French brand made in china / Korea?
mine is a custom model goldtop (written on the board ..) a beautiful les paul copy (same characteristics ..)
set neck, pickups AZ
after sharp inspection, some kinks finishes are noted as the beveled cutting plywood pickguard a little messed up or editing a bit high of a knob relative to the other and a slight defect sanding between the table and the junction of the handle This is a minor .. otherwise nothing alarming binding and finishing polish in general is very good, considering the price of the machine ..
according to the info I could glean, the body is mahogany and maple table, as it is painted "gold glittery / metallic, it is impossible to confirm, the back of a beautiful deep red almost black suggests a grain that actually looks like mahogany. gold hardware, mechanical type without visible brand Kluson / Gibson seem good, the guitar takes the agreement even after challenging bends. "stop bar" and the easel tunomatic knife also seem excellent visual appearance is serious.
the neck is thinner than the Gibson I've tried and I personally prefer being rather adept sleeves Fender. I think it's a rather 50's that are bigger profile 60. The handle is really good no worries planicidad frets, surprisingly, the factory tuning is perfect with a fairly low action as I aime..bon, the edge of the frets crochent a little past the twelfth fret but a little polishing corrects it with confidence. I have not found very progressive knobs unlike the remark "djuge fredd" in his essay, the "sauce is" fairly straightforward, it is not dramatic in my case because I play mostly all knobs thoroughly ..
first of all I precise that having made the decision to buy this guitar I immediately plan to change the pickups, but when I unpacked and plugged in my amp (roland cube 60) j 'I was very surprised at the quality of the mics, I still expected its first repeated a few hours of work to confirm my first impressions this time in real conditions. hey well the conclusion is clear, these pickups are very good quality! datasheet mentions microphones "AZ" I do not know the origin of the manufacturer (probably something like artec which are capable of good things ..) they possess the clarity and dynamic range, with clean, the guitar has a nice warmth and a very good attack crunch, the sustain is quite impressive for a guitar of this series, I have a good collection of guitars of all ranges and All brand that AZ has no complex against much more expensive guitars, the bridge has a micro without biting great surplus of senior medium that can sometimes 'fart' ears, fingers playing exclusively is a boon for have a good attack, the intermediate position does not have the "twang" of a Telecaster which is logical but it offers good opportunities in blues or funky rhythms, the neck pickup is warm without being dark with a beautiful shine Ideal for large crunchy solo or very heavy rithmyque in short, a very good surprise of this view! one can therefore claim no problem to most musical styles with a "real" Gibson!
I have started this great scoop for a week but I'm really impressed and super happy with this guitar that cost me half the price of an Epiphone .. I've tried in the past just for Epiphone, Gibson Les Paul of the studio, Greco etc. .. AZ this really the road, no complex, value for money is phenomenal but obviously with "lady globalization" and Asian manufacturing, quality values have been totally disrupted in recent years. .mon assessment considers logically the price range, it is clear that these small finish defects mentioned above would break even minor footnote to a gibson 1800 € ..