This guitar plugged into a VHT Pitbull 50-watt combo, got me yelled at within 30 seconds. It could be my typically not-so-good playing or the fact that my neighbors are probably tired of hearing me play "Walk All Over You," by AC/DC. In any event, I was well-pleased with the crunch and punch this guitar gives off and I shut everything down, happy with what I heard and with two sets of grumbling neighbors not so happy. Whatever, it's only Rock n Roll and I do like it...

Before the alleged aural assault on the folks who live on either side of me, I discovered the importance of the word "important." I initially strung this little axe up with a set of 9.5s and was bewildered as to why it wouldn't stay in tune. I showed it to my tech, who informed me that I'll have to play with a very, very light touch, which is one attribute I do not have and never had. So I'm standing there at the bench, frustrated and looking at the guitar when I flip it over and notice the word "important" on the back of the headstock.

I think I may need stronger readers because what I thought were patent numbers were actually the string gauges that are supposed to go on this Chiquita. Yep- 0.13- 0.56 are the correct ones and I was a long country mile off, so setting down the jar of dummy cookies I was eating, I put the proper strings on, got everything in tune and popped that garage door. Case both solved and closed...

This guitar, being gloss black shows a good bit of signs of playwear. There are a ton of surface scratches and some small dings on the face, back, and headstock, but it has not been abused and did clean up nicely. As to this crazy-looking case, it was hand-built and is actually a very nice piece of woodworking. It is well-built and more than protects the guitar, so it will arrive alive, but in a case that looks like a coffin for a midget.

Please take a look at the photos, let us know if you have any questions and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Southern Elk Music Co.

Southern Elk Music Co.

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Southern Elk Music Co.
Ray Mauldin
Niceville, Florida
7:18 PM

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We ship via UPS Ground unless other arrangements are made. "General" costs are: Guitars and basses East of the Mississippi river- $55.00-$65.00 Guitars and basses West of the Mississippi river- $65.00-$75.00 Amps- to be determined. All shipping costs can be determined before shipment with a simple inquiry. Items must be returned within 24 hours (of notification of intent to return) in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

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