NGD or maybe not? Solar A2.6 FR LN

ultimatemetalguitartones

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Long story short, I decided to get one of these from Thomann, since they offer free return + refund. The guitar arrived in Athens Greece in just 4 days. Here's what we have. The high E string was broken - no big deal of course. The headstock has 2 tiny chips. The real issue that I see is the fretboard. It seems that this "ebony" fretboard has some paint residue or sth. It really is disappointing as this is supposed to be a brand new guitar, not a stock B unit.
It plays nice - the pickups sound ok - but overall I am kinda unimpressed so it's going back. I am not a guitar expert but I do know that this doesn't seem to be real ebony. I've played some cheap guitars that come with ebony and they felt amazing. I am not gonna compare it to my Jackson Soloist / ESP because there are high quality guitars. Anyway, amazing as this color might look, I aint keeping this guitar.
 

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ultimatemetalguitartones

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Dino 939

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played one used at gc. "Cookie cutter" was the best way to describe it. another vote for "but they look cool"
With all the different designs they have and new guitar shapes/models, I question how they can manage that much quality control of such rad looking guitars.
Washburn’s?
Nah, the answer is in your quoted words, that’s the only way in today’s LIFE EATS LIFE guitar manufacturing climate.

Life EATS Liiiiiiiifffe.
 

ccn

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One of the most unforgivable and truly brain dead decision's of all time was deciding that guitars shouldn't come standard with a case anymore .

Just pathetic , and I'm not saying that based on this particular situation I've always thought it was just absurd .
 

Luca79

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To me is flawless. For the price is normal to have some imperfections; but that fretboard look good to me. Can be cleaned easly.
Never had a Solar, but want to get one.
 
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