JT-XG2 Review

manufacturer: Jay Turser date: 09/12/2008 category: Electric Guitars
Jay Turser: JT-XG2
This is a Gibson SG style double neck guitar. It is one of thirty-six blue guitars made and it is bad to the bone.
 Sound: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Action, Fit & Finish: 10
 Features: 9
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overall: 9.4
JT-XG2 Reviewed by: guitardudedon, on september 12, 2008
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Price paid: $ 380

Purchased from: guitar man laurel, delaware

Features: Ok if you don't know it this is a Gibson SG style double neck guitar! It is one of thirty-six blue guitars made and it is bad to the bone! There are a lot of features to a double neck guitar but I will try to keep it simple. First of it came with a hard case not a gig bag like most guitars in this price range. twenty-two frets on a rosewood finger board! The body is Mahogany with a transparent blue finish. The hardware is all flawless chrome plated! It is a SG copy cat so I can look like jimmy page with a smaller price tag! The controls are two volums knobs one foreach neck and shared tone knob. There are no neck selector Switch on this guitar so both necks are always on and ready. There are two threeway selector switchs for the humbuckers! The 12 string neck has two covered humbuckers while the 6 string has two open humbuckers! Tuners are grover none locking but hold very well! // 9

Sound: Usually I play this guitar with no effects it sounds great right from the case. The twelve string neck sounds a little mushy with effects. I play the blues mostly and this guitar has a great bluesy tone and plenty of sustain to hold onto those long bends! I play this guitar through my Marshall G30r-cd and sounds rock ready! When playing the blues I usually play with the selectors in the rythm posistion but a flip of the Switch to treble and it has a great bright clean tone! But it is caple of making any type of sound with this guitar and you actually get to tries per guitar thaks to the fact it's a double neck! // 9

Action, Fit & Finish: Set up at the factory was perfect not a single complaint! I do play slide guitar a lot so the action is a little to low for slideing! However I overcame that problem when I bought a ceramic slide! Takes less pressure on the strings to slide and I've tried glass, pyrexx, and steel slides. // 10

Reliability & Durability: This guitar is rock steady no blemishs even after one and a half years playing. The hardware all seems to be holding up fine it is still perfect. Now the plug where you plug in the guitar came loose and was an easy thing to tighten! Would I gig with out a back up? no way just because I wouldn't want to be praying that the guitar I was playing remained playable! // 10

Overall Impression: This guitar suites me just fine and looks darn good too! If it were lost or stolen I would definatly replace this guitar! I love everything about this guitar eccept it's weight! The only difference I see in the Gibson is the price so to me it was a no brainer on which one to buy! After a year of playing it is still kicken the blues butts and still sounds great doing it as well! // 9

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