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    Opinions...any one?

    I'm thinking of selling my Reflex to get a Majesty. Anyone have experience with both and can offer an opinion as to whether it's a wise swap?
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    J

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    Somebody get Kevin in here for his "Never Sell a Guitar" speech.

    Seriously, I don't think anybody can really answer that for you. It's all about you, your current feelings about what music you're playing, what you want to play, how well the Reflex "fits" those things currently, and your belief that the Majesty will be a better fit.

    If you're jonesing for a new sound, or feel, and you must choose one, there's no reason to force yourself to continue playing a guitar that isn't helping you get where you want to go right now.
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    Shall i do the bit about suggesting an Albert Lee HH instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    Shall i do the bit about suggesting an Albert Lee HH instead
    Go for it, Trapper.
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    I have had both (well 25th and Majesty) but I can't answer that because its really your choice as to which might work better for you.

    What I can say is to play the Majesty before deciding. They are quite different and both very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jones4tone View Post
    Go for it, Trapper.
    Ya know, jadaxis you really should consider an Albert Lee HH before settling on a Majesty

    Your turn MagicJason

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    I'd strongly echo the 'play a Majesty first' sentiment. I have neither a Reflex nor a Majesty, but I do have a few different JPs and Lukes, and they are VERY different. Although they are both great, there are tones I can do with the Lukes that I can't touch with my JPs, some of them very vintage. I'm guessing the Majesty range of tones will be more limited than the Reflex, so if you enjoy that flexibility, you really should check out the Majesty in person before making the leap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeVt View Post
    I'd strongly echo the 'play a Majesty first' sentiment. I have neither a Reflex nor a Majesty, but I do have a few different JPs and Lukes, and they are VERY different. Although they are both great, there are tones I can do with the Lukes that I can't touch with my JPs, some of them very vintage. I'm guessing the Majesty range of tones will be more limited than the Reflex, so if you enjoy that flexibility, you really should check out the Majesty in person before making the leap.

    Mike
    I agree with Mike, here. I bought my JP on something of a whim. I knew very little about electric guitars, and the genres they were aimed to serve. Today I know that the high-output pickups on the JP make it cumbersome for some styles, but I didn't figure that out until later. I was so caught up by the beauty of the wood and finish, and quality of the craftsmanship, that I jumped. Today, I probably wouldn't make that choice. Still a fantastic instrument, just not the best match for me. No regrets, though, as it got me on this fun journey.

    I don't think there's a wrong choice. Just different paths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jones4tone View Post
    Somebody get Kevin in here for his "Never Sell a Guitar" speech.
    Which Kevin? We have at least three!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    Which Kevin? We have at least three!
    Yup, popular name - so how about ALL the Kevins twist his arm that there ain't no good reason to go selling a guitar - EVER!

    I mean, once you've bought it... it really don't eat much sitting there - and when (not IF) you want to go back to it, there it'll be.

    Don't be one of those guys wishing you hadn't gotten rid of a guitar...

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    Agreed. I sold a 1981 silver burst lp custom back in 96. I regret it now but not for the reason you'd think. If I still had it today, I could probably sell it for close to enough to buy myself two more Majestys😆

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    OK. This Kevin's 2 cents worth...

    If you're really not getting along with the Reflex, move it.

    If you're just curious about the Majesty and selling the reflex would allow you to get a Majesty, test Majesty first. The Reflex is such a great guitar but is no longer in production and wasn't in production very long so there is not a huge used market for them. Seller's remorse could be tough to overcome.
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    Realizing now what my first response should have been: Tell me a little about this Reflex...

    And, my apologies to any Kevin I offended. Unintentional.
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    (No Kevins were harmed in the making of this thread.)
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    Maybe my "sell a guitar" speech???

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