

    HMTM
     
  7. IndianScout

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    I sold my LP because the 50's neck cramped my hand, time to look for a 60's
     
  8. oscar100

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    sell and keep teh LP
     
  9. jjboogie

    jjboogie Supporting Member

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    A bunch of good input and ideas! I never thought of the 339. I have not even tried one out yet. I might go to the store and try one just for curiosity's sake.

    If I do get a LP with P-90's I would not want the fat neck but one that is more 60's size. Do they make LP's with P-90's and the 60's size neck?
     
  10. yakyak

    yakyak Supporting Member

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    If it doesn't turn you on, sell it.
     
  11. playon

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    Get a telecaster!
     
  12. jjboogie

    jjboogie Supporting Member

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    If I get another Fender soon it will most definitely be a Tele.........I cannot play strats because I always hit the pick up selector.....I
     

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