Cutaway on a dreadnought. I want the full guitar, dammit!
That's a nice looking HS there. Substance over style.I know it seems silly to rule out a guitar on looks when sound and playability are far more important, yet there are visuals that will be deal breakers for me. Do you have any?
Headstocks can be a deal breaker for me.
That's ... a hell of list.All things pointy or "metal"
Ugly headstocks (Suhr, Anderson, Tyler, although after playing a Tyler, I might reconsider)
Almost all "bursts"
Not a fan of most maple necks
All green guitars
Any locking trem
Knots in the wood (can't stand pine guitars).
Natural headstock on a rosewood neck (not a total dealbreaker but I much prefer matching or black headstock).
I can't see myself ever playing something uberflamed.
I am sure they sound absolutely fantastic. It's just that, aesthetically, I can't stand them. They remind me too much of furniture.it's funny how for the longest time I thought "knots in the wood was bad"....but I believe that EVH's original Frankie guitar had a knot in it somewhere-that's why it was deemed a second. and of course Rick Kelly has made a cottage industry of having knotted pine guitar bodies built and it seems fine.
I actually like pine for a body wood...so the knots and imperfections don't bother me....
I like his Paula Abdul guitar he had made and the solid body electric. Solid body is made like a Switch Vibracell with 3 single coils. I like the 4 Keith Urban guitars. They are as a good as any 400 dollars or less guitar. Better than a few Squires. And much better than those cheap bullets.So you'd be perfectly content with an Esteban?