« More than strat strat »Publié le 05/27/11 à 08:33
Neck maple, maple key, inlaid mother of pearl. 24 frets.
Swamp ash body.
3 single coils Di Marzio
Adjusting volume + tone
Color Honey Burst (very beautiful)
The handle is very slightly more round than a stat, and affects more flat (it is strongly reminiscent of a handle of Excalibur that I had the opportunity to try two months ago)
The access to the highs is easy until the 21th box, note that the handle has 2 octaves or 24 boxes.
Very positive point: the mechanics are precise and reliable (with cutter string) even seeking the vibrato, it does not move. At this level the Fender Mexico does not follow!
The very good surprise: the sound. No secret is the single coil, then we say that it will sound vaguely like a Start. ERROR: bluffing, it sounds as Strat Stat! It has everything: the clarity of sound, the "twang" characteristic of the intermediate positions of the selector on a stratum, plus a slightly more punchy attack. These pickups (DiMarzio) accept without flinching saturation it is slightly pushed or without drooling.
I was approached one day this sound quality level of 69 on the custom shop Stratocaster, but I think those have a little more fishing that makes the difference.
In summary: a guitar aesthetically beautiful (well, there is personal) a line drawing of the Start it out with a great success, drawing an original head and also very successful (it is far from horrors of Ibanez, Yamaha, G & L, this level), with a quality microphone is quite remarkable.
And above all, it really sounds like a great Start.
For 500 euros (the price of a standard Stratocaster Mex) you have a guitar without a doubt very much higher.