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  1. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by Variant View Post
    Gotta disagree here. I've owned tons-and-tons of RGs (a dozen, perhaps)... and, well, they suck. The curve for the forearm is super specific. If you move left or right of that territory, you're on some jank sharp edge. It's actually pretty trash.
    Having also owned at least a dozen RGs, i have never experienced this.


    I'm also weird for thinking a Warlock sits properly in every position comfortably so take that with a grain of salt

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  3. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by Variant View Post
    RGA's got the look down (much the Stef Carpenter ESPs) with the full carve. I don't know why the "Fender" slab tops (i.e regular RGs) with just the arm carve are so much more popular. With CNC, it can't be that much of a difference. Ultimately, I'm splitting hairs here. I don't have that much of a gripe. Like I said before, neck feel is WAY more important, IMO.
    TOM or topmount Floyds get you the same comfort without a fully arched top, since it gets the bridge up off the top of the guitar. It's the reason I cannot stand traditional Fender trems, flatmount hardtails, and recessed Floyds.
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  4. #35


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    Sterling may be a bit eccentric but I do remember one thread on the forum where he personally found an old limited edition guitar for a guy that was asking about where to buy one which was pretty cool. He seems like somebody that takes his company very personally.

    Anyway as far as guitars that are most comfortable I have no idea. Every guitar sucks in some way as far as comfort goes.

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  6. #36


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    Really, just a Strat. You can nit-pick it for other things - I prefer larger frets than they generally come with, tonally they're not for everyone, and upper access leaves a bit to be desired by modern standards... But it's just a super comfortable body shape.
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  7. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Really, just a Strat. You can nit-pick it for other things - I prefer larger frets than they generally come with, tonally they're not for everyone, and upper access leaves a bit to be desired by modern standards... But it's just a super comfortable body shape.

  8. #38


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    I think it depends what you learn on. I learned on an LP copy (unauthentic), so something about where the picking hand rests just shaped my body/playing style. I'm way more comfortable on LPs and Tele's than on Strats.

    <-- Right there in my avatar. That's comfort right there.


  9. #39


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    Proper PRS CU22/24 shape deserves a mention as well. Not my thing aesthetically but they are super comfy.

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    Great, thanks for the feedback guys. Im building a few guitars this winter and comfort is my main priority.

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