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Old 01-18-2020, 07:00 PM
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I'm not one to keep anything that doesn't work for me. That used to happen pretty quickly over a period of time when I was learning. My skills and ear were constantly progressing and demanded something to keep pace. If I didn't I wouldn't have continued pushing myself and each new guitar was part of the catalyst for that. So, I rotated a lot of guitars quickly (less than 6 months, usually) and can't say any involved regrets.
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:12 PM
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GAS and SAG (the reverse.)
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:13 PM
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Thanks for the comments and support guys.

I should note that if I sell the J-45 I'll still have my 4 smaller bodies to play (Martin 000-18MC and 000-28VS, Gibson L-1 and L-00 Vintage). None of those give me any ergonomic issues. Also I don't need a guitar for that big strumming sound repertoire wise. I only fingerpick ragtime and blues and I don't see that changing.
Im in my mid-30s and when I picked up a new acoustic last year - my first ďgoodĒ one - playing comfort was a priority on par with tone and playability. Iíd had a beater EPI J-45 for a few years and not really played it all the much, and when I thought about why I came to realise itís because I naturally find having my elbow at about shoulder height, which it is when resting on the bottom bout of a dread, uncomfortable after a while. So subconsciously If I wanted to play Iíd just choose my electrics.

Now a L size - I could play that all day...
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:26 PM
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Someone mentioned Waterloo guitars, Doug. I think the right one would be a good fit for you both in comfort and style of play. Maybe a trade-in is in your future.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:03 PM
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GAS and SAG (the reverse.)

SAG= "Sell Another Guitar"...or..."Sell After Getting"


Ahhh the madness to the method...Oui?!


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Old 01-18-2020, 08:21 PM
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If I go through with this I'm going back down to 4 guitars. 5 was too much.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:50 PM
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In 1996 I had no acoustic guitar and settled on a Taylor 412. It is still my only steel string acoustic. I pick it up and play. Simple.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:03 PM
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SAG= "Sell Another Guitar"...or..."Sell After Getting"
And for some, "Sad After Gone"

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Old 01-19-2020, 10:40 AM
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I have been resisting the urge to sell my J-15 recently. I like the guitar but find that with 3 acoustics, it just isn't the go-to guitar. I've never had remorse after selling a guitar, but I wonder if I would regret selling this one.

The best news is that I have no urge to replace it if I sold. I was gassing for a J-45 last year but I just ignored the urge, stopped looking at Reverb, and it went away after a few months and has not returned. My J-15 helped scratch that itch, so maybe I'll keep it to defend against another bout of J-45 gas.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:09 PM
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2012 American Standard Telecaster
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:18 PM
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This may sound trite but I have so much unneeded equipment and guitars that I sometimes get angry when I go into my music loft. I want to purge but hate the hassle of selling on CL and I won't ship period. I will get some stuff gone soon though and I'll just stick the money in the bank to gather dust. Getting back to basics seems so appealing these days. We have way too much stuff in our lives. Even most poor people are relatively over loaded with useless things.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:47 PM
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Lots of good points made here, Iíve tossed the idea of selling my Songwriter a few times but Iím afraid of missing it.

Compared to many here, I donít have that many and have no aversion to adding more, in fact Iím right now shopping for a travel guitar. My current leading contender is the Yamaha CSF1M.

If selling, the trick is for the replacement to be so good it makes you forget the one you sold.

If the one youíre playing is causing physical soreness, that may not be hard.

Q: What do you say when someone asks you how many guitars you have?
A: More than I need, but not as many as I want.

Play on!
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:24 PM
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I tried tonight to get along with the J-45. More of the same but it did sound glorious. I was playing Death Don't Have No Mercy and it was pretty amazing. I'm playing the J-45 every night this week to keep trying to make it work for me. I'll try cinching the strap up to the next setting but last time I did that it was even more uncomfortable so... sigh.

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Old 01-19-2020, 07:56 PM
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I can understand your efforts to hold onto that J-45 - a good example of that model fills a large sonic niche in any guitar collection -
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:00 PM
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Handsome devil.

Well, I assume you've tried all the usual recommended remedies, like classical position and whatnot.

Don't feel too bad. Playability is hugely important. You gotta be comfortable.
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