AXL Badwater Eldorado Reviews
The AXL Badwater Eldorado is an entry level, single cutaway electric guitar that should please many new, inexperienced hands. The model I reviewed featured a distressed brown finish. This line of guitars is all about the distressed look. The hardware is antiqued and the wood is battered.
Pickups come in the way of 2 single-coil EMG-designed and are functional with medium output. The body is made of alder which is mated to a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. The pickups are controlled by 1 tone and 1 volume knob with a 3-way switch.
I'm a professional guitarist with 31 years experience. I produce instructional DVD's and software packages for Elmore Music and perform with a cover band.
If you're just starting to learn guitar be careful when choosing this particular model. If you're attracted to the unique finish and like the tone make sure you play the guitar and feel the frets along the edge of the fingerboard. The instrument I played had problems in this area however, this may not be the case with all guitars. If the frets are finished nicely this may be a fine guitar for you until you're ready to step up.
John Gorbe rated this unit on 2011-01-10.
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