London City Spitfire MK1
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London City Spitfire MK1

Spitfire MK1, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from London City.

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Audiofanzine FR 16/12/2008

London City Spitfire MK1 : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by maaartchiano/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- In what country was it made? China

- How many frets, what kind of pickups and what's the pickups configuration? 22 frets, 3 single-coil pickups

- Controls (volume, tone, pickup selector...): 5-way toggle switch, 1 volume and 2 tone controls

UTILIZATION

- Does the neck feel pleasant?

Very pleasant neck, the string action is set very low by default. So you can easily play almost anything.

- Are the upper frets readily accessible?

Yes

- Is the instrument ergonomic (body shaping, weight...)?

Strat-like shape. Not too heavy, good balance.

- Is it easy to get the right sound?

I play with a small 15-watt Marshall amp. Very good clean sound. It becomes a bit muddy with heavy distortion. But that may be due to my amp.

SOUNDS

- Do they fit your music style?

I like heavy metal (Metallica, Dream Theater, ...). The guitar is a bit limited for this music style. But it is perfect for punk rock and crunch sounds.

- Which amp(s) or effect(s) do you use with it?

15-watt Marshall

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you been using it?

One year.

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

++ Clean sound, easy settings, pleasant neck

-- Muddy and inaccurate heavy distortion sound

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

It was a present so no, I didn't test other instruments before.

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Perhaps... I learned a lot with this guitar and it is easy to play with. But I would rather have humbucker pickups because they suit my music style much better.