#3
Beautiful guitar; I really dig the specs, but $1,000.00 for a made in Indonesia guitar is a little too much. However, I do like Yamaha. I find their guitars to be pretty consistent overall.
#4
RESURRECTION!!!

I purchased this guitar recently and it's the best thing to happen to my life since -...well, last week I had a REALLY good steak...

Point is, this thing is beyond versatile, plays like a dream, and makes me feel like a man. If Jesus came down and asked me to recommend a few guitars, this one would be on my list.

Amen.
#6
Me too, but I also like p-90s. Nothing wrong with pickup promiscuity.
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#7
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I like humbuckers...

With the switching options you can achieve humbucking. The second toggle switch allows you to bring in the middle pick-up either in parallel or out of phase...similar to push-pull pot Strats.
#8
Pics now.
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#9
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Pics now.

Yeah, NAO.
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#10
If I could afford one, I'd get it. Gotta love Yamaha; they're really underrated. Hell, I reckon the Pacifica 412 is better than any MIM Strat.
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#11
NAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

But I saw that guitar a few times before already. In videos and such, I love the sound it makes. And it's a semi-hollow isn't it?
#12
I only have stanky Macbook photos. Maybe higher quality pictures to come.





I hope that's how this picture-posting thing works. The finish looks waaaaay better in person. It just looks maroon on here but in person it has so much character and depth, the grain really comes through beautifully.

Edit: And it is indeed semi-hollow. Mahogany blocked if I'm not mistaken. I've not yet had an issue with feedback/howling (though I haven't done any high-volume testing).

Enjoy
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#13
ach! hes defiled his LP
fight the power... with peace

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#15
Defiled? Pft, that Sabian sticker rules. I also put the position switch sideways, so that the switch goes parallel to the pick-ups...not like, wiring kind of parallel, just the relative position to the, pups...you know what I mean.

Scored a sweet deal on that amp and I love it. Next step (as you can see by the position of the Master knobs) is an attenuator. Come on, Santa!
#16
Quote by TimboSlice
Defiled? Pft, that Sabian sticker rules. I also put the position switch sideways, so that the switch goes parallel to the pick-ups...not like, wiring kind of parallel, just the relative position to the, pups...you know what I mean.

Scored a sweet deal on that amp and I love it. Next step (as you can see by the position of the Master knobs) is an attenuator. Come on, Santa!


If Santa is kind enough to give you that attenuator, I'd be interested in a small review(-ish thing). The F-50 can get pretty damn loud...
You've read it, you can't un-read it!
#17
And Jesus said unto Lazarus, "get up, you lazy sack of crap!" And He resurrected him. Then there was some spill-over so I used it to resurrect this thread. With better pictures, I might add.





I'll happily answer any questions.
#19
The trem is good. Room for improvement (a rolling bridge and locking tuners would be the icing on the cake, and the chocolate shavings on the icing, respectively), but it does the job without too much hassle. Yamaha did what they could to the bridge, they've rounded the saddles to reduce friction; it's not perfect.
The pick-ups sound lovely. I wrote a review and posted it on here. Hot P-90 sound you love, plus the added bonus of 9-way switching.
#20
Quote by TimboSlice
I only have stanky Macbook photos. Maybe higher quality pictures to come.





I hope that's how this picture-posting thing works. The finish looks waaaaay better in person. It just looks maroon on here but in person it has so much character and depth, the grain really comes through beautifully.

Edit: And it is indeed semi-hollow. Mahogany blocked if I'm not mistaken. I've not yet had an issue with feedback/howling (though I haven't done any high-volume testing).

Enjoy


Dude, how does the TVL sound with your mesa? My DC's really similar to your F series amp (mine's got more tweaking to it cuz of the EQ, but similar design), and the guitar's really interested me. Can it do a variety of genres, and is it pretty articulate? Also, how does it feel compared to other semi-hollow bodies, like Ibanez Artcore's, Epi Casino/Sheratons, etc.
#21
They sound great coupled. As mentioned I can't afford an attenuator at the moment, I'm short cash, so I can't get a fully saturated sound. However, I'm very pleased, even with the sound as it is now. I go into more detail in my review, but basically, you can cover a MASSIVE sonic spectrum once you get into mastering the tone/volume. Rolling off the volume is a very effective tool in controlling this guitar.

Compared to other semis, it's as sure-footed as a mountain goat. I found some Iby's to be cheap-feeling (AS103? Is that a model?). I've always thought the Casino was cheap, it feels too light and I hate the trapezoid bridge for some reason. The Sheraton and Sheraton II I looked at in great detail, and they're still great guitars, but the options on the TVL just blow those two out of the water. Same with the Riviera. I looked at the Valensi sig, and researched the P-93 (though I didn't play it myself)...the truly superior guitar in this price range is the Yamaha.
#22
Wow, sounds really amazing. I really love the Sheraton II's, and if you're sayign the SA503TVL blow it out of the water, I think I'll have to try one out. thanks.
#23
Without a doubt, at least go give it a shot. There's no harm in playing a guitar.
The humbucking, I will admit, isn't your standard humbucker tone. It's got character, not for the faint-hearted. But do try it. You won't regret picking it up and experimenting.