Samick Greg Bennett FA-2

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Samick

Description This is a T style guitar with an alder body, maple neck and fingerboard, and a quilted maple top. It has Duncan HSS pickups. It is road-worthy. It's got one of the most versatile sounds I've heard.
Posted By Kevin Browder (382)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 5/28/2004, Christopher Smith (6) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a great guitar. I love playing more than any of my other guitars.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $659.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ebay
Features:
Designed by Greg Bennet in USA. Made in Korea Quilted maple back and sides maple laminate neck, rosewood fretboard with white block inlay Entire guitar is bound including f-holes Select spruce top 6 string 21 frets 1 Duncan P-90 susspended from neck1 volume and 1 tone control Natural Blonde Finish Archtop with venician cutaway Origanlly had Cast metal tail-piece. I Modified this to have a Rosewood Benedetto-like tailpiece with a custom inlay. Ebony Bridge Grover Tuners
Playability:
This guiter has excellent action a flat back neck that is vey fast the only flaw was that the original cast metal tailpiece would "Ring" and Vibrate. Rosewood tailpice with traditonal tailgut produces a cleaner tone.
Sound Quality:
True Jazz sound. I use Thomastik-Infeld Nickel Flat wounds. Currently using a 200 watt Fender eighty-five amp. Treble 0 Mid 0 Bass 10
Durability:
Time will tell
On 11/21/2003, Kevin Browder (382) posted:
Overall Rating:
I was looking at a set neck Ibanez and an arch-top Washburn, but they weren't as versatile in sound, and the Ibanez didn't have a good break angle over the saddles so what gained in attack and sustain with the set neck it lost over the bridge.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $399.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Mac Hawaii
Features:
It's Korean made. It has maple neck, fingerboard, and quilt top. It has an alder body. It's a 22 fret, 25.25 scale. Duncan HSS designed pickups. T style single cutaway with a string-thru bridge, and Grover tuners.
Playability:
Factory set action is great for beginner to intermediate guitarist. It will require a setup if you like low action. The maple fretboard is a little sticky during warmup, but fast after that. I haven't found any flaws in design or construction.
Sound Quality:
I use a Crate GX-15 to practice with. Either the amps OD or clean. For show, I rectify and send it through the board with mild digital delay. I play all styles of music, and this guitar is the one for the job. It's got one of the most versatile sounds I've heard to date. The single coils give you the standard hum. Humbucker is clean. Stage or studio with this one. It's got the sound versatility. It's got the construction, and it's not too heavy.
Durability:
It seems very reliable. One setup in six months with normal care. Tuning is reliable. Straplocks are oversized and recessed, and it weather's the salt air here in Hawaii well.