Novo Guitars

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by ford, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. dbbude

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    Got a lot of quality time with the T this weekend. It plays and sounds better than it looks. What a great guitar!
     
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  2. Krausewitz

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    How big is it compared to a Fender tweed hardcase?
     
  3. 54GT

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    Never did a head-to-head comparison but I would guess (and only a guess) it is longer and heavier
    (sorry, only Fender I currently own is 90s strat that is in some sort of plastic-y case)
     
  4. Playloudd308

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    Haven’t had a chance to go through all these posts yet but just picked up a Novo Serus T from @MidwoodGuitarStudio earlier today. Seriously one of the best guitars I have ever played. I’ll post again after honeymoon is over but I can see this beauty easily edging in to spot #1....
     
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  5. dbbude

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    What pickups did you get?
    I have the Fralin P45 in the neck and Fralin Tele in the bridge
     
  6. He_Ma

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    Can you or someone else tell what is the difference between p45 and p90. Construction looks to be the same, but how different are they inside?
     
  7. 1331

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    Congrats! The serus T is a great guitar! Played one a while ago and it was definitly one of the best guitars I have ever played. So I was planning to order one, but I ended up buying a Nik Huber Krautster II. So I guess I have to save up some more money so I can buy a Serus T too. :)
     
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  8. Playloudd308

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    The Serus T has throbac’s in it. The combination of wood treatment and these pickups are phenomenal. Strangely enough I was considering the Huber k2 as well. The Huber is a phenomenal guitar and I plan on getting one some day... BUT there is no doubt in my mind I made the right decision for me. The Novo has the “it” that very few guitars I have played have had. Synergy or mojo, whatever you want to call it, it fits me perfect.

    I have been a strat guy since I started playing almost 25 years ago. My Nocaster and this guitar have been the only two that have made me question my Stratty motives.
     
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  9. Steven

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    Jout bought a Novo Sectis with two Lollar HBs and a Mannmade strat trem. Its seriously the best guitar I´ve ever played with a fantastic 10-14" compound neck and loads of resonance and sustain. I´ve been playing mostly strats and teles forever so its great fun having a new 2 HB guitar - it really forces me to step out of my comfort zone.
     
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  10. gtrfinder

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    I don't really have a dog in the hunt on this other than to say that the M80 Mono cases are excellent. Really practical for a working musician, or somebody who is going to take their guitar outside of the house regularly. I have one (M80), and happily use it over a case.
     
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    My friend Josh just received this Novo Serus S (HSS) at home.

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  12. He_Ma

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    Ladies and gentleman! I need your help with few Novo questions I have. If I don't get answers here I might start new thread, but let's try this one first.

    I live in Finland and we have only one Novo dealer that is like 4-5 hour drive away. Every time they get new Novos those usually sell out fast.

    1. How different is the body size/shape and over all balance when compared to regular jazzmaster? I like Jazzmaster body shape so is serus J really similiar feeling even though it looks bit different?

    2. Can somebody tell me more about p45? Is it p90 construction with just lesser output?
     
  13. ford

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    The body feels slightly larger, but it isn't thick so it doesn't feel bulky. Very comfortable.

    Mine has no imbalance toward the neck. Hangs great on the body with a nice strap.

    I can't help you with the pickup question. I'd try contacting the manufacture directly. Fralin have usually had great customer service.
     
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    I asked same questions in own thread because I didn't have enough patience and got some answers. P45 s basically like P90 without other bar magnet. might be some other differences, but that's the obvious one.
     
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    I find it funny all of the Huber Novo cross over. One is the first I pick up in the morning and the other is the last I put down before bed.

    Both have phenomenal tone unplugged and great playability despite being so different.

     
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    Awaiting this. Spec’d it out a little ago and now waiting on delivery. Hopefully it ships soon.
     
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    They got mine out pretty much the same day they took pics of it.
     
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    It may very well be on its way, but I know a few weeks ago they were waiting on cases.
     
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