If you're looking for an easy to play guitar, the action doesn't get any lower than this baby. Excellent value and quality that's typical of Korea today. This model was only made in one small run so there aren't many of these around - most of the Harm 3 models feature the cats eye f-hole in a semi-hollow design while this model was a limited edition production model that's no longer available.
It features a solid archtop mahogany body, 22 fret maple set-neck with ebony fretboard and synthetic bone nut, side markers on the side of fretboard only, jumbo frets, flat The setup on this guitar is superb and the tone is warm and rich, very good choice for anything besides metal. Last Guitar , pic2. More pics and full description at this link: Owned by Martin Miranda, my world-class tech, who was a close friend of Bernie and this was the last guitar that Bernie ever built, albeit not quite finished, and he was working on it the very day of his untimely passing.
Click the link for a full description and feel free to email Martin Miranda directly at the address on the page. A killer metal axe with cool looks with Tribal graphics, Widow headstock, and beveled edges which catch light and give it a very 3D look on stage. The main attraction of this axe, however, is one major upgrade in the tone dept. Now this guitar sounds as bad-ass as it looks.
Features include basswood body with bolt-on Canadian hard rock maple neck, die-cast Rich tuners, master volume and tone with 3-way selector plus added boost switch , KKV inlay at the 12th fret, 24 jumbo frets, locking Floyd Rose style nut, excellent quality Kahler-X tremolo that's very similar to the older Kahler Pro. Originally this model had two volume controls but one of them was sacrificed to make way for the boost switch. You won't miss it. New Brian Moore i-Series I - choice of finish , catalog.
Most affordable model in the i-Series but an exceptional import in its own right. Has the same Brian Moore signature looks including sculpted headstock, sleek contoured body, and unique rear output jack of the higher end models.
When BM went in search of factories to do their imports they did it right and the quality rivals some US makers in my opinion.
The i81 features bolt-on neck, mahogany body with beautifully bookmatched flamed maple top, classic " iM" Alnico humbuckers, and "iM" precision tuners. All include a superb quality Brian Moore gigbag, etc. These guitars will be shipped with optimum setup, better than your local store or online superstore and are available in the following: Carvin remains one of the best buys on the USA guitars - especially on the used market.
They're quality is top-notch but as Carvin sells directly to the public there is no retail store to take a bite of the profit. Excellent playability and endless choice of tones. Charvel Charvette , , features a nice sounding set of pickups with a Charvel Ceramic Plus in the bridge and a Carvel high-gain single coil size stacked humbucker in the neck.
These are high output pickups but the tone isn't at all harsh to my ears. Also has a Floyd-licensed tremolo system with fine tuners. Has one mod that bears mentioning - someone removed the locking nut and replaced with a plastic cover.
Not necessarily a bad thing unless you like to do dive bombs. Overall this guitar is in very nice shape with a near perfect finish that shines like new. Frets are near perfect and it has an excellent setup. I just got in a few of these for the holidays. The quality is equally on par with Fender's Squier series with good quality electronics and hardware and after Martin does his magic on them, they set-up with very comfortable action, which is imperative for beginners.
If a guitar is difficult to play, it's not going to get played. Comes in pink with white accents. Unplayed, immaculate, and better than new.
One of the current models from Dano, who in recent years has been manufacturing one or two models, and then moving onto the next project. This is the 2nd go-around on this model, patterned after the '56 U-2, which was Dano's first production run in the late 90's, after a break of around 3 decades.
This one differs from the earlier reissue in a few ways, most obviously the "Dolphin" headstock instead of the Coke bottle. Other changes include two lipstick pickups in the bridge, essentially a humbucker, as well as Kluson style tuners.
Other features include white knobs on dual concentric tone and volume controls, 3-way selector, a matching "seal" pickguard, double acting truss rod, flat 14" radius, 25" scale, 21 frets, C-shaped neck. Out of the box these are not great playing guitars, with high action, noisy pots, and rough feeling frets. After Martin gave this guitar the attention it deserves, polishing the frets, lubricating the fretboard, setting the action, dressing the fret ends, and cleaning the electronics, they play fantastic, just like the old mail-order guitars they're patterned after.
Hold one-Chuck L; one more available 9. Another great 1st Reissue, this one finished in the classic copper finish. Dano discontinued this model many years ago, and opted to build only one model at a time, with a run of a year or two. Nothing sounds like them and once Martin gets them on his bench, they play with the ease of very expensive guitars - his setups on Dano's is simply incredible. If you're looking for something a little bit different for a signature tone, or simply want to add a guitar to your arsenal that has loads of cool vibe and a unique tone, here's a really nice one.
Cosmetically, very clean with no major flaws. Finished in desirable Limo Black and features a few upgrades including excellent quality Gotoh tuners, metal saddles that are individually adjustable instead of the wood block, and a piezo pickup controlled by a mini 3-way switch piezo only, piezo and lipstick pickups, lipstick pickups only.
The piezo system isn't really an acoustic tone, but it does add a lot of body to the sound, especially in the middle position, when combined with the magnetic pickups. To me it sounds just like a vintage hollowbody, like an old EST. I last had this guitar a few years ago and it appears as though it was unplayed since it was last in my hands. Finish has all the luster of a new model and frets are perfect. Nothing sounds like them and once Martin gets a hold of them, nothing plays like them.
His setups on Dano's is simply incredible. After several 60's models, they're building a '56 again, but they're Chinese made and there are various feature changes, none of which are dual lipstick pickups with a Coke bottle headstock. The last generation models had only single volume and tone, rather than stacked pots, and other models went to steel saddles rather than the original rosewood bridge, which makes these early Korean models the most historically accurate reissues ever built.
If you're looking for a great U-2, this one is near flawless, without an scratches or fret wear. The extra neck angle on this guitar gives it a very comfortable feel and allows for a top mounted Floyd Rose. Loaded with quality components and built with Blaze's design elements, most notably the "chrome flame" graphic, floating side to side Blaze inlays, top-mounted Floyd Rose tremolo, and his signature middle and bridge pickup positions i.
Production was limited to electric guitars and each includes a certificate of authenticity and a hardshell Dean guitar case. For the history of this model, click here for Dean's site and here for full specs. The Deceiver F Floyd Rose , combines great looks, quality tone, and unique design features in a well-made guitar that, remarkably, retails for under a grand. It's tone-sustaining mahogany body is finished in high-gloss black with a set-in mahogany neck capped off with 24 jumbo frets and ebony fingerboard, complete with striking pearl Deceiver inlays.
One really nice design features is the cutaway area and heel as shown above , which provides superior access to the upper frets.
Here's a demo of a Deceiver F in action. These play okay right out of the box but once Martin does his thing to the set up, they play like guitars costing 3X the price. Personally designed by the late, great Dimebag Darrell in before his untimely passing. By this year Dimebag had returned to Dean and had begun work on several signature models with this Razorback V being one of his final contributions.
It cuts a figure much like the time-tested Flying V, only more dangerous looking with a few more jagged edges and actually more comfortable with the addition to sleek body bevels.
The Razorback V features a mahogany neck and body, a rosewood fretboard with a super flat 16" radius, and a very comfortably contoured neck heel shown here which allows very easy access to the upper frets. Pickups are a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker pickup at the bridge with a Dean humbucker in the neck with the edges taped down, Dimebag style. The neck on this model is quite substantial, with a rounded-V profile that feels a lot like a '56 Strat. Controls are straight ahead 3-way selector with master tone and volume, with easy grip circles on the volume.
With a pro in-house setup, these guitars are an incredible value for the money. Includes Dean hardshell case and comes in gloss black finish or Candy Apple Red metallic. Dean Dimebag Far Beyond Driven Tribute ML , An incredible guitar that's a fitting tribute to the late Dimebag Darrell, with excellent quality and top-notch features including flame maple top, a mahogany body with a set-in mahogany neck, a Floyd Rose licensed tremolo bridge system, and the classic Dean Series II V headstock with a screened collage of Dimebag.
Other features include a rosewood fingerboard, cream body and neck binding, a vintage Brazilliaburst finish, Dimebag Traction knobs, a Dimebag Quad image sticker on the body, and a Dimebucker Treble pickup bridge position. Killer setup, killer tone, a super axe all around. For complete details, check out Dean's Site.
Between Dean and Washburn there have been a lot of Dimebag models released and it's somewhat confusing to many customers. Having had most of them I can attest that the best of the lot are the Korean set-neck models, and that this is the best of the lot.
Although most of the Korean set neck DeArmonds, as well as the bolt-on Indonesia models, were discontinued by , the S lived on a few more years, although rebranded with the Squier brand.
Since Fender owned both names, I guess it only make sense to rebrand it rather than have a DeArmond catalog with only one line in it. It was made in the same factory, by the same people, as the DeArmonds which preceded it, it just has a different name. As with the Guild it copied, the S is a double cutaway "solid premium mahogany" guitar with a slightly asymmetrical double-cutaway design, and set mahogany neck.
This guitar features two very good sounding Seymour Duncan-designed humbuckers, which are among the best import pickups I've heard. Very unique guitar in terms of looks and design, totally hand-crafted in USA in very low numbers. I think this builder has only made a handful of guitars and the hand-built aspect is very obvious, definitely no CNC machines used on this guitar.
The body shape is unique, sort of a highly exaggerated Tele style, except with rounded edges. It features a center second of quilted maple, with mahogany wings, with a set-in poplar neck with ironwood fretboard. Pickups are a Gibson humbucker in the bridge, with a P stacked P90 style in the neck. A striking headstock, which combined with the billowy body, bring to mind Prince's Cloud guitar, or something of that ilk, in fact I think this guitar would look great with an off-white or yellow finish.
This guitar is the very one pictured on Denyle's site 4th one down and you'll notice it had a different tailpiece at one time more factory pics. If you look closely you'll see telltale signs of the earlier hardware but it's not very noticeable.
Eastwood has come on strong in a relatively short period of time, resurrecting classic models from past decades, but not your Gibsons and Fenders, but models by Harmony, Supro, Airlines, etc.
Only of the original Ultra GP were ever produced before being discontinued, primarily due to the price which was higher than a Gibson Les Paul from the same year.