This guitar is incredible. It's the closest production model to a Fender Custom Shop order that you will find. If you ordered this guitar from FCS it would start at over $3500. The quarter-sawn, 1-piece, maple neck with vintage tint is beautiful. With a select, two-piece, lightweight alder body you feel and hear the full range of tones even when the guitar is not plugged in to an amp. (I've done some recordings with an extra track of mic on strings only for a more layered mix.) NITROCELLULOSE LAQUER FINISH - lacquer finish on the body AND neck (fret surface too bc it's a one piece neck). If you don't know about NITRO finish then do your research first. THIS FINISH IS HIGH MAINTENANCE AND DELICATE. (you can examine all of the arguments about the different qualities of the various body woods and finishes if you're not already aware.) SOUND - The sound of this thing is nothing short of epic. Think big Texas "dirty" grind. Middle pickup is HOT. All other combos will take the edge off of the middle pickup into either bass-heavy or treble-heavy soundscapes. TUNING - I've gone days between checking its tuning and, if it's off, it's not even half a semitone. The (vintage) tuning pegs are TIGHT and their asthetic is unquestionable. Although the tuners are staggered in height, I still might consider adding a string tree after a luthier examines it and checks the intonation. NECK/FRETBOARD - Already has a great, playable, feeling. The fretboard edges are ever-so-slightly rounded and comfortable. The short/fat frets add to the slickness of the feel while you are playing this guitar. The lacquer finish makes the quarter sawn maple sparkle and shine. You will notice different shades of grain under different lighting and all of the beautifull curves as the neck morphs into the headstock. BOTTOM LINE - you won't want to put this thing down.
New York, NY