Thought I'd toss out some observations about my fresh as a daisy '22 R0. I'll start by saying I'm impressed by the build quality, the thin finish, the weight, the hardware and overall tone. What I'm not impressed by:
- The new Historic case. It's a bit thicker than the earlier ones, with a spongelike lining-covered pad at the headstock that's pretty much ineffective at doing anything. The thickness allows for a loose fit inside the case, and the guitar flops around. This may be why when I first opened the case I found that one of the knob reflectors had fallen off. I reinstalled it with a dot of contact cement.
- The setup was just not good. There was too much relief, the stop tail had been screwed all the way down, allowing the strings to rest on the back of the bridge and tilting it towards the neck. The intonation wasn't even close.
- Adjusting the truss rod cured the relief issue (not surprised that a newly built guitar needed a tweak.) Raising the stop tail a bit got the strings off the back edge of the bridge allowed the bridge to sit level and killed the odd rattles, too. A session with the strobe tuner dialed in the intonation. In the case of the "A string I had to flip the saddle around to get to the sweet spot. Ther wasn't ONE string that was intonated correctly