We're very pleased to announce that the latest Issue of Guitar Interactive is now live and features Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan on the cover. Also in Issue 20 Stuart Bull meets renowned fusion guitarist Al Di Meola and rising Blues star Oli Brown is interviewed by Tim Slater. We also have our usual high dosage of honest and in-depth guitar and gear reviews plus our brand new studio related section 'Making Tracks.'
Th e trem system is great, too. Instead of
rocking on the traditional knife edges, it
works on ball bearings that don’t wear out
and give perfect return to pitch stability. Th e
feel is very positive and light, and the trem
arm has a screw in sleeve, much like a Floyd,
so no nasty knocks or clunks when a trem
arm doesn’t fi t properly (I hate that). Th e
people behind these details are obviously real
guitar players, because the whole thing adds
up to a superb instrument. Th e neck feels
great with medium frets and a nice modern
radius. No dead spots and every area on the
neck allows that resonance to come through.
Th e notes sort of pop out and bloom.
It’s true that this degree of quality doesn’t
come cheap, but I can understand its pricing.
You can feel, see and hear where the money
has been spent - not just on a corporation’s
overheads, but on the product in your hands.
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If anything, I would expect it to cost more
money than it does.
Th is is a great alternative to your average
Strat type guitar and really is a very
grown-up instrument indeed. If there was
something bad to say about it, I would tell
you but to be honest, I really can’t fault
this guitar. As a very long shot, the more
traditional purists may not sway from the
aesthetic look of the original Fender Strat
design, but that, really, is clutching at straws.
Vigier guitars have their own look which
works well and makes the statement that
you are a discerning player. Th is is a superb
guitar. And yes, we have given it four and a
half stars - the extra half a star being what we
usually give a product that is extra fi ne value
for money. It deserves it.