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new Italia guitars spotted in Soundcontrol, Oxford St
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

re. looking like a student, Soundcontrol wouldn't let me play a new Gretsch Tennessee Rose a while back. The guy said "do you intend to buy this guitar?" and my response was "how do I know unless I play it?" The thing was over a grand, but I've spent more than that on guitars in the past so it wasn't entirely unfeasable.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soundcontrol is the friendliest guitar shop in London, FACT.

They let me play anything and they let you try it out for as long as you want. Often i make it clear i have no intention of buying. The staff are as friendly as f#ck - in fact last 2 times i went in i chatted to that blonde girl who works there and both times we LOLed over the new Italia guitars. cos they look stupid.

Also theyre very nice if you need cardboard guitar boxes, to sell guitars on ebay. I phoned up and they reserved 3 for me, then helped me take them away.

Wunjo is cool but crazily overpriced- i saw my Yamaha FGX i got for £100 off ebay in there for £299. Apparently they have a weird system where anyone can ask to put their guitar in there, and then if it sells the shop takes 10%. Hence why they have such a massive selection.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, i was told 20%. But yeah, vastly overpriced, like the whole of Denmark St.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeezee wrote:
Hmm, i was told 20%. But yeah, vastly overpriced, like the whole of Denmark St.


20% could be right actually - hence why they overprice everything, so asborb the overheads.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DuoSonicBoy wrote:


This is the one I like - only 3 PUPs, though, not 4 like the original.

this guitar is nuts. it has 6 pickups and 2 5-way switches??? that's really cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well technically 3 pickups but with split coils.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea. too bad nothing else about the guitar really excites me. strat trem is a thumbs down and it looks like a lumpy jazzmaster.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that mean you can select any bass-side pickup with any treble-side one? Would be fun to try, I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Does that mean you can select any bass-side pickup with any treble-side one? Would be fun to try, I guess.


didn't realise that - and it's semi hollow. fun to try but still uuuuugly as.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know a guitar doesn't need an f-hole when there's no way to adequately position it without it being partly covered by the pickguard.
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