Selling R0 Les Paul and keeping SG. Am I crazy?

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  1. lovehifi

    lovehifi Active Member

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    I have gone back and forth and I just prefer the tone, the neck, the action, the weight of my Derek Trucks SG versus my Custom Shop Gibson R0 Les Paul. The LP sits in the case most the time while I find myself picking up my SG or one of my Strats. This SG especially with the upper fret access just does it for me. Probably a pickup thing but even the clarity and definition seems better on the SG whether I am playing clean, blues or classic/hard rock. In saying all that I still have this feeling like I should be liking the LP more. Guess I am posting this just to make sure I am not crazy and maybe others have felt the same way about SG vs LP regardless of the quality and model of the LP.
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    You're not crazy. It's what you prefer for the reasons you pointed out. Both guitars are beautiful... DT SG especially... :yesway:

    What pups are in the LP?
     
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    JohnnyGoo Well-Known Member

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    Very nice guitars
     
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    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    Yes you are crazy my friend. Don' t sell this beautiful R0.
     
  5. njpaulc

    njpaulc Active Member

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    It's a beautiful Les Paul. But if you aren't playing it, what's the point of keeping it. Hold out for your price, and put the money away for when something really special comes along.
     
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    So...what are you asking for the R0???
     
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    Straight Jacket time you nut case HA HA......... My RO was a custom order after ten years it sings 8.25 LBS. I'm hoping my Derek Trucks SG
    will sound good in the next ten years but for now my 1965 SG Standard eats the DT SG for lunch.

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    Dear lovehifi,

    Don't sell the LP. Please. If you're like me, there will be a time when you fall in love with it all over again. Don't sell it.
     
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    I love my Derek Trucks SG, it's my number one guitar (sadly I don't have a '65 Standard to compare it to:smile:), but I'd definitely keep them both. That Les Paul looks amazing!
     
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    Delboy Well-Known Member

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    Personally I love the look of the LP's but find them so uncomfortable and awkward to play, so I would sell it and buy more SG's.
     
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    BUWAHAHAHHAAA you ARE a SICK MONKEY Sp8ctre..................
     
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  12. Westernrider

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    Sold an early 70's pancake LP Custom to by a new SG......
    Sold an early 90's Explorer that started life as silver and turned into a greenish silver rock and roll beast to buy another SG....

    No, you are not deranged or mentally unbalanced to get rid of a LP to get a SG.
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    Lifes SHort mate---do what feels good. ;) If you change your mind down the road----you can always flip back. :)
     
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    I kind of agree. I always wanted a Les Paul but they were $300-$400 more used than a 74 SG In 1988. SG... Lighter weight, comfort fit, cuts through the mix ( Gibson's Telecaster IMHO) And not to mention Tony Iommi, Angus, Pete, Mr Buxton...

    Sorry to chime in but I still want a Les Paul but for me,the SG Has done the job for ... well... Since 1988! And done it well!
     
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    shreddy bender Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful guitars by the way! Really like the relatively plain top Lester! If I could I'd gladly take her home. But $$$ Aww Crap!:smile:
     
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    All I can say is 1) that is an exceptional plain top on the R0; 2) I love my R0.

    You may really want to consider keeping both. The R0 is one of the most "worth it" high priced guitars I have ever played.
     
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    I'm not a Les Paul guy... so you can guess what I might say.
    But you'd guess wrong. I actually think Les Pauls are awesome guitars.
    I just don't need one. I own two SGs, a Fender Tele Deluxe, an Epi Wilshire
    and an Epi ES-339 P-90... so I have not felt the need for a Lester.

    But I would answer your question by saying, No... you're not crazy.
    A good SG can do nearly anything a Les Paul can do, and you've learned that.
    The Custom Shop Les Paul is a significant asset, and you might be right to
    turn that back into money you can use... if you're really not playing it

    But I think you'd miss it, and regret selling it. Les Paul guitars are plentiful,
    but not everyone can afford what you have. You could get another Les Paul later
    but would it be as good? Hard to say. If you are fortunate enough to own a guitar
    as fine as the R0, that's the purchase of a lifetime IMHO.

    So I'd play it some more before deciding. It's a good question. What do you really want
    and what do you really need? If you take the old dead strings off, and clean it lovingly,
    and oil the fretboard with Fret Doctor, and rub down the frets with Gorgomyte, and
    polish it with Music Nomad's Guitar One, and lube the nut slots and bridge saddles with
    guitar grease, and install new strings and play it for a month, then you'll know.

    Then if you decide to sell it, offer it here to our members. Someone might snap it up.
     
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  18. Sp8ctre

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    Yes...someone might...:naughty:
     
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    Your tear continues - NICE!
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    lovehifi,

    Let me ask this: Do you NEED to sell the Les Paul? If not, I would not sell it.

    I have a Les Paul Custom and two SGs. One SG is a humble, Norlin-era '74 Special and the other is a 2014 SG Original 2. The Original 2 gets a significant majority of my playing. Though, I get in guitar "moods." Sometimes, I'll go on a Les Paul binge and that's all I play for weeks.

    So, my recommendation would be to keep the Lester, unless you really need to sell it. If you get the yearning for it down the road, you'll regret selling it.
     
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