Austin AU562

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Austin

Description A standard tele rip off.
Posted By Kevin Browder (382)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 11/22/2003, Kevin Browder (382) posted:
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Overall, this is a good beginner guitar, and with a little work could be a great stage guitar. Smooth out the rough edges. Change the tuning keys. Set it up. It's fine for stage or studio. This is one that could grow with you, and for a great starter price.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $249.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Mac Hawaii
It was made in taiwan. It has a solid flamed maple single cutaway body with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. It has passive pickups in a s/s configuration with a three way switch. One volume, one tone. It has a string thru bridge. and has vintage inline type tuners which are lacking. Most of the materials are pretty good. There is some lack of attention to detail - spilled finish, ruff areas where the nut sticks out past the edge of the neck, etc.
The neck is fully adjustable as is the bridge. The action comes set okay for beginner/ intermediate players. Advanced players may want to do a full setup on the neck and bridge on this one as well as changing out the pickups. Personally I'm thinking about putting Duncan JB Jrs. on it. The materials are more like a LP anyway. It just might pull off the warm LP sounds if it had those.
Sound Quality:
It carries a pretty good vintage Fender sound with the tone 3/4 on. With it only a quarter on it's got killer muted treble rythmn guitar sound. I love to use this one for my Jazz rythmns. It works out well, but only after a complete intonation setup. It has the standard single-coil buzz unless you put the selector in the middle. The materials are strong enough for stage, but I would change to some better tuning keys before trusting it for any length of time.
It is very durable. Light but with presence. The strap-locks are small on this one, I recommend changing them