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Old 02-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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NGD: KxK picstory of doom! (56k=Heavy customs charges)

So a way back in November 2006 I got in on the Sii-7 offer. A little over a year later, Rob tells me that it is finished and ready to ship! I present to you the story of yesterday's events:

So I wake up late to find a letter under the door


It can only be my KxK! But what's this? Customs?!


.... you HM Revenue and Customs!


With my trusty SS.org T-shirt on, I enlist the help of my flatmate to drive me to the depot


While I wait for him, I snap a pick of our rubbish in the hall, though it's not as bad as it has been in the past


A short drive later, I arrive at the depot!


I'm not taking too many pictures, because my flatmate thinks I'm weird enough already, but I spied this while I was waiting and I was like, WTF?


Finally I receive the box, after begrudgingly paying them the £145. After another short drive I arrive at my flat.


My viking friend inspects the box...


He determines it to be pillage-worthy!


But how best to pillage the tasty guitar inside from it's cardboard prison?


I've got it!


IMA CHARGIN MY BOX OPENING LAZAH!















Success! The top layer of box has been destroyed!


Time to remove the rest of the packing




But oh noez! One of the latches is locked, I try the claw...


...the horns...


...but nothing works!


Rob was really quick to email me back about it, and I finally get it open!


I open the case and I am stunned


Now for some poor quality indoor lighting guitar pr0n (I need to get some natural light pictures at some point when it's not raining outside )



I this ebony fretboard



T-shirt and other things!


I administer the t-shirt upon myself.


Now for the final steps, power conditioner - Engage!


Pod - Engage!


Power amp - Engage!


Standby Switch - Also Engage, or off, I'm not sure which is right!


Volume!


And then metal was had by me and anyone within a 1 mile radius.

As for my thoughts on the guitar - simply amazing. Everything about it just exudes quality craftmanship. Obviously, it's styled after the Green Dot UV. I'm a poor student so I couldn't afford fancy finishes, but I love the style of that particular UV and I'm really glad I went with it on this guitar.

As far as specs, it's the standard woods (Maple neckthrough/mahogany), Ebony fretboard. For pickups I've got the Blaze Bridge/Neck. I wasn't sure what to get, and I figured I'd give em a try. Plus they came in green . I'm really liking them so far though. The minimal inlays I really like the look of, and I was worried it might affect my playing for a bit but it hasn't really so far. This thing just plays incredibly right out of the case, I'm hoping I can still go back to playing my Ibby 7s after this beast

Thanks for watching!

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:10 PM   #2
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congrats man, and nice laser pic lol

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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i love this finish and the inverted headstock just awesome! congratulations man
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:15 PM   #4
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Hawt dude, I love it. I want a KxK now
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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I giggled at the lazers pic

Sweet looking guitar though , what sort of neck profile would you describe it as?

How much did it cost you in the end too?
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:26 PM   #6
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I giggled at the lazers pic

Sweet looking guitar though , what sort of neck profile would you describe it as?

How much did it cost you in the end too?
I'd say it's a touch thinner than my Ibanez's, like a flat D kind of profile, I think. I forgot to add that the unfinished neck is amazing, so smooth.

In the end, it cost me £670 for the guitar and shipping, plus the £145 in customs. A good deal I'd say.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:34 PM   #7
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i think thats the best looking kxk ive seen so far!
i likey!!
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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good job on the KxK! nice story

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:42 PM   #9
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that green on black logo is hottt

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:54 PM   #10
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:55 PM   #11
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That's my favorite KxK I've seen to date from all the picstories on this forum \m/

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:06 PM   #12
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Sweet, all of these are gorgeous

Your neck is D shaped? That's flat on the back and sides with slight rounding on the shoulders? Just curious as mine is C shaped

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:10 PM   #13
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Sweet, all of these are gorgeous

Your neck is D shaped? That's flat on the back and sides with slight rounding on the shoulders? Just curious as mine is C shaped
Well, it could be that I just have no idea what I'm talking about . It could be C shaped, it just didn't seem that round on the back to me.
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:10 PM   #14
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In the end, it cost me £670 for the guitar and shipping
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:15 PM   #15
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Well, it could be that I just have no idea what I'm talking about . It could be C shaped, it just didn't seem that round on the back to me.
ok. If you've ever played an RG7321, that's D shaped, ie a ruler with curved edges

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:18 PM   #16
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:49 PM   #17
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As for my thoughts on the guitar - simply amazing. Everything about it just exudes quality craftmanship. Obviously, it's styled after the Green Dot UV. I'm a poor student so I couldn't afford fancy finishes, but I love the style of that particular UV and I'm really glad I went with it on this guitar.
See, that's the cool thing man. You went for a more understated one and it still came out looking classy AND metal. The two coolest things on Rob's guitars (to me at least) are the neck volute and sculpted neck joint. They feel and look very sweet. Congrats on your new axe man.
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:50 PM   #18
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Very nice, congrats dude!

P.S. I hate customs charges. Especially UK customs charges.
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:52 PM   #19
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looks awesome, congrats

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Old 02-02-2008, 02:07 PM   #20
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Man oh!! Man !!! is that sexxxxxy or what ! Congrats



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Old 02-02-2008, 02:17 PM   #21
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Sweet guitar and the lazer pic is priceless
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:49 PM   #22
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That KxK is ....ing sweet

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Old 02-02-2008, 02:52 PM   #23
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your KxK inspired me to make a slight cosmetic change to mine... Purple KxK logo for the win!
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:58 PM   #24
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your KxK inspired me to make a slight cosmetic change to mine... Purple KxK logo for the win!
you have good taste dear sir

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Old 02-02-2008, 03:01 PM   #25
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Sweet!!! That is a beautiful guitar. The simplicity of it makes the green accents stand out even more than they did on the old UV7BK.

Congrats.

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