Spear RT 100

Price Paid: 
200 €
Condition: 
New
Country of origin: 
Other
Body wood(s): 
FLAME SYCAMORE 8mmTOP + 1mm WALNUT + PINK MAHOGANY 35MM BACK
Neck wood: 
CANADIAN HARDMAPLE16mm + MAHOGANY6mm 5PLY
Fretboard: 
INDIAN ROSEWOOD (END SECTION SQUARE)
Fretboard Scale: 
25.5
Number of frets: 
22
Pros: 

Neck thru body construction, good overall sounding pick-ups (rock, metal and bluesy), good construction work.

 

Cons: 

A open string buzzes after some seconds of free vibrating. I haven't discovered yet what causes this.

Summary: 

http://www.spearguitar.com

I discovered these guitars in a Spanish guitar forum, with a LP style review. They gave it high marks, so I googled it.

They're constructed in Vietnam. They make a combination of classic shapes, classic shape variations, and originals.

I've been searching a Tele style guitar for years, but high prices and having another 7 guitars, meant having a Tele wasn't really necessary.

This guitar was a special price due some flaws in the wood paint (it's a natural finish, so the flaws are not important to me at all), and being a neck thru body with the graphite nut was appealing.

The neck has a rough finish, but that is not an issue. It's flat at back and fretboard, ala Ibanez Jem, with very easy acces to high frets. My main guitar now is a Hamer Standard (Explorer) so I feel that this neck does not fill my hand.

Overall it's a good sounding, well constructing, eye catcher guitar. 

300 € is a very good price. I would pay even 500/600 € for an instrument like this.

Complete info, pics and buy place: http://www.gitarre-bestellen.de/products/E-Gitarren/E-Gitarren-II/E-Gita...

You can, also, enjoy other spear guitars pics. LP's are awesome, if you like this model.

 A very good surprise.

 

UPDATE:

I've upgraded this guitar modding it with a GFS VEH humbucker using the tone pot for a spin-a-split (Seymour Duncan wiring diagram) and puting a treble bleed circuit in the volume pot.

Cleaning the tone, in the both pick ups (singles), it's a very tely sound. The hum tone is very good. With some dist, is very VHI alike (well, that pickup is supossed to have this tone).

 That's some records I made to try different configurations. The same guitar and "amp" (BOSS GT8) tone; only drive/gain/pickups changes.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hUJ7T35AjU&feature=youtu.be

Overall Rating: 
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)