#1
* Maple neck-through construction ("C" cut neck profile).

* Sti, MMi - Maple bolt-on construction ("C" cut neck profile).

* Rosewood fretboard; no inlays

* Medium jumbo frets.

* Alder body.

* 1 11/16" (43 mm) nut width.

* Bone nut or locking nut system depending on the bridge.

* 24.75" Scale (628.65 mm).

* 24 frets.

* Two high output humbucking pickups.

* Two pickup volume controls; master tone control; three position selector switch.

* Grover 6-inline mini machines or 3-per side standards depending on the headstock.

* All black hardware. (Unless custom ordered).

* Fixed wrap-around, fixed string through or Floyd Rose licensed double locking tremolo system.

Hardware color, bridge type and color can be custom ordered. We will also custom install the pickups of your choice or a Kahler flat mount trem on request at an additional charge.


Considering that, would you call that a good guitar?...

Now, i will attach a picture of said guitar


READ : WHETHER YOU LIKE THE WAY IT LOOKS, THAT DOES NOT EFFECT HOW GOOD OF A GUITAR IT IS.

i am sick to death of people flaming radical looking guitars, calling them sh*t because of their looks or saying only people who want attention will buy it

to be honest, what i want is something that looks great and plays great

not something that sounds amazing and looks like crap


The thing is, i don't know whether to go for a Marshall halfstack and upgrade from the small 40w combo i have at the moment, or get this Guitar and have my Jackson DXMG to
I don't use my amp ever anyway, not even to tune

What do you think i should do?

TL: DR This guitar or a marshall halfstack, i barely use an amp though
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#3
Don't see any problems. You might want an official floyd rose if you're going that way, but other than that, noone can tell you what's a good or bad guitar. If you like the tone that those woods give, go for it. But you should try it out first. But as I said, if you like it, buy it. Don't give a **** what other people say, it's you that's going to hear it most in the end.

And about the looks, I'd play it. Not my fav look but if I was given one I would keep it.
Last edited by anubiz03 at Sep 29, 2009,
#4
high output humbuckers isnt very specific. it could be great or sh1t. the licenced fr sounds a bit dodgy to me. otherwise it seems like a solid guitar.

i have to say, i dont mind radical shaped guitars at all but the problem is that you are screwed if you play anything other than metal with them. sure, the guitar might be able to withstand it... but can your ego withstand it?

edit: i just saw the picture. sorry but i loled
Last edited by TheFunkyAvocado at Sep 29, 2009,
#5
The specification alone doesn't say if a guitar is good or not. The alder used for the body might be great as well as awful, same with licensed Floyd Rose - some are good, some are awful. Same with pickups. Basically, the thread is pretty pointless, sorry.

Oh, and no one will convince me that all the dents in the body actually make the tone better, that's a lot of wood taken away from the body just to make it look 'aggressive' which is silly. You want to have an aggressive image? Then play like you mean it, geez.
#7
These wierd shaped guitars don't have enough wood/body to produce a fat a warm tone.
That's my opinion.
But that depends on the style of music you want to play.

For example: if you've heard TOOL before you will notice that the guitar sounds are very fat and have lots of bass sound to it... this kind of sound you wouldn't even get with a startocaster let alone with one of these you show above.
Good body and good woods provide fatter and warmer tones.
If it is not your kind of thing... then I think you will be fine.

PS.: Select you pickups/Humbuckers well. Not every pickup is a good pickup. Learn the difference between single coil and other types like Humbuckers dual coils... etc...
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#9
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A Marshall halfstack for the prize of that guitar? Surely you don't mean a Marshall MG halfstack?



No, a Marshall TSL60 JCM200 and then probably a 120w cab
#10
the spec sheet still means nothing other than construction of the guitar, every guitar is different and you won`t know until you get it in your hands and feel and hear it, if however i saw that on the wall in a store i wouldn`t pick it up `cos it doesn`t appeal to me visually, despite it probably being a good instrument i would definatly pass it by.
Last edited by ibanezgod1973 at Sep 29, 2009,
#11
Go for the guitar. That way if some drunk at your gig pisses you off, You can stab and slice him up.
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#12
most guitars can play well with a setup and the rest of the specs apart from the ones talking about the neck are completely irrelevant to you.

obviously looks are what matters to you so why are you bothering to ask?
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#13
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These wierd shaped guitars don't have enough wood/body to produce a fat a warm tone.
That's my opinion.
But that depends on the style of music you want to play.

For example: if you've heard TOOL before you will notice that the guitar sounds are very fat and have lots of bass sound to it... this kind of sound you wouldn't even get with a startocaster let alone with one of these you show above.
Good body and good woods provide fatter and warmer tones.
If it is not your kind of thing... then I think you will be fine.

PS.: Select you pickups/Humbuckers well. Not every pickup is a good pickup. Learn the difference between single coil and other types like Humbuckers dual coils... etc...


+1

Not enough wood to give that guitar good enough tone for me, another reason why I don't like really thin necks. In my opinion you lose out on the guitars acoustic tone.
Anyways, I know you're ranting and I see the point of your thread to a degree but its pointless really. Look at it this way....
Lets take an American Fender Strat and a Squier Affinity Strat. Both have alder body's, maple necks, maple or rosewood fingerboards, Alnico pickups etc. Are they the same?
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#15
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Go for the guitar. That way if some drunk at your gig pisses you off, You can stab and slice him up.


+1

#16
troo br00talzz
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#17
Quote by ShredHead396
No, a Marshall TSL60 JCM200 and then probably a 120w cab


DO THIS

Get a new amp, and use it with your Jackson.
The Jackson is a great guitar!
Why get another guitar if you don't use an amp? They have similar playability, so it'll be a waste of cash.

Get the JCM2000, plug in your Jackson, and prepare for some great tone!
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#18
troo br00talzz!!!
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#19
a few things that comes to mind;
1; the pickup brand is not specified. I would definitely try these pickups before i assumed they were good.
2; That headstock design; no matter wether it's cool or not; is an accident waiting to happen. a small bump into just about anything and one of these horns are going to snap right off.
3; Licensed floyd roses are generally crap unless proven otherwise. Get to know what kind of lfr it is.
#20
You want an electric guitar to barely use it with an amp?
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#21
There are plenty of badass V's that have a lot more wood to them. With all those little cuts and chips in it, you're getting assraped out of sustain and low end response. If you seek teh br00talz, try looking at some higher end BC Richs. Also, wtf is the point of getting a second electric guitar if you don't even use the amp?????
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#22
Disregarding the picture and body style I'd say it is good enough, Minus the humbuckers and maybe the floyd rose bridge. Although it is nice not to have noise in a pickup many humbuckers sound a lot darker than single coils and I don't really like that. I'm not sure about the Floyd Rose, I like to have a tremolo but I don't really want it to be a hassle.
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#23
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There are plenty of badass V's that have a lot more wood to them. With all those little cuts and chips in it, you're getting assraped out of sustain and low end response. If you seek teh br00talz, try looking at some higher end BC Richs. Also, wtf is the point of getting a second electric guitar if you don't even use the amp?????



I don't seel Teh Br00t4lz

I just didn't know all of this buisness about how much wood effect's your tone beforehand