Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:I really liked the PRS Zach Myers version on the vid I posted earlier in the thread. That's got an oddly short scale length, if I remember rightly, funnily enough. But a bit too modern-looking for what I'm after. Must admit as I watch all this stuff I'm more and more drawn to something a little Jazzer like the Fret King.
I tried one of these in a shop yesterday.
It was a truly outstanding guitar. Perfect fit and finish, and they look even better in real life than they look in pictures.
Bridge pickup on full treble is rockabilly; neck pickup with the treble wound off and a bit of a nudge to the amp gives that creamy overdrive used by, well, Cream.
Everything in between sounds excellent. You can play anything on this guitar, and it sounds great. A perfect jazz sound when clean. You can actually play classical stuff on it (e.g. Asturias Leyenda) without it turning to mush, which is rare on an electric anything. If I had the cash, I would have bought it on the spot. As it is, I hope they are still in production this time next year.
I have no idea who Zach Myers is (I fear he might be the bastard love-child of Steve Vai and Justin Bieber), but you can always cover his name over with duct tape.
Try one. Then post a picture of a pint of beer to thank me.