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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2004, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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What I don't like about my SZ320MH

It's not comfortable. I bough an SZ320MH and it looks and plays and sounds good but where my right arm goes over the body of the guitar it is sharp and uncomfortable. I'm getting a bruise on my forearm. They should have angled that part back like they do on a strat. So do I take a belt sander to it? or look for something to trade it on....
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I would find a trade option if I were you.
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If you know of another guitar thats as good, and you know you are comfortable with, then trade it. But if you really are taken with the sound then it may be worth just sanding down the section where your arm goes.

You wouldn't need to completely sand it by any means, just make the sharp edge a little smoother. You could even try wearing a long sleeved shirt or a jumper when playing it.

Its up to you though, but Id keep it personally, but then again I do love those models!
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2004, 11:52 AM
 
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Same with Teles, Les Pauls, and acoustics. The Strat arm, and belly, contour are some of the best ideas ever, in electric guitar design, IMO.
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I have a Tele, and several acoustics and they are not like this. Because of the carved top the edge actually comes to a point and is very sharp. I'm just going to see if I can get used to it, and if not I'll trade it when the right guitar catches my eye.
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It depends a lot on your arm's position. I don't mind because I rest the "fleshier" part of my forearm on the edge and not the "bonier".

Thank God for that since I'm a classical guitar player!
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Go play a PRS
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Well I've never played a PRS but from looking at some photos online it seems like it would have the same prob. I don't know why they wouldn't just put a nice soft angle on that part of the guitar. I guess looks are sometimes more important than functionality.
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Well I've never played a PRS but from looking at some photos online it seems like it would have the same prob. I don't know why they wouldn't just put a nice soft angle on that part of the guitar. I guess looks are sometimes more important than functionality.
He was joking, you know that, right?
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Same with Teles, Les Pauls, and acoustics.
The main reason I can't get onboard with any of them....

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I had never heard of this before really, people not playing certain guitars because of a sharp angle that hurts their arm. It makes perfect sense though if I think about it. Maybe people just get used to the curvacious lines of the strat and the RG's etc... I spose if you get used to them, and then go play a tele - it will hurt your arm.
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It all depends on your playing style of course, but for some people they can get round the problem by radically altering the height they play the guitar at. (No comments about going up mountains please)

Try lengthening and shortening your guitar strap and see if you can find a position that is comfortable.
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I have the same problem with my Dean, so i solved it by putting a couple of sweatbands about halfway up my right forearm when i play. Or i wear long-sleeved shirts. Either of these solve the chafing problem.
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I had this problem when I picked up my Revenger-7 (I had been playing a Strat exclusively before that), and eventually I got used to it, and my body just sort of learned ways to avoid it.
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He was joking, you know that, right?
No I didn't notice he was joking. I would never buy a PRS though.
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