Tagima E-1

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Tagima

Description A hand-made stratocaster. It's Eduardo Ardanuy (a Brazilian guitarist) signature model. Features maple scalloped fretboard, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Sperzel Trim-Lok tuners, LSR Roller Nut and Wilkinson bridge.
Posted By Carlos Eduardo Seo (900)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 2/16/2004, Carlos Eduardo Seo (900) posted:
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It's a great handmade guitar for a nice price (US$ 1000 in Brazil). If you live in Brazil, I recommend it!
Model Year: 2002
Price: $600.00
Where Obtained: Timbres Instrumentos Musicais
- Made: Brazil
- Materials: alder body, maple neck and maple fretboard (scalloped).
- Frets: 22 medium Dunlop frets.
- Controls: 2 tone, 1 volume and 5-way switch.
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and 2 Seymour Duncan Classic Stack (middle / neck).
- Body: Stratocaster body with light green finish.
- Bridge: Wilkinson VS50.
- Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok. It has LSR Roller Nut also, improving tuning stability.

It's a Brazilian handmade Strat. Flawless construction and high-ends parts. There isn't much to tell here... if you want a rock guitar, this thing has everything you need.
The action is set up a little high but the scalloped fretboard makes it very easy to play. A very fast, flawless neck. It takes a little time to get used to this kind of fretboard, but once you feel at home, you'll find it's one of the fastest necks you have ever played. Comparing to another scalloped fretboard guitar (the Yngwie Malmsteen signature Strat from Fender), it feels almost the same. Like the Fender, it's most suitable for lead work than rhythm playing.
Sound Quality:
I play it through a Fender and a Marshall. It sounds good no matter what amp you use. The JB humbucker has a very aggressive sound, suitable for rock players, and the single coils aren't noisy. It's a very good guitar for lead work: lots of sustain and clear sounds.
Well, it's a custom handmade guitar. So, you know what to expect: it's flawless and built to last. I would play thing thing live without a backup. It's reliable enough.