Congratulations on a beauty! Enjoy!
I had a 2014 but sold it due to 2 issues:
1. The neck was way too thin (for me) - after some research I think mine may have been an oddity. 2. Sharp fret ends. Pick-ups were fantastic though!
In my mind, no comparison.
New Studio Deluxe: $350. Add case $100+/- = $450+/-.
Tribute Plus: $550 (?). Includes case, Gibson P’ups, Switchcraft, Mallory, long tenon. (Age not a concern if all looks well)
$550 - $450+/- = $100+/-
If you CAN’T swing the extra $100, used Studio Deluxe: $279.99+/-.
If you're looking for a Trad Pro, make sure you play before you buy. I bought a new 2014 Trad Pro (1st generation) online and it had the thinnest neck I've ever played. Brought it to Guitar Center to compare with a Trad Pro II and couldn't believe the difference. Sold it for that fact. But my...
Yeah, I think I've figured out my thin neck was unique to 2014, or just my guitar. I agree with you Les that the PUs are great! I'd still have this guitar if it wasn't for the neck.
*** Wine Red Pro II Musician's Friend stupid deal right now $349.99***
The "new" Standard and Trad Pro II were both much thicker than my 2014 Trad Pro. I even showed it to the salesman (he actually liked my thinner neck better - to each his own).
Yeah, sounds like your finish may be a QC problem. I actually loved the finish on mine. The satin neck on my Larrivée...
Late to the show here but if you’re still searching, contrary to other posts my 2014 Trad Pro (I) had the thinnest neck I’ve ever played. Felt like a toothpick in my hand. I brought it into Guitar Center and compared it to a Trad Pro II and a Standard. Just eyeballing them side-by-side the...
I put a Tone Pros metric bridge on my Epi SG and it was a direct drop-in using my existing posts (bridge came w/posts but didn't need them). Didn't modify the starter slots and have never had a string pop out. More saddle adjustment travel for intonation and much more solid and stable than...