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Old November 18th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Xaviere Teles. Any opinions?

I have a slight case of GAS for one of those Xaviere Teles, the XV 820. I don't know why. I guess I just want another Shell Pink guitar. At the price they go for, it's a no-brainer. I suppose.

Has anyone else bought one? How much work do they need out of the box? I expect it'll need a setup, but were there other issues?
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like mine. i'm not a great player but it played good and stayed in tune. Pick ups don't sound half bad either. I have changed the since neck now since buying the guitar b/c i wanted a fatter neck on it. The necks are a little bit on the slim side. Other then that I don't think its a bad guitar.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I bought a loaded sea foam green body like that off clearance.
I put an all parts neck on it. Its sounds and plays great.
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I've got a pile of SX's from rondo and have made a few real players out of. These look better, as the bodies have more "correct" appointments. The rondo Tele's have those staggered ferrules and these don't. I can get a rondo in about two days for about $120 and probably get the Xavier for about $185 within a week. That's still a very inexpensive venture. I may try one of these in the future. I am interested in the XV-835 with the flamed veneer. These are still very good priced instruments.
Bob, I think it's definitely worth a try. Surely won't break the bank.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Heres mine after i put on the allparts chunky neck i bought.


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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Heres mine after i put on the allparts chunky neck i bought.


Thanks for letting me know about the neck. You must have found the Xaviere neck too thin?
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Was also going to suggest the OP refer to the above thread. Xaviere's may be perfectly serviceable guitars -- I've never tried one myself -- but they don't seem to receive much affection in that thread. Not sure how much of that may be ignorance through brand snobbery?

Love the colour, tho!
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Great guitar for the money. The neck is a bit on the thin side. I have never played an sx but, for the price of either you probably can't go wrong. Get which ever suites you the best. Part of the reason I chose the Xavier over the sx was the 3 saddle bridge and mine has the more tele shaped headstock.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Very decent guitars. They usually need a set up and sometimes a little work on the frets. I have 3 of their models and they tend to be pretty bright sounding. Well worth the money, but you should expect to have a little work done on them to get the best out of em.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 01:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The neck is on the thin side. I got big hands and the all parts neck feels better. The only other thing i've done to mine is re-wire the pickups. I've just played with different wiring diagrams and since that picture i mounted the bridge pickup in the body and put brass compensated saddles on it.

I've played it at church a couple times and everyone that hears it likes how it sounds. I play it through an ibanez tsa15h amp head and cabinet with a 15" speaker. Sounds really good.
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