Guitarfetish XGP body review

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  1. brewsterallen

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    Just received a black w/binding T style XGP body from Guitarfetish. Passing on what I see as I progress. I like the packaging, well done box in a box with plenty of bubble wrap. Rates a 10

    The finish has micro scratches everywhere. I'm sure these can be buffed out. There are several circular "bumps" about the size of an eraser head. Rates a 5

    There is one area of the binding on the back where the finish is uneven. Rates a 9

    The neck pocket is flawless. Rates a 10

    The website states that 1/4" string ferrules are recommended. They don't seem to fit though. 5/16 ferrules seem to fit better. Rates a 1

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  2. John Nicholas

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    Just curious, is this one of there regular bodies or one of the discounted "Second" stock?

    There is something about the finish that looks sweet, like a see-through black thing going on.
     
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    $79.95 first stock.
     
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    Return it, they will replace this for a better one. Where do you think their "second stock" comes from :D
     
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    =+1 to comments by bob 1234 and Mr Lumberg.

    I won't use Guitarfetish bodies anymore-not because of fit or finish- don't like Paulownia as a tonewood.
     
  7. brewsterallen

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    Problem is they are sold out of this body AGAIN.
     
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    That looks like an 80 dollar body to me. I wouldn't be expecting perfection at that price. Figure out how much it would cost to build that yourself. It probably would add up to about the same when you factor in the cost of paint, abrasives, energy, materials, etc. A can of duplicolor is roughly 10 dollars.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too. You got exactly what I would expect from an 80 dollar body.
     
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    Yeah, agreed. I am frustrated by the ferrule recommendation. The ferrules simply do not fit, easily remedied though.
     
  11. String Tree

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    I'd just go with it as it is.
    If anybody asks about the 5/16 Ferrules that nobody can see, just tell them they from their EXTREME TONE COLLECTER Series.

    I think you can make that one Rawk!
     
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    Sounds to me like your ferrules fit just fine. You simply needed a different size.

    THIS is what "the ferrules do not fit" looks like on an XGP body. Hardtail Strat, from an earlier thread.

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    The finish on mine was nothing to write home about either. The paint looks great but the prep left a bit to be desired.
     
  13. brewsterallen

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    Yeah, already started the build !
     
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    Woah, I got nothing to complain about !
     
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    I have the same body

    I just finished a build with the exact same body, but purchased from their first batch back in December. Mine doesn't seem to have the same finish issues that yours has, no swirls or problems with the binding. I did have a couple of problems though.

    • The ferrule holes were too SMALL for my 1/4 ferrules. I had to drill them out a bit. But the spacing was just fine.
    • They shipped a pickguard in the same box which they taped to the body's bubble wrap with packing tape. It took me forever to get the goo off the the back of the pickguard (WD-40 worked best, btw).

    I will also echo that the neck pocked was perfect. All things considered, that's probably the most important thing to me. Also, all the routing is very clean, making working with it quite nice.

    The body wood doesn't really bother me considering the price. It's fairly light and quite resonant (the guitar is quite loud unplugged). Also, it's double-bound... if you order a body somewhere else, you'll pay the same price as this entire body for just the top binding!

    I would certainly buy one of these again, if only they would stay in stock.
     
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    Could you post a pic of the ferrules?
     
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    Sounds like he likes the paint its sharp as they come for that money imo
     
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    So... how did your GFS double bound build turn out? How does it compare with your other Teles? Check your PM, thanks!
     
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    the concept I feel is "buy their body/buy their ferrules" I've ordered ferrules for allparts that were huge (as big as tuner bushings..)
     
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    You still frequent this forum, eh Tom :).
     
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