Video: Vinetto Legato into a Mini Z

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  1. mojocaster.com

    mojocaster.com Member

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    The Vinetto landed at my house today, and all I say is Vince Cunetto sure knows how to build a beautiful guitar!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggNcxL69cWo

    I have another video uploading as I type this, but YouTube has been screwey, so it may not load until tomorrow...
     
  2. donostia13

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    Thanks once again for a great demo on another amazing guitar that you seem to just conjure out of thin air! Envy is not a big enough word, ha ha!

    Now if you'd just get into custom Strats, well that would be something as well.
     
  3. localplayer

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    thks for the great review. love vince's guitars--built so thoughtfully and highest quality level
     
  4. Drowned Rabbit

    Drowned Rabbit Black Beauty Beats Burst

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    Great, as usual Mojo. But.... uhhhhh
    how many new guitars is that this
    month? You may well be due for an
    intervention. ;)
     
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    ^^+1! LOL
    What's a fellow to do? You sure can pick 'em my friend.

    Though I did feel that Trussart Holyback was going to be the medicine
    for your savage GAS for a little while.

    May we see a lovingly posed group photo of the current "keepers"? I am
    curious like a big dog to see your treasures.


    You most likely spend equally on your wife's gifts to keep the peace around your house?:roll{No offense ment, just a logical observation}
     
  6. DWB1960

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    I've been having a bit of gas for one of those for a couple of years now. I wonder if they can be had with a 3 saddle bridge? If so, that would just about push me over the edge. Arrgghh.......
     
  7. mojocaster.com

    mojocaster.com Member

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    You guys are funny. Here's my recipe for buying guitars:

    1. Work hard.
    2. Work *really* hard.
    3. Give that pay check to my wife to take care of our family.
    4. Work hard on side business.
    5. Keep that money for the GAS fund.
    6. Buy something shiny that puts a smile on my face.

    That means 70-hour weeks, but it's fun to get new guitars from time to time!

    BTW, I added another video of the Legato through the Mini Z:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d9P_i2M6S4
     
  8. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    Now all you need is a couple Vinetto Artifacts. He stuff is steller, I have a tele and strat.
     
  9. mojocaster.com

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    I would love that! Though before I do that, I want to add a Lentz SSL, a Collings SoCo and a Koll for some kind... damn :D
     
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    That's a great St. Patty's Day guitar. Enjoy!
     
  11. Vince

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    Hey Mojo, thanks for the cool video review! Mind if I liink to it on our site?

    You mentioned that the guitar has two tone controls, but from the factory the Legato is shipped with a master volume, master tone and the three position mode-selector rotary switch that puts the five way in S mode, T mode or all-three on "Trio" mode. If that's not there, it could be a blend pot. PM me and let me know what you find.

    Love the vid!
     
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    You did look sleepy in the video :)
     
  13. mojocaster.com

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    Thanks Vince, please feel free to link to the video. That would be my honor :)

    I had had the guitar for all of 10 minutes when I shot the vid, so I will have to look at the second pot with more intent :)

    BTW, if I were to give you the serial number of the guitar could you email me the specs sheet? This one came without... thanks!
     
  14. redgold

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    Be sure to check out the third knob. On my Legato, it allows for strat, tele, and all pickups on switching. That last option is fantastic... similar to the fourth position in strat mode but with a little jangle and less hollow.

    I think the Legato is an incredible amalgam of features: strat edge radius for a more sculpted look, 25" scale length for a bit slinkier feel and more body, versatile switching, cool tones, great looks... really well thought out and executed.

    I do wish mine had a vintage bridge and different pickups... the Dimarzios are ok, but I prefer more microphonic and less smooth pickups. Thinking about swapping for some Lollars (which are a Vinetto option) and maybe a Glendale bridge.

    Your mahog/ash sounds really nice. Mine is all ash and a mahog would be a nice complement...hmmm.

    Ray
     
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    Mojo's in guitar heaven lately, I've noticed. Rock-on dude!!!
     
  16. mojocaster.com

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    Thanks Ray for the info. I like the bridge pickup, but I am not sold on the Mini Hums. I'd like to replace them with Lollars, or even a set of Seymour Duncan ones like I had on my Hot Rod tele. Though before I do any of that I will play more with the knobs as advised, and also will try and tweak the Carmen Ghia better - not that that's an amp that has a lot of tweaking options :D
     
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    I have always liked the Legato model the most out of all of Vince's guitars. I too agree that a fatter neck profile would be better.
     
  18. mojocaster.com

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    I don't think that Vince knows how to build a bad guitar, but I have to agree with you Droptop. To me, and this is obviously a wicked subjective thing, the Legato was always the most attractive of his offerings.
     
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    Vince was right :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7IZP_bebaw
     

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