Sunburst Yamaha AE500
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-09)
Price : US $320.00
Nice Yamaha AE500 in the amber or tobacco burst color. I took a stab at Jazz and got over it. I put some Kent Armstrong P90s in it and it is crispy. No case just the box it came in. It is a beautiful guitar, just look at the picts. If you see someting on the finish in the pictures it is dust or a finger smudge. The plastic is still on the pickguard so it kind of bunched up where my picking hit it, that is what you can see in the picture. No fret wear, if anything I just smoothed out the inital production finish. No dings dents or mars. I used DR Pure Blues Nickle 9s for the set up. If you look at the saddles you can see some extremes to get the intonation right but it is correct. I really like the neck shape too, its got some meat to it. Maybe between PRS fat and Les Paul 60s thin. It is a little fatter than a Strat 'C' shape. It is SO worth the $320 starting bid when you consider the extra investment in pickups.
It turns out that this is a really cool blues guitar [since I don't have the chops for jazz :) ] There is some weirdness with the wiring when using both pickups. It is some kind of blender rig that is new to me. You have to play with both volumes to get the blend you want (like a Les Paul) but it does not seem to be a linear relationship (not like a Les Paul) Single pickup mode works like I am used to and The Kent Armstrong P90 Pickups are sweet. The neck pickup is dark and moody (more like for jazz) and the bridge is pretty hot (like for blues). I could get some pretty cool feedback going with a little 'Class A' parallel twin 6V6 amp I bui
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-09)
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