Yeah, P90's do have an overdrive growl that's rather unique. I like that guitar, it's a keeper.
I haven't seen an Ovation in a long time.
Special note to poster above: if you don't love guitars, you are a sad, sorry little man.
Guitars were meant to be loved.
I mean.... just look at those f holes.
I think they wanted $800 for it.
There are some fine products coming out of Korea. Not great, products, but certainly fine ones. I've played a Korean Epiphone Les Paul side by side with a Gibson Les Paul Traditional and in that case there was no comparison. The Epi sounded dead compared to the Gibson. I think with the right amp pairings though, and without direct comparison, they're definitely serviceable guitars.
The biggest issue with them is the finish for me. A good finish is as thin as possible but still smooth. This requires extensive sanding. The cheap alternative to this is to apply a thicker coating of finish with smooths out irregularities without the sanding requirements. What I've seen out of my Korean made guitars (Gretsch Pro Jet, Airline Twin Tone) as a result of this is, runs in finish, unwanted buildup in certain areas, and because there are so many coatings, you'll get things on the surface between coats. This ends up either looking bad, causing a 'bubble' or even a finish pop. Coming from an acoustic guitar background, my instant worry is the effect on tone. A number of factors could contribute, but generally I've found these guitars to be more 'dead' sounding. This is exactly the way I describe acoustics with too much finish. Maybe my suspicions have some merit. Not sure.
They still sound fine (and will sound even better with better caps and pots. Switches are probably the weakest of the electronics, but don't play much into sound), but all mine are slowly starting to look like exactly what I bought them for, beater guitars.
If I buy another Korean made one, it will probably be an Alden Zemaitis clone. Then strip the finish, electronics, and all and re do them. I've always wanted an unnecessarily gaudy guitar.
Another random.... the bigsby (licensed of course) on the airline has actually had chunks of aluminum come out of it. Far too easily. I find that one a bit odd.
On the assumption that my apartment hasn't burned down while I've been away, this guitar makes my other guitars (two student classicals) gently weep. I've never been able to take a good picture of it, since I'm usually too busy playing it. I tried playing with the levels and colour balance, but it still comes out looking yellower and uglier than it is.
I'm amazed at the value and performance those guitars deliver. I don't care for the burst color or the plasticky finish, but they are great guitars for not a lotta dough.
Good choice on the 57's. One of my favorite pickups. I was actually putting a 57's at the neck and burstbucker 3's at the bridge before Gibson started doing it. It's a fantastic pickup combo (IMO) if you get the urge to swap another other guitar's pickups.
I have a photo of my Martin M-36 somewhere. Too lazy to dig it up.
This could be next. Negotiating with the shop that has it now. Custom color PRS DGT. May be the only DGT this color on the planet. I think it looks great. I'd have to sell a guitar to finance this one, and after that my guitar buying will be completed.
That's an interesting bridge. Not sure if I recognize it. Is it just a strat bridge variant or something more?
Damn...that's some pretty wood on that DGT
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
That is not the price Uncle Pcad paid. I've been trading guitars for a long time, I know the bottom line on these guitars, which on this model is over $500 less than the posted price on the website.
Still too much, but I tried to find the right one of these used for months to no avail. They are legendary amongst LP/PRS weenies like me. Fat and versatile tone.