I now own these 2 amazing guitars and as much as I’d like to keep both, I think I need to pick one and sell the other. They are very similar in feel and playability given they have the same Pattern neck profile. The Special is more versatile given the middle pickup and 5 way switch. I never use a trem so that doesn’t matter to me. The Paul’s pickups are a little lower output and a little sweeter, but I notice that with the Special’s pickups in tapped mode they sound almost identical to the Paul’s pickups in full humbucker mode. The Paul’s pickups when split are pretty weak, whereas the Special’s sound great tapped and really scream in full humbucker mode. The Special is lighter given it’s semi-hollow, which I like. I’m leaning towards keeping the Special for all those reasons, but there is something about the Paul’s that makes me want to keep playing it. I know everyone is going to say just keep both. If I keep both it will bug me that they’re both almost the same color.
Anyone else compare these two guitars?