SLAT3-7 questions

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  1. NCN

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    Hi, im interested in buying one of these, but before I order one I would like to find out what the deal is with the neck and headstock binding, inlay size and logo size. Ive used the search function to try and answer my question, but i cant find anything.

    Im seeing pics of ones with binding and proportionate inlays and logo, and to be honest they are amazing. Were the ones the had the small logo, small inlays and no binding early prototypes, or are they the ones currently in production? Any help woud be greatly appreciated.
     
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    if i remember correctly, the ones that weren't in proportion were photoshops, just to get an image out so people could see what it was, it's proportional in real life.
     
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    They were early prototypes that were revealed at NAMM I believe. I ordered one in at the local Long & McQuade and it had all the good stuff. Amazing looking guitar imo. It had the green swirl finish.
     
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    It's looking like the first run had the smaller inlay and no binding, as at least one member here has bought one as such.

    Just e-mail the dealer you plan on purchasing from to make sure the one you buy is the one you want.
     
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    thank you for the replys
     
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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    The natural and red blue pearl finishes were only available on the prototypes, though-
     
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    I bought a black one a while back. full size inlays, jumbo size headstock fo sho

    EMGs were less than impressive

    guitar played ok, had an annoying buzz on the high E string right after I got it, setup didn't help, new strings didn't help, tech couldn't fix it...

    overall I wasn't super impressed. it was nice, but not $1300 nice imo. I returned it

    I bought a used 1527m for barely half the price, and even with the stock pups I dig it way more than the jackson. I really wanted to like the jackson too, just wasn't for me
     
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    I went to a Jackson clinic a few months after NAMM, here in Austin, and they said the production model will have full sized inlays. He had one of the pre-production models at the clinic, it did not have the full sized inlays.
     
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    its only the newer 2010 that have big inlays and binding.
     
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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    I'm on the other side. To me RG1527 are insanely overpriced for what they offer. On the opposite the japanese soloists I've tried were much nicer in comparison. :shrug:
     
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    I've got one of the older ones. Yes, the hockey-stock is massive. Yes, the inlays are a bit small. No, I don't care. The thing easily plays better than any other 7 I've ever tried. Not crazy about the EMGs, but I could always swap them out and sell them for a decent price (unlike EMG-HZs or Ibby's pups). Also the stock string strings are too light--also easily remedied. Granted, I got mine used for a pretty good price, so I might be a bit more lenient. :cool:
     
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    Hi guys, I'd like to ask something too seeing that I'm interested in a SLAT3-7 as well.

    How's the neck? I have a MIJ bolt-on Rhoads and everything is to my liking except the neck is a little too thin. I've heard that neck-thru Jacksons (like the SLAT) are slightly thicker. Is this true? I love necks that gives me some grip.

    thanks in advance :hbang:
     
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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    Probably. I got a MIJ Kelly and the neck is really thin. The japanese soloists have a slightly thicker but VERY comfortable neck.
     
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    Jacksons necks are a bit unique compared to other companies necks.
    They get slightlywider & more conical the closer you get to the pickups.
    The neck is thinner than most but not as thin as an Ibanez Wizard neck.
    It feels like a much more expensive guitar than what I paid for it.
    Since I bought it July 4th this year I havent even touched my 7VWH.
    A very easy neck to play, and the fretwork is better than any Les Paul
    Ive ever played.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    Is there any neck dive due to the big headstock? I'm pretty sure it's exactly the same as my Kelly-7 (though the body on the kelly is way bigger and doesn't look so big) and it suffered from heavy neck-dive until I changed the strap button placement.
     
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    The neck dive problem is common on Kelly, even on 6 strings. Regarding the slat3-7, there is no concern on this point.
     
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    Neck-dive has a lot to do with strap placement. It shouldn't be a problem because of how close the upper strap button is too the headstock:yesway:
     
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    Hey thanks a lot guys! That really helps... fueling my GAS :p

    This'd be my first seven. I'll be joining your ranks soon!
     
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    Sry for the double post, but I checked your thread and Wow that's a nice axe! Especially the rosewood fretboard :yesway: I swear by my MIJ RR3 too. Damn perfect factory craftmanship.
     

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