Re: Travel guitar
The Lindo arrived today and I've given it a quick check over.
Well as with all budget guitars there’s good news and bad.
Initially out the box it looks mighty fine. OK the flamed top and the abalone trim are photos, but it still looks great. Bound rosewood fingerboard and inlays are not at all bad.
The worst things are the width of the neck – its huuuuge, the action - which again is way too big, and the fret end finish – which are shockingly sharp and nasty.
Really to make this enjoyable to play I will have a stab at trimming the (rather loose) plastic saddle to reduce he action, and also deepen the nut slots.
Fret ends also need a bit of seeing too.
Sound from it though is not too bad at all for a little guitar like this.
When I sort these bits and bobs it’ll be a nice little unit.
And at the end of the day it’s no Martin, but I have to keep reminding myself it cost me less than 10% of a ‘proper’ Backpacker. So overall, very happy (plus b*ll*cking was not so bad :-) )