Xaviere Les Paul Styled Guitars

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  1. SiameseDreamer

    SiameseDreamer Senior Member

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    So what does everyone (if aware!) think about Welcome to Guitarfetish 's Les Paul Style guitars?

    Now, for me the specs speak for themself:

    Body- Solid Mahogany

    Top- 3/4" Thick Solid Maple Wood with Quilted Maple Veneer

    Neck- Solid Mahogany with Rosewood Fingerboard

    Binding- Real Maple Wood

    Purfling- hand Cut genuine Abalone

    Fingerboard Radius- 12"

    Frets- 22 Medium Jumbo Nickel Silver

    Pickups- GFS Crunchy Pat Zebra - (I changed up the pickups and went Stock Neck and EMG HZ Bridge)

    **Custom 50s Wiring** **Areoluxe VITQ Caps**

    Tuners- Sealed Die Cast 14:1

    Scale Length- 24 3/4"

    Width at Nut- 1 11/16"

    Depth at 1st Fret- 0.8"

    Depth at Heel- 1.1"

    Seriously, the only thing wrong with this guitar (straight) outta the box, was the truss rod - needed a tweak to stop a fret or two buzzing
     
  2. rocker43

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    Nice guitar and i think you got lucky how does it play and did you like the syock pickups I got my zaviere xv599 last week and it had bad wiring and two of the fretts were not pressed down in the neck14 and 15th frett it also had a 1 and half inch scratch under the clear coat so it is in the shop I do anticipate a nice guitar when i get it back
     
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    I have a XV500 and once I changed out the strings to 11-48s I loved it. It is the one I grab most right now out of my 12 guitars. I got one of the discounted ones for $140. I really like the Crunchy Pats pickups. I also have a Agile 2000 on the way and look forward to seeing it.
     

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    Well i got mine out of the shop today the neck and fretts are great now and the bone nut looks professiokaly done as it should he changed out two pots and then realized it was the switch so he changed that out she plays great now but i have to dial in the amp again it sounds alot differn't than my sd equiped mokingbird st.
     

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    Az paul let me know what you think of the agiles after i got a frett job and new nutt and pots my xaviere kicked some serius ass at practice I would sugest to any one that buys xaviere get a good nut and fretts done by a pro its a whole differn't guitar after that
     
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    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    Is this . broken on your keyboard?
     
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    Matty Senior Member

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    Ya, kinda hard to read. Punctuation would make it easier. :)
     
  8. Rhust

    Rhust Senior Member

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    I won't diss you on grammer...

    but why would anyone buy a NEW guitar and immediately want to change the nut, pots and have a pro work on the frets...

    ok, I can see the pots, maybe... a lot of companies use crappy pots. but if I have to work on the frets out of the box... I'm sending it back! that's something QC should catch!

    a new guitar should arrive, it might need some set up for perfect intonation and action, but truss should be close, frets should be ready without filing. nut may not be the best, but it should certainly be playable and offer many hours of use. ideally, intonation, action should be real close if there was ANY QC at all... no fret buzz

    there should be no hiss either from a bad ground.

    maybe I'm living in a dream world...
     
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    I like the Agile as well and just ordered another Xaviere in Lemon Drop.
     
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    Should have sent it back but i have 0 patience.And i thought this was a forum for musicians not colledge grads so please excuse my bad typing.
     
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    Tell him Rocker...
     
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    Actually many musicians including the pros do just what he did. Most guitars do not come to us the way we like them and so need to be set up and upgraded the way we like them.
     
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    yea, I'm sorry if I was harsh, plus really considering the price of the xaviere, having the guitar finished out by a pro probably makes it a great value in the end.

    I would have just hoped a guitar was playable new... at least in the ballpark in most areas.
     
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    I hear you. To me it is all about your pride in the product you are making. Set up should be part of it.
     
  15. Rhust

    Rhust Senior Member

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    exactly. I expect a little more from the QC department than to make sure the paint is ok... but really, all things considered, if you pay 230 for a new instrument, and then another 100-200 on a pro setup (fixing frets, wiring, etc) you still got a pretty damn good deal.

    and from what I'm reading, it's not just xaviere, it's epiphone, agile, etc... they all need more than just "set the action and go" out of the box... :(
     
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    The whole reason i baught the guitar was it had good wood .good pickups and was cheap enough to upgrade and have a great guitar in the 500 dollar range.Was i disapointed in the way it arived yes but as i said i was going to put a bone nut and have the fretts proffesionaly done anyways so i was really only out the rewire. and 50 bucks compaired to 3 weeks wait time what can i say i'm 52 so i aint waiting for nothin'..........Rock On Oh yea any body done anything to that god awful headstock ? i'll send pics of mine when the parts come.
     
  17. Rhust

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    really, since you planned for it in advance, I think you got a good deal, and probably ended up with a great instrument. the price on the xaviere is hard to beat for a guitar, even if it needs work... I'm vexed by the XV-599 Quilt Lemondrop Abalone Purfling, Maple Binding Aged Finish... it look gorgeous,

    I think I'd want the classic covered pickups(Alnico V), instead of the crunchy zebras... you think they would make that swap before sending it? ;)
     
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    Thats the same guitar i got its gorgeus.I think it would be smart to ask for a pup switch it would probably cost more but they also would have to look it over better before shipping.
     
  19. Rhust

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    that's a great point. they would have a second shot at QC ;)
     

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