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Old 02-09-2018, 05:37 PM
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As a relative beginner (little over a year in) and playing 100% acoustic, I'll say most of the time I'm quite content to keep things unplugged, but then when I hear something like this:

I'm immediately looking at listings for used Les Pauls. I'll probably resist for awhile longer, but I definitely lust for an electric, not to play in a band or anything, but just to explore a different avenue of guitar playing. I'll surely get one eventually...
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:08 PM
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About 50/50 myself. Enjoy my electrics and my acoustics.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:12 PM
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...that so many here mention the Telecaster. Why would that be the acoustic guitarists' favorite electric? Maybe it's their common association with flattops in country music? Or the traditionalism that says, "If I'm gonna try the newfangled instrument, I want the oldest one I can get."
You may be overthinking it. I like a Tele because it is good for almost any style of music, except maybe Metal.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:13 PM
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What's the reason you stayed on acoustic?

I feel that buying an electric would steal precious time from my fingerstyle practicing, so I try so stay away. However, I want often want one.
It is a slippery slope. First comes the one electric. Then comes the 8 different amps...
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:27 PM
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It is a slippery slope. First comes the one electric. Then comes the 8 different amps...
So true. You need a Fender for that lush clean sound.
You need a Marshall to rock.
You need a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier for that deep heavy metal tone.

You will also need a pedalboard with a delay, chorus, tube screamer, reverb........

I started on electric..Gibson SG when I was in 5th grade. Played in bands in college. Still have a LesPaul and a Schecter. Kind of need to be in a band to make it work.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:32 PM
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I have an ES-335 and a Princeton Reverb - so sweeeet! - a nice change from my Martins - opens up a whole new world of sonic possibilities...also makes me look at acoustic in a new way turn when I return to the Martins - so yeah, get an electric
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I am acoustic only and have absolutely no interest in playing the electric guitar 🎸. It doesn't fit the style of music I like to play.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:24 PM
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As a relative beginner (little over a year in) and playing 100% acoustic, I'll say most of the time I'm quite content to keep things unplugged, but then when I hear something like this:

I'm immediately looking at listings for used Les Pauls. I'll probably resist for awhile longer, but I definitely lust for an electric, not to play in a band or anything, but just to explore a different avenue of guitar playing. I'll surely get one eventually...
So similar to my story, except I have 6 years under my belt.

I took the plunge today. A buddy gave me a screaming deal on his (one owner) Ebony 2010 Les Paul Studio in Excellent Condition. I played several different iconic electrics. Always loved the LP, ever since the mid 70's when a friend had an original 58' gold top. After trying out a bunch I found that I really liked the sound, feel and playability of the LP.
Funny how these things work out. Back then I never thought about playing
guitar...now I have 3 acoustics, one electric, and a custom acoustic in the
works.
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Nope. I'm all acoustic these days.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:01 PM
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Get an archtop. It's still acoustic...but you can sure have fun with the toys you can plug into it !

I have the most fun with this one. Guild NS X175 Manhattan. Well under $1000. I think you can pick one up for around $700.

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So true. You need a Fender for that lush clean sound.
You need a Marshall to rock.
You need a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier for that deep heavy metal tone.

You will also need a pedalboard with a delay, chorus, tube screamer, reverb........

I started on electric..Gibson SG when I was in 5th grade. Played in bands in college. Still have a LesPaul and a Schecter. Kind of need to be in a band to make it work.
You nailed it to a tee!
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:44 PM
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I get the electric bug now and again. I bought a Zac myers PRS and it is sweet. Great bang for the buck.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:46 PM
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So similar to my story, except I have 6 years under my belt.

I took the plunge today. A buddy gave me a screaming deal on his (one owner) Ebony 2010 Les Paul Studio in Excellent Condition. I played several different iconic electrics. Always loved the LP, ever since the mid 70's when a friend had an original 58' gold top. After trying out a bunch I found that I really liked the sound, feel and playability of the LP.
Funny how these things work out. Back then I never thought about playing
guitar...now I have 3 acoustics, one electric, and a custom acoustic in the
works.
She's a beaut! Definitely some jealously here. Enjoy her!
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Old 02-10-2018, 02:41 AM
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You may be overthinking it. I like a Tele because it is good for almost any style of music, except maybe Metal.




Jim Root Of Slipknot and Stone Sour always used Teles. With humbuckers of course! [emoji13]
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Old 02-10-2018, 02:46 AM
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It is a slippery slope. First comes the one electric. Then comes the 8 different amps...


Oh so true! Pretty awesome we live in an era of really good modeling amps!
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