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  • Masta' C
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    I wanted a Vertigo ever since I first saw one as a teen on the border of a chord poster. I thought it was so "edgy". Ended up getting an "Elite" version and was totally impressed by the sound and build quality, but I couldn't get rid of that guitar soon enough...I absolutely hated playing it!

    The problem with the exaggerated, swoopy shape of the Vertigo is that you need a deep lower cut-away to get adequate upper-fret access. At that point, it just ends up looking like a hacked-up Explorer that someone left out in the summer heat to melt.

    You run into similar issues if you try to reverse the Meteora...there's very little room to accomodate the lower bout and you end up killing off the fluid shape once you start trying to compensate with a lower horn that can keep adequate upper-fret access.

    This is for you, Jolly!



    Keep in mind, you'll need at least 28" baritone scale to accommodate the extra spacing between the pickups, but there's your "Reverse Meteora" shape!

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  • GuitarStv
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    Originally posted by GuitarDoc View Post


    OMG, that's ugly.
    And terrible upper fret access!

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  • GuitarDoc
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    Originally posted by Masta' C View Post

    So, essentially a Fernandes Vertigo?


    OMG, that's ugly.

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  • Masta' C
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    Originally posted by JOLLY View Post
    I'd like it even more if the body was reversed.
    So, essentially a Fernandes Vertigo?

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  • GuitarDoc
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    That solid ash body is bound to sound great.

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  • JOLLY
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    I'd like it even more if the body was reversed.

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  • Masta' C
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    Originally posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    I think it would be really cool with a Quarter Pound in the bridge (I'm not familiar with the True Velvet).
    The True Velvet T is a step up from DiMarzio's Twang King in output, but reportedly just as dynamic. I thought long and hard about staying with Duncan, but I've heard SO many good things about the True Velvet T, I wanted to give it a shot. I went with a True Velvet "Strat" pickup in the neck to give it better balance and stay true to the "single coil" theme

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  • GuitarDoc
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    I think it would be really cool with a Quarter Pound in the bridge (I'm not familiar with the True Velvet).

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  • ErikH
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    That's really cool. I like that.

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  • Blille
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    I just remembered this video with Jim Root blindfolded trying to guess what the meteora was https://youtu.be/p-DKABDvozY


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  • Mincer
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    It really is one of the more interesting Fender shapes in quite awhile.

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  • Ashurbanipal
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    Very nice, especially dig the Strat pu in the neck .

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  • beaubrummels
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    Cool guitar. I'd rock something like that as a baritone / down-tuned guitar.

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  • Blille
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    Looks great!


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  • GuitarStv
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    Originally posted by Masta' C View Post

    YES!

    I am on-board with that guitar . . . it's super cool!

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