Started by Stewart, May 15, 2005, 00:03:59 am
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Quote from: Slim on August 19, 2019, 23:40:53 pmLooks like a Supro. If you really like it and are going to make the commitment, it's not a bad choice. But I'd always recommend high bang-for-buck guitars for a beginner - a Classic Vibe Tele or Strat, a PRS SE, one of the budget Ibanez models. Super quality for not a lot of money.
Quote from: Slim on June 04, 2020, 21:15:54 pmTreated myself again. Bit annoyed when it arrived (from Andertons) because the fingerboard was very dry, the frets were dull and the strings were actually scraping on the frets on a string bend (yuck).But conditioning a fingerboard and polishing frets is good for the soul. Very therapeutic and the difference it made was remarkable; the fingerboard (interestingly laurel, not rosewood) has come up a treat.Always fancied a pink Strat. This is actually a Classic Vibe, made in Indonesia but the quality is not far behind a modern US Strat (and decidedly better than some of the older ones I've had). I already have a Classic Vibe Tele so I knew it would be pretty good.Next job - on with a set of 10-46.
Quote from: Slim on September 22, 2020, 08:32:12 amDid you have to take the neck off? I hate that about old-style Fenders.One of my favourite Strats is a Japanese '60s type, acquired second-hand and well used a few years ago (it had picked up a few dings and a refret). The neck was too straight, even with all the tension out of the truss rod. I put two blocks of wood under the strings and overtightened them, then left it in my loft for a few months. Now there's a bit of relief in the neck and it plays nicely with a bit of tension in the truss rod.
Quote from: Anna Woriboutchu on October 03, 2020, 22:47:08 pmSorry, I missed this until now. Yes, I had to remove the neck and have to say it was a nerve-wracking experience. I had this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach when my pride and joy was lying there in bits that something would go wrong when I tried to reassemble, but everything went to plan (or rather my lack of). I get the distinct impression though that this could only be done successfully a couple of times before screw holes get a bit tired and worn and parts would eventually not align properly or tightly enough. Seems a really stupid way to build a guitar these days when there are far better options.
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