The Indie Shape, spec’d and designed for the serious player! Light-medium weighted woods make it easy on the body, but hard on the tone! Fitted with the Indie DV8 Alnico humbucker pickups, the solid mahogany (with quilted maple top) body is contoured to maximize playability without sacrificing reliability or looks. Set up with the standard Grover Tuners, this guitar is meant to hold up to shows night after night.
|Binding - Abalone||Inlay - 12th Fret sun inlay|
|Body Material - Solid Mahogany with Quilted Maple Top||Neck - Set neck with abalone binding and rosewood 22 fret fingerboard|
|Body Shape - Indie Shape||Nut & Saddle - TUSQ High quality nut and saddle|
|Bridge - Chrome string thru bridge||Pickguard - N/A|
|Electronics - 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 coil tap, 3 way toggle switch||Scale - 25" scale length|
|Finish - Blue, black, or tiger eye maple||
|Headstock - Blue ,black or tiger eye maple, Grover machine heads, abalone binding||Pickups - Neck DV8, bridge DV8, Alnico humbuckers|
I've been eyeballing Indie guitars for a couple of years now, but as they where in the UK previously it was hard to get out and find one to noodle around with. Ideally I was looking for something a bit more like Les Paul so I had been looking at the Indie Standard Custom. Once I found Gear-Stream and realize they now offered them out of Canada and they where giving a 50% discount on the shape line I just could not resist and I just got mine today. Out of the box the instrument is beautiful and pristine. Looks just like the pictures. The neck finish is a modern satin finish that offers almost no resistance to the hand and the thickness is solid but not bulky, the fretboard is wonderful. The strings where down tuned a full note (likely for storage/transport). Once I tuned it up it sounded really nice, the action was great out of the box and the intonation was great on all but the low E and even that was only out a bit. In general the out of box set-up was excellent. The pickups sound great and are loud and crunchy, the only issue I have right now is I can't quite figure out how the pickups are wired as there is the 1 volume, 1 tone, the typical 3-way and then a single small toggle that I know on some guitars is often used for coil-tapping (like my Modern Player Telecaster). I went to the Indie site and found several wiring diagrams,(http://www.indieguitars.com/PDF/) but none matched the Sun Extreme so for now I will just experiment.
In general a lovely guitar and a phenomenal deal at 50% off. Also from order to door was TWO DAYS. Just great! MLWS on 22nd Aug 2014