NGD: Kiesel VM7

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  1. Krucifixtion

    Krucifixtion Duncan Hills

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    After years of playing mostly Ibanez Prestige and various other guitars I decided to take the plunge into a more custom route. Super happy with the way this guitar came out. I was a bit worried about ordering a Buckeye top and not knowing for sure what I was going to end up with, but the piece they picked out for me is actually different and in many ways a lot better than what I was originally expecting. The guitar plays like butter and I really nit picked the whole thing a lot and it's really pretty flawless. Here is the full spec list.

    Kiesel VM7
    Ash Body (with antique treatment)
    Mastergrade Buckeye Burl Top
    Gloss body finish
    3 piece body with ebony layer in between
    7 piece black limba neck with white limba and purple heart stripes
    Tung oil neck
    Royal Ebony fretboard (no inlays)
    Stainless jumbo frets
    Thinner neck profile
    Tone delete (volume drilled in center)
    3 way blade switch
    Push pull coil tap
    Ebony rear electronics cover
    Black hardware
    Luminlay side dots (standard)

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    that short guy SS.org Regular

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    Looks awesome man, I hope you enjoy your Vader.

    Your NGD is making me super excited for my SH6 that's supposed to be coming in sometime in the next 2 weeks.

    Beautiful guitar man
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Arkansas Hipster

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    Gorgeous man! Congrats and HNGD
     
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    that top and back are gorgeous!
    I don't know what I like more the buckeye burl or the antique ash.
     
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    Blasphemer Bird Law expert

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    Awesome! The top makes me think of this:
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    Krucifixtion Duncan Hills

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    I don't know what side is better looking either! I toyed around with the idea of going Skervesen, but didn't want to deal with 6-8 month wait time even though that's not in reality too bad, but 12 weeks wasn't bad at all.
     
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    Ivars V SS.org Regular

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    Dayuuum! This one's hot! Really hope to get some funds for a vm7 myself.
     
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    super! It looks really killer!
    What about the weight?
     
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    Pablo Resident Wanker

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    VERY nice fiddle - congratulations!
     
  10. Krucifixtion

    Krucifixtion Duncan Hills

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    Not sure about the exact weight, but it's very light even though it's not chambered. The ash wings also help with that.
     
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    There was someone on the Kiesel forum/facebook group that said he selected a top from a live stream "pick your top" facebook video and ended up with a different one that he said he liked just as much/better. This looks like the top he said that he picked.
     
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    IbanezIsLife Hogg

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    Hmm I dunno man...It is EXTREMELY close but something is telling me that it's different. Crazy you noticed that tho lol
     
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    Krucifixtion Duncan Hills

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    I think I saw a top online they posted that looked very similar to mine in a lot of ways, but the guitar was unfinished and had slightly different specs so I knew it wasn't mine, but maybe from a very similar cut of wood.
     
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    elee SS.org Regular

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    Duuude killer looking axe man. 0_0 I'm jelly
     
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    Splinterhead Sojourner Contributor

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    The fractal buckeye is killer! Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    one of the better looking vaders ive seen...congrats!
     

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