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Postby TRGuitar » January 10th, 2012, 12:13 am

Yeah, I know. I said I had too many already and had no plans to get any new ones. It has been over a year since I have gotten a new one but I suppose "I told you so's" are in order. :roll: My wife wanted to know what I want for our upcoming anniversary and you know me. I'm a sucker for low end guitars. I was going to do a kit from GF but I talked myself out of it. I was browsing the site and saw this tonight.

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Postby Cat » January 10th, 2012, 12:23 am

My criteria fits this well enough: Looks pretty, plenty of pickup grunt, lots or room past the 12th fret. Cool!

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Postby TRGuitar » January 10th, 2012, 12:43 am

Well it is something different. I have loads of Les Pauls and Les Paul copies, a variety of other guitars but no Tele and no semi hollow. I used to have one of each but found them new homes. It sure is pretty and for $159 with good reviews I thought I'd give it a shot. It has GFS Dream 180's on it for pickups. We will see. It is the same price as the flying V kit I was looking at but I decided I wanted to build it, not own it. :lol: I knew I would never be happy with a guitar that I finished myself. I saw this and the yellow grabbed me. That and the 2 humbuckers with a toggle switch.
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Postby Rocket Dog » January 10th, 2012, 12:46 am

I have only two things to say;

1: You can never have too many guitars.

2: I love the colour :D
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Postby TRGuitar » January 10th, 2012, 12:51 am

Well, given the proximity of GF to my house, I should have it Thursday if they get it right out tomorrow. (Keeping in mind it's nearly 4am Tuesday here where I am)
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Postby Chris C » January 10th, 2012, 2:14 am

Hmmm....

I have to admit that if I saw it at that price I'd be going home with it too. :oops:

As we know, you have science on your side too:

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Postby s1120 » January 10th, 2012, 2:25 am

Nice! Im a LP guy, but I do realy like the thinlines. I think I would want to make mine with some mean90's in it.... ahhh. nope.." step away from the GFS web site " I keep telling myself........
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Postby cnev » January 10th, 2012, 12:40 pm

I like the color too, I'm a bit of a sucker for in your face colors anyway.

Hope it plays as good as it looks.
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Postby TRGuitar » January 10th, 2012, 2:07 pm

Yeah, as long as it is fundamentally sound I can do the necessary things to make it play well. I'm a Les Paul guy too but with so many guitars I thought owning something completely different might inspire me. Well, not completely different ........ 12" radius, 2 humbuckers, toggle ..... but most certainly semi hollow and 25 1/2" scale with a Tele shape.
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Postby kent_eh » January 10th, 2012, 7:31 pm

That thing will feel like it's made of helium next to your LPs. :lol:
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Postby TRGuitar » January 11th, 2012, 3:19 am

I'm guessing it's about 1/2 the weight.
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Postby s1120 » January 11th, 2012, 8:05 am

Its all perspective.... When I think my LP's heavy, I play my steel body Reso for a wile. :D
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Postby 1armbandit » January 11th, 2012, 9:14 am

I have an Xavier from GF. It is a great guitar. Got it a couple of years ago from the missus for my birthday. ES335 style, dog-ear P-90's and trapeze tailpiece. I have never found a flaw in that guitar. Had it pro setup and love it. Just spend too much time with acoustics to give it it's fair playing time.
I did use it for "People Get Ready" at church a couple of months ago. Nothing else I have would give me the right sound.

Hope it turns out great for you.

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Postby Cat » January 11th, 2012, 12:09 pm

Pretty hollow body. Geez, WHY don't companies pay more attention to the wood grain? Pretty. Reminds me of a Gibson Crest I had left in an airport rental car (stupid stoned mistake) that I never saw again.

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Postby rparker » January 14th, 2012, 9:06 am

It doesn't take that long. I love the recent clearance page blurbage, offering special pricing on their guitar lines with special "UPS Customizations". :lol: :lol:

I hope it's all you hope for. Sure looks nice. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this thinline Tele-type guitar compared to solid Tele-types you've had in the past. I've drooled a time or two on my keyboard looking at a darker looking burst number.

I've got two Xavieres right now and would not be opposed to a third. Any complaints I might have had with them would certainly be covered by the TR SX-Agile-Xaviere mod-set. 8) 8)

Hmmm, I've not played my xaviere stratwannabe in a good while. Gotta go play now. :D
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