The “Santana/Original” body shape!

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  1. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    You should listen to that voice in your head. ;)

    The Santana is such a great guitar. At first you’re like, “Why are the controls way down there?” Then you have that a-ha moment and realize that that’s just where they ought to be.

    I was just about to play my Dark Lord, which is a Gibson sized Music Man neck on a Steve Morse body, but now I am going to rock a Santana instead.

    The Dark Lord was a Joe Bonamassa version of the Morse guitar when they were trying to woo him. He’s a pretty diehard Gibson guy so it didn’t work, but at least a few of us got a sweet limited run Morse. The only Music Man to ever have a reverse headstock. I actually had two of them, but I went on a mad selling frenzy when I wanted to buy more PRS.
     
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  2. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    And at first I thought, "Damn, this thing is a howitzer! ... But can it do a more mellow, cool, jazzy thing?" And then I put it on the neck pickup, rolled down the tone and volume, and proclaimed in a sweet, thick, reedy voice that Mr. Montgomery and Pass would approve of.
     
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    Rider1260 New Member

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    I did and then sold it to Sergio ;( But I still get to play it from time to time
     
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  4. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Original Santana body shape you say???

     
  5. Emmanuel

    Emmanuel New Member

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    That is what core Santana should be... just with a standard nut.. (we can not have it all..).

    Joke aside, I do not understand why Santana core models have this neck binding these days...
    If we get back the original model with nice deep carves would be great.

    Please Paul, push Santana (west street, kl-33, etc.) model more (we wait for it) :)
    Thanks!
     
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  6. C_corie

    C_corie New Member

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    I was able to find a brand new Santana SE standard, the all mahogany one: it should come within a week. Not ideal, but maybe it’ll help me decided if an all mahogany Santana type guitar is what I want in the future.

    I’ll make some mediocre clips once I get it!
     
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  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Was the Howard Leese Golden Eagle mentioned?
     
  8. C_corie

    C_corie New Member

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    I’ll add it to the list, the only thing I don’t like about it is the blade switch on the reissue one.
     
  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Man, I was really hoping to have had tacos with @veinbuster and @11top by now, and doubling the amount of Santana’s that’ve ever been in my house.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    The only thing I didn’t like was the case.
     
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Yeah, it sucks.
    I guess I’m going to have to have my own little Santana party with the backyard animals. They’ll probably eat bird seed tacos.
     
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  12. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    I think the Howard Leese case is epic. It must be heavy but it looks the business.
     
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  13. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    It absolutely is if you are shipping your guitar around.
    It just doesn’t fit in my music room.
     
  14. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I never get tired of seeing those.
     
  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Me neither.

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  16. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    I don’t get tired of seeing great pictures, either.

    The neck binding on the Santana Retro isn’t a deal breaker for me. I prefer the naked wood, but I can live with a binding.
     
  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That was a good day! I miss tacos :(
     
  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    I can still get the tacos.... your company and guitars... not so much.

    Like, I’m gonna lose my [email protected]’ mind when you buy a new Santana.
     
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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Then I won’t buy one......for now.
     
  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I guess it’s up to me then.
     

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