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Fender Showmaster QMT HH Electric Guitar

Quilt maple top. Seymour Duncan pickups. Synchronized tremolo. (55) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Showmaster QMT HH guitar offers warm sustain and amazing playability thanks to its set-in, high-access, 24-fret neck, American-made Seymour Duncan pickups, five-way switching, and Smoked Chrome hardware -- and a carved, highly-figured quilt maple top. This instrument is stunningly beautiful, easy to play and loaded with superb tone!

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Model name: Showmaster QMT HH (quilt maple top)

Model number: 026-3280-(color#)

Series: Special Edition Series

Colors: (552) Tobacco Sunburst, (561) Black Cherry Burst, polyurethane finish

Body: basswood, with carved quilt maple top

Neck: maple, set neck, modern C-shape, polyurethane finish

Fingerboard: rosewood, 15.75 in. radius (400mm)

No. of frets: 24 jumbo frets

Pickups: 1 Seymour Duncan SH-1N RP '59 reverse polarity humbucker (bridge), 1 Seymour Duncan SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus humbucker (neck)

Controls: master volume, master tone

Pickup switching -- 5-position blade, special switching:
-- Position 1. full bridge humbucker (coils in series)

-- Position 2. both inside single coils (coils in series)

-- Position 3. both full humbuckers

-- Position 4. full neck humbucker (coils in parallel)

-- Position 5. full neck humbucker (coils in series)

Bridge: 2-point synchronized tremolo

Machine heads: cast/sealed locking tuning machines

Hardware: Smoked Chrome

Pickguard: None

Scale length: 25.5 in. (648mm)

Width at nut: 1.625 in.

Unique features: matching painted headstock, abalone dot position inlays only, knurled smoked chrome control knobs, black plastic parts, graphite nut, oversized strap buttons

Strings: Fender Super Bullet 3250L, nickel plated steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003

Accessories: none

Case: none

Introduced: 1/2005
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (55 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "fender showmaster a master showing of style and sound"
Sound: the sound of this guitar is warm and rich , it has a great bluesy sound and feel .the sustain is excellent it is avery nice guitar for straight rythm and blues sound as well as classic rock sound Feature: the guitar came with a tremolo bridge , i dont think it is useful on this guitar, it throws the guitar out of tune ,i recommend blocking the bridge, it adds stability . i removed the tremolo bar , with the bridge blocked the guitar stays in tune very well and seems to have better sustain Quality: the instrument is made beautifully, the finish is outstanding, and the hardware is nice and solid Value: it is definately worth the selling price it has great value for the money Manufacturer Support: i have not dealt with the company The Wow Factor: it is without a doubt very alluring, i think they achieved a compelling appeal with the look and feel of this guitar Overall: i expect to be greatly satisfied with this guitar for the rest of my life,i do own other instruments, and probably will have other guitars that i use for my sound, but this guitar is, and will always be, a staple in my musical quest.
Style of Music: rythm and blues, progressive rock,
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Sound: This guitar has an extremely variable sound and I have found it great for all musical styles, though it excels at blues and "middle of the road" rock. It has some great sounds available from the pickup combinations. I am particularly fond of positions 2 and 4 for clean comping because of the open "acoustic" quality they have. Feature: This guitar is (or rather was) sold bare with no extras. The strings that came on it were nice Fender 9s that I have since replaced many times with D'Addario and Ernie Ball 9s. The locking tuning pegs do take some getting used to, I've had the guitar for a few years now and just recently learned how to string it properly with those tuners. (Hold them still with a quarter so that the lock catches and you're golden.) Ease of Use: This guitar has some great sounds when it's plugged in. Whether I'm playing my little Smokey practice amp or my buddy's expensive Marshall stack it sounds absolutely amazing and versatile. This guitar is also a pleasure to practice with unplugged, and has a nice unplugged sound. Quality: This guitar has some issues with buzzing and the action may be a little low for some, but all in all it's really not bad the adjustments to make it perfect (for me) were so tiny that I did them my self and it did not affect the intonation. It is worth noting that the graphite nut doesn't really help tuning stability all that much, the G string goes out of tune quickly with drastic use, but on the upside, the guitar will stay tuned even with the bridge set to "float" a little for some pull back. Value: This guitar was what I expected for the price and met my expectations perfectly. Manufacturer Support: I have not dealt with Fender, preferring to take issues up with my local guitar shop. The Wow Factor: When I played this guitar in my local shop I just had to have it and I immediately put it on layaway. I bought the last new one in town before they were discontinued and it is my go-to axe for all occasions when I'm not playing classical music. It just jumped out at me as a pleasure to play with a great sound. Overall: This guitar will probably stay my main axe, possibly enjoying "co-headliner" status with an 8 string if I ever purchase one.
Style of Music: Eclectic
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