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Waukesha Legacy, LP-Shaped Guitar from PMC GUITARS.


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  • Manufacturer: PMC GUITARS
  • Model: Waukesha Legacy
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 07/28/2013

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PMC GUITARS Waukesha Legacy user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Pinayoos03/10/2014

Pinayoos's review"I had a dream, PMC helped me realize it !"

PMC GUITARS Waukesha Legacy
Everything began during the autumn of 2013 at the reading of a dossier on French stringed instrument makers, in a specialized magazine, Guitarist & Bass magazine. The Waukesha photographed was a real shock at first sight. I then visited Pierre Marie Châteauneuf’s internet site, he’s a young “ luthier “ based near Montpellier. A first mail to ask him how to proceed, and this was the beginning of the adventure. I had a first trip in November, and started my visit testing the prototype pictured in the magazine. Then I had the honor to visit the Master’s workshop. No CNC machines here, everything is done by hand or with traditional machines (band saw, router ...). A heated room whose hydrometric is continuously monitored is used to store wood and for the instruments final assembly. In the same room begins a long and passionate discussion in order to specify the guitar and the choice of hardware, microphones, electronic components, where potentiometers, jack and toggle switch sould be located, with an eraser and a pencil, directly on the the naked neckless guitar’s plain mahogany body resting on a padded workbench.
The delivery is agreed to occur on December 9, and will be honored. Meanwhile Pierre-Marie allowed me to follow its progress with pictures of the various stages of the manufacturing process, that he sent me by mail almost on a daily basis. These pictures will be compiled on a CD that will be provided to me along with the instrument and its flight case + a Tee-Shirt a PMC logo & a few PMC picks.

UTILIZATION

Three months have passed, and the almost daily use of my PMC Waukesha Legacy confirms that the choice I made was the right one. I must say that this is a dream I had since something like forty years and Pierre-Marie succeeded in making me realize it. For the price of a top of the range industrial guitar, I play on a single model whose qualities have nothing to envy models crowned by an artist’s signature or a custom shop. Both aesthetics and sound, everything is as expected as expressed in my specifications, even more, Pierre-Marie convinced me to reason and with gentillessse regarding the choice of such a component rather than another. Many technical explanations were brought to me, we are dealing with a true professional.

SOUNDS

The Waukesha Legacy is a very nice guitar to play, comfortable and light, just over three kilos, which for a Les Paul type guitar is a feat. The name of the guitar is a tribute, since it is in the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, that someone called Lester William Polfus was born... I find this idea quite bright too. It was designed, like all PMC instruments, to be as easy to play as to maintain. The technical specifications are on https://www.pmcguitars.com/fr/creation/guitares-electriques/106.html?task=view website but I want to clarify some specific characteristics to the Waukesha Legacy and other PMC models that leave me speechless : The plate housing the electronics is of the same essence as the body and the neck, and it is fixed with… magnets. No need of a screwdriver no more, a thumb pressure and Sesame opens the cavity whose interior is brushed with a graphite paint, which gives it the properties of Faraday cage (avoiding noise interferences, the signal is clean and pure).
The choice of SP Custom pickups (a humbucker in the bridge position and a P90 type near to the neck) gives free rein to several styles, I particularly appreciate their power.
Two carbon reinforcements and a double action truss rod with tuning access at the heel of the neck, not at the head avoiding to weaken it.
The head is completely straight and an embedded machine heads system associated to the trussrod reinforced up to the tuners allow maximum rigidity of the head. This also results in an enhanced sustain, a better chord holding + increased longevity.
The choice operated on HIPSHOT locking head machines makes tuning with a precision that I have never known before. They have a " gear ratio " of 18:1 : it takes 18 turns of the key to make the hole where the string is threaded make one turn.
No inlay on the fretboard , they are in its edge and are phosphorescent.
The translucent black finish dyed and " tru - oil" varnish is not only beautiful to the eyes, it also makes my Waukesha Legacy pleasant to touch while playing and helps to give it a very characteristic sound.
The strap locks are inlaid, another aesthetic success because when removing the strap, the body shape is not " broken " by traditional attachments that exceed, one more idea that makes the Waukesha a real original single cut solid body guitar.

OVERALL OPINION

Well, that’s real happiness for a Rock-Blues guitar player, who also affects, funk, in other words with sounds ranging from clean to good old crunch. The Waukesha Legacy is a fabulous guitar, wonderful, fantastic. Thank you to Pierre-Marie Chateauneuf for his welcoming, listening and great expertise.
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Pinayoos03/10/2014

Pinayoos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A dream guitar"

PMC GUITARS Waukesha Legacy
It all began in the fall of 2013 to read a file on the French violin in a specialized magazine Guitarist & Bass magazine, not the name. The view from the Waukesha photographed was a real shock, a thunderbolt. I then went for a ride on the Pierre Marie Châteauneuf young luthier based near Montpellier. A first mail to ask him how to proceed, and this is the beginning of the adventure. A first visit was imposed in November, starting with testing the prototype pictured in the magazine. Then I had the honor to visit the workshop of the Master. No CNC machines, here, everything is done by hand and with traditional machines (band saw, router ...). A heated room which water quantity is monitored continuously used to store wood and the final assembly of instruments. In the same room begins a lengthy discussion to specify the guitar and the choice of hardware, microphones, electronic components, the location of potentiometers, jack and toggle switch with eraser and pencil directly on the body the naked guitar plain mahogany, sleeveless, resting on a padded established. Delivery scheduled on December 9, which will be honored. Meanwhile Pierre-Marie has allowed me to follow its progress with pictures of the various stages of the manufacturing process, he sent me mail on an almost daily basis. These photos will be a compilation CD that will provide me with the instrument and its flight case + T-Shirt & some picks with the effigy of PMC. The Pierre-Marie Chateauneuf: https://www.pmcguitars.com/fr/creation/guitares-electriques/106.html?task=view

UTILIZATION

Three months have passed, and the almost daily use of PMC Waukesha Legacy confirms that the choice I made was the right one. I must say that this is a dream of forty years Pierre-Marie has managed to make me realize. For the price of a high end guitar manufactured industrially, I play on a single model whose qualities have nothing to envy models crowned a signature artist or a custom shop. Both aesthetics as the sound, everything is as expected as I expressed in my specifications, even more then that Pierre-Marie has convinced me to reason and gentillessse the choice of a this component over another. Many technical explanations were brought to me, we are dealing with a true professional.

SOUNDS

Three months have passed, and the almost daily use of PMC Waukesha Legacy confirms that the choice I made was the right one. I must say that this is a dream of forty years Pierre-Marie has managed to make me realize. For the price of a high end guitar manufactured industrially, I play on a single model whose qualities have nothing to envy models crowned a signature artist or a custom shop. Both aesthetics as the sound, everything is as expected as I expressed in my specifications, even more then that Pierre-Marie has convinced me to reason and gentillessse the choice of a this component over another. Many technical explanations were brought to me, we are dealing with a true professional. Plate housing the electronics is of the same essence as the body and the handle, it is fixed with magnets. Need a screwdriver to access a thumb pressure and Sesame opens the cavity whose interior is brushed with a graphite paint, which gives it the properties of Faraday cage è nuisantes no interference the signal is clean and pure.
The choice of SP Custom pickups (a humbucker in the bridge position and a type P90 in the neck) gives free rein to several styles, I particularly appreciate their power.
Two carbon reinforcements and double action truss rod with the adjustment is at the heel of the neck, not at the head not weaken.
The head is completely straight and embedded mechanical system associated to the trussrod reinforced mechanical allow maximum rigidity of the head and the icing on the cake, better sustain a highest form + holding + agreement increased longevity.
The selection focused on locking tuners HIPSHOT fact that tuning is done with a precision that I have ever known. They have a "gear ratio" of 18:1, ie it takes 18 turns of the key to the hole of the rope to make a turn.
No mark on the button, they are on the edge and are phosphorescent.
The translucent black finish dyed and varnished "tru-oil" is beautiful, visually, but it makes my Waukesha Legacy pleasant touch and helps to give it a very characteristic sound.
The strap locks are inlaid aesthetic success because when removing the strap, body shape is not "broken" by tarditionnelles attachments that exceed, even an idea that makes this more than original single cut.

OVERALL OPINION

Well, that happiness for a guitarist Rock-Blues, which also affects a little jazz, funk, in other words with sounds ranging from clean to crunch old. Waukesha The Legacy is a fabulous guitar, wonderful, fantastic. Thank you to Pierre-Marie Chateauneuf for its welcoming and listening skills.
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