Angel Vivaldi Signature Prototype w/Charvel

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  1. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    I would assume all the 2018 Pro Mods will have the same contours. But doing a limited run for the finish/style is total Charvel.
     
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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    The neck and heel carve on Angel’s prototype looks fantastic. It seems like it’s at the 17th fret at least, not blocky at the 15th. So much more clearance.
     
  3. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Angel had an unboxing video on IG today of the new prototype. It’s literally the list of things I wanted in a seven after doing my own searching last night to no avail. Hipshot trem, basswood body, flamed maple top, roasted maple neck, maple FB, angled Strat head... the new lower horn carve is bonkers.

    I will be buying this... oh yes... I will.
     
  4. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Can you post a link? Couldn't find it, but I'm an "IG" Luddite.
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    I saw it too, looked amazing!
     
  6. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    I was going to try to grab a screen shot and it was gone
     
  7. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Caught it!!
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  8. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Cool, thanks. Charvel seems to be making a bit effort to get it to Angel's specific vision rather than a typical Charvel.
     
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    Forkface Feast on this.

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    He's a monster player, but it tilts me to no end that he barely uses his pinky lol.

    anyway, guitar looks dope. reverse fender hs looks a bit silly imo but cool nonetheless.
     
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  10. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    YOOOOOOOOO

    Also, 7-string 2-point vintage trem.
     
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    I cant help but feel that the upper horn looks huge and the lower horn goes a bit too far down, like it sticks out an odd amount.
     
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    Dyingsea SS.org Regular

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    Ugh that gold... standard strat body would be fine here.
     
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    Zado SS.org Regular

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    A 6 stringer version of that would suit me well
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    That's the Hipshot trem.

    Can't see the lower horn. What they should not do is try to slim the upper horn down if the lower horn is heavily contoured. Then they'd both just look dumb.

    Can't say I'm a huge fan of what I see. Don't like the inlay or the pointy and contoured horns. The GG looks much better. But it's his sig of course.
     
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    I'm curious about how the trem is. I find the trem on the GG really good and if this is in the same league it would be really cool.
     
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    I mean it's very nice...but I'm still not seeing any gold inlays of Angel at the 12th fret...
     
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    That as a 6-string is essentially my ideal guitar right now :lol:
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    I have a guitar with that trem. It's essentially a traditional 2-point: the strings are put through the tremolo block (it's non-locking, unlike the GG trem).

    It's a heavy piece (big steel block, I think). Saddles are what you'd expect from Hipshot. It feels smooth to use (a pseudo-ball bearing design, not a normal knife edge). Good sustain.

    Lots of range. The block is contoured to allow extra dive range; it easily can make the strings do completely slack and then some. Pull up will depend on how much you route under it, etc.

    As with any non-locking trem, it's ability to return to tune is going to be highly dependent on the nut slots, but it seems no worse than any other non-locking trem I've used (including the Petrucci trem).
     
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    The sage green one. I've been waiting years for ESP to make that. A bolt on MII shredder 7 string with the reverse pointy headstock.

    I wonder if you can custom order those from charvel yet. I like the reverse fender headstock. I think an ice blue metallic satin with ebony fretboard and chrome lo pro floyd... mmm...
     
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    Is there a non blurry photo of this guitar anywhere?
     

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