Easiest playing guitars you own?

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  1. elduderinoTF

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  2. Hanson

    Hanson Senior Stratmaster

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    I actually sold it a couple of years ago and downsized to a Classic 30w. Great amps.
     
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    Since I built it in 1992, my easiest-playing guitar has been "Birdie." Low-E clearance at the 22nd fret is 1/16", 3/64" at the High-E. It has a three-piece 1/2" thick carved Birdseye Maple top cap on a one-piece 1 3/8" thick Quarter Sawn Honduran Mahogany body, with a three-piece Cuban Mahogany neck. It's basically a platform for experimentation; it's had umpteen pickups, wiring configurations, bridges. It's been broken a couple of times.

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    I used to have a Bill & Ted Signature Air Guitar that was almost effortless to play. I sold it for a most excellent price.​
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    Gridlock Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Would have to be these two.

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    All of them.
     
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    RC Strat... And my in the closet '08 Amereican Standard Strat IMG_20210710_092540_hdr.jpg
     
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    beerbelly Strat-Talker

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    Easiest is my '64 SG Junior- notes just fall off it with no effort, and weighs under 6 lbs.

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    Second is my '15 Strat, a very close second for easy play, and weighs under 8 lbs.

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  9. rockon1

    rockon1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Pretty much all of them.
     
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    azharkamal Strat-Talk Member

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    I hear you. Although I have an array of vintage ones my fave go tos for all professional work are my 2 (Silver Sky and Custom 24)PRS
     
  11. jlf599

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    I'd be torn between these two -

    EBMM Axis SuperSport Hardtail or EBMM Luke III - one of those is almost always the guitar I grab if I'm not really thinking about it.

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    I like that Luke III
    Reminds me of the Joe Satriani Ibanez models.
     
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    My Yamaha SG2000S in very dark green is by far the best guitar I have and is a superb player.

    But I only play it sitting down at home. Why?

    The top strap button has been placed at the bottom of the neck where it meets the body - instead of on the top horn.

    So what you say? Well this makes the guitar hang all wrong - particularly if you have a bit of a belly like me.

    What does that mean? It means that it has to go.........shame

    The dark green looks black. However if you shine a torch on it the light goes straight through and you can see all the wood under the finish including the "Straight Through" construction

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    EBMM necks with their wax/oil finish have become my favorite. The Luke is just fun to play. The Axis, too, but not quite as versatile.

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    jcharles Strat-Talk Member

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    #1 - Strandberg Boden Trem
    #2 - Ibanez S Prestige
     
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    After years of experimenting with developing the perfect playing guitar I have finally concluded that my "Stick Man 2000" is the best of them, why it practically plays itself.

    The only problem is I sometimes have problems finding it ! I think it may be possessed and moves around when I am not looking at it.


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    I no longer have the easiest player. I had a 60/70's sparkle silver Kent Les Paul knock off. It was so smooth and fast I usually finished playing before the song was over. Loaned it out and it never returned, I think it was smashed in a nasty divorce. Next up would be my Epiphone Special I, smooth neck, low action, great balance and those p90's crunch like crazy.
     
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    As for inexpensive guitars... I enjoy playing my Sawtooth ES (all black with rosewood fingerboard) so much (after setting it up) that I purchased another one (daphne blue with maple fingerboard). When they arrived, the trems were screwed down to the body, so I had to set 'em up. As I'm not a luthier, and have never worked in a repair shop, I learned how to do so from Youtube videos, there are many. Because the Sawtooth(s) are so inexpensive to purchase ($149.00 w/free delivery for the black one including a 10 watt amp, strap, stand, some picks and a decent gig bag). I received a -50% sale offer after purchasing the black one, so the blue one was only about $75.00, what a deal!) I wasn't really nervous messing with them. I learned a lot through the work I've done so far, and I'm figuring other stuff out (personal preferences) all the time. For example, changing out the scratchy topped saddle screws with shorter versions that don't sit proud. Now that's a super easy fix many, if not most, budget-type guitars are in need of. If you want one, try a duck-duck-go search (google might give the same, I don't know) for Sawtooth electric guitars. Believe it or not, the lowest priced ones I found were at J.C.Penney.
    After the set ups, they both play great, and sound really good too. Super lightweight Sycamore bodies... You'll be pleasantly surprised if you try one.
    *I also own an American Professional Fender Strat, a G&L S500 Tribute, a PRS Custom 24, and a couple/few Squires and/or partscasters, all played through a Positive Grid Spark amp or a Fender GDEC3. I like the tones I can generate with those Sawtooth guitars so much, they're in my hands (as of late) more often than my pricier guitars.
     
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  19. metrokosmiko

    metrokosmiko Strat-Talker

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    The easiest playing is my only one so it's also the hardest playing: American Pro Strat currently with 11s.

    Got a PRS s2 Vela that I scored waiting for me when I fly to Miami soon and I think that's gonna change things.
     
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  20. Joe R

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    Good question. I have a definite favorite from my two dozen instruments. What makes for easy playing? First, our own personal taste in the type of neck and fret size. I don't find narrow/tall or jumbo frets easy to play because I do a lot of sliding up and down the neck. To me they feel like speed bumps. I nominate my Hagstrom guitars. They have an H Expander truss rod that makes for an ultra thin neck. It also has a 15 inch radius. So I can have the action lower than on any guitar I own. It also has medium-jumbo frets. I put on a set of GHS 9-42 flatwound strings. Playing that guitar is like water over the rocks. My Strats, Teles, and Pleked Gibsons are great, but the Hagstrom is the fastest and easiest.