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Offline Pike

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« on: March 07, 2010, 10:45:14 PM »
Finally got some time to take some pics and review my B52SW. This little guitar is the real deal. Way better than the Baby Taylor. Great volume out of a little box, sounds very good for a little guitar, intonation spot on. Build quality is excellent, everything tight, neck angle perfect, set up fine, no excess glue anywhere inside. Grover 18:1's are a great addition. For me, like any 3/4 guitar it's taking a little getting used to. I play my Washburns, but play my 25 5/8 scale Guilds with their chunky necks a lot also. The SKB case that came with it is very sturdy and fits like a glove. It was one of the selling points as I'm not much for gig bags which would offer a travel guitar next to no protection. Here's a Guitar World article and the pics.

  http://www.washburn.com/news-and-reviews/reviews/b52sw-review.html

 









 

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 11:36:00 PM »
I like it!  Nice guitar, man.  I really like the binding around the body.  Nice touch.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 12:00:49 AM »
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Originally posted by Pike

For me, like any 3/4 guitar it's taking a little getting used to. I play my Washburns, but play my 25 5/8 scale Guilds with their chunky necks a lot also.

Hats off to you bud... I find it next to impossible to shift back & forth between scales lengths and play anything well. That's why I stick with the 24.75 scale lengths.
I've found that while playing 25.5, if I capo 1st fret and tune down to A440, all seems right again.
Chunky necks & fat frets throw me too... good thing for me there are choices.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 12:33:03 AM »
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I find it next to impossible to shift back & forth between scales lengths and play anything well.
It's not easy, is it, especially with something this short...
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 04:27:46 AM »
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That's why I stick with the 24.75 scale lengths.

Watcha playing that's that long Rocket? Buddy, I can really dig in on these chunky Guild necks. Had a '76 D40 that was even chunkier than my '99, didn't sound as good though so I let it go.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 08:39:10 AM »
Nice pike, this thing looks well built. I love the binding and ya gotta love the tuners. I have the Grover 18-1 on mine all gold and they are sweet.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 10:15:15 AM »
Very nice, Pike. I just love the wood grain on the sides and back. The original owner must have upgraded to the hard case. I think all of them came standard with the travel bag, which is actually better than a typical gig bag, nicely padded and fits snug.  

Hey, do you think there are enough B52 owners now to form a 'Brigade'? [:D] OK.. let's not...
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 11:00:27 AM »
Quinn and I will dominate with out F10S brigade! Right Quinn?

VERY nice guitar Pike! I love the quality of the pics..

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 11:12:49 AM »
Very nice Pike, indeed a nice looking guitar. Just how short is the scale? I've never understood why travel sized instruments would have a gig bag instead of a case. Doesn't make any sense to me at all, so you did good in getting the SKS case with it.

Ryan, I do like the simplicity of the F10 and D10 bridges, but variety is good as long as it's not gaudy (ostentatious), which that bridge is not.

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010, 12:06:29 PM »
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Ryan, I do like the simplicity of the F10 and D10 bridges, but variety is good as long as it's not gaudy (ostentatious), which that bridge is not.


Although the bridge is very nice, I was talking about a F10S brigade.. LOL


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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010, 01:03:37 PM »

The old eyes are starting to go Ryan,,,, brigade oh yes,,,

But I'm not a club sort of person, no guilds, brigades or such for me, I find it hard to even cooperate with myself most of the time.  The only 'brigade' I'm a member in good standing in is The A.O.H., and that's only because they don't ask anything of me.

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I have some of this, and some of that.
Nothing under the sun is new Watson. .... Sherlock Holmes

Washburn F10S (From Funky Munky, no G.C. stuff for me.)
Martin 00-15
Martin 000-28
Trinity College Bouzouki
Raul Emiliani Model 928 (Stradivari model)
Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
Eastman Master Model 905 (Stradivari model)
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010, 02:17:02 PM »
I did notice due to the smaller scale that I found myself strumming higher up the neck than normal

Shiner, you'll be playing like Johnny Cash before long. Nice looking guitar Pike, and a good review. Glad you like it.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 07:28:45 PM »
Very nice!!!!!
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