Oscar-IV Signature Review

manufacturer: Switch date: 04/22/2005 category: Electric Guitars
Switch: Oscar-IV Signature
It delivers all of the same features as the custom and features Switch's proprietary Ebonite fingerboard. Ebonite combined with vibracell delivers clarity and harmonic sustain like you never heard before. Each and every note rings with precision.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Action, Fit & Finish: 10
 Features: 10
 Overall rating:
 8.1 
 Reviewer rating:
 10 
 Users rating:
 6.2 
 Votes:
 10 
review (1) 1 comment vote for this gear:
overall: 10
Oscar-IV Signature Reviewed by: FaKeGaMeR, on april 22, 2005
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Features: This guitar is actually made in China. Built with not wood, but Vibracell (which is a polyurethane substance, much like hard rubber). 22 frets, with the fretboard made of ebonite, an alternative to actually ebony. The frets have pearl and abalone inlays. The entire guitar is made of one piece. I am not aware of the finish, but most likely satin. It is designed like a Gibson Les Paul with a Tune-O-Matic bridge. The 2 humbucker pickups are designed by Switch, the manufacturer, and these pickups are slick. Clean with no excess distortion. 4 knobs - 2 tone 2 volume. Also a 3-way pickup selecter. All gold hardware and the tuners are grover. When I bought it it came with a gig bag and a strap. // 10

Sound: I play hard rock like Finger Eleven, Chevelle, or 12 Stones. This guitar holds up on sound like it was made for this. I usually use Drop C tuning, and it holds up with out getting the buzz from strong vibration of a low string. With a DigiTech Grunge pedal, the sustain is sweet. It's the best sustain I've ever heard. Play it with any type of music you like. // 10

Action, Fit & Finish: This guitar came perfect in the box. Perfect action for easy barchords and great for soloing. Nothing else except for one chip of paint by the nut. Greatest color of all, orange burst! // 10

Reliability & Durability: I've never played this live, but it withstands strong temperature changes. It will not bend with humidity like weak wood. This will last you anywhere and anytime as long as you don't burn it or smash it. // 10

Overall Impression: Their website is www.switchmusic.com. Best guitar to get if your limited on a budget. Any music you want to play, its right. Customer service is the best you'll ever talk to. They are helpful for anything. And they are coming out with a new catalog with new cool blue and stinger humbucker pickups. Their catalog can be reached at http://www.switchmusic.com/pdfs/switch_guitar_catalog.pdf. My color is discontinued now. So if your gonna buy something, buy this. // 10

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