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#21 User is offline   SteveFord 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:53 PM

That's a keeper, enjoy it.
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#22 User is offline   Dave1963 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:28 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments everybody.
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#23 User is offline   Jeffytune 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:55 AM

Very beautiful....how does it play?
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:56 AM

View PostJeffytune, on 29 December 2017 - 12:55 AM, said:

Very beautiful....how does it play?


As well, if not better than my LP Traditional, which has been pro set up and really well played in.
This is just amazing out of the box. I do need to take the action down a touch and replace the strings, but that is a minor quibble and very much down to my own preference.
The sustain is just so organic, I can feel it through my fingers and the body resonance when playing seated is very noticeable.
The tone is a lot brighter than I thought which is a bonus, as I can roll it back if needed. I am playing through a Scratch built 5E3 that I made and it is certainly sounding very good through that with the tone on 50%.
The neck is flatter in profile than the LP Traditional and seems to suit my hands quite well. I do have rather chunky fingers, but have not experienced any issues yet other than my own limitations.....
The frets are high, but I was expecting that, as i had read reviews to that effect. I also have a HW1 Tele, with a similar arrangement and frankly it doesnt concern me at all. I guess they will wear down over time anyway.
The intonation is spot on, there are no high/low frets that I have noticed yet, so no choking or buzz at all. It is also very quiet when plugged in, ie. no noise other than when playing, which is also another bonus.
The pick ups also have very good definition across the strings, I know some people have mentioned they are "muddy", but I am just not getting this at all. Perhaps they are not using a decent amp? This seems to have a very "open" tone, if that makes sense? Very full and natural sounding. I really, really like it.....
All in all, its a thing of wonder. I am very pleased to have bought it and it is most defintely here to stay.
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#25 User is offline   Twang Gang 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:14 PM

Congratulations that is a stunning looking guitar, but more importantly it plays and sounds great to you.

Enjoy it, a great way to start the New Year. [thumbup] [thumbup]
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 07:09 AM

Wow. That's really nice!! [thumbup] [thumbup]
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