I'm glad you could connect with the guitar.
I realize that not every guitar is perfect for every person or every situation, and that the option of something different from the norm is what my guitars might provide. There is a lot of sameness to choose from in the world of guitars, a lot of predictability
because guitars tend to simply copy each other, never taking a chance to try something new.
My guitars are all different- different from others and from each other. I make them one at a time from sticks of wood, no cookie cutters,and aside from the hardware, no pre-made parts. I never really know what to expect until the guitar is finished and plugged in. All I can really control is how it looks and how well made it is.
Every guitarist has a different need, playing style, music choice, equipment choice, set-up desire and on and on. It is impossible to make one instrument to please everyone. Fender and Gibson set the standard
for this attempt to please everyone by making
instruments that are so predictable as to become boring. I, like many other instrument makers of my kind, are of the belief that the needs of the many guitarists are equally many, and we offer choices. We don't all drive the same automobiles or eat the same
food or wear the same cloths or like the same music.
We shouldn't expect to play the same guitars.
You found some deficiencies with #27, that is to be expected. You also found what you can do with #27 to meet your demands and that is good. I'll bet you also own a couple of other guitars, and that is good too.
I believe your evaluation that #27 is best for recording is absolutely correct. The EMG Select pick-ups are perfect for a pure tone (life-less as you noted) and also the cherry body adds little tone of it's own- perfect for sending a clean signal to the processors. I don't always use EMG Selects and rarely use cherry for bodies- remember I dont make a series of guitars, rather just one at a time, each one-of-a-kind. What you have is a sculpture.
I'm glad you can own it, enjoy it, and make music with it.
原本是EMG Select PU
我換成PRS Vintage Bass (neck) & Hot Fat Screams (bridge)
The body is Cherry with an orange stain on it.
The pick-up plate, head and back of the neck are also maple.
The fretboard is padauk.
The dark brown chunk in the back is american black walnut.
The little light colored rectangle in the back is northern white ash.