Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:24 pm
frigid midget wrote:I've always been strictly into Fenders. I dig the look of most gibsons, and obviously plenty of great guitarists manage to sound great with em. But the shorter scale, uncomfy neck/body shape and weight, the flat fretboard, lacquered neck, the beefy and dark yet unforgiving sound of humbuckers in a mahogany guitar...They always made me go back to teles and jazzmasters.
But the more serious I'm getting about the idea for my sludge/doom project, the more I'm thinking a darker heavier guitar with humbuckers would make a lot of sense. It's a simple fact that humbuckies tend to squeeze more gain/grit/balls/whatever out of an amp or pedal, which is one of the few things I sometimes miss in my fenders.
I'm still on the fence about the looks of this, I'm usually not into guitars that copy a famous design and add/change a couple of akward looking details:
http://www.hagstromguitars.eu/index.php ... &Itemid=22
I think the fretboard radius is still as large as on gibsons, if not larger, but when I read about the 25.5 scale and the coil tap I kinda went
My buddy just got the regular Swede model, and it sounded GREAT acousticly, which says a lot about an electric guitar imo. Flawless in terms of overal fit and finish, could find the smalles trace of inferior build quality, which is more than I can say about the last Gibsons I had my hands
I haven't compared the specs, but it also seemed a bit less bulky thick and heavy than the Les Pauls I used to have/try.
If I can over the aesthetics and focus on the feel and sound, I might as well even consider the F-hole'd version.
A brand new one wouldn't be super cheap considering it's still made in china (the horror!). Plus, I think other LP alternatives like epiphones, cost a bit less and they probably hold their value a bit better. Which is always a concern for an indicisive GAS patient with the attention span of a 4 year old
Right now this Super Swede, and a Tokai ES-60 (the only gibson model I really really dig for some reason), is all I've got in mind. I'm all out of ideas...
I don't suppose anyone knows of any other affordable Les Paul styles electrics that have the 25.5" scale length?
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:49 pm
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Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:28 pm
Jakezor wrote:I've only played a few examples, but they've been good. I'm tempted just by the name UltraSwede.
I'll also promote an exhibit that my local guitar shop helped arrange; Amp Up! the Hagstrom Guitar Sensation http://www.asimn.org/exhibitions-collections/exhibitions/amp-hagstrom-guitar-sensation hosted at The American Swedish Institute.