Living the German dream Warning! (Morgaine) inside!

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  1. demiruyar

    demiruyar Member

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    Greetings to all tgp members from Turkey,Istanbul :BEER

    I am really excited to review my new Morgaine Mintage 57 that I got from Rick(Reverb).He is a great guy to deal with.Thanks Rick!
    My native language is not English so bare with me.

    Well since my mother is German I was raised under heavy German discipline
    that influenced my all life.So I am a big fan of German Products.
    Years ago I found out that not only German people were good at building great cars but they were also good at building great guitars.As some of you guys know Joerg Tandler a German Luthier builds worlds finest Boutique Strat&Gibbys.For years I have searched for the ultimate strat to suit my needs but non of them could exceed my expectations such as D'pergo,Fender Custom S.,Staufer,K-line,Nash etc.... except the prelawsuit lentz.I have tried everything on the Market.They were all great guitars but non of them worked for me.But now I want to introduce you to my new partners.
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    Finish:
    Well, to tell the truth I have never found a start that comes close to a Morgaine quality wise.The finish is just perfect.Its build like a tank,Its build to be abused, and its not prone to cracking all the time by small accidents.The finish is authentic 100% nitro with no plasticizers added.

    Who is it for?
    Well Morgaine Strats require a different approach when being played.
    They do not favor to be played lightly with soft touch.And they refuse to give the tone when you play it like Barbie action figure Lol.These strats are very rebellious,fearless and strong in character.You just cant force it to do something else.You have to punch it and hit it hard.If you do this you will get the reward:RoCkIn.Joerg likes to build them with very fat necks since he believes that it has big impact on tone All woods are selected via tapping and resonance properties.... Morgaine guitars comes with special pickups wound by Lindy Fralin .One week ago I decided to ask Joerg about these pickups and why they were so special and after 15 minutes I have recieved my answer.Here is what Joerg said about the pickups:


    Hi Demir,
    nice to hear something from you!

    I really appreciate that you like my guitars,
    The thing with pickups in general is that you got to like them - mainly a matter of personal preferences.

    The Fralins I use are propably lower outputwise, but have a very low resonance frequency which results in a very fat warm tone and because of that nevertheless work really good in combination with stomp boxes like fuzz pedals, etc..


    I have found no strats to compete with my Morgaines.And from now on I am not looking forward to find some better ones since my search is completely over and I really do not believe that I can find better ones.

    Thanks for reading, now its time to share some photos of German Perfection



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    Please pay close attention to the flecks,mimeral streaks and flames! Very Authentic!

    This is how it sounds played by the man himself!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqH-LfziXho
     
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  2. markom89

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    Very nice, Demir!
    Thanks for the review, my friend!
    Hey, when I come to Istanbul again... can I play them?! :D
    Hope you are well.
     
  3. Antroid

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    The Cayman in the background isn't too shabby, either. :D Nice!
     
  4. demiruyar

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    You are always welcome my friend. Well if you play em there is no turning back I should warn you about this:)
     
  5. GuitarGuy510

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    The neck on that gold one is absolutely gorgeous! Wow! :) The tone in that video sounds superb as well.
     
  6. Joses

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    no offence toward the guitars - they're lovely, especially that gold one! but the porsche stole the show for me :drool
     
  7. burner

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    I gotta' admit, when I read "Morgaine", I thought this was about a revolutionary new hair replacement therapy.....


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    where are my manners?
    Beautiful guitars!
     
  8. demiruyar

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    Thanks I appreciate it:)
     
  9. Pa'ani

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    Congratulations on you beautiful Morgaine Strat! Very Sweet...
     
  10. ariki

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    Many congratulations from my part too. Both strats are simply gorgeous!

    You are extremely lucky to have found two such great instruments, in my opinion.

    By the way, I'm visiting Joerg next week-end to get my brand new Beauty from him. Should I send him some greetings from Istanbul?
     
  11. demiruyar

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    That would be great:BEER, have fun with your new beuty.And forget to post some pics:)
     
  12. RV52

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    I guess I've already seen your Beauty when I visited Joerg for a fretjob on my Morgaine Tele/Chopper.
    Joerg was working on two Beauties. Both were still unpainted when I was there some months ago.
    Please post some pics here.
     
  13. Kalalau Hiker

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    great review-thanks for the tip!

    glad you found your perfect guitars!

    how much are they in US $$?
     
  14. lifeson1

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    Hot! Hot! and HOT!!!!!!
     
  15. demiruyar

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    Well the price point is a big variable.If I were you I would write an email to Joerg.You can ask him anything. He responds quickly and he is very friendly.
    He really enjoys explaining stuff :AOK
     
  16. demiruyar

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    Due to high request last 2 pictures
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  17. ariki

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    Holy ****!

    That one is smoking hot! :drool
    Glad you decided to post that. You just made my day!

    When I get my Beauty, I'll also post some shots ASAP. Hope I can make 'em half as nice as this one :AOK
     
  18. moreeye

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    Here's another pic
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  19. texastrat

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    Great guitars and a great car. Ride on brother.:BEER
     
  20. moreeye

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    I wonder what his take would be on an ES-335. I guess my choice would be a Morgaine 335 after my Gustavsson is done.
     

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