I was wanting a guitar for a while , It would be so cool to play , and my dad bought me a vox amp . He says the his buddy has a nice little guitar that he had just fixed that he wanted to sell. So I had been working for a little while and got the money . I bought it for $120. This is definatley the coolest thing I have ever seen.
HMMMM.. thats a hard one ..... NOT!
This guitar is so cool black and ivory, sound great , very comfortable and easy to learn on. It's the coolest thing I own.
The one thing I don't like is it's sound is too smooth doesn't provide enough distortion but you can change that with a pedel . So ha.
The unit is very nice kinda heavy but comfortable . Looks awsome and pickups are great. This guitar is great.
Bottom Line this guitar is awsome and since the its discontinued I'd get one NOW! So with that I give this baby a 5. END OF STORY!
Acquired from Charlies Music, Hyannis Mass for about $500 with hard shell case. I was in there looking at Epiphone Les Paul Standards (because I couldn't afford a Gibson) when the guy hands me this thing. This is my first electric guitar and the first time I walked out of a music store with a new instrument the same day I saw it.
Whoa baby. It's been a year now, and there isn't anything DON'T like about it. Sonically, the Gold Tone humbucking pickups and tone pots are both widely versatile, and it's got sustain forever, even unplugged. A solid agathis body probably helps that happen. As I try it out on different amps - and especially when I play it side-by-side with other guitars, I continue to be impressed by the sounds it can produce. Big fatty frets make chording and soloing easy.
In the looks department, DeArmond calls the finish on this one Moon Blue and it's is a pretty apt name for something that is mysterious and beautiful - Almost black in the shadows and the richest kind of Royal, almost Violet color in the light. Practically irridescent, but in a very tasteful way. Cream binding on the body and neck and block pear inlays in the neck are also nice appointments. I wasn't sure about the 'harp' tailpiece on this at first...overkill? Just a tad ostentatious - but wait, there is a cool trick it can do...Hit your sustain note or big chord, then slide your right palm down there and pump it for the coolest vibrato!
I don't like the weight of this thing hanging around my neck. It's one heavy piece. I know that comes with the territory, but it gets a little rough after 45 minutes. I'm always happy to slip it off and switch to my comparitively featherweight Strat for a while. (But I'm also just as happy to slip it back on when it's time to roar).
The only sad thing about this guitar is I paid nearly full price for it, only to have the whole DeArmond line sell out for dirt cheap this summer (01) and I DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY MORE!!!! Now that people have 'discovered' how awesome they are, there won't be many good deals out there.
I have been amazed at the quality construction, hardware and finish of this guitar. It stays in tune, and the tuners are really smooth to operate. This thing stays on a stand in my house where everyone picks it up and noodles on it. I cringe sometimes when my teenager's oafish friends start to go Townsend on it, but it never complains. Hasn't picked up a single nick or scratch.
I probably shouldn't give a five rating because, after all, this is an import guitar. And I really have a problem qualifying my rating by saying it's a five "for the money", since I honestly think if this guitar had cost double or triple what it did, I'd STILL be very happy with it. So five it is.
The M 74 is a copy of Guild Starfire made in Korea. The handle 21 is covered with a fette affects palissandre.Les pickups are DeArmond 2K amricains, the same as some of Gretsch, and are controlled by a slcteur 3 position, 2 volumes and 2 tonalit.Le vibrato is a copy bygsby house, and are mcaniques oil bath.
The handle is, in my opinion, enjoyable, gibson type, fairly round, with a nut width of less than one Lespaul. Large default, the Implats makes the handle acute ASEZ difficult to access, rather than on a Gigson, and the guitar is quite heavy, but it is bearable, the weight being fairly well equilibrated ... Otherwise Get a good sound at the door of any person capable of trouner a knob ...
The pickups have a sound enough simpleDeArmond particular, close to P90, slamming more than humbuckers, but fatter than simple micro Traditional ... In fact, they are versatile enough, but a Personal brands. I use it in DIFFERENT register, and it goes very well: Blues / Rock rock'n'roll, "Folk / punk" to the Neil Young, Rock heavier, a little grunge, soul and rhythm'n'blues (Although I admit that I liked in this register a Telecaster). but always with a sound a bit unusual ... I use it with Eq cruncher for my amp, a Big Muff distortion for large, and a tremolo , and allows me to cover just about every style deficits.
I have this guitar for two years, and I intend to keep for a long time ... the look (blue mat), sounds, bygsby the gnrale personality, I love ... I ' t have the small cot sduit eccentric original.
The report qulit price is very good: I pay € 565, and the quality is quite respectable net finishes, excellent microphones and effective ... acastillage seu BMOL, the jack I replaced the ... nothing major.
Today, I would do the same choice, but I would take a telecaster plus for sound diffrent ...
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zelika's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Moon blue finish
single cutaway Agathis body
rosewood fretboard with block inlays
2 humbucking pickups DeArmond Gold Tone
3-way toggle switch
2 volume and 2 tone controls
white-bound top and fretboard
bwb top purfling
24-3/4 "scale, 1-11/16" nut width, 13-3/4 "lower end, ~ 1-7/8" body depth
Marketed by Guild
The handle is enjoyable, not faster, like LP, an action that accepts low INTERESTED.
CHAC is suitable for acute.
Good ergonomics, this guitar is balance, is heavy as it should (more than one but less than my strat US Tl!) It really seems to trsrsistante evidence of sc no.
The sound is the thing about this guitar, a Gretsch or a Duesenberg typ. US microphones of good quality and versatile rglages.
Trs home in sound rock, blues rock ...
On a head amp Sound City / Hiwatt sound of a fire, powerful, big and fat.
I have this guitar for 5 years, she has come a long scne and really seems indestructible.
The pickups are really trs effective, and provide a color type Gretsch, Duesenberg ... (They also certain equipment Gretsch!)
The RAPORT qualitprix for this type of sound is really good trs.
For this kind of sound, and a relatively small budget, no hsitation.