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    Wow who knew???

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    Never knew first act made pro-level quitars.. No idea.. This thing is actually pretty cool looking..
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    I remember seeing a show on the DIY channel a long time ago called Making Music, focused on instrument builders. They had episodes on Dudenbostal, Gruhn, and one on First Act doing custom instruments for Los Lonely Boys.

    So...I did!
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    Yeah, that's pretty nice looking. I'm surprised they made anything that nice.
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    Strange optical illusion: in both pictures - front and back - the horn on right side looks longer - but it can not be so . . .

    All in all a very nice looking guitar.
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    Yeah, there have been discussions over on The Gear Page about how great the high-end First Act guitars can be.
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    Yeah, I've been aware of these for a while now, but never seen one in the flesh. They look pretty good and seem really cheap for a "custom shop" type of builder. What I'm not sure about is whether these were ever actually offered on the market or were all just artist loaners and NAMM publicity stuff. They're sort of tempting, but who knows? I'd love to know what sort of pickups they were putting in them. I can't imagine they were putting their student-grade stuff in these, even if it looks that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuuska View Post
    Strange optical illusion: in both pictures - front and back - the horn on right side looks longer - but it can not be so . . .

    All in all a very nice looking guitar.
    I see what you're talking about.. bizzarro..

    Gotta figure at that price point this was likely crafted overseas.. Wouldn't matter to me if I were so inclined..
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    When I was looking at alternatives to a vintage Starfire bass the First Act hollowbody showed up. Shonna Tucker/Drive By Truckers had one with Darkstars, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    When I was looking at alternatives to a vintage Starfire bass the First Act hollowbody showed up. Shonna Tucker/Drive By Truckers had one with Darkstars, I believe.

    I saw DBT with her at least 8 times (from the Brighter Than Creations Dark Tour through The Go Go Boots Tour) and I never saw her played that. She always had a Fender P (and sometimes one had a upsidedown neck). She is no longer in DBT or married to Jason Isbell.
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    Nope he went off and married Amanda Shires and if I am not mistaken troubadour Todd Snider presided over their nups..
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    '78 Guild D35 SB ( Westerly )
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    The others:
    '19 Eastman E6D Sunburst ( MIC )
    '89 Strat MIJ Projectcaster Marvel's Daredevil "Devilcaster" w/ Might Mite Maple neck & '91 Fender American P/U's
    '17 LTD EC-401QM Frankenpaul ( originally found in 3 pieces in a Guitar Center dumpster )
    Crate Palomino V32 US Made Class A tube amp

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