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Looking through clearance section on Musicians Friend a few months back, saw that on certain models they were offering special financing, and this was listed as one of them that qualified. I have always been curious about these as they are a close reproduction to the old Texans, and a little anxious as well as sometimes i have trouble with narrower necks. Took the plunge. Took it out of the box, and first impression was wow. The finish is just awesome, in person it does not have the reddish tinge on the edges it just looks antiqued. The spruce on top is lovely with lots of silking. Tuned it up and was so happy to find that the narrowness of the neck didn’t bother me at all. In fact the slim profile of the neck as a whole is very comfortable. It has a great tone, but seemed a bit quiet. I plugged it in, and the pickup in it is also quite good, very realistic actual sound of the guitar. The pins were cheap plastics, and i changed them out for tusq for now. I will say as i have seen in this forum before that the braces were huge. I don’t know that i have ever had a guitar that had such tall braces. So, i debated what i wanted to do, and decided that I liked it enough that I sent it to a really good local luthier Keith George, and had him shave the braces down and shape them. It is no longer quiet, and the top vibrates with lots of sustain. For me this is one of those bonding guitars, i have loved it from the beginning, and i just can’t seem to put it down. Well worth the price as they are beginning to clearance these out. 

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