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    Default Some body to hold...

    When it comes to sitting down to play a solid body guitar, how does the jazzmaster type body fair?
    I have had primarily strat style guitars and I'm looking for something new. I've tryed SGs and Les Pauls and found them kinda hard to hold, always trying to slide off my lap. So I'm thinking jazzmaster or tele. Any ideas?

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    I find the Tele to be more comfortable to hold over all. I sit with the guitar on my left leg neck up much like the "classical" position so really almost any guitar is comfortable.
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    Yeah, they all work good for me sittin' down, but I always wear a strap to support it right anyway. And on stage I never play sittin' down, and that's where it really counts, I guess.
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    The Strat is by far the most comfortable - sitting or standing...it just caresses the player!

    The Tele is very well balanced sitting but not so good standing.

    PRS double cuts are great standing but are bottom heavy sitting.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Strat + 1
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    My list of suggestions:
    [SIZE=4][FONT=times new roman]Classic Stratocaster
    HM Strat
    Stratocaster Showmaster
    Squier Stagemaster (cheap option)
    Telecaster
    Dean ML
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    I'm building a Jazzmaster/Tele hybrid (Jazzmaster body with Tele electronics, hardware and neck). The Tele is nicely balanced sitting and won't slide. The Jazzmaster body is huge and heavy - I haven't finished it yet, but I don't think it will be well-balanced.
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    Not that this has anything to do with anything but... don't get a Jazzmaster, get a Jaguar!!!
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