-In which country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...)
Made In Korea.
-How many frets?
14 + 5 outside the body on the body. No cutaway, therefore, limited access to acute.
What types of micro-as well as their configuration?
A lipstick with golden hides the most beautiful effect + a piezoelectric sensor placed under the biscuit. Both are mixable but the piezo preamp, mixing and difficult to use.
-What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
It is a resonator guitar so the bridge comes down to a saddle (rosewood) asked him the biscuit m ^ m attached to the top of the aluminum cone.
-What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?
A general volume, tone, and a mix knob lipstick / piezo with center detent.
-What kind of stick?
The constructor of a C (so it is a resonator Roundneck), but I find it a bit thinner than what you would expect to keep up with that kind of habit.
On paper, it appears rather well and is aesthetically rather successful.
-The handle is it enjoyable?
Very pleasant. It is made of mahogany quite beautiful in aesthetic terms, and the gloss does not brake hand (luckily for an instrument that is played primarily bottleneck).
-Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?
Without breaking the wrist, it's downright impossible to exceed the 14th fret with the pinky on the bottleneck. But the format thinbody helps a little when m ^ m.
The ergonomics-is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
Format thinbody lightens a little body and rebalances a bit compared to more standard format resonator which tend to sting a little ass. Here, we are in familiar territory as the instrument is well balanced on the thigh. After that, it remains a reso metal, so the weight is accordingly, but again, the format "thin" makes the object lighter than the standard model. This is not 3Kg difference eh, we get along well.
-Gets it easy to sound good? ...
I speak Sound quality sound in the next section because the question is more to the electrical part of the instrument. So, yes, we get nice things quite easily, but there is an element to take into account if you buy this model, the large difference in level between the piezo electric and lipstick. This effect is much more powerful than the piezo which is implanted in a passive guitar. Not any preamp or any battery hidden in the body of the guitar. Suddenly, the piezo is really feeble. Once preamplified via your usual gear, it is widely usable and sounds really good, but if you plan to use the two tones alternately, it will have to think of a way to compensate for this difference. I consider, therefore, for me to add a little of the piezo preamp.
-Are they suitable for your style of music?
Well, we do not choose what kind of guitar without reason. That's when m ^ m an instrument that is the basis for typed enough we do not buy it by mistake to the metal, funk, polka, although one can always digress, but hey . ..
-What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
No sound hated.
The lipstick has a rather round her for a microphone like this. But it can offset the slightly more sour the piezo (in passive, they are all more or less).
In acoustics, the sound does not lack depth magnitude despite cash. Indeed, one could expect an overall sound a bit cramped, but no, it sounds pretty hot. Not bad for my taste.
-How long have you been using?
Only a few days, but there's no need 10 years to get an idea, especially if you own other models of m ^ m type could be used for comparison.
-What is special that you like most and least?
The acoustic sound-
-The look of race
-The lack of cutaway. Ideally, I was looking for a single-cutaway with metal cone, but seeing this model in the store, I cracked. To be honest, I dream of finding a tricone cutaway electric, but it's super rare and when it is, it's off-price.
This is the only true black point on this guitar. The finishes are not really up to the beautiful plumage. On my copy, the junction body / neck is somewhat limited. There are traces of glue and fit the two parts is far from perfect. There are small gaps not very nice not seen at first glance, but do not support the insistent gaze of the connoisseur. But more importantly, it is downright frets at the body that are sticking out. It is certainly not very troublesome in this area, especially for a instrument playing mainly slide, but it's a bit m ^ m annoying when you buy a new guitar. I will rectify this I m ^ m, but this kind of issue should be put on the new instruments in 2012. I find it even more harmful than the rest of the dress called a general impression of much higher quality. Whether gilding of the hardware or the cover plate of the cone, or insert the way abalone or mother of pearl plate imitating that covers the head, or the burning of body-style hawaian In short, all this competition give an impression of luxury instrument. These small defect therefore come more strongly to spoil the picture that the instrument is basically not very expensive. Shame ...
-Did you try many other models before buying it?
In vintage, I got some hands. But new, it is often disappointment surprises in this price range. With this model, it is clearly far from the references of the genre, but most of these references (National, Amistar, Smith & Young, etc ...) that rarely peak below € 2000. There are no more than m ^ m not 800 €, then it is relative ... It is therefore an instrument to compare with other models of the m ^ m price range.
-How would you rate quality / price ratio?
Despite the shortcomings mentioned, I found a great location.
-With experience, you do again this choice?
Most likely yes. With m ^ m budget, I think hard to find better. After that, it's like everything, if I had my way, I would offer a pearl vintage 1920s, but then I'd have my banker shines for a type of guitar that is not my main instrument since I 'm primarily electric guitarist.
A note back a bit for this section due to failure few cities.