Guitar Player American Vintage Series Review

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  1. PATCH

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    Thought that was a pretty enjoyable read. I was a bit disappointed that 3 of them had some issue (2 setup, 1 fault tone pots) on arrival, but the setup could be explained away easily enough.
     
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    Rolling Estonian Friend of Leo's

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    Wondered the same..... You'd figure Fender sent these knowing where they were going....... And have a rep deliver them........ Weird.

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  4. PATCH

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    I was surprised as well considering they were going to a magazine for review.
     
  5. FredDairy

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    I like how they generalize that the '52 is "heavier" in weight.
    Also I totally disagree about the '64 neck being "thinner" than the '58.

    There's a reason why I stopped reading that magazine.
     
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    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    Didn't get much from the review.. Being that set ups are personal preference there's not much to say about the faults the writer mentioned. I personally got much more from Fred's reviews. IMO the article was a FAIL.
     
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    the string spacing on these AVRI, are not true to vintage specs i thought? (1" 5/8)
     
  8. mabley123

    mabley123 Friend of Leo's

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    actually the 1.650 is 1 21/32 and not 1 5/8

    1 5/8 is 1.625 and was what was original.. not 1.650

    My old strat is 1.625..

    Most everyone wrongly advertises 1.650 as 1 5/8.

    I had Tommy at USA Custom Guitars make my neck with a true 1.625 for my partscaster..

    Tommy did tell me that due to hand sanding back in the old days some guitars did come from the factory with 1 21/32 but the goals was 1 5/8 1.625 but for modern necks they settled for 1.650 as the standard.

    B. Hefner advertises Both Widths.
     
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    why don't they put the original string spacing on these "Pure Vintage" series? otherwise...it's just a modern interpretation?
     
  10. L.A. Mike

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    I quit subscribing and reading Guitar Player about a year ago. It's turned into mostly rehashed articles, poor reviews, and now caters to a much younger reader base. I think it's been going downhill since Editor Michael Molenda took over and since they became part of Music Player Network.
     
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