This Guitar is Phenomenal
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This Guitar is Phenomenal.
A proper review should probably come about 1 year after owning this guitar – after all, guitars are like girlfriends, you never know what will happen until you work the relationship.
Due to the excitement of it all, I decided to write a preliminary review now and perhaps another next year.
For starters, I’m a veteran guitarist. Started off playing acoustic in 1969 (age nine) and have been at the guitar ever since. I advanced from the 70’s rock era of Pink Floyd, Zeppelin and YES and eventually moved into Metheny, Di Meola, De Lucia, McLaughlin and a host of others. I am clearly a Jazz-Rock Fusion guitarist and this new Swingster is a great match.
The guitar specs you can get off any Internet site. It has beautiful looks, decent pickups and a great sound.
Congratulations are in order for the Gibson/Epiphone people who created this Swingster concept in a Joe Pass style guitar. Many thanks!
Pickups / Swingbuckers:
Ever notice all those guitar reviews when someone mentions that they are going to replace the pickups? Not with this baby! If anyone plans to pull Swingbuckers out of this instrument, they should have the word “Nut Case” stamped on their forehead. I’m old school... responsive sound is how your fingers make love to the fretboard and swapping pups won’t solve tone inadequacy from in inexperienced musician.
This is a COMPLETE package.
Nice warm sparkle on the treble strings and the bass strings have a fantastic controlled growl. Very gutsy sound with nice compression. This is something you can't get from a solid body. No comparison.
The pickups cut right through the signal chain for incredible overdrive and harmonics. I can even get a warm controlled feedback and decent sustain. This axe has testosterone at level 10.
Push pull pots, decent pickups, fast neck, beautiful headstock, classy Bigsby (if ya need it) and a handsome color and finish. (Wine Red is gorgeous)
This is an "I'm all grown up now" guitar to say the least. A very robust and prominent instrument with a sense of maturity that is the overall feel.
Fantastic guitar for the price.