I looked at Fender and Gibson. I love strat, but the Stratocaster did not seem to extend beyond the classic rock genre. I have always considered Gibson guitars like anchors on a boat. They seem to hang heavy on my neck and shoulders.
I love the way this looks and feels. It is a comfortable fit.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $400.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Instrumental Music
I love the look of the quilted maple top, mahogany body. It has a fast maple & rosewood neck. My friend has an Ibee 7-string and I really liked the sound and the way it played, so I opted for a 6-string 22-fret version. It has a combo pickup switch and has 3 pickups in an S/S/H configuration. It's a double-cutaway.
This instrument has great action,...allows for fast runs and snappy intricacy. It is really very versatile, allowing me to play shredlike, (c'mon..."shredlike"?) and jazzy stuff. Santana riffs come out nice on this setup.
I have not played it through a good amp yet. I play it through a PA system and through a Kustom practice amp. I can switch from style to style fairly easily, however, I felt compelled to get another guitar because I believe that this is a rock guitar. I play it through a Digipro
Seems sturdy enough. We don't have climate changes here. It stays in tune once it is there, but actually goes through strings fairly quickly. Not as bad as a Martin, though. The rest of the hardware does not appear to be lacking in quality.
Borowed brothers bc rich it was to heavy /weight. pawn shop had a washburn it sounded funny. walked into music store & it was the brightest & badest looking one on the whole wall like it was glowing compared to the other gutiars. i would buy this guitar again if it were lost or stolen it
Price: $489.00 us (new)
Where Obtained: great southern music
Made in korea from maple, mahogany,rosewood,22 frets super fast neck,tone&volume knob&switch, humbucker & two singles. natural amber quilted maple top .string throughbody nonlocking tuners
Lite action super fast neck brighter tone than brothers ibanez gax70
I play on my kustom 30 watt 10 inch red lable celestion amp i play rock/blues/metal has bright bluesy sound considering installing stacked humbucker in the neck postion only play just to play .no gigs love to drive neighbors crazy & teach 8year old son to play
Pretty durable to withstand 8 year olds . never had it worked on. owned it now for about 6 months never noticed any sound changes from day to day