NGD w/pic story: Silverburst COW 7! Also feat. ESP custom shop, JP7, Ibanez, ...

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by sakeido, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. sakeido

    sakeido Contributor

    Messages:
    6,668
    Likes Received:
    1,783
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    Calgary AB
    So my silverburst Jackson COW 7 got in today! I was expecting it yesterday, but apparently Fedex deemed it unnecessary to ease my GAS pangs with next day shipping and they held it at their depot for an extra day just to piss me off. But I returned home from work, and lo and behold! A box has arrived while I was out! There is definitely no mistaking what the box contains.
    [​IMG]
    I head downstairs to clear a landing area, but dear god this room is too messy. No real estate to open a guitar in! I clear a space on the floor by making my bed (it also helps keep it fresher, longer!)
    [​IMG]
    I set the box down on a nice flat surface. If you cannot guess what my hobby is by looking at this picture, you are incredibly unobservant.
    [​IMG]
    I arm myself with what I think is a suitable pointy instrument to be opening boxes with. I set into the box with reckless abandon!
    [​IMG]
    I realize this is not a suitable instrument, but tough it out anyway.
    [​IMG]
    I open the top on the box and see how much junk is inside. My garbage can may have the space...
    [​IMG]
    ...then again, maybe not. I empty it out and this time put a bag in it so I don't have to scoop crap out with my hands next time I want to empty it. I put it in an optimal position to maximize ergonomics and speed, so I can rip into the goody box inside the big box sooner.
    [​IMG]
    While clearing out the packing, I see an interesting article from a small town Colorado paper. Home school music lessons? Deemed true.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Oh my God! There is some swag packed with the small box!
    [​IMG]
    Lots of swag! But no Jackson stickers, or catalog. Maybe they don't have a 2007-2008 one (would not surprise me in the slightest). Oh well. The Schecter and ESP catalogs are both very nice, rich in color, and expensive feeling.
    [​IMG]
    I crack open the guitars box - so close now! I was hoping for the nice subtle black Jackson shirt (a la Mark Morton) but instead get one with a porn star on it. Safe to say, I won't ever be wearing that one.
    [​IMG]
    You can see the blackest black ebony board and shiny, well crafted Jackson Japan frets shining through the white packing stuff!
    [​IMG]
    Its the body! Look at that burst!
    [​IMG]
    And there it is. It is absolutely jawdropping. I can't get the finish to pop in pictures like it does in real life - this is way better then the Gibson SG Silverburst I owned not long ago.
    [​IMG]

    It is raining outside again so I can only take some indoor pics. The flash shows off the light flake the finish has got though...
    [​IMG]

    Now time for some family pictures while it is all assembled! I thought about the combined value of the guitars in this picture and almost passed out. But hey, I enjoy them. From left to right, the ESP Custom Shop SRC-7, Jackson SLSMG w/Blackout pickups, the Dean Avalanche 7 (my first nice guitar) in the back, the Silverburst COW 7, EBMM JP7 and an Ibanez S7320 that formerly had a Lundgren M7 in it and is being shipped out tonight.
    That's right - there are FIVE seven strings in this picture :D
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    And a close up on my three ebony boarded guitars (almost, coincidently my three favorite sounding guitars of all the ones I own. And favorite playing, aside from the pure awesomeness of the JP7's neck)
    [​IMG]

    So there it is! The Silverburst sounds amazing - just as good as the other COW 7s I have had. For some reason strings feel floppier on this guitar then they do on other guitars, but I think they aren't Elixirs and that could explain that. I will restring it soon, but I am too busy playing it for now. The 707 is a great pickup - my first choice for a single pickup 7. The 81-7 just isn't as versatile. When the Phase II Blackouts come out, in the EMG housing, I will put the Neck version in this guitar because blackouts are definitely better then EMGs. The neck is just as nice but the bridge pickup route is a little bigger then it has been on my other COWs. Small issue though - it could be because the pickup is mounted extremely far out.

    But back to playing! Later fellas! +rep please if you like the pic story - I am not sure if anyone actually reads them :rant:
     
    yevetz, Lucky Seven, Shawn and 18 others like this.
  2. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

    Messages:
    13,586
    Likes Received:
    3,791
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Location:
    Cali'
    Amazing!! Silverburst FTW!
     
  3. skinhead

    skinhead Manager / RHLC ©

    Messages:
    5,946
    Likes Received:
    522
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Location:
    Argentina
    Shit, that guitar it's gorgeous :hbang:
     
  4. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,177
    Likes Received:
    3,724
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Mmmmmmmmmmmm Silverburst :yesway:
     
  5. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

    Messages:
    13,586
    Likes Received:
    3,791
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Location:
    Cali'
    Actually forget the Silverburst - that Stef Custom shop guitar is amazing!!! OMG - sell that to me! :scream:
     
  6. eelblack2

    eelblack2 Fewel Contributor

    Messages:
    1,691
    Likes Received:
    427
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Location:
    Parkland, FL
    Bah what do you know about Silverburst?!! - Oh wait....
     
  7. Thomas

    Thomas Stranger

    Messages:
    1,275
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Location:
    My secluded, little space
    Anyone else think a silverburst would look totally neat over a quilted top?
     
  8. continental

    continental SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Location:
    OK
    looks awesome!:yesway:
     
  9. Michael

    Michael Forum MVP

    Messages:
    8,228
    Likes Received:
    550
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Location:
    Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Very nice. Sweet collection too.
     
  10. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,177
    Likes Received:
    3,724
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    I hope to know a lot more early next week ;)
     
  11. B Lopez

    B Lopez Vescere bracis meis.

    Messages:
    4,340
    Likes Received:
    469
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Location:
    Killafornia
    Nice grab :metal: :drool:

    I think that defeats the purpose of a quilt top though. :shrug:
     
  12. playstopause

    playstopause Contributor

    Messages:
    17,544
    Likes Received:
    862
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec, CAN
    Freakin' nice. Silverburst owns.
     
  13. Thomas

    Thomas Stranger

    Messages:
    1,275
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Location:
    My secluded, little space
    It would have to be transparent, obviously. :rolleyes:
    Something like this (apologies in advance for derailing the thread slightly):
    [​IMG]
     
  14. sakeido

    sakeido Contributor

    Messages:
    6,668
    Likes Received:
    1,783
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    Calgary AB
    ahaa that is the first time it has all been assembled for a photo shoot :D
    But both the S7320 and SRC-7 are sold and awaiting shipping :(
     
  15. 7slinger

    7slinger wake up dead Contributor

    Messages:
    3,883
    Likes Received:
    169
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Location:
    work...in St. Paul
    gorgeous, I really like that finish
     
  16. Apex1rg7x

    Apex1rg7x Agent of Chaos

    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    161
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Location:
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Once again pimping the TMNT garbage can...LOL!! But seriously cool silverburst and nice collection there dude.
     
  17. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

    Messages:
    17,663
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Location:
    Boston
    Eventhough I got shafted by you buying this, congrats it looks nice man :)
     
  18. D-EJ915

    D-EJ915 Forum MVP

    Messages:
    34,865
    Likes Received:
    1,461
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    I approve of the border dude \m/
     
  19. maccayoung

    maccayoung SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    82
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Location:
    London, UK
    TMNT garbage can :metal:
    Jet Plane border :metal:

    but when I saw the guitar collection I almost passed out, that is freaking awesome! :shred:
     
  20. sakeido

    sakeido Contributor

    Messages:
    6,668
    Likes Received:
    1,783
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    Calgary AB
    Its easy to afford this stuff when you still live at home ahahah :D

    Just wait until you get yours man. It looks AMAZING in person
     

Share This Page