When I got this one I was actually looking for a strat copy. I
wanted something lighter that had decent sound, but all of the
strat copies were poor quality, and had no attention to detail or
sound. I decided to try this on the way out of the store, and man
am I glad I did. This is probably the only thin body LP style that
I've ever played that sounded good.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $289.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Mac Hawaii
It's Korean made. 23.75 scale bird'seye maple neck with
rosewood fingerboard. 22 medium jumbo frets. Dual
humbuckers with passive coils. A flamed maple archtop and
maple back. Single cutaway LP type with tunomatic and
stopbar bridge. It's got Washburn style tuners.
The action on this is not for the heavy finger. It's a pro's
instrument. If you breath on this guitar it will fret perfectly. It has
one of the truest necks in the industry. Flawless intonation, slim
sixties design but rugged, and fast playing. These have had a
pro setup before leaving the factory, but for some reason they
used a hair too little torque on the neck screws on mine. It
would pop and detune. Use a light hand and give the neck a
tiny bit more torque.
Zoom 606 with custom presets and a GX-15 to practice. The
same through a larger system for show. This Guitar was made
for Blues and Jazz. Bright attack, warm tones, killer sustain.
You may want to back off of the bass side of the bridge pickup.
The undertones are a little too hot with feed back. Over-all, I
would call this a stage guitar. Nice slim body that's light and still
gives you very good vintage LP tones.
I've had this guitar for a little over a year, and I have not had to
touch it once other than upkeep on the finish. Once I torqued
the neck down a little I had great tuning stability through three
shows. Oversized strap locks are secure, and I take this one on
the road with me every time I go because nothing effects it.