My first post here.
I’m curious about the standard H-150 and thought I’d ask a few questions.
At a fundamental level, I’m looking for a good sounding and stable single-cut mahogany guitar. Truth be told, I am not really into ageing or any of the ultra-fancy tops. I just want a guitar that I can play for a long time, which will sound good, and which won’t give me any problems. Considering this, do the folks here think there are any advantages to the Custom or Artisan models over the standard line?
In terms of electronics, pickups, etc., how good are things on this front? I know that several people have swapped out pickups, pots, etc., but are the electronics and pickups on the core good enough and reliable enough to last a while?
I have always played guitars with maple necks. What level of stability compared to maple can I expect from Mahogany necks such as the one found on the H-150? Also, one of the things I have always heard about the single cut glued on neck guitar is that the headstock is prone to breaking. Now I understand of course that the headstock is not going to simply fall off. However, I don’t treat my guitar with kid gloves, most of my guitars have minor dings on a few places. Do I need to be concerned about the overall stability and durability of the instrument?
Lastly, how good is the case that comes with the standard H-150? Good enough for travel? And does it offer enough protection against baggage handler type of handling?