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reverend mikey
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May 15th, 2014 10:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And now it's HERE - and it's as good as I remember.

BUT, it's bright, which I remember from before. I may be trying some different (250K ohm) tone pots, or eventually, a set of Gibson 57 Classic pickups.

LHW

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Jul 10th, 2014 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just purchased a new Squire Affinity strat (sunburst) last weekend. I am loving it so far, even with the stock pickups. It's nice to have a color option other than black :)

(This message was last edited by LHW at 12:06 PM, Jul 10th, 2014)

reverend mikey
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Jul 10th, 2014 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I about fell off my chair when I saw that someone had posted in the Lefty Forum! It's been almost a month!

division17, yes, it's a nice guitar - very straight grain on the body (I've seen some recent ones with very odd, lower grade grain). Sounds great, lots of tonal variety with the vintage output pickups - it can get very bright or be toned down appropriately.

One thing I struggle with is Gibson's big, square topped "railroad tie" frets. I may get these lowered and crowned in order to bring this thing closer to earlier "fretless" specs.

That was the same issue that made me change my mind on a Les Paul Traditional a couple years ago; I ended up keeping my Elitist LP because the frets were much more friendly for the way I play.

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

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Jul 16th, 2014 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LHW,

How is the neck on that Squier? Does it feel close to the same size/shape as an American Standard? Are the dimensions for the two listed as the same, I wonder?

LHW

Southwest Ohio

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Jul 16th, 2014 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

reverend mikey,

The neck feels very similar to the 2002 American Series strat I had. That's the only comparison I can make.

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

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Jul 25th, 2014 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm so weak...

The local shop got in a lefty Takamine dread, all solid woods - cedar top / hog b/s/neck. Near excellent condition, and very nice action and tone (for fingerstyle and light/medium strumming). Also came with a Takamine brand SKB hard case. They had it marked at $425.

I was in and played it a few times. One of the sales guys says, "Let me see what they'll let me do on that for you." He comes back and hands me a piece of paper: "Here's YOUR price." $375. That includes a set up if needed.

I still didn't bite, but was now seriously tempted ... went back in two days later and bought it (rats! it was still there!). I will be having them do a set up on it, and will probably pay a little extra to have the nut recut and have the string space widened just a little (can't stand how close they squeeze the strings in on most low to mid level guitars!).

The guy who traded it in not only left all the case candy in it, but also his original receipt: purchased in 2005 for $699 + $110 (case) = $809. The original MSRP on these was $899 (w/o case).

I didn't get a steal, but I think an all solid wood, made in Japan guitar is worth $375.





Stock righty pic

(This message was last edited by reverend mikey at 03:09 PM, Jul 25th, 2014)

LHW

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Jul 25th, 2014 01:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow, that's a great deal! Enjoy!

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