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Xav, STC-Shaped Guitar from PMC GUITARS.

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Xavman 05/24/2010

PMC GUITARS Xav : Xavman's user review

«  Tailor-made, naturally it provides! »
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This guitar is a special order to the luthier Pierre-Marie Chateauneuf, so it's tailor-made and also "Made in France". Here are the technical specifications of the beast:
PMC form XAV
African Mahogany body with maple top heated

... Bolt African Mahogany
PMC inverted head 6 online
Handle Handmade

Ebony
26 boxes with a bevel of the mid 24th to the 26th Mid severe acute
Overlay "XAV" between blocks 12 and 15 rosewood
Radius 16 '
Mini-Jumbo frets
Diapason 25'5
Bone nut handmade
Double Action Truss Road with 2 reinforcements Carbon

Seymour Duncan TB4 & SDBR-1n
Controls: Volume, Black Ice, 3-position switch, mini switch to split the TB4, mini switch / phase out of phase.
Graphite shield all cavities.

Bridge Hipshot Baby
Grover locking
Knobs Q-Parts metal knob

Natural gloss finish
Electronic Board African Mahogany

I put him 10/10 because the config is perfect for me. Moreover, the assembly is exceptional and the aesthetics of a very high class ...

UTILIZATION

Channel necessarily pleasant, excellent ergonomics, it is not ultra light but still within the average for this kind of solid body (mahogany wood is quite heavy).
Easy access to acute until the 26th and it sounds ...
We obtain sounds exceptional solo

SOUNDS

Most of my guitars are fitted with EMG RIG and I wanted a more versatile guitar, hence the choice of woods and pickups: the sustain is the rendezvous.
I play on an amp head ENGL Invader 100 and I just found a facet of my amp that I do not know ... In distortion, it sounds sort of ultra-creamy, ideal for blues, jazz, ambient and prog .. cleans the sounds are very pleasant to see as crystalline amp settings and effects ...


OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one month and a half and for me the ultimate guitar, it became my favorite with my Steinberger (that is, the level of violin PMC) and they complement each other perfectly (one for ambient and one for the rock: my two favorite styles)
The price / quality ratio is unbeatable and I advise all of you to make your guitar by local luthiers, they see much more talent than the big brands offer a high quality service and personalized and may make you less pay for a U.S. model developed ...
I would do so this election, probably in some time ... Custom model that changes a man! (Ok I stop with my slogans cans;)