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Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:58 am
by Ozzie Blues
I'm buying an engraved Style O from Frank, trad 12 fretter, slotted headstock.
Hope it sounds as good as it looks :!: :D

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:21 am
by Rick-e
just wondering, did you buy it on the 'bay or can you buy from frank direct? at any rate please post your impressions once you get it. I'm jonesing for one.

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:45 am
by Ozzie Blues
Hey Rick, Buying it off Frank's Ebay listing. I think you can buy from him direct.
Just google Republic Guitars. There's a link for them there.
Yeh, Will post my opinion on it when it arrives, probably 3 weeks time.

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:57 am
by Old Stella
"Like" isn't the word. I LUV my Republic Relic Biscuit. It reminds of the guitars of old I diddled on when I was a young'un. Great sound, great look..................let me rephrase.............It's a sound that makes you play and makes you wanna play, it groans and whines. It's no wimpy guitar, it's a blues machine..........and looks way too cool.

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:30 am
by Ozzie Blues
Hey Stella, My new Republic Style O arrived today! I agree with you! Lovely! :D
You could'nt help us out here could you, and post afew pics up that I took of
it :?:

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:22 pm
by Ozzie Blues
Well I have'nt had this baby out of my hands for the last couple of hours!
What a surprise when it turned up today! as I was'nt expecting it for 2-3 weeks!
As you Guys probably know, I'm a starter when it comes to Resos, so my
summing up will be basic.
On giving it the once over out of the Case, the overall build quality seems
good. The Body finish, I was impressed with. Nicely rounded off F-holes,
internally finished off fairly neat, neck to body joins a snug fit. Neck appears
straight as. Frets are finished off reasonably good, won't get overly critcal as its not a National. The engraving is basic, but adds a little something without being over the top. Overall, it's appears a real solid built guitar.
The Sound,.. S...!! This baby's LOUD!:D with "heaps" of volume, with
all the narly '30's growl & overtones. To my ear, it's got a lovely,
sweet, full tone. It gets better, :shock: it has miles of Sustain!, much more than I expected, one thing I was concerned about, as from what I've read, Single Cones don't have the Sustain of a Tricone. This has heaps.
Overall, I'm more than happy :D and can see my Regal spending alota time
in it's case. In my humble opinion, thumbs up for Republics! U gotta try one atleast :wink: Can someone please post my pics :?:

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:16 pm
by leftyguitarman
Does anyone have any soundclips of their Republics? I wanna hear what they sound like.

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:52 pm
by Rick-e
Ozzie
Thanks for following up with the report...I'll be ordering one soon.

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:40 pm
by Ozzie Blues
No worries Rick. Hey, I've just uploaded my Republic Pics to Flick'r. Do you know how to get them onsite? I just cant work it out. Maybe I could email them to you?

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:32 pm
by Hooked on Resophonics
I've just uploaded my Republic Pics to Flick'r. Do you know how to get them onsite? I just cant work it out. Maybe I could email them to you?


Send 'em to me, I can post them to my work server, & then I get 1st looks as well! :D

danny-lectro@hotmail.com

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:48 pm
by Ozzie Blues
Much appreciated Danny, will do now.

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:07 pm
by Hooked on Resophonics
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Very sweet looking guitar! :D

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:43 pm
by Hooked on Resophonics
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There you go Ozzie! :D

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:07 am
by Ozzie Blues
After playing somemore this morning, Yeh I conclude, compared to my 14 fretter,
the 12 fretter will take some getting used to, though I really love the chunky,
wide neck ! Seems easier to slide on :D

Re: Who likes Republics?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:23 am
by txslide
Sound samples from Republic's page:

http://www.republicguitars.com/soundsamples.html