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
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.
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.
True Jazz sound. I use Thomastik-Infeld Nickel Flat wounds. Currently using a 200 watt Fender eighty-five amp.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.