New Sx Model Calling Me

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  1. GuitarDude

    GuitarDude Well-Known Member

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    Seems most people with Callistos like them
     
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    Personally I'm not a fan of all black.

    That'd look great with nickle hardware tho.
     
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    I do NOT need another black LP:

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    But I am soooooo tempted!!!!!!

    I have enjoyed every SX I have ever bought... and I've bought quite a few!
     
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    I was wondering if that could be the first of a new wave of Callisto's being unpacked at Rondo. Or, not? I guess we'll see.
     
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    I'd say go for it, with the caveat that you will be replacing most of the electronics.

    Hell, I'd do it myself if I hadn't already grabbed a cheap LP copy recently. I'd agree with there being more to follow in different finishes,

    But there's only ONE left!!!

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    Best do it at a bit of a run, if you're gonna.
     
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    I wouldn't be so quick. The older ones had full size alphas in em.
     
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    Nice line, but I am not a matte black guy.
     
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    You TOOOOOtally need one.
     
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    Really? That would be a pleasant surprise.
     
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    So the consensus here seems to be maybe? Am I going to get a guitar with 1/2 inch action at the 12th fret or something weird?
     
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    I recently bought 4 Callisto's of the STD model. All came with medium low action.
    The question, IMO, is will it need fret level work.
    I fully replaced electronics, although played one for a good while with old harness and new pups. It sounded excellent. Pots worked fine for the while until I modded it all.

    In case you missed the wave of posts and purchases, The STD+DS model, now gone, and the CUS model, proved to have a mahogany neck and a maple cap. Now, only the CUS models are listed as having the maple cap...but none of them were listed as having maple caps until after we purchasers discovered such and posted a lot about it. Perhaps the other tops of the STD line also have maple caps, I dont know. The CUS ones are now all listed as such.

    Unless its the black top and matte finish your after, I'ld aim for an STD for a few $ more, and maybe get a maple cap. Or, a CUS and definitely get a maple cap.

    And on a guitar weighing less than 8 lbs. Mine sound great. There are many posts about all that. Fret work was needed, including full fret levels on a couple.
     
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    I like the lack of markers and finish. Quality may be a toss-up, but it has the look.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Alas, you guys did not save me... and I caved. :pensive:

    I'm gonna have to sell SOMEthing... but what?
     
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    Looks like a solid deal on a fairly unique finish. Maybe epi did a goth like this but at probably double+ this price. But I have a question. With the glut of lp guitars out and especially in the hopefully decent low end models, would you have been interested in this if it was an archtop double cut? I have just been speculating to myself that the dc lp pond is mostly fished out. I'm assuming you already have a sc lp but either way; if this was a DC lp would that make you more, less or similarly interested in it?
     
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    I like this one.
     
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    I do not currently own any double cut lp's. I do have an LP Jr single cut I built from a kit that came out real nice. I do not have any voids to fill tone wise. 2 SG's, LP CM, Charvel Desolation with Emgs, Charvel San Dimas, A homebuilt. Just dont know,the SX line at all.
     
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    My SX Callisto STD BK Matt showed up yesterday. I'll do a NGD in a few days, but in the mean time:

    1. I am happy!
    2. I know the description says basswood, but isn't basswood light? This is heavier than my matte black AL2000.
    3. Why did they put regular bell knobs on this?
    4. The pups are not hot, but are toneful.

    I put on a set of Black Diamond strings I had laying around, looks and plays great!
     
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    My Liquid was described as being basswood, yet it's not light.
    I wonder the same thing as you.
     

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