NGD: KxK 8scale

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  1. mphsc

    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    I know it's been a long wait for a few for theirs but I think it's worth it. I've had this guitar for a little over two months now and it's everything I expected. Beautiful craftsmanship, sounds spot on and plays so nice. Rob always manages to wind his pickups just right, crisp, clear with a bit of bite to them. I didn't commission this one, but Rob contacted me when someone else had to back out. If only the Buckeye 8DC would be ready soon....

    I've had plenty of time to figure out what I like and I think it's come down to my KxK's, the FF8 ViK my SiC FF9 take the cake. All for different reasons but the build quality is insane.

    Lack of pics due to overzealous playtime..

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  2. Noxon

    Noxon Is a Lurker

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    HNGD! That is a beautiful guitar. I love the top. Congrats!
     
  3. GuitarBizarre

    GuitarBizarre Listen to physics.

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    Can you run the bridge pickups on both, through some amp sims, both clean and dirty? I'm interested to hear how the slanted/straight pickups compare to each other.
     
  4. Fred the Shred

    Fred the Shred Shrederick

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    Lovely axe, man! Enjoy! :)
     
  5. mikernaut

    mikernaut pixel pusher

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    Stunning , congrats!
     
  6. mphsc

    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    No recording equip, if I can get it done at rehearsal one evening I'll post it up. I can tell you the BKP sound great and really full, more beefy than the KxK's but then again, they're Bare Knuckles. You do loose some clarity that the KxK's seem to retain and the KxK's are articulate across the spectrum. It's not apples to apples either.

    Thanks for the comments
     
  7. HighGain510

    HighGain510 Contributor

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    Love it! Bummer that it's not your custom, but that's a pretty killer one too! :D What's the scale on that baby?
     
  8. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Can only power chord

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    These photos look familiar...did you post this thread a couple months ago?
    I remember because I it reminded me of another KxK 8 with a redwood burl top from like a year or two ago :lol:

    Either way, grats on the axe. Since I saw that first redwood KxK they've earned a slot on the endless "gear I want to own someday" list.
     
  9. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Dude this whole thing just works. The top is insane, the bridge is dope, the headstock looks like a weapon. I love the whole thing. I have some mild KxK gas, what are the necks like on the 7s and 8s? Are they super thin front to back?
     
  10. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Man, mine's currently the one getting built, and I can't wait! That is soooo nice! And I also remember a near identical build that someone had a year or two ago. I think the only difference was the wood on the bobbins. Great score!
     
  11. GXPO

    GXPO SS.org Regular

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    Awesome guitar.. Now maybe spend some of those spare dollars on a new carpet :lol:

    Beautiful guitars dude!
     
  12. Hachetjoel

    Hachetjoel Ibanez whore Contributor

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    Gorgeous. I'm still trying to grab a kxk but they all seem to have tune o matic bridges. I think this has got to be one of the nicest, classiest kxks ever,
     
  13. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Can only power chord

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    The NGD by the woods / beach, right? That's the one I'm thinking of!
    I totally thought this was the same guitar at first but I guess they were twins.
     
  14. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Keep looking, because Rob used to do sunken TOMs back in the day, so they're bound to pop up every once in a while. I have two now but they're both Hipshot. IIRC his 7s were mostly TOMs, and the 8s have been Hipshot.

    EDIT: Here you go! http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/guitars-sale-trade-wanted/270569-kxk-7dc-burl-2.html
     
  15. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Yep, me too! I found it on Google. No idea who owns it now, but I'm pretty sure it's someone on here. Didn't Alain have it at one point? I can't remember. I got my last KxK from him, but I can't remember how many he's had. (The man has owned a lot of guitars!)

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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    (Still kicking myself for not snapping up that SIC 9 before you got it, too.)
     
  17. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    This looks fantastic, congrats :yesway:

    KxK's stock 7 string profile is a lot like the old UVs if you've ever played one of those. Pretty thin.

    Pretty sure there have only been 2 8s with Hipshots, the fanned guitars are custom bridges KxK makes.
     
  18. MetalDaze

    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    Glad to see these are still happening. I've been losing faith in my 7 scale order.
     
  19. Might-is-Right

    Might-is-Right As a Lion...

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    Great to see a KxK NGD. Amazing guitar to boot :hbang:
     
  20. mphsc

    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    Thanks fellas. So, the scale is 25.5 - 28" and I'd drive myself with specs so I was happy to grab an "extra". Rob's work is second to non. The fretboard and top are the same, mine has Mahogany and the other was Black Limba, so glad to hear the "rising sun" is coming up Holloway. The carpet - yea I get it but I let the wife handle those choices, did you see that top though?

    The pics are from my SiC NGD and it's a beast, love it.
    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/ex...c-custom-ff9-headless-italy-meet-memphis.html

    Also glad to hear those 7scales are still churning out. I've got an 8DC build going on too.
     

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