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LeftyMeister
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Nov 19th, 2012 06:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got the Strat, Tele, and P90 bases covered (see profile). I'm thinking maybe a semi-hollowbody or maybe LP style with buckers.

I've had an Epi Dot and it was a tone turd. I also had an Agile 3000 that I should have returned. I'm an Agile fan but that guitar was a lemon.

I'm thinking about an Agile 3125 that has chambers for a lighter (ie, not boat anchor) weight. I could see myself playing something like this in lefty...

Agile 3125

LeftRightOut
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Nov 19th, 2012 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

what about a Dano 59 double cut ?

or an Epi Sheraton ? you get a semi hollow and buckers

reverend mikey

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Nov 19th, 2012 10:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like the design of the Agile Harm, but the lefties only come with P-90's, which you already have...

...That 3125 looks nice - personally I would go for the goldtop with the MOP inlays - and you'd have enough left to add a case for right at $500. But the GT model isn't weight relieved...

...a used Sheraton, if you can find a lefty, would be nice - I've been impressed with them (my brother had a very nice one a few years ago - his was a righty). New they're just a little more than $500.

LeftyMeister
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Nov 20th, 2012 05:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rev, I already have an Agile Goldtop with P-90's. I installed Lollars and it's a tone monster, and probably my favorite guitar.

I've always liked the looks of the Sheratons but have never played one.

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Nov 20th, 2012 07:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

how about this. I'd get one if I could

this

reverend mikey

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Nov 20th, 2012 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

L.H.B.

I had one of those in the older violin finish with the fancier fretboard inlays. It was a well made guitar. The only thing I didn't like about mine was that the frets felt tiny. They were supposedly medium jumbos, but they just feel small, and the fretwire felt cheap.

I put a set of DiMarzio Eric Johnson humbuckers in it, which sounded good, but eventually sold it to fund other gear - sound familiar?

I also wouldn't mind getting one of these if the fret material has improved. The original pickups were pretty bland (which was why I changed them); I suspect I'd end up wanting to do a pickup change again. I'd rather find a used one for that reason, just to keep the cost down.

Oh, the other thing I liked about them is that the horns aren't so "Mickey Mouse" huge, and the body is slightly smaller than a 335 (but bigger than a 336/339) - more comfortable to hold and play.

LeftyMeister
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Nov 20th, 2012 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I almost pulled the trigger last summer on an Artcore. It was really close. The reason I didn't was my bad experience with an Epi Dot that I bought site-unseen. I swore I would never buy another semi-hollowbody without playing it first.

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Nov 20th, 2012 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

yeah, I never plyed one, but for that price on a semi hollow ith decent materials I was intrigued. I like big frets, so the reverend's call pretty much seals the deal for me too

LeftyMeister
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Nov 20th, 2012 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Any thoughts or experience with these?

Eastwood Classic 6

LeftRightOut
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Nov 21st, 2012 04:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

the Eastwood looks interesting

Sheratons are nice to play i own one and probably dont play it as much as i should :(

the necks nice feels full without being chunky 12" radius the pups aren't bad but you can always change them.

LeftyMeister
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Nov 26th, 2012 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, I really didn't want a black guitar but I used a 20% promotion code to get this.

Epi Les Paul Custom Pro with Case

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 07:46 PM, Nov 26th, 2012)

reverend mikey

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Nov 26th, 2012 08:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That Eastwood looks kinda cool - Eastwood has made some interesting lefties, but I've never had the chance to try one.

LeftRightOut
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Nov 26th, 2012 09:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

gongrats on the Epi enjoy

though its black you could always dress it up a bit with a different guard or some stickers

LHW

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Nov 27th, 2012 04:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Congratulations Rocky!

LeftyMeister
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Nov 27th, 2012 12:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It should be here by Friday.

reverend mikey

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Nov 27th, 2012 10:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"yeah, I never plyed one, but for that price on a semi hollow ith decent materials I was intrigued. I like big frets, so the reverend's call pretty much seals the deal for me too"

Well, on Ibanez's website, it says it has "medium" frets ... I suppose that's different than "medium JUMBO" frets...

...I dunno, I'm kinda gassin' for a semi-hollow again, and this one's probably one of the better choices - esp. versus the Epiphones...


reverend mikey

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Nov 28th, 2012 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"the Eastwood looks interesting"

Agreed. That Classic 6 looks like it gives you more for your money than either Epiphone or Ibanez.

I'm just wondering what that jazz style tailpiece does to the sustain versus a standard stoptail like the others? Any thoughts from someone with experience with this set-up?

http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/GTRs/classic6/images/classic6-big/classic6walnut-LH.jpg

LeftyMeister
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Nov 28th, 2012 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

...and how would a walnut body affect the tone? It could sound squirrely. Then again, I could be nuts.

reverend mikey

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Nov 28th, 2012 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good one, LeftyMeister!

Is anything we've talked about on here actually walnut wood, or just walnut finishes?

LeftyMeister
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Nov 28th, 2012 05:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's a maple body, but that wouldn't be very punny.

Body: Bound Laminated Maple, Flamed Maple Top, Bound F-Holes
Neck: Bound Maple, SET neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood, MOP Sharks Teeth
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Width at Nut: 1 5/8"
Pickups: Two EW-Retro Humbuckers
Switching: 3-Way
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
Bridge: Fixed Tun-O-Matic Bridge
Hardware: Gotoh Nickel/Chrome
Strings: #9-#46
Case: none
Unique Features: Unique MOP Fret Markers and Volume Knob Positioning

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