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    I've been looking at these on the Rondo guitar site. Does anybody have any experience/opinions on them?
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    I bought a super strat style douglas once. It was like 115 buck shipped or something. I took it out of the box, the neck pocket was crooked, and the neck had 2 stripped bolts. The join was so loose I could literally move it back and forth in the pocket. As a result all the frets were dead above the 12th. I just took it out back and threw it in the garbage can. It was far and away the worst guitar I've ever bought.

    That being said, I have bought other instruments from rondo that have been EXCEPTIONAL. That was the only douglas, however.

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    • #3
      I bought a super strat style douglas once. It was like 115 buck shipped or something. I took it out of the box, the neck pocket was crooked, and the neck had 2 stripped bolts. The join was so loose I could literally move it back and forth in the pocket. As a result all the frets were dead above the 12th. I just took it out back and threw it in the garbage can. It was far and away the worst guitar I've ever bought.

      That being said, I have bought other instruments from rondo that have been EXCEPTIONAL. That was the only douglas, however.


      Couldn't you have sent it back or got a credit on it?
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      • #4
        I like my Douglas semi hollow. Not a thing wrong with it other than some fairly flat (but usable) humbuckers.
        I had an early Douglas tele that I set up to play nicely. Looked like a tele, sounded like a tele. Whats to complain about?

        The douglas stuf is on par with the SX stuff fit and finish wise but I like SXs necks better. I did have to do a good deal of filing to remedy the sharp fret edges on the $69 tele, but I kinda knew that was going to happen before I got it.

        Here is the semi-hollow and it plays great!

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        • #5
          The douglas stuf is on par with the SX stuff fit and finish wise but I like SXs necks better.


          Same here. I really like the necks on the SX SST's and SJM's.

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          • #6
            I have 3. All are slightly above SX quality.
            Originally Posted by Frets99


            All guitars cost $300.
            What you pay depends on the headstock.

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            • #7
              Couldn't you have sent it back or got a credit on it?



              Yes, I cetainly Could have. Kurt is a prince when it comes to returns. Me throwing it away was purely out of rage and lack of forsight.

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              • #8
                Temper!
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                • #9
                  I really like this one.



                  You know it's not a high dollar guitar, but every time I play it I just get lost in it. I think that's a pretty high recommendation.

                  It had no flaws, and I haven't had to do any work to it, but I did put a rotary switch in it for fun.

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                  • #10
                    Temper!


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