New body day. GFS Lido.

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Luvs2yoko, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    image.jpeg image.jpeg This is one of the new import spec bodies from Guitar fetish. Strat style finished in Atlantic Coral.Kinda a mix between salmon pink and cream sickle. It is made of poplar, light weight and 43mm thick. I have a wilkinson short block tremolo for it, but a fender mexi will fit as well.The finish is nice with no noticeable flaws. The neck is a maple mighty mite, fit perfect with no sanding needed.They also have a thin line tele in fiesta red that I'm thinking about.
     
  2. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic Double Platinum Member

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    Nice! Too bad I'll never do business with GFS, I need a new Strat body for my next project..
     
  3. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    That looks great! I literally was just looking at those. Planning out a future HH Tele project in my head. Nice to hear a positive review!
     
  4. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    I have bought a few dogs from their close out section, and had issues with their basic bodies. Their XGP stuff has been good for me so far. The only downside I can see is the finish is not as thick and tends to chip more easily.Shipping is still high too, so I try to wait and order when I need a few things.
     
  5. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    Last I checked they didn't have anything for sale yet just a placeholder saying it that was coming. Did they just start selling the Lido brand in the last couple weeks?
    I thought I checked like a week ago. Maybe 2.

    That looks great BTW.. Nice job!!!
     
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  6. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Smokes. That's a beauty.
     
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  7. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic Double Platinum Member

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    I tried to find the old thread I started about my experience with GFS and the [email protected] XGP body I bought, but I can't find it now. It was many, many years ago. In a nutshell, I bought a dud body and had to eat the shipping in both directions, and all I got from GFS was the middle finger.

    I swore to never spend a penny there again and to cost them at least as much in future sales as I had to eat in shipping fees. My own personal Jihad...
     
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  8. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    I avoid GFS too but I will if I am wanting a body. If I'm getting a body then I will order parts from them. I will not order parts from them unless I'm getting a body or larger item.
    Many times I have filled up my cart with smaller parts and went to check out and looked at the shipping and changed my mind and went elsewhere.
     
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  9. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

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    I've been lusting after some of those thinline and bound Lido bodies.

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  10. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic Double Platinum Member

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  11. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

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    RC addiction....
    Very nice. I've done 4 builds with GFS bodies and only one I had a issue with and it was quickly fixed.
    My Tele is a GFS build...

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  12. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
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    I can respect that.
     
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  13. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
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    I'm trying to choose between these two.