A strange one indeed
I know I am going to ruffle a few feathers here but this guitar is a strange one indeed.
I bought the X-175B Blonde with tremolo.
Firstly, I found that "Acoustically" this guitar sounds almost terrible. I sounds line a plywood box that was very cheaply made. Harsh and thin. No real tonality.
Secondly, when you plug it in, with the switch in the neck position (the treble position) the guitar is VERY treble-ly and overly bright. I had to roll off the treble pot just to get the guitar to sound right. This may be something some of you may find useful, but for me it is a disadvantage. The other setting which is the middle position is a little better, but not much and the last position Bridge (I may have the names reversed, but you know what I mean) is only slightly better than the middle. At no time can you get a deep bass from this guitar like you can with a Gretsch G5120 (which I also own).
Thirdly, the guitar has a floating bridge that is NOT pinned down to the body of the guitar so when the tremolo is used for a deep dive you can really tell it is out of tune. This makes playing at gigs or recording almost impossible. However, the thumbscrew height adjustment is a nice touch for those who like high action or want to lower it too.
The good bits:
The look of the guitar is very nice, the blonde is attractive and it has that vintage look with the two P-90 style pickups. The neck is very nice and has a nice feel to it. The guitar body is not overly thick so it can be played my most people.
The tremolo is very functional and heavy duty. As the spring gets broken in, the tremolo will smooth out and really be easy to make great sounds.
This guitar is just not for me. too tinny and the bridge is dysfunctional. PLEASE take these things nto consideration BEFORE you buy one and if possible play one first.