Samick Greg Bennet Signature Royale (RL2)

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Samick

Description Cherry red woodgrain semi-acoustic Jazz shape, single cutaway, bound arched top Mahogany set neck Rosewood fingerboard Grover tuners 2 humbuckers Stop tail piece adjustable bridge
Posted By Blues Tube (207)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 8/3/2006, Blues Tube (207) posted:
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I looked at various, more expensive guitars, in particular a Cort Yorktown. This one is not quite that nice, but much better value for money at the low price.

I like the cherry woodgrain colour best. I might wish it was more 'acoustic', but I'll probably, eventually buy a big jazz box for that sound.
Price: $275.00 Australian
Where Obtained: private sale
Features:
Made in Korea I assume, Asia anyway Nato wood body (monoframe construction), mahogany neck 22 frets, 6 strings 2 volume, 2 tone controls, 3 way switch 2 chrome humbuckers, passive electronics Cherry red wood stain Single cutaway, thin, jazz style Stop tail piece with adjustable bridge Grover tuners
Playability:
Easily adjusted to nice low action. Neck feels good, not too thin, not too thick Finish is perfect. Very well made. Even the f-holes are bound.
Sound Quality:
I use it with a Fender Deluxe copy amp. Sometimes with an external box for reverb. I play rock/blues/jazz. It has a nice smooth Jazzy sound on the neck pickup, or with both mixed in -good sustain and good bass. I find the bridge pickup to be a little harsh on it's own. No hum, very quiet. I might put better pickups in later, maybe not. The next model up, the RL3 has Duncan designed humbuckers. Don't know how different they'd sound.
Durability:
It seems to be very solid. I'd have no problems using it live.