Love This Guitar
I was really apprehensive about buying this online, never really bought a guitar I couldn't try before buying, but the HD pics showing the exact guitar you're buying helped ease my mind a little. I actually got the guitar about 6 weks ago but haven't been able to write a review because I haven't been able to stop playing long enough. It arrived packaged great, pulled it out of the bag ( really should come with a real case in my mind) and it was set up great but I changed the strings because I like the Dunlop Willie G strings. Plugged it in and was blown away...I've got a 2014 Les Paul Traditional and a 2009 American Strat but always thought I should get a Tele to round things out. But this does more than give me just another sound. It is a true workhorse, spanky country...check, round and warm or ice pick blues...got it covered...flat out rock machine..absolutely!!! Every time I pick it up I can feel each note resonating through the body, it is a joy to play. The only problem was a bit of fret end pop when adjusting to the dry climate here in the desert, called Sweetwater and they said they would take care of it, but I ended up just putting in my Strat case with a humidifier and things are good. Besides I didn't want to be without it too long. As to the relicing, I like it. When the roadworn first came out I thought they looked like someone at Fender had let a 14 year old loose with a box of assorted grit sandpaper, but this just looks and feels like it's been gigged for a few years, very natural. Buy one, then as the Reverend Willie G says "Spank that plank and grind me a pound or two".