Well, I guess every rose has it thorn, and this Yamaha had it fair share of thornes....
The electronics didnt work well, but the quality of them is the worst I ever seen on a decent guitar. The Bridge doesnt seem bad..... but Im thinking of getting new pups. When you see the sweet carve top it has, and the great quality of the woods used for the body, this is hard to understand.
Then, there is the neck..... ebony freatboard with binding, and a pretty good fretdressing work, couple with cheap maple and lots of filler in the inlays?!?!?!?!?
I cant understand this kind of things. I mean, the quality of this maple doesnt detract to the sound of the guitar at all, but it makes it look knd of cheap (its about the same quality of maple you ll find on a S470 or RG 470). Why go the half mile and put ebony and binding qith that kinf maple? Also, it doesnt make sense when you think about the quality of the body.
Did I mention that the electronics are just a piece of sh*t?
It still is a great buy, but I juts wanted to share this weird things!
The Luthier couldnt take this guitar for a full custom process since he is already buried with work (my other guitar consuming most of his time).
He loved the body, and he suggested that we should customize this one instead of the RBM1. But he can take it in before December (when he delivers the PGM custom).I will probably customize both.
For the moment, he is going to level the frets and change the pots and switches, and retouch a couple of dings and chips.
In December I will fully customize it with a new neck (today I saw the PGM neck in progress and I love the pau ferro, purple heart combination so I will probably go with the same choices) with an innovative inlay design. I have yet to determine what I m going to do to the body. I may just restore the original painting.