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xmacvicar

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I am a proud owner of one of these as well. I really wanted the Aged Dark Burst, but all 3 I tried locally had issues out of the box - high frets, weird finish issues, just too plain of a top, etc. I passed on them and picked up a Cherry instead. Oddly, this guitar was mint off the wall - but its not the finish I really wanted. Oh well. I wasn’t 100% sold on ADB but, it is what I had my eye on.

Mine has a lot of flame, but the burst Is very ‘hard/rigid’. I’ve seen pics of the southern fades that look like exact high end Gibson tops’. Lucky buggers who ended up with those!

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This might ruffle a few feathers, so apologies in advance. Here's my '59 Southern Fade. I polished the top and headstock with Megiuar's Scratch X as well. ReWind '59 PAF-1 A4 set in double cream. Bridge and tailpiece including inserts replaced with Faber master kit. Looks, plays, and sounds an awful lot like a Gibson CS '59 in Iced Tea Burst to me.

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This might ruffle a few feathers, so apologies in advance. Here's my '59 Southern Fade. I polished the top and headstock with Megiuar's Scratch X as well. ReWind '59 PAF-1 A4 set in double cream. Bridge and tailpiece including inserts replaced with Faber master kit. Looks, plays, and sounds an awful lot like a Gibson CS '59 in Iced Tea Burst to me.

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The double creams look absolutely killer on that. :dude:
 

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I am a proud owner of one of these as well. I really wanted the Aged Dark Burst, but all 3 I tried locally had issues out of the box - high frets, weird finish issues, just too plain of a top, etc. I passed on them and picked up a Cherry instead. Oddly, this guitar was mint off the wall - but its not the finish I really wanted. Oh well. I wasn’t 100% sold on ADB but, it is what I had my eye on.

Mine has a lot of flame, but the burst Is very ‘hard/rigid’. I’ve seen pics of the southern fades that look like exact high end Gibson tops’. Lucky buggers who ended up with those!

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That looks great! I originally wanted the dark burst but am so happy with the aged dark cherry. Can’t go wrong with the cherry, it’s just a classic look!
 

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Hello there!

Has anyone had any issues with the pickup selector? At one point in my practice tonight it failed to select the neck going totally dead. I gave it a few back and forths and eventually it worked. Just wondering what everyone else's experience has been.

Cheers
 

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Hello there!

Has anyone had any issues with the pickup selector? At one point in my practice tonight it failed to select the neck going totally dead. I gave it a few back and forths and eventually it worked. Just wondering what everyone else's experience has been.

Cheers
When I took mine to the luthier he found one of the pots was loose so a loose connection can’t be ruled out.
 

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Hello there!

Has anyone had any issues with the pickup selector? At one point in my practice tonight it failed to select the neck going totally dead. I gave it a few back and forths and eventually it worked. Just wondering what everyone else's experience has been.

Cheers
The Chinese soldering is shit. Mine was a complete disaster.
 

rbraad68

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This might ruffle a few feathers, so apologies in advance. Here's my '59 Southern Fade. I polished the top and headstock with Megiuar's Scratch X as well. ReWind '59 PAF-1 A4 set in double cream. Bridge and tailpiece including inserts replaced with Faber master kit. Looks, plays, and sounds an awful lot like a Gibson CS '59 in Iced Tea Burst to me.

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OH yeah that looks great man!! I like the double cream it suits that finish well!! I see you went with the Faber kit as well.
I did the Faber master kit on mine with the 3 titanium and 3 brass saddles. Made all the diff in the world sound/tone wise woke those burst buckers right!! Took the covers off the burst buckers too!!!
 

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no problems here.

I played on these for the last few hours. I feel the epi sounds superior to the tribute. it's just such an awesome fiddle. I've never played neck and middle position more. such a sweet sound.

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i was trying to get one of those tributes but the guy at sweet water was saying september... Are they really close in playabilty? I know that the tribute is weight relief and no binding along the fretboard.
 

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pretty close. the tribute feels like a bare bones rocker, which it is, and why I love it. the 59 feels more substantial of a fiddle. finishes feel kinda similar, but the epi needed some playing time for the neck to smooth up. the tribute was great out of the box.
 


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