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I've always loved the look. I pick them up every time I'm at L&M but they never feel right to me. I think it's the weight and the short scale. I'm willing to dive in with a less expensive Epiphone version but just not sure if it will grow on me. I currently have 4 Strats, 3 S Series Ibanez's and a Duesenberg. I'll trade or sell a guitar to make room.

Has anyone been a "Strat" style 25.5" scale person and yet loved the Les Paul too?
 

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My first electric guitar was a Les Paul copy, so maybe I got used to it early, but really I adapt/modify my playing for whatever instrument I’m playing.

I like the fact that a a Tele or Strat obliges me to play in a slightly different way than a Les Paul or a PRS.

Any adjustments I make are mostly subconscious.

When you jump from say guitar to keys or mandolin you have to make similar mental gear shifts.
 

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Yeah good idea for sure, but for me, grabbing a Les Paul or a Strat is most often connected to a song.

Certain songs, whether they’re covers or originals, seem to call for one or the other.

They’re always going to sound different but that’s as it should be.
 

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Yes you need one. Try to find an lpj, you can find them for around the same price as an epiphone.
Been looking at a local Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro. Is that better/worse than an LPJ? I know very little about Gibsons.
 

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Been looking at a local Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro. Is that better/worse than an LPJ? I know very little about Gibsons.
I personally like the lpjs better. They are basically a lp studio, but have a maple neck.
I have one that I swapped out the pcb, change the pickups and I use as much as my standard.
 

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An LPJ is usually a single P90 at the bridge and kinda different than a regular LP. You would need to try one. I like the LPJ better.
 

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I've always loved the look. I pick them up every time I'm at L&M but they never feel right to me. I think it's the weight and the short scale. I'm willing to dive in with a less expensive Epiphone version but just not sure if it will grow on me. I currently have 4 Strats, 3 S Series Ibanez's and a Duesenberg. I'll trade or sell a guitar to make room.

Has anyone been a "Strat" style 25.5" scale person and yet loved the Les Paul too?
If you like sitting while playing ,.......a LesPaul is not for you !...........very uncomfortable!
 

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Well that’s the LPJ and LPJr thing straightened out.

My preference is for the LPJr. Every time I try a LP of some kind I pass on them.
 

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Has anyone been a "Strat" style 25.5" scale person and yet loved the Les Paul too?
Yes. I also really like SGs & have always thought of them as being the Gibson that’s closest to a Strat due to the lighter weight & high fret access.
 
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