Righto, I managed to get an hour playing last night…Bloody ‘ell you have created something here, mate. What an awesome sounding guitar, great build quality also….observations:
Played all sorts last night, Honky Tonk Woman /Alright Now/Sweet Home Alabama/Van Halen, I’m the One/Panama, lots of Bon Jovi stuff, this guitar has it covered, rolling off the volume for the HTW/Alright Now stuff, etc., full bore for the Eddie stuff…love all five-positions with the blower on, sorry the “Sustain Switch” on..wow what a great full sound that creates. But overall, the chiming clarity between notes is fantastic, really clear, no muddiness. Bearing in mind, I am playing through an Axe FX-3, loads of patches for relevant songs, and it works beautifully with this guitar.
Afterward, I had a late-night unplugged strum, and it’s great you can really hear the notes ringing out; a great song to hear that is “Extreme More Than Words,” plucking away listening to the resonance, again wow!
Which Wolfetone pickups are they?...do you know the output on them?...so well matched, and that “Sustain Switch” is excellent..how. Did you come to pick Wolfetone pickups as a choice?...congrats to them, awesome things!
The guitar feels really solid, very well put together. I am certain all the brass/trem block & dowels, etc. all add up.
Love the sloping back /neck plate design; the neck feels awesome, smooth /flat & fast.. I think your aging has worked really well too. Love the look of the tuners; they have a kind of fantastic antiquey look to them & the Floyd Rose is dialed in fabulous!
How come you decided on the Italian Red Alder?... I am no expert on woods, but I presume this choice, with the bare wood level left purposely exposed, also assisting in creating the sound, so quite intrigued about how the body choice came about.
The case is great; I really like it; think you have put a great package together; really think if you roll some of these out on a limited scale, you will get magnificent reviews & the brand will work very well…don’t tell *****:)
Still, your guitar is definitely superior to the ******* build & the sound is just on another level to me…
Anyway, that’s a lot of awesomeness & wows I have written!...10 for 10 Garett, very impressive, and yes, when you are 100% up & running fully, I will happily place a custom order!
Looking forward to getting some more playing time over the weekend; suffice to say, the best guitar you have sold me, and the best Strat type guitar I think I have played for rock, etc. I haven’t had time yet to get my ‘Sultans of Swing’ tone /clean stuff, but pretty sure I will be able to figure something out with the switching options and these great pickups!
A very happy customer indeed, Garett!
Cheers, Chris from England-