Sx ftl 50 (telecaster clone)

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redspecial

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Joined: 04/27/05

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SX FTL 50
http://www.sxguitarspain.com/

(i have no cam, sorry about that... but its just like mine in every details...)


price: 175$ (from my local reseller in turkey)

pros:
*real tonewood for low budget... maple neck n fretboard, solid alder body. its all real n in good condition...
*reliable construction... i plunk the headstock for several times but theres no any damage u can see or hear...
*satisfactory sustain/tone... yeah, it rings n twangs as it should be...
*durable n neat finish... u cant peel it like an onion, its hardly scratching...
*exact copy of tele... no weirdo headstocks... even tuning pegs looks vintage, u know "square" gear caps...

cons:
*low quality electronics... pickguard is made from soft plastic, pots r scratchy, u get the idea...
*average pickups... theyr not so bad, but far away from the alnico twang...
*heavy... a ha, i mean it... it has no any cut in edges for ergonmy, n ull get a piece of solid plank...
*fat neck... maybe its not a cons for a tele, but ill say anyway... not for shredders armory...
*hums as hell... yep, be sure u have enough copper foil, eheh...

review:
im playin it for 3 or maybe 4 months, n im happy with it... i never disappointed, theres no wasted bucks... lil crappy for a professional musician but great for an average joe. i can say its the guitar for students or broke guys like me...

summary:
nicely crafted tonewood ready to mod...
if u put it a new bridge, pickguard n pickups it can kick some squiers a** for sure... impressive performance for the incredible price... if u have 175$ for throwin away, keep it for this one...
rest in heavenly peace lil' fox...

#1

SX FTL 50
http://www.sxguitarspain.com/

(i have no cam, sorry about that... but its just like mine in every details...)


price: 175$ (from my local reseller in turkey)

pros:
*real tonewood for low budget... maple neck n fretboard, solid alder body. its all real n in good condition...
*reliable construction... i plunk the headstock for several times but theres no any damage u can see or hear...
*satisfactory sustain/tone... yeah, it rings n twangs as it should be...
*durable n neat finish... u cant peel it like an onion, its hardly scratching...
*exact copy of tele... no weirdo headstocks... even tuning pegs looks vintage, u know "square" gear caps...

cons:
*low quality electronics... pickguard is made from soft plastic, pots r scratchy, u get the idea...
*average pickups... theyr not so bad, but far away from the alnico twang...
*heavy... a ha, i mean it... it has no any cut in edges for ergonmy, n ull get a piece of solid plank...
*fat neck... maybe its not a cons for a tele, but ill say anyway... not for shredders armory...
*hums as hell... yep, be sure u have enough copper foil, eheh...

review:
im playin it for 3 or maybe 4 months, n im happy with it... i never disappointed, theres no wasted bucks... lil crappy for a professional musician but great for an average joe. i can say its the guitar for students or broke guys like me...

summary:
nicely crafted tonewood ready to mod...
if u put it a new bridge, pickguard n pickups it can kick some squiers a** for sure... impressive performance for the incredible price... if u have 175$ for throwin away, keep it for this one...
rest in heavenly peace lil' fox...

PonyOne

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How soft is the pickugard? Is it one of those deals where if it's barely brushed with a pick it leaves a mark?

I guess it could be viewed as a "pro;" the thing will get that well-played, broken-in, "distressed" look about it quicker...
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#2

How soft is the pickugard? Is it one of those deals where if it's barely brushed with a pick it leaves a mark?

I guess it could be viewed as a "pro;" the thing will get that well-played, broken-in, "distressed" look about it quicker...
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redspecial

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Posts: 211

it works anyway... theres no marks yet, but even the touchin it annoyin me...
the main problem pickguard n pots too lame for it, i mean body sculpted so neat, wood holds finish nice... but u know, ull say "what the hell is this pickguard!" for sure...

as i said before, "crappy electronics on great body"
rest in heavenly peace lil' fox...

#3

it works anyway... theres no marks yet, but even the touchin it annoyin me...
the main problem pickguard n pots too lame for it, i mean body sculpted so neat, wood holds finish nice... but u know, ull say "what the hell is this pickguard!" for sure...

as i said before, "crappy electronics on great body"
rest in heavenly peace lil' fox...

pure

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Joined: 11/01/05

Posts: 1304

why do they even cut that big square block on the back of necks? nobody likes it. It only gets in the way.
Originally Posted by: schmange
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#4

why do they even cut that big square block on the back of necks? nobody likes it. It only gets in the way.
Originally Posted by: schmange
ugly fat chicks

redspecial

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Posts: 211

Originally Posted by: pure
why do they even cut that big square block on the back of necks? nobody likes it. It only gets in the way.

u mean the rod channel?
rest in heavenly peace lil' fox...

#5

Originally Posted by: pure
why do they even cut that big square block on the back of necks? nobody likes it. It only gets in the way.

u mean the rod channel?
rest in heavenly peace lil' fox...