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Eddie Lastra

/Eddie Lastra

Eddie Lastra

USPS was very efficient this week. The axe arrived today to my pleasant surprise. First impressions, I’m blown away at how nice this looks and sounds. The neck is wonderful, the weight is just right. It’s aesthetically and physically well balanced. I can see myself playing through long sets without feeling fatigued. Initially out of the box, the strings buzzed but that was because the action was very low, strings almost touching the frets. Maybe the neck shifted a bit in transit? Neck looks okay though. Is that the truss adjuster on the side of the neck? I adjusted the bridge to bring the action up to my specs and it feels great. I think I’m going to get spoiled by this neck. Chord tones have a nice shimmer to them when strummed, single notes punchier than I’m used to, most likely due to the EMG’s which sound nicer than Gibson ’57 humbuckers. It’s feels funny to go back to a standard strat after playing this guitar. Well, those are my first impressions. I’m going to play it at a jam session this weekend, that will be the true test. I have a feeling it’s going to be a real blast to play. I’ll call you Monday and let you know how it all went.

Best Regards,

Eddie Lastra

By | 2018-05-04T13:33:52-04:00 May 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Eddie Lastra

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Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.