This guitar is similar to a Les Paul not only in its aesthetics but in it’s features as well. It has a mahogany body with an arched maple top, a set mahogany neck with an ebonized rosewood fretboard, premier series inlays, pearloid binding, Grover tuners, nickel hardware, DBZB and DBZ5 pickups in the bridge and neck, 1 volume and 1 tone knob, a 3-way pickup selector, and a coil tap.
The guitar’s tone is best described as heavy. The thick mahogany body gives it a warm yet chunky sound making it great for Hard Rock and Metal. The bridge pickup sounds aggressive and responds very well to harmonics, and sounds nice and heavy with drop-tuned metal riffs. The neck pickup has a really bassy sound close to Slash’s solo tone. On a clean setting this pickup makes it great for playing jazz, and combining it with the bridge pickup offers a great sound for strumming chords. With coil-tap raised, the guitar gives a pretty decent single-coil tone which gives it a nice twangy sound and makes it great for playing blues.
Feel and Finish
The guitar has a fat neck which is great for blues players that like to get a good grip on bending. The Grover tuners are great and manage to keep the tuning stable regardless of aggressive playing. One thing that might be a bit annoying for some players though is how difficult it is to play on the higher register, but that is the case with most single-cut guitars, but that mainly concerns die-hard technical guitarists that really like to shred on the upper frets.
The guitar combines both elegance and aggression in one package. Its wide tonal options make it a very versatile instrument which would appeal to players of many genres. Players seeking an all-around instrument should definitely look into it.
This guitar is available at Instruments Garage for $990.