Easiest playing guitars you own?

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    I love all my guitars but the easiest, most effortless ones to play are also the least expensive. A Harley Benton CST 24 Deluxe and a Schecter C1 +. Both are ultra smooth and comfortable and also sound great. Both are setneck style.

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  2. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    I have two Squier-ish partscasters with the skinny Affinity necks that are a joy to play. :D
     
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    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    I have an LP I've had for a long time that's a pleasure to play. Haven't found anything else as easy.
     
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    Duane_the_tub Strat-O-Master

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    My '74 SG Standard. Weights nothing, fits nicely against my body and has a super slinky feel due to the stopbar being further back than normal (converted from a Bigsby and used existing holes). Easiest player I've got.
     
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  5. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    all of em play the same. i set them all up the same.
     
  6. arct

    arct Strat-Talker

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    There's no easy in guitar playing.

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  7. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Senior Stratmaster

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    1991 Gibson SG 3 knob special

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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    I only have my decades old LP, and my recent Strat, so I'll go with my LP since I've already mind-melded with it.

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    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    My old Les Paul, with a large neck ! "easy as Sunday morning"
     
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    Torvald Strat-O-Master

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    +1 I set them all up the same and they seem all play the same. Scale length, string gauge and neck radius does make a bit of difference, though. Then there's ergonomics and weight.
     
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    Handsome McClane Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I don't keep them if they're not easy to play. Pretty happy with the stable right now.
     
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    I gravitate toward similarly profiled necks and set the guitars up pretty much the same, so they all play pretty similarly for the most part.
     
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    Sixstringer107 Strat-O-Master

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    I am NOMAD. Are you the creator? ERROR! ERRRROOOORRRRRRRRR! :D
     
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    Sixstringer107 Strat-O-Master

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    I've got a few, but I have to say my Blacktop Strat holds the title. There's just something about that thing....always felt good right off of the GC rack.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    My Charvel Desolation DS-2, Jackson RRX24M, EVH Wolfgang and my Telecamphor. Easiest playing guitars and all equal. They all also have two things in common... fairly thin necks and compound radius fretboards.
     
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    Austin LP knock-off. Paid $80 for it and put another $100 to take care of a couple of loose frets and get the action perfect. Nice fat neck and weighs 8 lbs.

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  18. thomquietwolf

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    bloomz Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    The Twins, with 7's, play like da air, bend like da rubber bandz

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  20. Biddlin

    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

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    One of these two. The SG knows what I'm gonna play before I do. LPMM is like a full size studio that weighs 7 lbs.