I have a Japanese made ESP and a Les Paul Studio.
I am thinking of adding to the stable. The ESP is of much higher quality then my Les Paul. The Les Paul is the mohagony studio model.
I'm not crazy about the Les Paul for a lot of reasons, but there is one thing about the Les Paul compared to the ESP. The scale of the neck.
The scale of the neck is much smaller on the Les Paul. Do to the fact that I do not have the biggest hands, doing a lot of things is much easier on the Les Paul.
I went to Guitar Center and tried out a bunch of Les Pauls, and it seems this reduced scale is pretty standard, or atleast on all the ones I tried.
Are there any other guitars you guys know of that come with the smaller scale necks that are of good quality?
I found a fender at GC that I loved. High quality hardware and for only 1K. But it had the large scale neck. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-A...65-i1168160.gc
I didn't see any of the Les Pauls with this quality for only 1K. I had to move up to 2K before I saw that level of quality.
Other then Les Pauls, are there any other common guitars that have the lower scale neck
I know the ESP Eclipse II does, and that is for only 500 more then the fender. Awesome quality as well. But they all come with EMG's standard. And I hate to admit it, but EMG's are just not my thing. I have an OCD I throw on the front end when I want to hit the preamp tubes harder. I can turn that off. I prefer the sound of humbuckers.