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Item Reviews for: Charvel Desolation DS-1 ST Electric Guitar With Stop Tail  -  CHA DS1ST LIST

Paid for new, got used
By: NK      Submitted: 1/3/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I paid for a new one, AMS shipped me an out of box, used one. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? The guitar arrived in nearly unplayable condition. I was able to adjust everything and now plays fine. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Great feel now that I've fixed all the issues. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Actives can be an acquired taste. The SD Blackouts are IMHO, better tonally than EMG's. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Great Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I paid for a new guitar but AMS shipped me a wreck of a used one. Playability How was the action out of the box? Horrible. Now it's fine after adjustments, new strings, etc
Simply Awesome!
By: The Drone from Central PA      Submitted: 7/29/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. I am completely satisfied with this Charvel. For disclosure, I purchased the Flat BLK DS1FR. It was not a choice to select for review so this is the same minus the Floyd Rose thingie. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I hesitated for a good while to buy a Made In China Charvel I own several others from Made In USA and Japan. I gambled on this one as a Dent and Scratch to use as my "beater.". All that aside, It was nearly flawless and all main parts are high quality. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Mahogany neck-through w/Mahogany wings and Blackouts pickups. The tone is divine. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Paint job and back of neck stain is near flawless. The "scratch and dent" issue for this one was a simple battery box cover adjustment. It came unable to completely close flush. EASY!
Nice guitar
By: Sean from Bradenton florida      Submitted: 12/30/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Did not find any flaws so far so good General Your general opinion of this product. Nice guitar played good out of the box. Did not like that is made in china but everything is these days Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Pickups are great Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Perfect like I said before I could not find any flaws
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