Well I did it, I've put down a deposit on my newest baby!
For $800AUD, which, to put in perspective for the US/EU players, is the equivalent of a brand new S320, H351, RG470, ARZ400, etc etc, none of which seem to have this kind of spec...
Maple Neck w/Bubinga Stripe
Bound Rosewood Board with NO INLAYS
Gibraltar Standard Bridge (I was originally looking for a Fixed Bridge RG, which is how I stumbled upon this beauty)
Air Norton Neck
True Velvet Middle
Tone Zone Bridge
Covered in Iron Pewter, which is an awesome finish, looks bland in photos but up close it is gorgeous.
My 1st Electric was a SA160, which made me fall in love with the weight and body shape, so going back to an S was nice. As soon as I picked it up at the music store and plugged it into a Fender HotRod Deluxe like mine, I was in luuuuuuurv.
Has anyone picked one up yet? I'd love to hear some info on what a decent player (unlike myself) thinks of it, because I think many are put off by the fact that they are indo-made.
Buying the DiMarzios on their own over here would be around $350AUD and then buying a decent S series on top of that would easily blow the $800 mark. Very pleased with the purchase. I've put it on layby with the idea that I sell some of my not-so-often-used gear to fund it. I'll be putting up a FS with a bunch of stuff soon.
Opinions, reviews, flaming, abuse, whatever, its all welcome!