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timbosta 09/07/2017

Keiper 115 : timbosta's user review

"Novelty Guitar"

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Value For Money : Excellent Audience: Advanced Users
This is a peculiar instrument. The twin cutaways, (Venetian and Florentine) do not make for an attractive instrument, which is why I consider it a novelty guitar. Having said that, it plays surprisingly well, and has immensely powerful pickups, not really something you want on a 'jazz' archtop. In contradiction to one of the reviewers, who I'd suggest hasn't measured it, it has a 25.5" scale length, which is Fender scale, and consequently quite long. This has the effect of making light-medium flatwounds fairly tight, and unless you go lighter, you won't get much useful bending. I bought it REALLY cheaply (for 60 GBP, years ago) and don't play it much. It's in immaculate condition, and I use it for recording as you can get a nice soft 'bebop' tone from it.. Better than it looks, but still relatively second -rate