A few months ago, I remembered that this guitar existed and fell in love with it all over again, basically because of PYRAMIDS. I became desperate to get one and whilst scouring the internet for one, I noticed that an Amsterdam music shop was selling one for a pretty reasonable price. Conveniently enough, a few weeks later I went to the Netherlands to see Alkaloid at Complexity fest in Haarlem, which is pretty close to 'Dam so of course, I went to try the guitar and inspect it. Despite its noticeable flaws, I decided that I wanted it but I was going home by plane. No way would I take it back with me that way so a deposit was in order and just over a month later, I finally picked it up today.
Story time over. About the guitar:
It was built in the first year of the model's production. (1989)
I would describe this as 'Player's condition' because it has its fair share of dents, scratches, rusted screws, chewed up frets, a minor crack behind the nut and a worn bridge but I don't think I'd want a pristine one anyway as I'd be scared to pick it up.
First impressions after restringing (strings still settling in): I'm really pleased with it. It plays effortlessly as the neck is ridiculously thin and the action was easy to get low. The electronics are a bit dodgy, as in pot crackles and the previous owner having added some switch to it which seemingly needs a battery in the jack cavity but when I tried it at the shop it sounded great through an Engl Raider combo. Looking forward to playing this at home!
Crappy phone pics: