A buddy told me a T-style guitar is a working man's guitar, Slab of wood, 3 way pick up switch, 2 knobs (1 volume & 1 tone) and 2 pickups, no bells and whistles. I like its simplicity which allows you to just focus on playing which is what led me to the Neo-T. I had my share of Tele's MIM, Squire, American, and other T-style guitars but I would only like 1 thing from certain guitars, like a neck from this guitar, the finish from this one, the pickups here, you know the drill. I collected all the info from the guitars I liked (along with a different pickup config) and started talking to Ron over at Ram Guitars about building this Neo-T guitar and I can say I am very happy with the final product. Check out the audio/video clips below to hear it in action.
1st position: Full-output bridge pickup
2nd position: Full-output bridge pickup + neck pickup to cancel hum
3rd position: Neck Pickup
4th position: Tapped-output bridge pickup + neck pickup to cancel hum
5th position Tapped-output bridge pickup
Well I've had my new guitar since February and decided to show it to the world...and here she is...The Vectis Bolt from Ram Guitars
VanZandt Strat Vintage + neck position
She's a real looker, plays like butter, light weight, and covers any pickup configuration I'll EVER need! I can get a strat, tele, humbucker, parallel, series, split-coil config from this guitar. Because of its vast combination of pickup config this is my guitar that I am primarily using, different settings= different sounds all from the same guitar so I do not have to worry about adjusting to another guitar.
2 reasons I chose this guitar
Every guitar player has to either have or have gone thru the triumphant trio Les Paul/ Stratocaster/Telecaster
1. It was time for a strat
For the longest time growing up I hated strats, I always thought they sounded a little thin because of the single coils, but within the past year I grew to really appreciate. Love the neck position on a strat- kinda of dark but the notes aren't too thick, getting those quacky out of phase sounds, I started to really like what the strats offered, it just took me a long to appreciate them. I tried dozens of strats before going for this one.
I know that strats are known for the single coils, but the sound I was looking for was more versatility, being able to have that single and humbuck(ish) sound with just one guitar.
Ron over at RAM guitars is knowledgable and helpful guy. Can't say enough good things. A friend recommended me to check into RAM and Ron listened to what I wanted, and delivered exactly what I was looking for plus more!
I'll shoot a clip of it soon.
This guitar is my go-to number 1 guitar. I finally have a handle on the switching and I am really happy with it. I just did an audio clip of it running into my Two-Rock Studio Pro 22 no effects other than the reverb from amp itself. The first sound is neck, then switches to middle alone, and then neck and middle. So your basic strat clean sounds from it (no bridge) will work on that pretty soon.