When I was doing the Guitar Candy showcases with Ola, a guitar I had fiddled with at NAMM (and was quite enjoying prior to a bunch of loud, 600Hz obsessed bassists decided to turn the test into torture) was there, so I took the time to test it uninterrupted via a bunch of proper amps. I fancied this girl a lot, and Baco was a star as usual and propsed quite the deal to me, so here she is!
Excuse less than stellar pics, as the weather is utter crap and sunlight is not cooperating. Proper high res shots coming, light permitting.
- Body: mahogany
- Neck: 5-pc mahogany and flame maple
- Neckthru w/matching headstock
- Top: bookmatched spalted (and well flamed) maple
- Scale: 25.5"
- Fingerboard: Ziricote w/abalone inlay design
- Frets: 24 Jumbo SS FW57110
- Radius: 16"
- Pickups: BKP battleworn covered Aftermaths
- Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail
- Finish: matte satin lacquer
- Volume and 3-way mini-toggle
The pics don't begin to show how gorgeous the woods on this axe are, really. She came with the most ridiculous setup, with the action impossibly low with no choking. I actually had to raise it a bit, as it was Shawn Lane low, which is too shreddy for me!
Acoustically, she's got rather thick mids going on, which may why the Aftermaths work well with her, whereas they tend to be slightly "tinny" on less thick sounding axes when I play them. Here's a vid featuring this lady alongside the familiar Jaden Rose JHM you've seen a few times already, taken when I was recording my new track Katana:
I hope you guys enjoy!
Wow, that is killer!
Awesome playing, as always!