Michael Angelo Batio with Sawtooth guitars

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  1. Pat

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    ...has anybody heard of/played a Sawtooth? I'd never heard of them before MAB announced he was now a Sawtooth artist.

    Some of their stuff looks pretty cool - I like the Teles and Strats, but they just seem like a brand aimed at new players/players on a budget.

    Anybody know what happened with his Dean sponsorship?
     
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    Interested to know about this aswell
     
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    Michael was shredding so fast and furious that he kept literally burning up fretboards. Dean couldn't keep up with all the kindling that he was making of their guitars so that they had to part ways. Sawtooth was all like, yeah our guitars are made so that they don't burst into flames or what-have-you. Michael said that sounds like a plus and where do I sign?
     
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    Guessing they let him and everyone else go to pay for KK coming on board :lol:
     
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    Dude's pretty much all Sawtooth. Checked his Instagram and he's whoring the fuuuuck out for them. :lol:

    He does have a couple of sigs coming out. A standard white Superstrat and some weird Tele deal with a S-H-H config and a Floyd.
     
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    NotDonVito ouch!

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    I kind of want one of those sawtooth pbasses. They're like $130 sketchy amazon shit, but that's how i roll.
     
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    If you watch the vids he's posted playing Sawtooth stuff live you'll usually see a Dean MAB or two hiding out by his amp.

    Probably using them till the Sawtooth sigs materialize.

    For a niche artist like Batio sometimes a smaller company can be a better fit.
     
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    Yeah true, he can probably get more of what he wants than he did from Dean.

    Just seems such a strange fit for him - to go from guitars covered with flames and spiky double neck stuff to a company that seems to focus exclusively on traditional and vintage stylings seems odd.
     
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    The dude is in his 60's. Maybe he's mellowing out a little.
     
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    Fair point, I didn't realise he was that old - the wig tricked me!

    His new double Tele does look cool if a little odd on him
     
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    I always thought sawtooth was a cheap bobo brand
     
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    To be honest, these look like cheap kit guitars that were assembled and painted with decent pickups put in. Especially so, given that these are all pretty much just a straight up copy/paste from the real deal models they look like. Nothing unique about them. The Satin Black Hertiage looks awesome, but these don't scream "quality" to me. I could be totally wrong, and awesome if I am, but I don't know enough about the brand, build process or QC to be willing to drop real money for one.
     
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    It is.
     
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    one of the most skilled bad guitarists ever, the only sig I would buy is his quad neck
     
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    Bad guitarist? Naw, he's a phenomenal guitarist who is a(n arguably) bad musician. Richard Benson would be the most skilled bad guitarists.
     
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    richard benson actually wasn't bad back in the day apparently.

     
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    *S-H-H-S config. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7jr90wHk2o/
     
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    :facepalm: No sustainer ?
     
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    What in the world, two pickup switches?!
     
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