Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: Most Comfortable Position
I wish I could find a guitar that doesn't dig into knee, or body during sitting position.
The tele should be rounded in back some, the Les Paul hurts both ribs and knee (due to weight), and the 335 is just too big and after a time it can get heavy. The ES-175 is so deep you can't see the front of the guitar and most acoustics share this problem. If I had to work with a guitar sitting down the strat and all superstrat variations are easiest in that sense. If the 335 wasn't so heavy I would be OK with it's big lower bout so a 330 or Casino may be nearly as comfortable, over time, as the strats.
I still think Leo Fender came up with a great guitar for sitting that no previous electric had. Perfectly placed routings on body to make it fit, deep cutaways to allow higher access, and a decent weight. Standing up it's also a great guitar design. To combat issues of other guitars I just like to stand if I want to play my best and not hurt myself.