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    Skermetta R-200 Flame Maple
    One piece mahogany body with flame maple drop top
    Quarter-sawn mahogany neck with flame maple fretboard and headstock
    All the flame maple is from the same board
    24.75" scale, 22 Jescar .057"x.110" stainless steel frets
    Fralin humbuckers
    ABM aluminum compensated wraparound bridge
    Tone pros kluson tuners
    weight 6Lbs 7oz
    comes with custom fit G&G case





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  • #2

    What's with the single volume controls on dual-humbucker guitars? Haven't these guys listened to Jimmy Page? :robotmad:


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    • #3

      Very, very hot.


      • gardo
        gardo commented
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        I can't decide . I just don't know.

        Looks great,kind of probably plays great except for the controls .

        This is one I would have to try in order to decide,

        so if you would like to drop it off sometime let me know

    • #4


      Somewhat unattractive to begin with and then it has zebra pickups ...


      • #5

        Hot.  Like others say, I don't really like the control layout, but I do like the body carve, flame and the quarter-sawn neck.



        • larry50
          larry50 commented
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           A bit pale overall for me.  Perhaps with a rosewood board .....?

      • #6
        Controls are fine by me. I'd rather have separate tone controls than volumes. Hot enough.
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        • #7
          Looks like something Prince would play. Definitely not hot.
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          • FrankenSteinberger
            FrankenSteinberger commented
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            I'm sure it's a lovely playing instrument, but I'm having a little trouble getting past the maker's name.

            I just can't see myself walking into a guitar store and saying, "I'd like to play your Skermetta"

            I made that mistake with the, "Dot on The Shaft" guitars, and I shant make it again


        • #8

          In the words of my 17 year old.......






          • Malcolm Ramone
            Malcolm Ramone commented
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            Lukewarm, looks well crafted, but yeah, awfully palle and unfinished looking. Headstock shape is rather disappointing. Probably plays like buttah though! -Adam