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Default Xaviere Guitars are JUNK? - 03-24-2010, 05:31 PM

...Continued from Gear-Vault's article: "Xaviere Guitars are JUNK?".

Post your personal experiences with GuitarFetish and Xaviere guitars.



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Thumbs up 03-30-2010, 03:35 PM

I haven't played a Xaviere, but in general the comments I have seen about them and Jay on Harmony-Central have been very positive.

I did have some GFS P-90 pickups in a Frankenstrat that I thought sounded quite good.
  
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Default 03-31-2010, 04:43 PM

That is one thing that seems to echo about GFS is how nice (for the price) their pickups are. That G-V article did catch a lot of backlash, which is what I was kinda hoping for. I did a follow up article to keep everything balanced. - Are Xaviere Guitars JUNK pt2

One thing I don't like about the guitar is how generic the headstock looks. I liked their older headstock design better.

Older Xaviere design:



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Default 04-09-2010, 05:09 PM

Howdy all,

This is my first post. Looks like a nice forum.

I bought an XV-550, two years ago. I bought a blem, but there are just a few finish defects. I replaced the tuners and the nut which are junk, but it's a very solid guitar. I'll probably replace the Crunchy PAT pickups, just because they are not right for a semi-hollow. It has a very nice maple top, and is very resonant. NO intonation problems, and the fret work was pretty good. They are definitely not junk guitars and are an excellent value.
  
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Default 04-09-2010, 05:33 PM

Welcome to the forum schoolie. Thanks for posting your experience with Xaviere. How much do you think you have invested into your XV-550 guitar to make it bulletproof? Did they have a different headstock design 2 years ago? I ask because the image above is different than current headstocks. Trying to figure out when the changed it.


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Default 04-09-2010, 05:42 PM

Hey schoolie, I see in this post you have both the Agile AL3000 and Xaviere XV-550. How do these guitars compare? I've had several Agile AL-series guitars and know they have a great price and great quality. I've found Agile's are as good or better than upper-end Epiphone Les Paul guitars.

What's your opinion on the XV-550 compared to the AL3000?


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Default 04-09-2010, 06:24 PM

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Welcome to the forum schoolie. Thanks for posting your experience with Xaviere. How much do you think you have invested into your XV-550 guitar to make it bulletproof? Did they have a different headstock design 2 years ago? I ask because the image above is different than current headstocks. Trying to figure out when the changed it.
Thanks, Mr Sandman! I put about $75 into it. I replaced the bridge, but the old bridge was fine. I think the headstock changed around the time that the XV-600s came out, around 2 years ago.
  
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Default 04-16-2010, 05:22 PM

I bought a brand new XV-870 a few months ago and I gotta say I'm VERY pleased with it. Plays much better than any Mexi strat I've played and the GFS pups in it sound lovely.

  
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I love my Xaviere XV 620
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Default I love my Xaviere XV 620 - 07-27-2010, 06:45 PM

Because one person had a bad experience with one guitar does not qualify that a whole line of guitars are junk. Heck, I have heard more negative things about Gibson than about Xaviere! I am a new user here, but a long time player, having been playing for 47 years. I have all kinds of guitars, high end and low end. Fenders (American and Mexican) Gibsons, Epiphones, PRS and others. I am very pleased with my Xaviere XV 620. I have not changed a thing on it. Great sound, great price. I really think these folks have found a way to produce a very, very nice guitar at a low price. By the way I have two Agile guitars, a company that as mentioned earlier and they make great guitars as well. When I was a teenager, a cheap guitar could not even be played. Times have changed. I have spoken to Paul Reed Smith himself about the quality from the Asian guitar factories. He said, "They will make exactly what you want, exactly to your specifications."

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Default 08-04-2010, 10:44 PM

Thanks for the update guys.


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