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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by CajunJ, May 13, 2021.

  1. CajunJ

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    Alright, this started because I really like the look and specs of the new Squier Contemporary Jag. 12” radius, shorter scale, hard tail, and I really like the look. But then I got to looking at the Epiphone Les Paul 50s and 60s which are only around $150 more. Similar specs. And the demos for the Les Paul, of which there are more, really sound sweet. Which do you prefer and why? I played an Epiphone Les Paul at GC today very briefly and liked the feel.

    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/squie...uar/contemporary-jaguar-hh-st/0370350544.html


    https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPI8IH60/Les-Paul-Standard-50s/Vintage-Sunburst
     
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    Apples and oranges.

    Of the two, I'd prefer the Jag. But that's purely based on taste. They're very different guitars with a few similar specs.
     
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    Yeah, I know, pretty different guitars. I was thinking humbuckers and radius and scale. But man that 50s Epi looks nice. But so does the Jag.... Might need them both!
     
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    If you were to compile a list of classic guitars that any decent collection should include, the Les Paul would be much higher on the list than the Jag.
     
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    Agreed. I’m leaning that way.
     
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    I would do either and like them both (as long as they played well). That said? That Jag is cool. If I had to choose that'd be the one.
     
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    I guess I would probably do the LP. 24" has always seemed to short a scale for me, I know it's only 0.75" difference from the Paul but I have always felt like 24" was child size (I'm a pretty large guy).
    But those are really different guitars, you should just pick the one that you think you'll make the most music with.
     
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    Oops I would DEFINITELY not do the Jag. Lower horn pickup switches are a no-go for me!
     
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    Les Paul for me, all day long ;)
     
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    I have a MIJ Jaguar that I've owned since 2004, and I don't play it as much as my Les Paul or SG. It does have a 7.25 inch neck radius and I think a 9.5 or 12 would probably be better. I saw your other thread about the Duo Sonic, I had picked up 2016 HS version really cheap off Craigslist but didn't keep it very long. I liked the sound and it had a nice neck but I didn't feel like there was enough for me to use it more than my other guitars
     
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    Painted headstocks on Jag is a deal killer for me plus a LP vs a Jag is no contest.
     
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    LP for those classic tones. I'm a big Epi fan with an Epi electric, acoustic and electric bass. Can't really go wrong with an LP.
     
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    I’m leaning that way. I’ve read that they can have fret issues. Do you think a plek would be worth it?
     
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    Jag by a landslide. I like the painted headstock, it's the way all offsets should be.

    Classic-schmasic, the LP thing is done to death. All this being my own opinion, if you're still on the fence you probably want the LP.
     
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    I dig everything about the look of the Jag.
     
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    The gold one for sure, I'd like to buy it one day but I rather have a proper trem on it.
     
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    Yep, gold one 100%.
     
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    I have never had a guitar plekked, so I'm not the one to value this, but none of my Epis ever needed any fret work. Whereas my MIM tele and a few very inexpensive guitars required a bit of fret work. My thought is that unless you are a shredder with super low action, you probably should not be concerned.

    Good luck with your choice. Either way you should have plenty of fun and you can always get th eother one later (and probably will if you hang around us enablers;)).
     
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    F87AEAA4-1C81-4464-B0FF-63FBED4EE006.jpeg Get the 50s.
    The Probuckers 1&2 combination is wonderful.

    I can’t get myself to swap them out for a set of Gibsons I have.

    Bob
     
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    Cool, thanks man. This certainly is a GAS inducing environment!
     
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