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New Xavier T-Style in the house

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by bluescube, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 9, 2004
    Greensboro NC
    Got it on a whim with the 15% off sale GFS has right now. First impressions? Pretty good, probably just a tad below a G&L Tribute or Squier CV. I got the rail pickups. Neck pickup is awesome. Very clear and sweet. Bridge is a rocker in humbucker, more traditional split coil. Low point: the frets are not very smooth, so with some bending and playing they should wear in and get smoother.

    Will post more impressions after I get more time with it.

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  2. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 9, 2004
    Greensboro NC
    I kinda think I should have gotten the alder sunburst, but I've never had butterscotch before. The 3 piece body is ok, certainly better than the 5 piece MIM Cabronita I ordered and returned once. I clipped the coil tap for the neck, didn't sound good. The coil tap on bridge goes from country to rock.
     

  3. brbadg

    brbadg Tele-Holic

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  4. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    So what wood is this? You didn't say.
     

  5. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 9, 2004
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  6. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

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    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    That looks really good... glad it sounds good, too.
     

  7. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    Doesn't seem too bad from the front, but I guess it can be a problem buying a natural finished guitar without pics.

    On their site the butterscotch one is perfectly matched but you can see the pieces in the sunburst ones.
     

  8. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    HNGD!

    I really like my Xaviere thinline style. It's got two soapbars, and it absolutely nails that Zeppelin Heartbreaker sound. I got it used for next to nothing
     
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  9. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 9, 2004
    Greensboro NC
    For under $200, this is a pretty darn amazing guitar. There is no fret sprout! Gotta love that. Just wish the frets were a bit more polished and smooth. That and the mismatched body pieces are the only downers. I can't believe when I ordered a Cabronita that it was 5 pieces which I could see the seams under the candy red paint.
     

  10. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 9, 2004
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    And it has a US style switch, not the cheap import box style

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  11. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    Very strange, because I thought Fender always used veneers.
     

  12. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    At these prices, what are you waiting for?

    I put together a few GFS partscasters, but now I'm on a Rondo jag.
     

  13. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Mar 9, 2004
    Greensboro NC
    That was an MIM painted body with 5 pieces and the seams were visible thru paint when you looked at a certain angle. Sent it back to Sam Ash. I remember a Squier Jazzmaster from Indonesia having 5-7 pieces also I think.
     

  14. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 27, 2016
    USA
    Looks good! Glad the neck turned out okay - I bought a Xaviere P-bass one time and the neck was like a hand saw... nothing 20-30 minutes of fret-end filing couldn't fix, but still. Ouch!

    Are you still planning on putting a Squier neck on it?
     

  15. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 9, 2004
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    It seems you can claim the 15% coupon only once. The butterscotch will be ok.

    I love the neck pickup.
     

  16. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 9, 2004
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    Probably not at this point, I will put better tuners on though
     

  17. Il Duce

    Il Duce Tele-Holic

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    Very nice! I'm digging the Butterscotch!
     

  18. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    Weird.

    Even my two Squiers (one an Affinity) had veneers, front AND back. And both were 3 pieces.

    It was fun sanding those veneers off!
     

  19. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    GFS has these deals all the time.
     

  20. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    50
    Mar 9, 2004
    Greensboro NC
    I am so surprised. I almost expected a dog and I wasted my money. I really like the sounds this guitar makes and it plays good. I am going to replace the tuners and buff the frets. It is heavy though, it's not as light as my ash bodied G&L Tribute Fallout. Feels about the same weight as a Classic Vibe tele was at GC. Probably 8 - 9 lbs range. The rail pickups really impress. T
     

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