Members symphonictank Posted December 28, 2009 Members Share Posted December 28, 2009 What can I say? I have great women in my life. My wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law went in on this (knowing I had been eyeballing this model since Jay put it on the site). Xaviere XV610 thinline Opened it up, packed perfectly and OMG - THAT RED IS AWESOME! Anyway, played the grimey strings long enough to make sure everything worked, then cut 'em off, replaced the tuners and saddles (wife ordered the wilkinson locking tuners and stainless saddle upgrades for me too), and this is how it is going to stay (no more mods will be done). This is the most unique tele I've ever heard or played. Satin finish neck is fast fast fast. It actually sounds a LOT like a tele - very twangy and growly - the Dream 180 pickups are part of the reason I wanted this model, and they are perfect - just enough kerrrrraaaannnggg in 'em. I felt confident enough to play it in Church yesterday and I got a lot of comments and compliments on the guitar (looks and sound). I have never played a guitar that had a neck pickup that could cut through and sound this chimey - no darkness whatsoever - very chunky as well - close to "woman" tone, but with more sparkle. Unique. It's heavier than I expected - very solid feeling, nothing cheap about it. Probably around 8lbs. I'm putting filterons on my LP as soon as I can afford them - I want it Gretsch'ified...LOL.... Last note - the case that came with this one is a significant upgrade from the last batch of cases (seems more solid than the one that came with my XV870 last year even though the construction is similar). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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