Electric-RC Guitar Review

manufacturer: Gear4Music date: 02/09/2012 category: Electric Guitars
Gear4Music: Electric-RC Guitar
The sound is pretty good for the guitar price, the strings that come with it aren't the best but it sounds nice with Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings. It has a lot of sounds because you can alter the tone.
 Sound: 7
 Overall Impression: 8
 Reliability & Durability: 8
 Action, Fit & Finish: 7.5
 Features: 8
 Overall rating:
 6.9 
 Reviewer rating:
 7.7 
 Users rating:
 6 
 Votes:
 3 
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overall: 7.8
Electric-RC Guitar Reviewed by: Ljbrownn, on july 26, 2011
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Price paid: £ 134.99

Purchased from: gear4music.com

Features: It is a 24 fret guitar and the neck is made of maple and the body is basswood. It has a glossy finish to it and there is polished chrome on the details. There are two volume controls and 2 tone controls one for either pickups. // 8

Sound: The sound is pretty good for the guitar price, the strings that come with it aren't the best but it sounds nice with Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings. It has a lot of sounds because you can alter the tone. It also helps you create the Vintage sounds of the 70's. // 8

Action, Fit & Finish: The paint on the guitar was alright, it had a few thick sections. Besides that it has a nice finish. The pickups were in line and the controls were nice and tight. // 7

Reliability & Durability: I have had it 3 months and it has taken quite a beating. Mine has one small scratch now but it has been dropped a few times. // 8

Overall Impression: Overall this guitar is a good guitar, I have played mostly rock music but it also sounds and looks good with jazz and blues. If it were stolen I would definatly buy this guitar again. // 8

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overall: 7.6
Electric-RC Guitar Reviewed by: Mixter2626, on february 09, 2012
0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Price paid: £ 118

Purchased from: Amazon

Features: Being a John Lennon fan I couldn't resist this one... It's only 100 odd quid & after a few modifications I got it to look very similar indeed. His original 1958 325 that he bought in Hamburg (or never paid for if you listen to George Harrison!) was originally a natural wood finish with gold pickguard & gold Rickenbacker truss rod cover. It was a prototype with only 2 ever made. No F hole, rubbish vibrato and short neck length... He changed the vibrato to one that resisted going out of tune & had it sprayed black (but still with gold trimmings) when they returned to Liverpool but after their first visit to record at Abbey Rd. They hit it big & he played it until the second Ed Sullivan show in Miami when Rickenbacker gave him a new one which was essentially a copy except the pickguard was a double skin white one & the Rickenbacker logo on the truss rod cover was also white. He used this as his main guitar until the Epiphone Casino came along. This Gear4Music guitar is very similar to this 2nd Rickenbacker. The body dimensions are exact, the neck length is a normal size, there is an f hole, the pickguard is double skin, the headstock is pretty close, there are only 2 pickups. However a spray or two of black gloss paint with every thing masked off to get rid of the gear logo, a coat of matt black paint inside the F hole, a blank truss rod cover from the internet & an RB decal to go on it with numerous sprays of clear lacquer over it & it looks great! // 8

Sound: It plays very well... Good intonation throughout the neck & good action... If you want the authentic sound you can mess around with replacing the pickups or just get a modelling amp (I use a Fender Mustang) which will give pretty much any sound you want. Having said that, I prefer to play this with a clean sound through a Marshall 50w acoustic amp with a Behringer Blues effect pedal. // 6

Action, Fit & Finish: Good action. // 8

Reliability & Durability: It plays very well. // 8

Overall Impression: At the end of the day I have a Fender Tele, a Gretsch, an Epiphone Casino & various others that I've spent a lot of money on & because I've modified this guitar it feels as good as any of them! // 8

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