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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by bluescube, Aug 3, 2017.
I'm blown away by my recently purchased Ronfo Hadean for $111! Double bound!
Niggles: tone pot with push-pull turns without hardly any resistance. Volume pot feels right. I need to get a decent set of tuners. Other than that, I'm happy with this cheap-o Tele.
Whenever I see these kinds of guitars my concern is ALWAYS the weight! At my age( 69 ) weight is a deal breaker for me....and ANY guitar weighing in over 8lbs. is a no deal for me....I have one that weighs 7.4 that I'm having a harder time with....if the weight is agreeable to you then BRAVO DEAL WELL DONE!! But I'm afraid that I'd have to take a pass....delighted to see that you guys are so happy with your purchases!!! ROCK ON!!!
Yes, it is on the heavy side. I kind of wish I had gone alder instead, but oh well
Congrats on your acquisition!
I picked up a used/mint XV-840 Double Bound (for next to nothing, which is nice), that's supposedly made from Solid Alder, but I still found it a bit (too) heavy, so I carved out a bathtub route under the pickguard and cut that big ole Xaviere headstock down to proper Tele size 'n' shape.
Made a difference!
It can be the same dimensions of the same wood type, and one piece/combination of the several pieces, can be a LOT heavier on one guitar than the other. It's not just the wood type, but your particular specimen.
Recent poster here got a Squier CV, pine, that's significantly over 7 pounds, and pine is "supposed" to be lighter than that handful of usually used woods.
Paulownia--now THAT'S always light as a feather! Which is why I have two, despite its drawbacks.
I picked up a Squier CV in GC and it feels about the same weight as my X. For under $200, it's got it's faults, but it's a decent player
My body is made from a single piece. You would think they would use a single piece if they're going to use a translucent finish. For $199 its still a great deal.
I really doubt it's a single piece.
It's not, its 2 pieces. The seam is hidden extremely well, when I held it up to the light I could see it at the bottom.
...sprout means fret ends slightly sticking out, but that is usually in a guitar not humidified. I take a 1/2 sponge dampened and put it in the case with the guitar for 2 days. A 3-corner fret end file is cheap and makes fast work to smooth and shape the fret ends. I use mine when needed BEFORE I re-humidify the guitar if it is clear the 'sprout' is too pronounced for humidity alone to solve the problem. Skip the $15 humidifier.... buy a pack of flat sponges at Dollar Tree and cut them in 1/2 and dampen.
... I take off 'maybe' tuners to lubricate them where the shaft enters the body case and use the winder to rotate them both directions 10-15 turns. Adjustable knob ends can have the screw carefully loosened to make the feel easier on tuning. Be sure to check nuts slots so they do not pinch strings and that you lube the nut slots and underside of any string trees ! BIG difference in stability ...