Re: Any SZ Giggers
I can't tell you abt the gigging thing but I played my student's SZ320, oiled finish... he plonked in EMG81/81s into that thing and tuned it to C.
Tonewise, the SZ has a darkish tone with good midrange ala a Les Paul and the oiled finish version i played had a nice "woody-ness" to its acoustic sound. Plugged it, it was heavy as hell... damn dark but yet tight, even with the C tuning. I ran it thru my setup which is normally quite bright sounding, low on bass and moderate-high gain, I usually play lead stuff... and that thing chugged like no tomorrow. The 81 in the neck sounded very punchy and dark, not muddy too... but it was kind of a generic metal neck tone if you ask me, quite character-less. On the other hand, the 81 in bridge was killer!
Oh yeah, if you do get the SZ, and swap for EMGs, you can't use the current pup selector I think (someone pls confirm) and so keep your SZ's selector or sell it off.. its a pretty expensive part and it can be used for complicated switching for 2 humbuckers/singles at once. (e.g. Series, single, parallel) Its a 4PDT switch....