Inspiration Lespaul ... my dream guitar without wanting to put too expensive.
Handle very fine, nice touch, nickel finish, jumbo frets: excellent.
Mics: The "Custom 58", I expected a more "creamy" so I changed the bridge pickup for a Gibson 498 T, with no improvement! Finally I gave the original microphone and if this guitar lacks fullness compared to Lespaul, it is also sharper, with a bit more acute. Super
handle therefore, the guitar gives the impression of rigidity that I do not know with the previous ones: because of mahogany? on the other hand it is very heavy ...
I regret the position of the reverser microphones, which means that when seated, it is difficult to stay on the bridge pickup, thigh, pressing the switch.
Very good sound, although it has nothing to do with that of a Lespaul it is drier, with a good output level, good sustain, extremely defined.
I play Rock Stoner "mainly: it is totally appropriate, but is also very versatile, suitable for many styles. A little more than a Lespaul happening everywhere, defect or quality? I play on Marshall VS 8080 with a distortion pedal Blackstar HT DistX only on the clean channel, and I have a very big sound, both full and defined, perfect. I also use a Roland Cube 80X for its beautiful clean tones and crunch.
I've had it about a year and replaced it with an Ibanez Custom S 540 more bland. Playing for a long time, I tried many guitars, and finally I love everything in it, it suits me perfectly. Probably I would buy other guitars in the future (Telecaster, Es 335-like, maybe even a real opportunity to Gibson?) But this IS my main guitar Hagstrom, I would do this just 100%.