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Drive WildFire X2 Electric Guitar
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The Drive WildFire X2 electric guitar features a sleek and modern sculpted double-cutaway body with an arched carved top. Its fast maple neck is set ...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Drive WildFire X2 electric guitar features a sleek and modern sculpted double-cutaway body with an arched carved top. Its fast maple neck is set into the body with a comfy tapered neck joint and has an angled, luthier's joint headstock with a direct string-pull design. The 24-3/4" scale rosewood fretboard has 22 frets and pearl trapezoid inlays. Dual humbuckers, a 3-way pickup selector, and volume and tone controls give you plenty of sonic flexibility. Chrome hardware includes an adjustable fixed bridge, a stop tailpiece, and precision die-cast tuning machines.
A special note from our Guitar Buyer:
"When we received samples of this guitar to evaluate we did not know what to expect. After all, to find a guitar with a set neck and carved top we could offer to our customers for only $129 just seemed too good to be true. After taking it out of the box and inspecting it, we found the fit and finish to be exceptional with an attention to detail well beyond its price tag. When we plugged it in to play, it had nice bite and bark through the overdrive channel and sounded warm and round through the clean channel. Whether you buy it as your first guitar or to use as a second or backup guitar, the Drive WildFire X2 is truly a great value for the money."
- Arched carved top
- Sculpted double cutaway body
- Set maple neck
- Tapered neck joint
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 24-3/4" scale
- 22 frets
- Pearl trapezoid inlays
- Angled headstock w/direct string pull
- Dual humbuckers
- 3-way pickup selector
- Adjustable fixed bridge
- Single volume and tone controls
- Precision die-cast tuning machines
- Chrome hardware
Reviewed by 11 customers
Longtime musicians tend to go for the well-known brands because we think that these brands guarantee quality, ... and usually that's true. So since the Wildfire X2 was on sale, I just bought to see if it's any good or perhaps to use it as a project guitar.But let me tell you, I was really surprised when I opened the box as this guitar was actually extremely well made with much attention to detail it's almost scary, and it has some sort of vintage feel and look to it as the ivory plastic on the side of fretboard looks aged. And it plays really well and was virtually perfectly set up right from the box, although there was some very minor string buzz on the lower strings - I'm very particular about details like that -, but that wasn't a problem at all and an easy to adjust. This guitar is heavy similar to a Les Paul, although it has a comfortable and handy smaller body which I really like. The sound is incredible, the Pickups are screaming and I played it through a small Marshall amp and I couldn't ask for more. The photos don't do this guitar justice, ... in real life if this axe didn't have the Drive logo on it, it's like a $800 axe and I would say it plays and sounds just as good as my $1200 Fender American Deluxe Telecaster.I'm telling you it's unbelievable. Too bad that they only have the metallic blue, because I'd buy at least one of every color right away. And I'm going to buy a few more of them not only for Christmas to give away to beginners, but because of the price and how this guitar delivers - it also stays in tune and apparently has solid hardware -, it's just fun to play this thing. This guitar has plenty of bark, bite and an edge to it - I think any guitarist will love to play it. Get one - it will be your best guitar buy ever.
The stock pups are average, but usable. Maybe some GFS will kick it up a notch. The neck feels great, great sustain, perfect set-up right from the box (unusual), good finish, and very cool body shape.
I purchased 2 of the wildfire X2 models and my experience goes like this.1. One of the guitars was setup perfectly out of box, the other the kneck was over tightened.2. The finish on them are both perfect as far as paint goes.3. The hardware is decent, the tuning pegs are a lower cost type but not ultra cheapo. (would have liked grovers) I get the feeling the volume/tone pots could break with a little extra pressure as some lower cost guitars are known to do.4. There are small gaps between the inlays and fretboard. (common on lower cost guitars) There is a small gap on the edge of the nut and the headstock.5. The Sustain and tone qualities are inline with any set net guitar. The pickups while not overly noisy have good high low seperation but low-mid can muddy on you. Sounds good on a solid state distortion. (havent tried on my XXX stack but i would believe they would sound less aggressive on tube power)Overall if you want a guitar to learn or write on that has decent tone/sustain/action this one cant be beat at the price. I would compare this to a PRS or dean Hardtail in the way it feels to play it.I may upgrade the pickups if it holds up well enough and run it as a backup stage guitar.
This guitar is amazing. It has great sustain, the setup was perfect when I took it out of the box, I have the metallic black one and it is BEAUTIFUL. the pictures on this site DO NOT do it justice. I also have a Fender Standard Telecaster and I think that the quality of this guitar is on the same level as the telecaster, if not a little better. and change the strings. the stock strings are horrible.
Its a good guitar but needs just a couple adjustments, it needs new tuners because they never stay in tune for very long, and it needs a new treble pickup if you want good distortion. Other than that its one of the most worthwhile guitars Ive seen and played.
This guitar is unbelievable for the price, and maybe at any price. I also purchased one of the flame tops (x3 wildfire) which is basically the same, different paint job. It is also excellent. The 2 of these were so good that I have ordered 2 more. 1 each of the x2 and x3, different colors of course. I own some high end Ibanez's and I still love them, and I have played some high end Gibsons, and Fenders. I have purchased, and used some of the "cheap" knockoffs, and these 2 I have are by FAR the best yet. In my personal opinion these are $400 + guitars. By the way I started investigating these guitars only because several months ago I was looking for a small inexpensive amp, and musicians had a Drive amp for a very good price. This amp has been awesome also so far. That's what made me check out Drive's web site and altimately order these from Musician's friend. I don't know much about them yet, but by my first experiences Drive co. should do well if they keep producing products like these.
This guitar is pretty cool: loaded with a 22 fret board and two humbucking pickups. I guess its supposed to sound like an SG or something near it, but let me warn you; it doesn't. It does have some punch though. My friend bought one and I have used it. The action on the neck is definitely not the best and I would buy one if it had two tone controls. It has one though. It looks pretty sweet; and the solid body/neck gives it incredible sustain (a feature usually found on high-end guitars) It has a lot of feedback though. If you are a begginer, then get it. If you want to play for a gig, dont consider. Drive is a relatively new company and I will keep watching them in the future. In the meantime, I'll listen to my friend play.
This is a must have , almost perfect axe for me. But it does not have the clarity or definition I am used to with my telecaster. It sounds like the guitar on " bad to the bone" out of the box. I had a tech adjust the pick-up height and pole screws and now it sounds like a Rickenbacker. It plays like a Les Paul but does not sound exactly like one. Good shielding of the wiring, no static. Any pro would appreciate the quality of this guitar. Steal it while you can.
I own 30 guitars. I guess you could say I'm a collector. I have Gibsons, Fenders, Godins, and so on. I have to say that the Wildfire X2 and X3 are some of the nicest guitars I own. The overall quality is amazing. I bought all four colors of the X3 and the blue and black X2. I'm the type of person that can't pass up a good buy and these guitars are beyond good, they are excellent buys. The playability compares to my Gibson Classic Les Paul and the sound is pretty a** kicking as well. Take my word, you can't beat the price or the bargain.
I bought this guitar,and was skeptical buying before actually seeing and playing.But when I opened the box,I can honestly say I was amazed,for the price.Upon inspection,I did find a very small dent on the back,but for the price,I can't complain.I already own a jackson,which I love,but I really,REALLY like this guitar.Feels great,and the pickup by the bridge has some some bark,just not enough bite.I will probably eventually change the pickups.I want to buy and x3 emerald too.Great guitar!