ViK Guitars products line

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  1. ViK-master

    ViK-master SS.org Regular

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    Hi!

    Guess it's time to create a new thread with some more specific content.
    I'll be introducing each of ViK guitars model including all the specs, pictures and samples as well as all general info on purchasing or ordering a ViK guitar.

    Just a few words about what ViK Guitars are.
    Every particular guitar is fully handmade by one person (master V.Kuletski) in a small shop in Europe. All the designs are unique and created to best fit the needs of every musician. You'll see from the specs, pics and samples that ViK Guitars are equipped with the best supplies available and the craftmanship is a top-notch.

    These days I'm mostly involed in custom guitars crafting but soon I'm limiting the number of custom projects to mostly focus on the line of my models to be able to supply a few dealers in US and Canada with a very limited stock of ViK Guitars. I do all the work myself so I believe those will hardly be easily found anywhere else but at specific dealers'.

    Check www.vikguitars.com for aditional info about the shop.
    Check YouTube - vikguitars's Channel for some video stuff on existing models.

    So, let's start the introductions.

    All of the models are available for custom order but check this thread to get latest upfates on the guitars in stock.

    ViK Guitars Black Lotus 7

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    Specs

    * · 22 frets, 652mm
    * · Honduran mahogany and ash body
    * · Set-in bubinga/rosewood/maple/rosewood/bubinga neck with “traditional” headstock 7
    * · Rosewood fingerboard with compound radius
    * · Sintoms 2.8 eh fretwire
    * · Original Floyd Rose 7 tremolo
    * · Gotoh SGL510 7 tuners with plastic knobs (18:1 gear ratio)
    * · DM D-Sonic 7 and SD '59 7 pickups
    * · 2 CTS 500K pots
    * · 3 way Toggle switch
    * · Switchcraft longtype input jack
    * · Black MOP “Lotus” inlays
    * · Black plastic bindings around neck
    * · Special Wax blend neck finish
    * · Nitro-cellulouse high gloss black face and natural satin back body finish

    Demonstrational video on Black Lotus 7 model in two parts:





    Be sure to check both parts, it does really matters.

    ViK Guitars Duality 7

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    * · 24 frets, 648mm
    * · Honduran mahogany with Canadian curly maple top
    * · 5 pieces carpathian flame maple/amarant neck
    * · ViK reversed “split-design” 7 head plate
    * · Ebony/Curly maple fingerboard with compound radius
    * · Custom pickups
    * · Gotoh SGS510Z tuners with plactic knobs (18:1 gear ratio)
    * · Hipshot 7 fixed bridge
    * · Kluson fretwire
    * · Gotoh 2 way truss rod
    * · 1 CTS 500K pot
    * · 5 way super-switch
    * · Switchcraft long type input jack
    * · Schaller straplocks
    * · Gotoh knob
    * · Buffalo bone nut
    * · White MOP side dots inlays
    * · Mahogany tone block cover
    * · Nitro-cellulouse high gloss natural finish

    I'll place the baseline prices a little bit later.


    I'm wide open for all types of research especially in that kind of guitars as I'm a big fond of heavy progressive music. So make your proposals.

    VIK Guitars Caprice S

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    Specs

    * · 22 frets, 642mm
    * · Honduran mahogany body
    * · Quilted maple top
    * · Set-in 2 pieces flame/curly maple neck with “split-design” head plate
    * · Ebony fingerboard with compound radius
    * · Wagner fretwire
    * · Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker and SH-1n ‘59 humbuckers
    * · Gotoh SGS510 tuners with plastic buttons
    * · Gotoh 510 PU wraparound bridge
    * · 2 CTS 500K pots
    * · 3 way Toggle switch
    * · Switchcraft locking input jack
    * · Gotoh straplocks
    * · Buffalo bone nut
    * · Black MOP “whales tails” inlays
    * · All around cream plastic or wood bindings
    * · Flame maple covers
    * · High gloss finish

    Sound clip
    http://vikguitars.com/audio_samples/caprice_s/caprice_solo_mesa.mp3

    Video
    ViK guitars Caprice S test


    ViK Guitars Caprice S Korina

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    Specs


    * · 22 frets, 642mm
    * · One piece korina/white limba
    * · ViK traditional design headpeg with ebony head plate
    * · Ebony fingerboard with compound radius
    * · Gotoh 2 way truss rod
    * · Kluson fretwire
    * · Custom pickups
    * · Gotoh SGL510 tuners 18:1 gear ratio
    * · Gotoh 510 PU wraparound bridge
    * · 2 CTS 500K pots
    * · 3 way Toggle switch
    * · Switchcraft long type input jack
    * · Gotoh strap buttons
    * · Daka-ware knobs
    * · Buffalo bone nut
    * · White MOP and Green abalone “Lilies” inlays
    * · Black ABS plastic body binding and ebony neck binding
    * · Bumble bee .022 tone capacitor
    * · Nitro-cellulouse satin finish

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-OgaeyYHaY

    This one was made as one time exclusive project but empressed me so much so I decided there should be special very limited Caprice S Korina series. I hope I'll be able to produce one or two this one piece beauties a year.
    BTW this particular one is in stock and available for direct purchase. Email me at contact@vikguitars.com for pricing and details.
     
  2. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Absolutely beautiful stuff. Are you going to post prices for the different models? And also, other than the fretless low stringed 8 string, have you/are you going to do any 8 strings with longer scale?
     
  3. ViK-master

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    I'll place the baseline prices a little bit later.


    I'm wide open for all types of research especially in that kind of guitars as I'm a big fond of heavy progressive music. So make your proposals.

     
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    Great guitars :agreed:
    1. ViK Guitars Black Lotus 7 - I like the back of the guitar 10 times better than top :yesway:
    2. ViK Guitars Duality 7 - PURE SEX - INCREDIBLE - AWESOME - BEAUTIFUL
    3. VIK Guitars Caprice S - great looking guitar, my number 2 :agreed:
     
  5. thadood

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    The Duality 7 is absolutely gorgeous!
     
  6. ViK-master

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    Thanks to everybody. Keep checking the thread as I still have something to show.

    Added to first post: ViK Guitars Caprice S Korina
     
  7. ViK-master

    ViK-master SS.org Regular

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    ViK Guitars offically anounces crafting of the very first Black Lotus 8 Baritone is to be started this December. Here's what its gonna look like

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    I'm also thinking of making one more 7 string Black Lotus soon. So maybe the two project will come aside.

    I would also really appriciate to get some working musicians oppinions on "fretless 8 string". Do you think it's a good idea or should I go standard fretted? Advise please.
     
  8. Hollowway

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    Just my opinion, but fretless would be more of an experimental thing for me, and I wouldn't want to spend very much money on it. So I'd go fretted.
    Also, if his is baritone, are you thinking 27" or 28" or? And since it's longer, could you add a couple of frets (to bring them to at least 24, and maybe beyond)? It might require modifying the lower horn and moving the neck pickup, but it seems that the 24 frets are pretty popular. Here on SSO, anyway.
    And now for the big question...how much will they cost? And will mods be permitted, or are you sticking to a standard build?
     
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    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    The korina and the lotus are my favs but they are all beautiful!!!
     
  10. ViK-master

    ViK-master SS.org Regular

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    This is gonna be experimental guitar so it's a bit to early to speak about cost. For a new model, especially if it features smth really special or innovative I can get a price only when it's ready so it's actually based on result. I would hardly ever sell any good looking "piece of shit" at any money only of that reason it looks good or made of fine materials or equipped with rare expensive hardware. Really good instrument is good in all aspects. every made guitar is a "brick" in the "wall" of ViK guitars. The stonger the "brick" the more reliable is the "wall".
    Black Lotus 8 will have nearly 27" scale 22 frets in stock version. It's not a problem to make longer scale and more frets on custom orders.
     
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    ViK-master SS.org Regular

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    Action closed.
     
  12. ViK-master

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    Any pricetag on the Duality 7? I had to change my pants after i saw it, one of the most beautiful guitars i have ever seen, if not the most.
     
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    ViK-master SS.org Regular

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    Check your PM :yesway:
     
  15. ViK-master

    ViK-master SS.org Regular

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    I'm working on a kind of "research" now, which I hope soon will join ViK Guitars models line as I'm really love that kind of stuff.

    It's called Acoust-a-Sonic and this is a kind of semi-acoustic guitars

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    awesome guitars! :hbang:
     
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    This stuff is amazing! Very intriguing :agreed:
     
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    Thanks, guys!

    And Acoust-a-Sonic is getting its shape

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