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cookieman15061

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Well she came today and she's awesome. I only had time to snap a few pics then tune her up and play a few songs before the wife cased it back up until Christmas. Its definitely a big jump up from the standard. Higher quality overall. I love the finish on this so much more than the standard. Action is a tiny bit high for my taste but easy fix. Toggle switch is solid and no annoying hum from pickups. The P90s sound great through my vox and can't wait to put it through the paces.

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Congratulations. She looks great.

Post more information after you've explored her.

 

I take it you purchased her online. Which outlet?

It would be nice to play one before buying.

I hit the GC in Monroeville over Thanksgiving and as you could guess, archtops are not plentiful in Pittsburgh.

No Casinos or Rivieras. There was a Dot and Sheraton, but nothing special.

I was impressed with a Gibson SG Classic with P-90s and a abound neck.

 

mg

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Yeah' date=' and it has some nice grain, in the top, too. Not as "plain" (grain wise), as some Casino's have been.

 

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I'm with you CB. When I see some nice wood like that, I start getting ideas about taking it down to the raw, rubbing stain into the grain, some blending, followed by fine sanding, 12 coats of nitro, etc. It's this disease I have....[blush]

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She's a Beaut! Lovely finish! Drool...[confused]

 

What do you guys use to clean the surface of a guitar with a satin finish like the Rev casino? I use Ernieball 4222 Guitar polish on my glossy guitars..will this do?

Use a slightly damn cloth for heavy dirt, a clean and dry one for every day cleaning. Never use polish on a matte guitar, it'll shine it up if you do that.

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My TV Yellow "Faded" Double Cut LP has a great finish on it...in terms of "shine" that is.

It's not flat matte, but it's not close to being the kind of "Gloss" finish, on most Les Pauls.

It really does looks aged, but in a good way. That overly new, shiney thing has never

been a favorite, of mine. I've never resorted to messing with it, but let them age naturally.

(Probably, because I don't know how to go about it, without worrying about ruining it, entirely?!...LOL!)

 

CB

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Any ideas on humidifying this beauty? I know I have to be religious about that with my Taylor acoustic. Plus by keeping the Taylor at a perfect humidity level the sound is so sweet. I've seen what can happen to an unhumidified acoustic... and it ain't pretty and can cost a fortune to repair.. I was lucky with mine. Just wondering... since this is my first hollow body electric.

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Hi Musikron... Yep that works...I use a Planet Waves Guitar/Violin Humidifier in my Taylor Case... nice unit...clips onto case and no contact with the finish... costs about 10-12 bucks... and well worth it... not sure if alot of guitarists are made aware of the damage that can occur if a hollow body dries out...until they notice alot of fret buzz and think it needs a set up... then when the body cracks... ouch! major repair bill!

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Yes, major repair bill indeed. Its a double sided sword for me, but I lean towards healthy guitars more than healthy bank accounts, thus I try to get folks to humidify their guitars, esp. in the winter with all the forced heating. But, if you don't, I'll be happy to repair your cracks, charging by the inch of course, and don't forget the bracings I'll have to at lest re-glue, if not replace. Did anyone say finish touch-up as well? Gets into the ^^^hundreds FAST with these types of injuries.

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Hey Cookieman...

 

I'm really sorry you have to wait to play this really wonderful guitar. Mine came yesterday and I did some jamming with a bud last night. Sweet sounding...and a dream to play. I don't have to do a thing to mine...it's set up very nicely out of the box, and the intonation was right on. Seems the only difference between mine and yours is the case, mine is green inside... Oh well... xmas is only 2 weeks away...it will be well worth the wait[biggrin]

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