Musicman james valentine is… oh, Hello 😀 well this time is past a year from my latest blogpost, and I have to admit, this coronavirus , covid-19 has brought me back to start writing again. Yeah, need a pandemonium to take me back here. okay let’s get move on.
I do really have a good stuff to talk about. yup, it’s THE Musicman guitar, the James Valentine signature series one. Pretty isn’t it?
James Valentine is Maroon 5 guitar player and one of great guitarist. He plays riff perfectly, has strong sense of guitar phrasing and articulation, great taste of music. funny thing is, some people questioning his worth to have A Musicman signature series guitar by his name. (yea it was the comments on facebook when i shared my guitar review video, says “it’s funny you have to put maroon 5 on your video title, it means he’s no worth it, and i completely disagree with that. I respect James Valentine as my guitar hero. done.. no more whining.
Let’s talk about this guitar shall we? See, this musicman james valentine guitar has the best body design I’ve ever seen and touch. it has classy almost-gibson look while definitely i can feel the telecaster right away after i strummed it.
The neck.. i smell strong maple syrup came out from this roasted maple wood neck. it’s almost like i wanted to lick it (i did by the way, and it’s tasteless 😀 ) . literally it smells so sweet
I was really happy when I hold this guitar.
ah yes.. the sound. It is definitely a tele sound with upgrades. it has booster engaged by push-pull volume knob and neck split coil on tone knob. check it out on my vlog video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL8bdLGPkk4
the headstock is gorgeous, definitely high class musicman style
so overall this is the most gorgeous guitar i ever play and yes, it was sold to guitar collector already. i missed this guitar. likely I’ll buy another one someday
Musicman James Valentine Guitar Specifications
Size: 13-1/4″ wide, 1-3/4″ thick, 38-7/16″ long (33.7 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 97.6 cm long)
Body Wood: Ash
Body Finish: High gloss polyester
Bridge: Music Man® Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles
Scale Length: 25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius: 10″ (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size: 6-3/8″ (16.2 cm) long
Frets: 22 – High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width: 1-5/8″ (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4″ (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard: Select roasted maple neck
Fret Markers: 1/4″ Black Face dots
Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors: Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod: Adjustable – no component or string removal
Neck Attachment: 5 bolts – Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls: Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom split pickup configurations – .022µF tone capacitor
Switching: 3-way lever pickup selector
Pickups: SH – Music Man® custom wound staggered pole piece single coil (bridge) and humbucker with chrome covers (neck)
Left Handed: No
Strings: 11p-14p-18p-28w-38w-48w (RPS 11 Slinky #2242)
so.. is this an epic comeback or what?
see you next posts
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