Les Paul digging into ribs and chest while sitting. Any tips?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by BlueSquirrel, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

    Aug 23, 2019
    Myself I would sell the Les Paul and this would replace it. Same wood of Les Paul f63slmiwaqfhwayezark.jpg j0k9gwovowtmgrcrnnzd.jpg
  2. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-holic

    Apr 25, 2019
    Ah, I see. It's a beautiful guitar, inspires to grab it and play some cool stuff. I hope you can find a way to make it feel more comfortable to you.
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  3. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

    Feb 25, 2017
    Rhode Island USA
    Maybe, just maybe a lp ain't for you.
    I sold a beautiful epi 1960 tribute because I just couldn't get comfortable with it.
    57 humbuckers w coil tap
    Sounded fantastic
    Thing weighed too much, dug into my ribs and super unbalanced on my lap.
    Super guitar for the right person...just not me
    I still have a sg so I get some of those sounds
  4. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    I don't like the boxy edge in my ribs either. My solution rsides in the LP Epi Ultra (and others).

    My PRS Soapbar SE has the same plus a thinner body. Both are around 6.5 lbs.
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  5. Eddd

    Eddd Squier-Meister

    Nov 20, 2019
    Buy a jazzmaster.
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  6. Rob s

    Rob s Squier Talker

    Mar 23, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Have a rib removed
  7. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    Yeah, like you I still prefer to have the guitar with the strap even when sitting. Whether standing or sitting the guitar is always in the best position for me.
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  8. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
  9. dna9656

    dna9656 Squier Talker

    Jan 17, 2011
    Port Orchard, WA.
    Get a HH Stratocaster .
  10. Eddd

    Eddd Squier-Meister

    Nov 20, 2019
    Unless he uses a 90 degree jack.
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  11. vintageguitarz

    vintageguitarz Squier-Meister

    Aug 2, 2011
    So Cal
    Sure, have some ribs removed .....

    Otherwise, buy a better guitar, a MIA Fender Stratocaster.
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  12. guitalias

    guitalias Squier-Meister

    Apr 21, 2020
    He'll still have that effin' thing (my usual response) digging into his leg.
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  13. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Cher did that, didn't she ? Had she just bought a LP ?
  14. LAPlayer

    LAPlayer Squier-Meister

    Jul 9, 2020
    LA / Denver
    • Many photos of sitting players is for the photo session and not how they actually played. Relatively few people perform sitting like B.B. King did later in his career. I echo a couple of suggestions - 1) Stand up; 2) loosen your strap a little and sit up straight; 3) Maybe a LP isn't for your body configuration. I wouldn't buy/play a guitar that was uncomfortable.
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  15. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    I like Gary's suggestion- Tele shape with tummy cut, set neck, mahogany body and neck with better upper fret access, better bridge, easier to re-string, and I bet it costs less than a Gibson LP too. The only thing it doesn't have is separate volume and tone controls.
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  16. beagle

    beagle Squier-Nut

    Nov 19, 2017
    Playing a Tele with a broken rib was an interesting experience...
  17. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Scale lenght and fretboard radius though doesn't compute in the equation.
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  18. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Except 25.5" scale length and 9.5" radius is better than 24.75" and 12" every time in every way!
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  19. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    N e v e r ... [​IMG]

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  20. Treehouse

    Treehouse Squier-Nut

    Dec 4, 2019
    The Arboritum

    Except for maybe Micky Baker’s maj7 shape! 7F41B8A1-B927-4422-A9B7-33DB781F589F.jpeg
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