For those of you not over on VR forum, Im a previous owner of I think 5 DGTs in the past....Ive sold them off for various reasons but somehow I just keep coming back to this guitar!
I picked up a DGT Standard this week, after seeing Paul and Tony McM at the Atlanta Guitar Centers Collection clinic, this was the first Standard Ive played and I was blown away from the first note.
Ok so after playing it for a day or so now...my thoughts. I maintain my position that the DGT, basically takes from the Les Paul, Tele, and Stratocaster and rolls them all into one FINE guitar. And while you can hear elements of all three of those landmark instruments, it has its own unique voice at the same time. The Standard, at least in this sample size of 1, to me has a bigger emphasis on the mids, esp the D and G strings. It has a big mid push. However, it also seems to have a stronger low end thump than the previous DGTs Ive owned, as well as sweeter highs. I would say I definitely prefer the Standard over the reg DGT....but, again that could just be this guitar. And I demoed this guitar against another Standard and two McCarty 58s when I bought it, and this one packed their respective lunches. LOL. The only negative is I would say very SLIGHTLY has not as good of splits as my other DGTs, especially the Pink one....however they are still *ridiculously* as good!
Quick video...I start on the bridge pup with vol down to clean up...you can see me later switch to neck pup, then split the pups, and go back and forth. I apologize for lack of a narration but its pretty obvious.
Cheers and again, heres a to Paul and Mr Grissom for giving us such a fantastic instrument.