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I've played a couple and loved the short scale. They're a lot less sustain-y than a Tele.....
By:  Paul (Moderators; 70739)
Posted on: 10-13-2020 09:16.
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...so it's a more percussive sort of thing, like the surf music it was basically made for. Not that it stopped all the shoegaze types from using them, obviously everything comes down to pickups and pedals/effects. They have a really interesting sound with some fuzz and bass dialed in, obviously great with lots of tremolo. I almost went for the dual humbucker model, but I'm not going to be using it for the kinds of tones I heard on it with more output, way flatter but thicker... just sounds like it's meant for rhythm guitar in a generic rock band. I'll probably just end up getting this one modded for four way/series switching like the Tele.

I would've pulled the trigger on the Marr signature model if they'd had it in stock, honestly. Has some of that out of the box and some uprated bridge pieces. I don't feel like you lose much money on those judging from stock on Reverb.

That was my thinking on this one too... it's still a sight-unseen thing and I might hate it. Better to get something closer to what it'd be like already-modded vs some El Cheapo that needs a bridge, fretwork, and pickups out of the box.

I think the painted headstock is meant to be a period-correct nod to the 60s. There's a great video on them that came out a few weeks ago, I know the factory gave lots of options on colors back then.

Edited by Paul at 13.10.2020 09:18:10


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