Short review John Page #002

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  1. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Ok got some more time on #002
    Findings so far are very good, there is a lot of sounds in this guitar.
    Hum front is a bit darker then the other settings and seems well suited to use for a bit more heavy rhythm, will likely match up well with something like a TS overdrive as well.
    I love the middle position (my personal favorite on any Tele so far) well balanced, good chime in from the bridge that cuts through and nice umph from the neck.
    I like the bridge sound, it has a total Tele feel to it to the sound, nice Twang but not overkill.
    The other two positions are just great as well. I'm getting a fairly familiar single coil neck and an additional mid position that just sounds great as well with just a slight difference in sound to make it useful.
    I'm really liking the playability, just amazing, there is hardly any fatigueing or stress on the wrist, the strings play effortlessly even though they are 11s.
    Just a great guitar. I'll be taking it over to church this week, give it a test drive in our PA system see how it holds up!

    Pictures already posted on the other thread but hey why not.

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  2. teletalkin

    teletalkin Supporting Member

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    Unbelievable......beautiful guitar!
     
  3. Frater B

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    That really turned out nice!

    Congrats and Enjoy!
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  4. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice. Is that a brazilian board? Looks like to me.
     
  6. CDaughtry

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    Glad you're digging it!!!:dude
     
  7. dwes

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    Coolest guitar top photo ever!!!

    WOW!!!!


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  8. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep. I thought there were actual carved waves in the guitar. I still can't quite wrap my head around it.

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  9. r9player

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    Yep Brazillian board
    Full specs would be
    Honduran Mahogany chambered body
    100 plus year old Douglas Fir top
    5 piece neck (maple rosewood maple rosewood maple)
    brz board
    Suhr pick ups
    traditional bridge (standard he uses a 6 saddle bridge but I asked for a traditional bridge)
    5 way switch 1 vol 1 tone
     
  10. Scottone

    Scottone Supporting Member

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    there's a lot to like about that guitar, but I really love the lam neck...very classy (and stable too I'm sure).
     
  11. Kalalau Hiker

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    as I said before Pai - just gorgeous - congrats! sure you will enjoy that for YEARS to come!

    this is one of the best top pix EVER - so one more time

    the martian surf!
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    feels like 1968 ALL OVER AGAIN
     
  12. Glide

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    She is indeed a beauty Pai - John builds a great guitar. The craftsmanship in the P-1 is amazing and the tone is sooo full. Have you A/B'd position 2 or 3 on yours with your 64 Strat yet? Try it - I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
     
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    A beautiful guitar and a great pleasure to watch the initial ones being built by John.
     
  16. John Mayes

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    Congrats Pai. Looks like a sweet one.
     
  17. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks John how's the guitar building for you? Make any more electrics lately? I actually still have the C which continues to amaze me.
     
  18. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Very Cool. Nice woods!

    Glad you dig it.:RoCkIn

    Congrats!
     
  19. mikef1331

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    Beautiful instrument, congrats!:AOK
     
  20. John Mayes

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    Thanks for asking. It's going well. I'm actually building a batch of 10 electrics right now. You can see more info on them at this thread here on TGP. 6 of them are already sold.

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=344331

    Really is an amazing looking axe you got there. How you liking the Humbucker? I'm building myself a tele style mahogany right now with a p90 in the neck...
     

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