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Guitar of the week #85 - DiVill by Italia F100

DiVill by Italia F100

This guitar is weird yet not weird at the same time.

The DiVill by Italia F100 has an appearance that on the surface looks like a wild, wacky shape. But the more you look at it, the more you realize the design is quite normal.

The first thing to note is that this guitar has 3 pickups and not 1. There are 2 black single-coil pickups after the chrome covered humbucker. I actually like this because it easily fools someone into thinking this is a guitar with 1 pickup when it's not.

As far as the rest of the guitar is concerned, I can basically describe it as a cross between a Strat, a Les Paul and a Jazzmaster. The 25.5-inch scale (fingerboard radius unknown) and tuners are Strat-like, the bridge is Les Paul-like, the body and vibrato system are Jazzmaster-like. The electronics are your typical HSS style with 5-way blade selector.

I actually like this guitar's design, but there are two things I don't like about it, both of which are at the headstock.

First, the wood (and presumably the back of the neck) has no tint to it at all. It's just plain wood with sealant.

Second, the end of the headstock has this cut that just looks odd. It's not horrible, but I don't like it.

Other than those two things, this guitar actually looks pretty cool.

What does it sound like? Not a clue. I could not find any videos on YouTube demonstrating the sound of it. Were I to just outright guess, I'd say this guitar probably sounds like a mid-grade Epiphone guitar, which is not a bad thing, but it is a guess.

The best thing I can say about this guitar is that it's not your typical Strat, Tele or Les Paul. This is something different, but tastefully done without looking like a total freak show.

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