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  • #16
    Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

    Thanx for your post Y2Stevo.

    I do agree that something as an inlay would probably look better than something on the headstock, they're all options at the minute

    Thanx all your ideas guys

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    • #17
      Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

      No problem..
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      • #18
        Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

        If I might make a suggestion;

        If this is a keepsake that you'll never sell, wouldn't it be better to stick with what you're familiar with and know you like for this one (the Les Paul)?

        I'd get a custom LP, because it's a safe bet you'll like it,

        then experiment with a PRS (or PRS style) guitar later....that way, if you don't like it, your not stuck with it....

        I'm just thinking that it'd suck to have a beautiful, custom built keepsake guitar that you end up not liking......
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        • #19
          Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

          Originally posted by screamingdaisy
          If I might make a suggestion;

          If this is a keepsake that you'll never sell, wouldn't it be better to stick with what you're familiar with and know you like for this one (the Les Paul)?

          I'd get a custom LP, because it's a safe bet you'll like it,

          then experiment with a PRS (or PRS style) guitar later....that way, if you don't like it, your not stuck with it....

          I'm just thinking that it'd suck to have a beautiful, custom built keepsake guitar that you end up not liking......
          This is actually a really good point, I'd not thought of that!

          It's definitely something I should think about, as like you say, if I don't like the PRS shape then I'm stuck with it!

          Thanx for your reply

          Craig

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          • #20
            Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

            Originally posted by MattPete
            I forgot to mention this: it would be pretty cool if your grandfather's name was on the headstock.
            +1
            this is a great idea.
            imo, you should build something that would resemble his personality tonaly a bit =)

            and if you got two lp's go with something diferent and get a double cut. i dont think the tonality is THAT much diferent if you chose the same setup

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            • #21
              Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

              Originally posted by Davey
              if you got two lp's go with something diferent and get a double cut. i dont think the tonality is THAT much diferent if you chose the same setup
              I know more or less what I want for the rest of the guitar, but I still can't decide on what body shape to go with.

              screamingdaisy does raise a good point in that maybe I should go for the LP as I know I'll like the finished product. But I also already have 2 LPs so I fancy something a little different, but with hopefully a similar sound

              Thanx for your reply.

              Keep your opinions/suggestions coming

              Craig

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              • #22
                Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                are you sure you couldnt find a place that stocks PRS's?

                try a CU against a singlecut that'll help
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                • #23
                  Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                  Dude, that sucks man. My regards and regrets to you and your family. I remember what it was like when my grandmother died, only got 1 grandparent left.....

                  Id go for the Les paul, Ideally a CS job with personalizations. For example your name on the Truss Rod cover, his on the 12th fret. Or like 7th suggested something to remind you of something you 2 loved. Or if he liked music, maybe something in that direction....

                  The idea being: No way for you to hate it when its done, which may happen with the PRS (Ive never found one I really liked, but I love a good lester). If nothing else, sell one of your other 2 LPs and grab a PRS used. But Id go the safer route for something meant to last a lifetime
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                  • #24
                    Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                    Thanx for the post Zerb

                    You make a number of good points, 1 of which agrees with screamingdaisy's earlier post of getting the LP as a 'sure thing'.

                    I was thinking earlier that if I did go for a CS Les Paul, then technically I could sell my Epi LP as I can't see myself playing it all that much over a Gibby LP or a CS LP.

                    It's another option I guess

                    I like what you said about my name on the truss rod cover (I'd not thought of that) and my Grandads initials at the 12th fret, it'd be a nice touch.

                    Now, think a C5/PG set or a A2P set would be best in this guitar?

                    Craig

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                    • #25
                      Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                      I've had a think about it and I've decided to not risk a shape I'm not familiar with, so I've gone a for a LP shape.

                      I've emailled the luthier my spec and am just waiting to see what he says.

                      Also, I think I'd prefer a faded or Honey sunburst guitar over a blue or purple 1, so thats changed too

                      Craig

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                      • #26
                        Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                        Well I've got the price quote back from the lutheir for my custom Les Paul:

                        1400!!!!!!

                        That's with him supplying the pups (Seths) but I was planning on providing a C5 bridge and a PG neck myself, so that may help to bring the price down a little, but I'm still not sure I can afford this now. I'll have to seriously sit down and think it through.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                          That is a good price. Maybe you might want to have a quote of his or a symbol you associate with him put somewhere. Did he have a nickname? My condolences.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                            Originally posted by Mr Wolf
                            That is a good price. Maybe you might want to have a quote of his or a symbol you associate with him put somewhere. Did he have a nickname? My condolences.
                            Thanx for your reply

                            I don't really have a saying or a symbol I can associate with him, but it's a good suggestion anyways

                            I've emailled another luthier and am just waiting for his quote to come through

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                            • #29
                              Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                              My condolences on losing your grandfather. I've been there with my own grandparents and it's really tough. I'm sure that wherever your grandfather is he will really enjoy looking down on you and seeing you play that guitar.

                              I agree with nuntias. You should really try to play a PRS before deciding. I prefer PRS over LP's myself, and you might really love them.
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                              • #30
                                Re: Need help with pro's/con's or guitar body shapes

                                Originally posted by El Dorado
                                My condolences on losing your grandfather. I've been there with my own grandparents and it's really tough. I'm sure that wherever your grandfather is he will really enjoy looking down on you and seeing you play that guitar.

                                I agree with nuntias. You should really try to play a PRS before deciding. I prefer PRS over LP's myself, and you might really love them.
                                Thanx for the post El Dorado.

                                I think for a guitar that I'll keep forever, that I'll go for a shape/style of guitar that I know I already love. Sooner than go for something on a whim and end up regretting it later. I'll probably try a PRS 1 day, when I can get to a big city to try 1 in a larger guitar shop than what I have where I live

                                Craig

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