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If you could only own one electric guitar....

Steve Craw

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Either one of my guitars. For the last three years I'd say my 1964 ES-345, but the last few months my 2007 Historic has been commanding a lot of my attention again.
 

TAA

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A 1966 Gibson catalog says a single pup version is available, but they simply call it a ES-175 (no photo).

Interesting that the body dimensions of the 175 are slightly smaller than the L-5. The body of the 175 is 3/4” shorter and 3/4” narrower than the L-5 but they are both the same thickness, 3 3/8”.

Tom
 

Wilko

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A 1966 Gibson catalog says a single pup version is available, but they simply call it a ES-175 (no photo).

Interesting that the body dimensions of the 175 are slightly smaller than the L-5. The body of the 175 is 3/4” shorter and 3/4” narrower than the L-5 but they are both the same thickness, 3 3/8”.

Tom
Major difference is that the ES models are laminated bodies, The "L" models are carved spruce tops.

L models get a C added when they have a cutaway. When the "L" model get pickups they get thicker top and "ES" is added to the end of the name L-4CES or L-5CES
 

herb

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Lately I've been smitten with the PRS DGT Goldtop Core I recently purchased. Didn't really care for any PRS guitars until I played this one. It is exceptional.
 
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Doc Sausage

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For me, it would come down to my budget. Or whomever was funding this fantasy. If money was no object, a '59 or '60 LP, of course.

If I had to stay within 'modest' spending parameters, I'd go with the best Strat my budget would allow.
 

Crash

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That's easy 2006 Les Paul Standard 60's neck. Has been my #1 for over 15 years.
 

Amp360

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Les Paul Standard. I would miss my other guitars, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. For the first five or six years of playing electric guitar my only guitar was a 1980 Standard that I still have. It's a great guitar and would be the one I would keep if I had to get rid of everything else.
 

gmann

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Blackguard Esquire! Sorry, I know it’s the LPF and all but if I could only have 1…
 

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jimijam33

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Either one of 2 guitars I've played.
An original 1958 Gibson Les Paul (gold top factory refinished sunburst in '61) that sounded amazing (at 10 + lbs), or an original 1957 Fender Strat (stock Mary Kay finish w/gold hardware) that used to belong to Iain Ashley Hersey (RIP)..
 
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fretwire

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I love my '55 LPC, but my '05 R9 with Wolfetone pups fits my personality the best.
 

troyad

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The '54 strat I sold when I got married. I'm divorced now. I miss the guitar WAY more than the wife.
 
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