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  1. Grux

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    Do you like it? What kind of music do you play? It seems the more I see those guitars the more I want one! I'm a single coil guy and I have no idea what a mini humbucker sounds like. I'd also like to know what kind of neck profile it is as I have smallish hands and don't dig big baseball bat necks. Can anyone give me a little insight before I take off to go play one?
     
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    i know that jack white plays one...
    i think they look cool and modern,
    and i'm sure the build quality is top shelf on the expensive one...
     
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    I mean I've played some sterling's before and I found thier quality pretty good too, I just wondered about the neck profile and if the humbuckers are a bit different than full size. I'm really not a humbucker fan, I find them a little dark for my taste, i guess maybe i just need to play one.
     
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    It's been a while but I played one at GC. I seem to remember the neck seemed small to me and the salesman mentioning that it was built to her (St Vincent) specs and that she is not a big person.

    I didnt care for it because I've had my eye set on the Cutlass for a while.
     
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    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yeah!
    Does nothing for me at all, but then I've never played one, so.....
     
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    The local shop had a Sterling version, and I want to like it. But it's tiny...

    They had the Albert Lee too...
     
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    I tried one, liked it a lot, but then I think I wanted to. But I didn't have 2 1/2 grand spare.

    You really have to try it for yourself. I think they are cool guitars, especially as I like mini humbuckers.
     
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    I’ve never even seen one in NZ where I live. It’s not my cup of tea personally

    Annie Clark is a great player though so having her own model is great for promoting guitar to a new generation.

    It looks very similar
    To that Gretsch that jack white uses in The Dead Weather...

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    I think it's going to be tiny.

    You can get mini humbuckers on some lower priced Gibson SGs, but the neck is going to be a lot bigger.
     
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    Thanks for the opinions guys, I'm really indifferent at this point. I do know I'll buy a guitar this year, and I will play one...who knows what I'll get. I really like my G&L tribute asat special, and I wanted to buy a butterscotch classic but man the St. Vincent is kinda thrown a wrench in that plan lol.
     
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    I'm the opposite man, I want to like the Albert Lee but its just.....I dunno too funky looking for me. Like someone made a cool body shape out of clay and overnight, before it dried, some drunk dude dropped it on the floor lol.

    And what do you mean by tiny.....like body tiny or neck or.....
     
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    Agreed... I like the St Vincent more than the Albert Lee. But they are both so funky.

    The St Vincent is like somebuddy took an Explorer to shop class... I really want to try out the super expensive one....

    I’d probably have to buy it...
     
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    Annie's so good she could play a shoestring on a broomstick and make music.

    Its a 25.5 scale guitar. I'd play one.

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    This thread got me looking at music man guitars generally, I’ve never really been interested in them before but I came across an ndertona vid of the latest cutlass and stingrays and holy smoke they sounded good...


     
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    Yeah!
    I could rock the schitz out of that!!
     
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    Yeah!
    I think it may just be a little bit too angular for me.
     
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    I like weird guitars, but not that one. Something about it just doesn't sit right with me. And I don't get why the neck would be small. Annie is known for playing vintage Bobkats and Silhouettes, which have chunky necks, albeit short scale. Why would her sig model have a thin neck?
     
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    Same. I've had very little interest in MM guitars until just here recently. Strat-Talk has a way of giving me GAS for lots of things, this is just another one I guess lol.
     
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    It kind of reminds me of Clapner's cut down Explorer in a way.

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    Holy smokes @fezz parka you're right! Cut that little horn off, and square the top and bottom up more and there it is. Good eye!
     
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