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Post by The Chad Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:16 pm

Anyone have an opinion on the reverse slant bridge single coil?  Like this...



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Jimi a Strat with a reverse slant bridge pup.   Razz   Well, it's true, it was "reverse slanted" as far as we right handed folk are concerned, anyhow. 

Should be receiving this Phoenix in mid April, very excited.  But anyone have any experience with these reverse slant pups?
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Post by Westbone Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:29 pm

Nice looking guitar(should have a rosewood board Twisted Evil )

Whatever the difference in the slant, it's not going to be much in sound.
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Post by The Chad Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:32 pm

My thoughts exactly, it does need a rosewood board!
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Post by The Chad Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:33 pm

It's basically a brand new Westone Spectrum.
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Post by Westbone Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Who's doing those?

Southern Fried?
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Post by The Chad Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:49 pm

They're a dealer, yes.  The owner of the company is Ben Chafin from Dean (among others).  He bought the rights and began manufacturing.  I really like these designs.  Check them out on Facebook.

Click HERE for Electra Guitars Facebook page.

They're getting some good artist usage.  Can't wait to get my hands on one.
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Post by Westbone Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:18 pm

The Talon is very Prestige in shape
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Post by The Chad Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:30 pm

I thought so too.   Cool   They've got more in the pipeline, excited to see what else they come up with.
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Post by Westbone Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:55 pm

Like a Talon without a trem... Smile 
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Post by Barry Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:34 pm

Oh cr@p! Just when I figured I'd not need anymore Spectrums!

I really love it with that trans wood finish, not crazy about the look of the pickups though.
I agree it should have a rosewood fretboard.

Hey Chad, how's the neck? Is it as wonderful as my beloved Specie? If it is, we have a winna!

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Post by The Chad Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:46 pm

Don't know about the neck yet, I won't know till she arrives.  I'm really excited for it.   bom   Will do a full report once I have it in hand.
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Post by mortarman120gang11c Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:32 pm

These new Electra models are very well thought out and the quality and craftsmanship is exceptional and it shows. I have two of the new Electra Omega Prime models and they blew me away when I played them. Everything we like in the old designs but with new modern innovations and hardware. Ben and company have some awesome products with more in the works and are well deserving of a look see.
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