Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Central New York
Just got a USRG20
I picked up a used USRG 20 on Ech-Bay. I've been curious to see how a tension-free neck feels and sounds, and this looked like a good way to do it ($510 didn't seem too out of line).
I did a forum search and didn't find many posts on them. I have an idea how the neck works, but would be scared to try to make any adjustments as most of what I've heard is "don't touch that hole!" (sounds like a punchline for a prison joke).
Also, the differences between the 20 vs. 30noted in the tech/spec section shows AAA top and bound neck for the 30 vs AA top & unbound neck on the 20 - it should also be noted that the 30 has a matching flame headstock, while the 20 only sports a black headstock (wa hoo).
Anyone care to comment on the pros & cons of the tension-free neck?
Typical fashion for me to BUY the friggin thing first, and THEN ask questions.
I just had such a jones for a different guitar since my JEM DSY is out of commission due to a crappy fret-job