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ksac32
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anyone have one of these guitars-i am looking at this one http://store.guitarfetish.com/xaxv3sumane.html
I found a demo of it on you tube-just looking to see how good they are-the price is right. :D

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


   
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Dan T.
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http://forums.guitarnoise.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24470&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

Just gotta search a little. :wink:

BTW, I don't have one, but I have been gassing over the web site & watching the demos on youtube also. This is the one that keeps winking at me: http://store.guitarfetish.com/xvsugrwigfsa.html 8)

Dan

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Steinar Gregertsen
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I have this one:

It was so cheap that I figured I'd easily get my money back over here if I didn't like it. I planned to use it for bottleneck slide only but was so pleasently surprised by the quality of the neck that I also use it for regular playing. The frets were flawless and the general feel of the neck was great,- even the nut was 'almost' perfect (it needed a tiny little workover to be perfect, but only for one string). The sound is very clean and clear, a cross between a Tele and a Rickenbacker/DeArmond style guitar, great for 'shimmering' chord work. I have replaced the neck pickup with one of their other models, just for the heck of it.

The downside - the pickup cavities routing was horrible and I had to finish that job myself (this guitar originally came with the pickups mounted directly to the body), the string 'canals' through the body doesn't match the holes in the bridge which can make string changing a bit of a hazzle, and the shaft for the tone pot broke on day one..
The upside to the downside - the guys at Guitarfetish responded to my complaints immediately and shipped pickup rings and a new tone pot without any questions asked. They also wrote that the issues with the routing and string 'canals' would be fixed with the new batch of guitars (which are in store now).

All in all - for the price, these guitars are stupidly good.

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ksac32
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Thanks for the replies-that guitar looks nice-I think i'm going for the one i posted soon.

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


   
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ksac32
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http://forums.guitarnoise.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24470&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

Just gotta search a little. :wink:

BTW, I don't have one, but I have been gassing over the web site & watching the demos on youtube also. This is the one that keeps winking at me: http://store.guitarfetish.com/xvsugrwigfsa.html 8)

Dan
You know i almost never search the forums just look at the latest posts :lol: my bad
that guitar looks nice too

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


   
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rparker
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A buddy of mine got one a XV500 few months back and brought it over to play. Not too shabby a guitar, especially for the price. I had a thread in Opinions & Polls about it. It's pretty much a can't lose for that kind of money. GFS pick-ups are pretty decent. The thing that sticks out in my mind the most was the weight. Heavy as heck. BUT, it is an LP copy. I'm sure the Strat copy would be quite different.

When I re-enter normal society's productive sector, I might get one of the XV550s.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
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