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reverend mikey

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Apr 4th, 2014 08:24 AM        

This is a topic I don't think we've discussed (and it's kind of unique to lefties)...and somebody's got to pull this Lefty Forum out of the basement! No posts here in over half a month!<br /> <br /> So, we lefties often have to order sight unseen. We don't have the luxury of walking into a shop and playing lots of guitars to find the right feel and tone...it's often a crap shoot! (Unless you live near Southpaws in Houston...)<br /> <br /> So which guitar(s) didn't live up to your hopes and expectations, and were sold or permanently cased?<br /> <br /> For me it's Fender Strats and Teles - but for different reasons. <br /> <br /> I don't get along with American Standard Strats for one reason - the necks are just too small/thin for my liking (MIM Strats are even worse). I love everything else about American Strats - the tone, the shape of the body...but I'd have to go to the Custom Shop to get the right neck shape! <br /> <br /> So I stick with my Warmoth Strats, all of which either have a 1.75" nut or at least the boatneck profile. One of them even has a set of (lefty) American Series pickups in it and it sounds great! <br /> <br /> With Teles - I just don't like the tone of the middle position on a standard Tele...it's too nasally or hollow sounding or something - I can't quite describe it. <br /> <br /> If there's a humbucker in the neck (or a mini or P-90) it changes the tone with both pups enough that it sounds better to my ears...but I don't think Fender makes any lefties with a non-standard pup configuration (maybe a lefty with a mini in the neck...but it's close to $2K).<br /> <br /> How about you? <br /> <br /> Which lefties have 'left' because they weren't 'right'?



LHW



Southwest Ohio

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Apr 4th, 2014 09:42 AM        

I could never bond with Stratocasters. I had a mid 90's Mexican strat and a 2002 American Series strat. I just prefer humbuckers over single coil pups.



reverend mikey

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Apr 4th, 2014 09:58 AM        

"I just prefer humbuckers over single coil pups."<br /> <br />



bluelake07

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Apr 4th, 2014 10:31 AM        

Les Paul owners will probably roll their eyes if they read this, but the weight of my 8 1/2-pound lefty MIM Tele is more than I like. My only other electric is a 6-pound MIK Casino and the difference is substantial.<br /> <br /> The Tele has a Callaham bridge and CS '51 Nocasters that are fine pickups. I have a Klein mini humbucker for the neck that I swap in from time to time for a different sound and it is nice...may be a humbucking bridge pickup would be a better match for it, I want try that sometime.<br /> <br /> So, I'm going to keep the Tele, but may be looking to replace the body with a lighter one.



LHW



Southwest Ohio

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Apr 4th, 2014 11:14 AM        

That is one sweet guitar reverend mikey!<br />



LeftRightOut

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Apr 4th, 2014 02:44 PM        

There's been one or two but not that many <br /> <br /> A Raven West Tele thin line with p 90's hated the neck way too much shoulder did not feel comfortable at all offloaded it<br /> <br /> couldn't bond with a USA Standard Tele, its been cased no point offloading it wont get close to what I want for it at present<br /> <br /> The neck and pups and overall feel wasn't right<br /> <br /> which suck because I love tele's there my perfect guitar My 52 RI gets used all the time <br /> <br /> While my MIJ 62 RI is a great guitar I like the Japanese profile necks.<br /> <br /> <br /> jury is still out on my les paul 60's special with p90's the fretboard edges are too square all it probably needs is to roll the fretboard edges a bit and it'd be fine also don't know if like the baked maple feel<br /> <br /> <br /> and your right mikey <br /> <br /> "Unless you live near Southpaws in Houston"<br /> <br /> wish I did because I just enquired about a guitar there and whether theyed ship it to Australia etc. and the reply I got wasn't great <br /> <br /> like they couldn't be bothered seemed in the way it was written as its too much hard work... we don't want your money<br /> <br /> anyway back on topic like I said not too many I didn't bond with and offload but when you do offload a guitar its a tough especially a lefty guitar and in Australia there's not much of a market<br /> <br />



reverend mikey

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Apr 4th, 2014 03:10 PM        

If you were asking Southpaws about the special run of Epi Casino's they're doing, they probably figure they can sell 'em all state side, so why mess with overseas shipping...<br /> <br /> ...I was going to order one, but it's a want, not a need right now; I might take my chances on them having a few left, or on picking one up cheaper 2nd hand later...



reverend mikey

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Apr 4th, 2014 03:10 PM        

...again (on the Epi Casino's), a crap shoot.



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