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bought a "Real Feel" from Music Machine

Goodgrain

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Rick really took his time with me on this one... we compared it to a lot of other guitars. I always wondered why it hadn't sold, so I questioned it's tone... But boy, I was wrong for questioning. The neck is almost identical to my real '56 Les Paul and it has a nice low midrange growl with a bright, clear top end.
It is actually very similar to my other '03 59RI, which to me is about as nice sounding as they come... I highly recommend the necks if you like more of a mid-fifties feel.

http://www.music-machine.net/frontend/ProductImage.aspx?ProductImageID=1486

this will mark my last new guitar of the "second golden era"
 

davebc

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That guitar is gorgeous! Love the grain! Congrads,I'd love to check out the feel of those neck,never heard a complaint.Great score!
 

maidenstrat

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Hi mate are thoose the ones with V shaped neck? if so is it similar in feel to the v shaped neck on fenders like the clapton model strat (my fav fender profile neck).
 
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Jeff

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Goodgrain said:
Rick really took his time with me on this one... we compared it to a lot of other guitars. I always wondered why it hadn't sold, so I questioned it's tone... But boy, I was wrong for questioning. The neck is almost identical to my real '56 Les Paul and it has a nice low midrange growl with a bright, clear top end.
It is actually very similar to my other '03 59RI, which to me is about as nice sounding as they come... I highly recommend the necks if you like more of a mid-fifties feel.

http://www.music-machine.net/frontend/ProductImage.aspx?ProductImageID=1486

this will mark my last new guitar of the "second golden era"
Very nice!
 

Goodgrain

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thanks, yes it is a soft "v" shape in the sense that there are no real shoulders. it is actually that shape until the eighth fret or so and then it rounds out and feels like a reg. '59 profile until the base of the neck. it is not as extreme as the '57 strat type neck that was a more pronounced "v" shape. I like it a lot and IMHO it is always something that was missing as an option with the historic necks. I play an old martin that has a "v" shape so it is very comfortable to me.

The luthier Roger Giffin, always points out the subtle difference in the 50's necks to the historics... he likes that style a lot and wondered too why they didn't try to include that neck shape on the historics. I think Tom W would like this neck too... Again, very subtle, but much closer than most historics I have and the "v" is a very soft one.

The top reminds me a little of the mystery '60 that jumped on the forum for a moment recently and left... i have the pic and the grain is similar... flames peeking across a simple plaintop kind of grain, which I don't see often for some reason.

very authentic looking for sure... it is a eastern top. there are some large flecks that grab the light and look like imperfections in the photos, but at close inspection, they shimmer and look like little pieces of a brown ribbon that were caught in the nitro... really fun to look at.
 

sinner

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That is a beauty--I'd love to feel her up (that neck I mean), always wanted to try out those "real feels." I have a Strat, a 55 CS Teambuilt Relic, with the best soft V ever! There is a difference, though, with the standard V and soft V's--the former I do not like--had a Martin acoustic that had to go, but the soft V Strat is a keeper.
 

wrenhunter

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sinner said:
the standard V and soft V's--the former I do not like--had a Martin acoustic that had to go
Was that the 000-28 Clapton model, by any chance?
 

bluesforstevie

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Very nice!! I've always wanted to try out a "real feel" too...but was a little apprehensive. I haven't played any vintage Pauls whose neck profile I remember so the accuracy would be lost on me. But these guitars are beautiful for sure.

How does it sound?
 
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