Price paid: € 1000
Purchased from: Builder
Features — 9
Albert Deinum is a Dutch professional guitarist and guitar builder. He is offering a Custom made relic Strat or relic Tele for a very reasonable price. Type of wood, neck, pu's, color, pickguard etc verify depending the wishlist of the client.
Sound — 9
The Amber '61 pu's sounds really warm and have enough output for a Stevie or Jimi's type of sound when you add the crunch or gain button of your amp.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitars are very much like the Fenders from the fifties and the sixties. The use of a nitro finish, small frets, type of pu's etc brings back the sound and feeling of a vintage Fender.
The feeling of the Kauffmann Replicator, this is how Albert calls his Strats, is first of all light weighted. The neck feels really comfortable and the santed nitro finish is really smooth. All details are worked out needly so the guitar looks and feels really naturaly.
Reliability & Durability — 9
My Strat is build out of swampash, with a C-profile rosewood neck. All hardware is vintage style and treaded so it matches the relic style.
Overall Impression — 9
All in all a Kauffmann Replicator can compete easily with custom guitars twice the price. The relic finish is done with a natural look and feel. So if you're looking for a relic Strat or Tele for a thousand euro, I think nothing beats this Replicator. On top of this great deal, it comes with a tweed case!