Made in Japan, 22 frets (no fret markers...just side dots. Nice look!), maple neck, rosewood fretboard. Proprietary Yamaha piezo tremolo.. very smooth with great tone. A mix between an AM Strat and Wilkinson trem. Blend controls as well as tone and volume. Flamed maple top on alder body. Sweet. Sperzel locking tuners. Seymour Duncan JB and 59' pickups stock. Sculpted bolt on neck heel. I don't know what else you could ask of a normal electric guitar.
Neck feels GREAT. Very playable... playability of an Ibanez, with a bit more slight "C" shape profile. Love it. Great neck heel...easy,easy access to upper registers. Body weight is less than my Strat. Very manageable.
Heavy music is what I play in general, but I do like playing blues,funk,acoustic... this guitar can pull it all off. Smoking incendiary tones are where it excels, however. Nice balanced hi gain when I run it through my Voodoo Labs Preamp... with a Digitech GSP2101 running effects and parametric e.q., and a Keeley TS9 in front.. I get some decent proximity of Eric Johnson's early tones... (back when he wanted to rip and played with distortion).. fuzzy, but focused.. with a singing roundness to my notes. Honest.. this was the last guitar I expected to pull off that type of tone.
My favorite tones are thru the JB with high gain. Very rewarding.. the 59' is a bit muddy and unfocused..not crazy about it, but it is decent for soloing as well if I need a flubby Yngwie-ish tone. The piezo is great for cleans, chicken' picken' and live approximations of acoustic stuff. I am thinking of throwing in a new neck pickup.. but the JB in the bridge STAYS.
Had this guitar for about 4 years. Love pretty much everything except the SD 59' neck pickup. I find myself gravitating more towards Dimarzio stuff... which actually came as a surprise to me. I used to swear by Duncan. Now the HS-3, EJ Custom.. hmmm.. dunno The JB does sound great here .. so I won't change it out.
I am always trying other models of guitars.. and sometimes buying them. This is a keeper! I got this guitar for dirt cheap... so it is a great value. Like.. $400.00 bucks mint condition...eek.
Had never heard of it when I bought it...but yes, a great value. Would get it again as a guitar that can cover Metal stuff.. but also knows how to behave as a grownup.
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onebmx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Corene manufacture of superb craftsmanship, with a super comfortable and fast neck with the heel trimmed t for best in ACCS Acute
top fittings: wilkinson vibrato type, mechanical lock
to the microphones in the classic Seymour: a JB bridge and a 59 cot 'cot set, it is added to the piezos that shuffled to the microphones allow sound less fat
It is mahogany it sound like a Gibson, but it is alder which gives it a personality and especially diffrent less weight
dcoupes over the bomb and the shape of the back gives it a great comfort
team as it is, you get a CRER all the required sounds
For a year she serves as a second guitar for modern sounds (I usually play with P90) and they deoit me not in the gig in bars
only downside, the piezos normment consume batteries (1 week) replacement of emergency by a rechargeable battery
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TycoTyco's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Mid-range guitar, violin caring, quality matrial of SH1 and N B 4 TB
+ Piezo pickups in the Intgr vibrato (Style WILKINSON) / Mcaniques Sperzel br /> blocking <em>(I'm not a fan of this brand, fragility of the alu)</em> - Mixing and piezo pickups can Magntiques.
A push-pull on the humbuckers would still be wide palette of sound.
A beautiful guitar couraging with care and quality of the matrial
Guitar lgre well enough balance and <strong>trs comfortable.</strong>
Channel really enjoyable
RAS only good
Ultra <strong>versatile guitar.</strong>
Good mics + good = <strong>good guitar</strong> violin
The electro-acoustic in piezzos are quite impressive.
Using the 2 outputs and 2 with an acoustic amp + some effects, you enter <strong>another dimension,</strong> the sounds are excellent.
Fantastic guitar work home studio.
I was looking for a Solidac GODIN, and I came across this opportunity, and frankly I do not regret this meeting ...
Trs versatile, but can give in a particular style when asked, she became the guitar with which I play most, and playing comfort is not for nothing ...
Really a good scratch, not a "bte", but a <strong>good pet</strong> ...