everything is perfect but I want to prove that the body is poplar, not maple, buttons and gear in general are rosewood and the fingerboard is Indian rosewood.
It is a little weak in sound and microphones are almost identical (it's hard to catch the sound of the low compared to high.
I used a lot of my amps this guitar I think that is exceptional is the fender amps and microphones as Kork Pandora.
This custom guitar was made in 200 copies worldwide and was the only one from Montpellier to possess.
She has two years from the factory and still feels strong varnishes used in China, the handle move smoothly according to climatic variations, but still, I love it after having a thirty guitar before it.
(NB I'm 50!)
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rakoto's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Exceptional"
Made in China.
2 microphones super 58 (ceramic unlike Japanese models that are alnico) with each volume / tone
Bois rare burl mapple .... it's flamed maple with a fairly rare. buttons, the tailpiece and the pickguard is wood.
3 piece maple neck with 22 frets.
INLAYS trapezoidal shell
Very comfortable handle, finer than the es 175.
Guitar shallower than the 175, closer to the size of the epiphone joe pass emperor.
I changed the bridge for a model allows precise adjustment of the guitar.
Net ropes course 11/50
I bought it to play bop. the sound with the original microphone is good for the style, but seemed to miss the use of attack, bite. the neck pickup has been replaced by a Gibson 57 classic. The guitar seems transfigured .... But suddenly, the big step with acute micro home ... unbalanced position 2 and 3, so the replacement of the micro sharp as can be expected.
I use a Mesa Boogie Mark IV and it is simply the holy grail ... Not yet tested on another amp ....
I had gone to buy a Gibson 175, but each time there was something that bothered me (too thick to handle me finish "risky" on most models that I tried ...). Against by the sound of the Gibson remains the standard history for me. I thought about the Ibanez George Benson GB 200 which is like a Gibson without flaws, but it seemed silly to change the pickups on a guitar of € 3800 ... After a test store was the fell in love with this guitar at the violin (confirmed by the advice of a luthier). So here .... Eventually I will buy a L5, but much later ... Or a guitar luthier .... but I think I'll go a long way with this upgraded ibanez ... Attention However, a check each model because I think the manufacturing quality must be variable ... (or so I understand the difference at all