Post by funkykikuchiyo on Jul 7, 2020 19:39:31 GMT -5
Heh. I was thinking about Unknown Hinson in the Ric thread - there is a video of him playing Voodoo Chile on a Ric, and it undercuts everything I said about Rics and how they play, but that's okay. He's... uhhh... a rare breed in every regard, and if anyone is the exception to a rule, it is him.
It's here! And very much as described - really in great condition for a guitar that might get beaten to death playing good ol' rock 'n' roll... there's one other blemish on the side of the body that wasn't mentioned or pictured, but it's minor and no big deal.
A few quick observations:
**The Grover locking tuners are smooth as glass, and I'm not really noticing any terrible headstock dive beyond the usual for an SG, so I think they're gonna stay for now.
**I've plugged it in briefly and everything works; I'll change strings before I make any final judgments about the tone, but it's right in the tone wheelhouse.
**I'll tweak the truss rod a hair; there's a bit more relief in the neck than there should be. That should address the minor action issue going up the neck.
**Speaking of the neck, it's one of the bulky 50's style, with hefty shoulders. I'm good with that, in part because of the stability it provides on an SG. So far everything looks rock solid.
**Came with a basically brand new Road Runner case (still had the plastic wrap on the "Road Runner" metal plate on the outside of the case). Everything's clean, no smoke smell, etc.
Sorry - I'm not hosting any pics online anywhere (yet ... maybe never; not sure if I have time to move a bunch of pics somewhere).
But IT IS very nice...maybe I'll just make a real quick cell phone video and post it here from YouTube...soon.
Last Edit: Jul 9, 2020 17:25:43 GMT -5 by Lefty Rev