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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:29 pm    Post subject: Vintera Electric XII Reply with quote

Well it finally arrived. I had just put down a deposit on it since I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted to buy it. I wanted to give it a proper blast first.

So when I tried it the setup was spot on out of the box. Fit and finish are great, fretwork is perfect too. The pickups sound great on it and as far as playability it’s way better than the vintage one I almost bought years ago (the vintage one had a super chunky neck it also had a wee crack that put me off at its price). Fretboard is nice and dark for
PF and the maple on the neck has a darker tint than the previous photos suggested. So it’ll age nicely.

I’m currently off work with the flu so this will be keeping me occupied for the next few days.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks amazing


did some Prole cunts deliver it inside your door though ?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great for all those Beatles and Byrds covers!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No man, I dragged my sick ass to the guitar shop. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful. Definitely interested to see how you get along; this is definitely on my list for acquisitions.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks gorgeous
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Great for all those Beatles and Byrds Velvet Underground and Who covers!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
looks amazing

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want one.

How janky is that bridge IRL? That's the one thing that looks kind of off to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuck, hopefully people buy enough of these that Squier pumps some out, if they can do starcasters I'm sure they can do one of these.

these look really good though, just don't see myself dropping fender cash anytime soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I want one.

How janky is that bridge IRL? That's the one thing that looks kind of off to me.


i actually like the look of the bridge... is there a 6-string version of it? it looks close enough to a bronco bridge that a decent re-issue could happen. (wishful thinking)



really dig the look of that guitar, though. i need a 12 in my situation and have yet to have the nerve to get one.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I want one.

How janky is that bridge IRL? That's the one thing that looks kind of off to me.


The bridge is fine. Not the prettiest but totally functional. The OG one looks cool but is a bit over designed. This is a way more modern style, simplified. I’ll snap a close up tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No man, I dragged my sick ass to the guitar shop. Laughing


Depriving some poor letch their right to work? What a cunt.

Seriously though, that is the fucking b-bomb.

Seriously though, I hope you feel better soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's beautiful. There are certain things you get into at that age and never let go of, and LPB offsets with pearloid guards are one for me (damn you teen spirit! both the video and the actual spirit)

The look of the bridge sorta bothers me but I have to swallow the fact that it's just because I've only seen vintage XIIs for years, and that this one is undoubtedly better in terms of function/intonation/adjustability... plus they at least they gave it a baseplate that squares it up, unlike that Pawnshop Mustang where they just pretended the pickguard wasn't cut like that.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bridge plate is purely cosmetic. I guess this design makes it easier to mod with a vintage bridge should you want to.



I did find a flaw when looking over the guitar today. There’s a little bit at the nut that must have chipped out when they were making it. They’ve just glued it back in. And not that tidily.

It’s not enough to make me return it (since I lucked out with everything else including the dark fretboard). Tho I will see if I can get a bit of a refund or something.



The mother of pearl guard is nice and deep but I will be getting a mint one ASAP.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats cool. I like the bridge. I don;t see that as an issue. I'd be miffed on the crack but as long as it's stable and they toss you a few $ down the road or offer to replace the nut and reset it up for you?? All good.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soooo in theory I could put this metal ring around the bullet mustang bridge when changing the pickguard to proper roundy bridge ones?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
Soooo in theory I could put this metal ring around the bullet mustang bridge when changing the pickguard to proper roundy bridge ones?


I’ll measure the bridge hole for you later Rob.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how the bridge looks. Initially I didn't like the idea of it and in the photos that didn't give much detail, but now it has grown on me. Modern guitar with modern playability and price. Even if a vintage one played as good, I would be anxious hauling it around and playing anywhere outside my room
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