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I remember in a thread awhile back, Pete (Faracaster) mentioning that even though he loves Les Pauls and what people play with them he just couldn't seem to bond with them and he ends up selling or trading them. I'm the same way with Telecasters. I've had several over the years and ended up either trading or selling them. The only exception to that has been my Dillion "Rosie" rosewood Tele. So which guitars do you find, that you've either owned or tried, are ones that you can't seem to bond with?
 

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Gibsons. I tried a few LP's and an ES-339. Could not bond. I found a VOS '63 ES-335. That certainly did the trick for me. What a geetar!
 

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I used to have a prs se with p90s and I hated it from day one. It was my back up guitar for a couple of months and I was just really careful to try not to break any strings for those few months.
 

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With guitars, I'm not too bad, I prefer just about anything with a '50s rounded profile or slimmer and I'll play anything from short scale to standard. But if the neck is too thick, I can't do it; a lot of teles don't work well for me, but that isn't the neck itself.

I like les Paul's, but everyone I've found has been too heavy or simply didn't sound right to me. I'd love to own one, but the weight and ergonomics keep pushing me to SGs.

I guess the deciding factors for me are if the neck is too fat and if the neck pickup sounds undefined or mushy.
 

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Hmm, I guess anything pointy turns me off or like Capnjim said, anything new and shinny. I love looking at LP types as they are timeless design but cant bond with them just cause i dont play hard rock. To each his own.
 

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Don't hurt me, but I don't really like Les Pauls. Too damn heavy, and a little too one dimensional to me. Actually that's too harsh. I loved Mike Bloomfield's dual pickup tone. It's just that one doesn't tend to hear that too often, and I suspect it may have been unique to him and that specific guitar.

Some years back, I was visiting a friend in Nashville who has a very impressive collection of vintage guitars and amps. I spied an old Rickenbacker 12-string hanging on the wall and just had to try it out. OMG, what were they thinking!? The neck is too narrow for 6 strings, let alone 12. Now I know why the solo on "Eight Miles High" sounds so clumsy and strangled. It was one of the biggest guitar disappointments I've ever had.
 

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Don't hurt me, but I don't really like Les Pauls. Too damn heavy, and a little too one dimensional to me. Actually that's too harsh. I loved Mike Bloomfield's dual pickup tone. It's just that one doesn't tend to hear that too often, and I suspect it may have been unique to him and that specific guitar.

Some years back, I was visiting a friend in Nashville who has a very impressive collection of vintage guitars and amps. I spied an old Rickenbacker 12-string hanging on the wall and just had to try it out. OMG, what were they thinking!? The neck is too narrow for 6 strings, let alone 12. Now I know why the solo on "Eight Miles High" sounds so clumsy and strangled. It was one of the biggest guitar disappointments I've ever had.

I never tried a Ricky Mark. Had no idea. Next time i get a chance will give it a try.
 

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No specific brand, I used to have a love/hate thing with Strats, but I've gotten over that and have a few in the stable.

Probably an SG, I've tried a few times and they just aren't for me.
 

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No specific brand, I used to have a love/hate thing with Strats, but I've gotten over that and have a few in the stable.

Probably an SG, I've tried a few times and they just aren't for me.
Yes, SG's forgot about them. I guess i am 'annal' for lack of better terms when it comes to guitar design. If it does not suit my eye, i assume it sucks but thats not really true.
 

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Are we talking what we don't like aesthetically or what doesn't work for us functionally?

I don't like SGs because the neck dive drive me nuts. I have had a hard time with almost every Ibanez because the neck feels too wide and not deep enough (too thin top to bottom). I don't like Les Pauls because no matter which model I have, a group of cross-armed guys will gather around telling me why I don't have the 'right'/'correct' model.

Honestly, as long as the guitar is somewhat balanced, is well set up, and doesn't have a thin neck, I am pretty much good.

TG
 

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PRS for me. Can't seem to find anything to get excited about. Looks-wise, the blingier they get, the cheesier they are. Feel-wise, I'm just not bonding. I've only tried a handful, mind.

Also: Parker! I have one and though it looks drop-dead gorgeous I just can't get into playing it - not sitting down, anyway.
 

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From the perspective of acoustic guitars, I find the dreadnought (and similar) sized body too large. I can manage, but I prefer smaller. Parlours seem too small.

Hope this isn't viewed as a derail. Apologies if that is the case.
 

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Honestly, my SG has always been neglected and left in a lonely little corner of my room by itself.

No matter how hard I try, I can't show it the attention it should get!

Forget about selling it! I can't for reasons that have been previously expressed.
 

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For me, acoustics in general. I just don't enjoy the physical activity of playing one. It just feels so uncomfortable and too much work. That probably has a lot to do with how few I've played. Being a lefty, the opportunity to try before you buy is almost nonexistent. The two acoustics that I've owned ended up getting sold or traded with no regrets. I love the idea of acoustics though, it just seems that, so far, the reality of them is much different.
 

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Les Pauls. I want to love playing them as much as I love hearing them but it never works. I had an on again/off again girlfriend once who was like that...I wanted so much to...oh, never mind...LPs are heavy and unbalanced while standing, and they tip over in my lap...again, never mind the girlfriend remark. Weirdly, as unbalanced as SGs can be, I kind of dig them on a part time, can I borrow yours, basis.

I veer towards Godin, Fender, Gretsch.
 
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