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    Aristides Guitars

    yeah they're both good but raw is way cheaper and has a much faster turnaround time.
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    Aristides Guitars

    Yellow, Fishman Abasis, my loud color collection grows
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    Aristides Guitars

    welp i broke down and bought an 080sr
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    PRS Silver Sky DRAMA with Zach Myers and John Mayer???

    Mayer sucks shit lmao
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    Aristides Guitars

    And I don't know how much experience you have with Canadian bureaucracy but the entire government works like this. One year the CRA (canadian IRS) LOST MY TAX MONEY for three months. :lol:
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    Aristides Guitars

    Yeah it's random. I've had guitars come in with ZERO FEES and others with like $800. Northerner Guitars out in Alberta is an Aristides dealer and probably your best bet for getting one without paying crazy duties. The guy who runs it is a solid dude.
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    Boutique builders a la Tom Anderson/Suhr/Vigier etc that will do more pointy/extreme shapes?

    Keep an eye out for dealers getting in Jackson custom shop stuff- Chondro, The Music Zoo, and Axe Palace all get one-offs on the regular, and something might pop up that ticks your particular boxes. We've all heard horror stories about JCS build issues but I trust all three of those businesses...
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    James Hetfield admits he is struggling

    Being any kind of professional musician seems like an extremely stressful, physically and mentally demanding job. I can only imagine how hard it is to play fucking Metallica shows every night for your entire adult life. Let alone when you've got mental health and substance abuse problems (I...
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    Mayones vs Ernie Ball Music Man quality?

    Of all the Mayos I've seen and/or owned, the only ones with any issues were Duvells. However, these were all older models before they changed the neck joint and where (I suspect) they were rushing builds to meet demand.
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    Aristides Guitars

    With blade magnets the angle of the pickup doesn't matter.
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    NGD: Pointy Grail

    haha I wish
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    NGD: Pointy Grail

    send Nick a message, last I heard they still have a couple spots left for guitars coming in this summer
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    NGD: Pointy Grail

    I've always wanted a nice Jackson Kelly and the recent Axe Palace run was pretty much exactly the specs I had in mind. Usual Jackson specs, only with no binding, no pickup rings, and SS frets. I think they moved the controls back an inch or so as well. I've heard mixed things about Jackson...
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    Aristides Guitars

    Customs fees are almost entirely arbitrary, sometimes you'll get nailed for hundreds of dollars, sometimes it will come in with no fees at all. The US is a little more predictable than Canada, but it really just comes down to whatever The Guy At Customs feels like charging that day.
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    Dang... EVH Wolfgang's went up in price...

    lol they were already massively overpriced to begin with


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