#1
Chinese guitar I bought off ebay. It's my first semi-hollow/thinline type axe & an original design (...pretty good one at that ) ..not a knock off ...not too shabby for $200 either

I was actually looking to buy a set of pickups online but then I came across this and it caught my eye. Next thing I knew I'd pulled the trigger

I was VERY pleasantly surprised with the fit/finish/build quality (quite flawless) when it arrived a few days ago & it played awesome right out of the box.

Switched the mini-pots out for full-sized ones..the switch seemed ok, as did the output jack so I left those in there. Did'nt really have to work on anything else except for lowering the action a bit/setting the pickup height.

The pickups look like EMG's except they're passive (and obviously alnico)..they sound pretty good. Nice warm/mellow sweet & woody tone. I just might keep them in there

Anyway, here's a bunch of pics (& an unboxing video/jam video) ....pretty sweet looking axe


























#2
This thing had me fooled; before I scrolled back up to read the introduction I thought you must've paid something crazy for that

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#3
Dude, talk about bang for the buck! Super cool guitar, HNGD!
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#4
Thanks guys! Yeah, shocking that it actually cost the same as a set of pickups Personally, I think the way it's put together (and sounds), it could easily have another zero added to the price & still be worth it ..it's that good
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Switched the mini-pots out for full-sized ones..the switch seemed ok, as did the output jack so I left those in there. Did'nt really have to work on anything else except for lowering the action a bit/setting the pickup height.




Amazing-looking guitar, especially for that money. That's crazy.

FWIW, there's no advantage to larger pots over "minis." Unless there's an actual difference in quality between brands. But between CTS and a comparable mini pot there's no reason, tonally or operationally, to favor one over the other. Yet another example of irrational traditionalism among guitar players.
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#7
Thanks dudes! I really think it is too

About the pots....yeah, I know it's probably more to do with actual pot values/tolerance issues or whatever ..but I've always found the regular-sized ones seem to sound a bit more open in the mids. Though I will say swpping out the mini pots made no difference with this guitar . Switching the green chiclet cap for a russian PIO on the other hand definitely did..
#8
Nice looker for 200 beans... and if she plays well, all the better.
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