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My aunt just bought a VW and gave the guitar to me.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dan Molina, Aug 13, 2007.


  1. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    The guitar is made by First Act.

    Description
    -String-through solid white body w/ matching headstock and has 3 black pickguards.
    -Maple neck and rosewood board with the VW logo inlay on the 12th fret.
    -Chrome hardware
    -Volume, Tone, and Master volume knobs. All look like the VW logo.
    -Two humbuckers
    -OBP+built in distortion effect.


    Accessories
    -VW logo picks
    -1/4" to 1/8" instrument cable
    -VW/First Act Strap
    -9 volt
    -Instruction booklet
    -First Act car decal for your VW
    -Gig bag

    Pros
    -The guitar is visually appealing. Not ugly at all.
    -Excellent fret work. Far better than what I was expecting.
    -The built in distortion is actually really nice sounding.

    Cons
    -The tuners are awful. Waaaaay too lose. A gust of wind could knock it out of tune.
    -Uncomfortable to play while sitting down.
    -Balance issues causes the neck to dive.
    -Clean setting is quiet.


    :eyebrow:

    Pics coming later.
     

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  2. hartke20g

    hartke20g

    Apr 12, 2006
    miami, FL
    so that's why i can't play any ACDC- i'm never wearing an ACDC shirt! it's so simple!


    :rolleyes:
     
  3. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    First Act = Wal Mart for 100.00

    They don't hold tune or intonate at all.

    But they go on Ebay for decent price for collectors.

    Replace tuners with Grovers and Pickups and have a cheap fun guitar.
     
  4. The_D

    The_D Well, thats like your opinion. Man...

    Mar 20, 2004
    Fife, Scotland
    I love the prepairing to play pics :)
     
  5. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Cool.

    You can plug it into her car. That's awesome.
     
  6. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    The book tells you to tune the bottom E string to the horn of your VW.
     
  7. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    Montreal,Canada
    http://www.firstact.com/Products/CustomGuitars/Gallery.aspx

    Nice to see all those pretty guitars First act makes uh?



    Only problem is you got the wal-mart quality ones:p.


    I remember when I was in boston I passed by their show room, very beautiful guitars probably some of the nicest I've ever seen only thing is the fact that they kinda dirtied their name with the whole selling in wal-mart thing.
     
  8. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    It's an axe, damn you!:D
     
  9. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    it's so body heavy I could probably chop wood with it :)

    I'd say about 90% of the people that bought the Jetta's or Golf's don't even know how to play. Even the intermediate guitar player knows that First Act guitars are generally Wal Mart quality.
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Give the guitar back and ask for the car. ;) LOL
     
  11. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    If I could I'd sell the Jetta and get 6 Sadowsky's.
     

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