Thoughts? I just got back from a 2.5 wk vacation with no guitar, and while it was great, it'd have been greater with a guitar :lol:
I had one of the Spirit "oar" style guitars for a while. Chunky neck and sounded surprisingly good. Just have to watch out - the trem posts on the R-Trem aren't the greatest, and can start to lean forward after a while. I think there's a few companies that make steel replacements though.Those are pretty fun!
The Steinberger Spirit is looking better, though, in terms of overall size.
As Josh said, the R trem can lock down into fixed mode and this pretty damn solid. I'm assuming the main goal is on the cheap and can be bought on short notice, so that should be good enough but if you want something more permanent as far as fixed bridge goes, Jcustom makes drop-in replacement that's 100% fixed bridge, all day erry day and goes for <$200.I don't suppose there is a hardtail Steinberger?
Love everything about that, but look at the front of the bridge route. That R-trem is *definitely* leaning.