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I like these guitars. Non Gibson Content Here Fender Esprit and Robben Ford Models

#1 User is offline   Californiaman 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:54 PM

These guitars are pretty damn good instruments.
Check 'em out. You might like them too.




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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:47 AM

View PostCaliforniaman, on 15 April 2018 - 05:54 PM, said:

These guitars are pretty damn good instruments.
Check 'em out. You might like them too.




I do like them. I have played a Fender Esprit. The guy that owns it sold me my Squire Esprit. I was able to play them side by side to compare. The feel was identical. The sound was almost identical. The Squires were made in S Korea. Every MIK guitar I have played (so far anyway) has been exceptional.

I since replaced the SD Designed pickups with lower output Creamery Dominos (single coils in HB casing). The bridge was hard to adjust (no screw slots) so I I upgraded that plus Tailstop also.

It is a beautifully designed & crafted model. A Gibson styling obviously, but with a straight string path at the headstock, and a light chambered body that is as loud as my 339 acoustically.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:27 AM

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That's BEAUTIFUL, m-e!

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 06:52 PM

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