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Old 04-17-2018, 06:15 AM
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I play Parker guitars specifically the Fly guitar. Though the company is out of business theyre available still.
I have two one weighs 5 lb 8 oz, the other 5 lbs 14 oz.
They sound great with 9s (NYXLs)
Thin necks, light weight, unique style/design, very nice guitars.
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Im 58 and work with my hands so ease of play and weight issues are solved with these axes.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:24 AM
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I have yet to pick up a Tele that I thought was difficult to play.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:25 AM
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A good setup goes a long way to improve playability.
A shorter scale length (like a PRS Santana or Mira X or a Gibson) and lighter strings will reduce string tension.

For me, the setup helps more than the other factors. One of my easiest guitars to play is a Tele.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:52 PM
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I have yet to pick up a Tele that I thought was difficult to play.
Only one Fender Telecaster comes to mind for me. (Great looking relic in my local music shop which I was allowed to take off the wall and play only to find disconcertingly that it had a baseball bat size neck which would have taken some getting used to).
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:01 PM
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Billy Gibbons, Jeff Beck, Page, Iommi, Malmsteen, BB King use(ed) 8s. Hendrix, EVH, James Hetfield, Satriani, Vai, Brian May, Smith/Murray use(d) 9s. If your style is bend heavy there is no need to torture yourself. I can get a good 60s surf sound with 8s. The string gauge effects tone thing is an excuse if you ask me.
Yep.

In fact, in a Daryll's house episode Gibbons said he played 7s for a while.

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Old 04-18-2018, 07:08 AM
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I use 10s and 25.5" scale a lot, but my action is significantly lower than anything you'll find at a guitar shop. I typically play stuff with a 12"+ radius so I can set the action much lower.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:24 PM
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I generally like 9's but 10's are okay. (Nothing higher or lower though).
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:08 PM
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Gibsons or anything with a 24.75" scale length are going to be easier to play with 10s than a Fender with a 25.5" scale length will be with 10s. Although you can make a 25.5" easier by going down a gauge in strings. I tend to select the gauge depending of how much bending I want to be doing. Don't be afraid to try out 9s or even 8s.


I cant play anything bigger than 9s on a 25.5 electric. Unless Im tuned to D or lower.
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