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bfrete's review - DeArmond M65

Value For Money : Excellent
American brand renowned in the manufacture of guitar pickups for Gibson, Gretsch etc. .., which began in the 90s to produce good quality guitars assembled in Asia
humbuckers with volume, tone and a 3 position selector

UTILIZATION

The ergonomics of this guitar is excellent, it is very light because the body is thin enough
The handle is super comfortable and fast
increase in the 10/48 game is enjoyable action rather low and very precise
we get a very good sound quickly because the adjustments are rudimentary (one volume, one tone)

SOUNDS

The sound of this guitar suits me perfectly, it is in a register rather rock, blues and even hard rock without a problem but the pickups (very good) are still vintage style with a crunchy mortal, sounds very clear slap (sometimes close to single coils) with which it is possible to get a jazzy sound playing on the tone of the guitar and amp.
for lead, no problems in heavy metal music, beyond this is not my cup of tea ...
In short, this guitar is very polyvalant plugged into a cube 30, it revisits (presque. ..) the whole history of rock!

OVERALL OPINION

I tried almost everything that exists in the field of electric guitar, from low to high end of any brand (Fender, Gibson, Gretsch etc. ..) and I must say that this small unpretentious DeArmond is up of what one would expect of a good guitar, especially since its price is attractive, sold about 600 € it seems new, this guitar must be on the market at around 200 OCCAZ € what remains excellent value for money even though some details like the quality of the plastics (edges of microphones, plate truss rod) is fairly cheap, good sound and stringed instrument is not thereby affected . only downside, the DeArmond is scarce ..
my assessment takes account of the recess value for money ..