Originally Posted by LirvA
And because they break all the time.
Fender Stratocaster > Gibson Les Paul
I'm a huge Les Paul fan and think that the neck design and string angle over the nut has a big effect on the tone. It happens to make it thin there though, and they are very prone to break. With that being said, I played one in a working band for years and I have never had one break, although I would immediately wipe the guitar down and put it in the case before that could happen. I also have an immense distrust of the usual tripod type guitar stand and never have owned one.