The neck position is lush and confident. It has an excellent punch across a broad, neutral EQ spectrum. The highs are crisp over bloomy lows and barely-scooped upper mids. The bridge position has more grunt than you're used to on a Strat, given the hardtail configuration. It retains the rich lower midrange of the other positions, making it more "bark" than brash.
We find the anodized pickguard serves almost as a bridge plate so you can even lay down some convincing Tele chops. This guitar doesn't shy away from some dirt.The neck position has a nice, thick vowel when thrown through a drive channel or pushed amp. The bridge is tight and punchy with an air of nuanced compression.
The extra oomph of this particular S-Style encourages you to push the gain a little further and with excellent result. Clean or dirty, the combined positions have just the right amount of quack, subtle and flavorful without overpowering the balance with the other positions. You get a little more "pop" and "scoop" without volume drop.
This position places rhythm parts just right in the mix. Position 4 has the same sweetened midrange along with juicy string-to-string definition. The string action measures just 4/64 on the low E at the 12.Fret and even lower on the high E. Without a hint of frebuzz. The quartersawn 1-pc maple neck is sanded down smooth on the back and features a nice "full" medium C profile measuring. 85 at the first fret and a touch over. The G&G custom hard case pictured is included! Neck: Quartersawn Hard Maple (1pc). This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "guitarstobeplayed" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.