Here we go!
A quick improve using my Helix LT - not a great player
Couple of marks on the guitar - some came off with a tiny bit of rubbing... one on the headstock which looks like a grey bit of urm paint? It's under the finish... not really an issue...
The pickup route on the bridge... think it may be incorrectly routed... as I can't lower the bridge end on the treble side.
The fretboard feels like a dry rosewood board (like on an acoustic that has been sat for too long)... more I play the less it feels dry so could just be some factory finish?
Action was a tad high, no biggy. Lowered it now... trem returns to tune most of the time. Need to kill that retainer bar. It is pinching it. I have some Hipshot Staggared Inline Open Tuners to go in when I restring next. Strings also need stretching in.
The trem bar you screw in, then tighten with an alan key.
Other than that, it is light. MUCH lighter than my Ibanez RG6PCMLTD and Yamaha Pacifica 311H.
I was thinking to replace the pickups but after playing them I don't think they need doing...
I have my usual Schaller strap locks on there now too.
The Stainless Steel frets are crowned nicely... no sharp edges - and no rough patches there.
All in all - I am a fussy fart but I feel the 'niggles' aren't enough for me to return it. I really quite like it!
Ergonomically shaped mahogany body
"Ultra Flame" flamed maple veneer top
Bolt-on neck from "roasted" Canadian flamed maple
"Roasted" maple fretboard
Neck shape: Modern C
Clay Dot fretboard inlays
24 Medium jumbo stainless steel frets
Nut width: 42 mm
Scale: 648 mm
Fretboard radius: 305 mm
Binding made of natural wood
Pickups: 2 Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 humbuckers (bridge and neck) and 1 S74-C BK Alnico-5 single coil (middle)
Volume knob and tone knob
Pickup switch: Single coil / humbucker
5-Way toggle switch
Wilkinson 50IIK 2-Point tremolo
WSC locking die-cast machine heads
Original stringing: D'Addario EXL110 .010 - .046
Colour: Natural, high gloss