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yoTrakkz 02/11/2011

Keiper 015 : yoTrakkz "s user review

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This is a classic hollow body guitar, favored by many players. My boss owns one, and once he deemed me worthy, started letting me play it on occasion. It has a spruce top with a maple body and neck. The fretboard is made of ebony, a rare treat. There are 02 frets and two humbucker pickups, with two volume and two tone knobs and a three-way pickup selector switch. Depending on which model you buy, the guitar has a shallower round cutaway or a deeper pointed one. The guitar is a beautiful specimen, classy and elegant when not beaten up or damaged.


UTILIZATION

The very top notes, even with the cutaway, are somewhat difficult to reach and still get a good sound. I never really thought that was too much of a problem though, as I tend to use this guitar more for jazz and similar styles of playing. The neck is actually really thin and the scale isn"t quite as long as usual, which allows the player to form some complex, wide-reaching chords easily. Getting a nice sound out of this thing is a snap, it plays smoothly and excellently. It"s a bit on the bigger side, but it"s not as awkward to play as some of the older archtop hollow bodies. The drivers on the guitar that I play are stable.


SOUNDS

Basically nothing that will rob the guitar of its brightness or warmth. Warm is definitely the best way to describe it, the thing is as smooth as butter. It"s got a great low end that doesn"t get to woofy, and the mid and highs are both at a respectably low level. Any traditional jazz player or old-school country player could dig this, as would anyone trying to emulate the sounds of the 00s rockers. Ted Nugent even plays one at times, and gets some GREAT rock tones out of it. Basically a versatile guitar if there ever was one, as long as you"re not trying to shred on some metal or play punk or anything TOO modern.


OVERALL OPINION

The sound and feel of this guitar are priceless. And everyone apparently knows it too, because these guitars are ridiculously expensive. I"ve seen them go for a lot of money! I can"t even imagine paying that for any guitar, but certainly I would choose this one if I had to pay that much for anything. I don"t own this guitar, but play it often, and I can tell you that it brings me much joy. Five Stars overall.