I am a beginner/intermediate, but getting to the place where I might invest a bit more in an instrument. In all other areas of my life I tend to favor using something old versus buying something new, so the idea of a vintage Gibson appeals a lot to me. It is possible to find a vintage A style or F2/F4 from reputable sellers at a “reasonable” price. They all have the neck attached at the 12th fret. I am currently playing on a Loar LM 520. It is well set up plays easily and has nice sound. It is an F style with the neck attached at the 14/15th. I am wondering if it will bother me to have a neck fitted at the 12th fret versus one at the 15th fret? I don’t play up the neck much, but it is partly because I am not good enough:-)
I guess the more important question is for those of you who are advanced players who play shorter necks, do you find yourself actually limited? I can put one in my hands and determine how I feel about it now, but as I grow in my capability will I wish I had the neck attached at the 15th fret?