XOX “the Handle” guitar?

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XOX “the Handle” guitar?

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Has anyone ever played one of these XOX “the Handle” guitars?
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https://musicplayers.com/2009/05/xox-au ... le-guitar/

Looks like the company has been gone for some time; I’m not looking for another guitar (he says, lying to himself), but I remember seeing these years and years ago and am curious if anyone here has ever played one. I don’t usually like guitars made entirely of composite materials, but, like I said: I’m curious about this. Anyone played or seen one in the wild??
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Absolutely, I have and love my Vibro model.

The ergonomics are NOT QUITE up to Fly speed though. They're a bit neck-heavy; not like an SG or Melody Maker, but hands-off it'll settle at horizontal, whereas a Fly will stay where you point it.

The sound is great, very Les Paul-ish (PAF Pro's were standard). Originally they only had a balance knob, which works beautifully, but the later ones (mone!) include a 3-way switch. The middle position uses the balance knob, so it can be anywhere between neck and bridge. Lovely, and useful. The tone pot is also well-voiced, so there's nothing not-to-love, aside from the fact that it's NOT a Fly.

Oh. and while you posted a shot of the standard fretboard, the ZigZag is an amazing sight to behold.

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Thanks, @Laughinglarry! Great to learn about your experiences with this. 🙏
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