NGD with a Cherry on Top: ESP Original Series VP230-SL7

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  1. Ikke

    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    I successfully defeated CITES! Anyways details not needed. Imported another SL7 from Japan. Guitar is in immaculate condition. Now I just need the white one.

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  2. AlexCorriveau

    AlexCorriveau I am the liquor

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    The world needs more ESP Vipers. Congrats!
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    4 now? Dang. How is neck-dive on these?
    You rule. Thanks for keeping the Vipers alive!
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    I admire your conviction.

    HNGD!
     
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    nikt LACS Lover

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    Now that's a collection!
    Still the archtop Viper is the best one ever
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That's one heck of a collection!

    That Olive one is gorgeous!
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    Zero neck dive. No exaggeration. The strap pin is in the correct location on the JDM vipers (on the upper horn). And super low action because the bridge is recessed. Perfectly balanced as all things should be.
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    Thanks! Most tend to be into the archtop custom I think. Glad to see the green lady get some love. It’s special too (as far as my guitars) because it’s the only thin body SL7 of the sisters.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    The archtop is awesome, but something about the Olive just speaks to me.

    How much thinner would you say it is?
     
  10. Ikke

    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    I measured them before.

    Archie is 50mm
    Black/Cherry are 45mm
    Green is 40mm (super light)
     
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  11. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the info and sharing the pics! :cheers:
     
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    BrailleDecibel Member Of The 27" Club

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    Me when I opened this thread:

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    Happy NGD, that is an absolutely stunning guitar, and an amazing collection you have there!! I have to agree with Max, the olive one is my favorite by a very narrow margin, but they are all works of art!
     
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    Kyle Jordan Ace of Knaves

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    Those are DAMN nice man. Congrats.
     
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    Really amazing to see that the slanting of the bodies are slightly different between these vipers!

    Awesome guitar. HNGD !
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    I don’t think the slant is different. I think it might just be the angle. I’ll try to get a picture.
     
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    Oh ok! I got this impression from the picture with all the guitars comparing the first one with the rest. Interesting
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    When I took the picture I thought also that the slants were different. Especially the green one. Maybe I’m insane. Haha
     
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    The collection nears its completion! Very nice to see all of them together.
     
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