Balaguer Guitars - xiphos shape "Tartarus"

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  1. trem licking

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    That top one be mine... Incomingggggg
     
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    Tartarus arrived. Case is huge ha. Looks and feels amazing. Haven't had chance to play it properly yet. Needs tuned and setup. Neck feels great. Chunkier than I'm used to, but not uncomfortably so. Finish is awesome, but really hard to capture on a photo, at least with my phone.

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    Steal or borrow a better camera. We’re going to need moar pictures. What a beast!!!
     
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    Haven’t seen those g-flex cabs in a long while, nice.
     
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    It's been over 2 months, I know that update pics is coming soon.
     
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    I got one! I pair it with a v30 loaded cab. I like the two mixed.
     
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    This is now mine! I just snapped it up in the in-stock section with the black friday sale. I've wanted a Balaguer/Dark Matter instrument since Joe started, but I really wanted an 8 (since that's mainly what I play), and I love that this one comes with a trem option. Expect a huge NGD when this arrives. And HUGE thanks to Joe for designing killer instruments that don't cost a fortune.

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    what neck profile did you go with?
     
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    D shape.

    It's a really nice feeling neck. Now I've played the guitar some more, the difference going back and forth from an Ibanez JBM27 is not as noticeable, it doesn't put me off or anything, just as comfortable, just different.
     
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    Happy Birthday to Mike at Balaguer!!
    also here it is at 4.5 months:
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    i keep forgetting you can get these in 30".....

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    Not a fan of pickup rings tho, unless you're going for that old school look, which I can get behind but even then it's gotta be in chrome to match the other hardware, mismatched hardware is tough to look at. I guess I've been working on publications too long, it reminds me of seeing several fonts in one image. It is a sick fade, what do they call it.
     
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    Would be good if the configurator actually showed the selected scale length and not 25,5"
     
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    This mock up had EMGs so I went with rings. I'm personally ok with that combo.
    This Coastal Fade.
    I would probably go with black hardware though too.
     
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    GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I hope if this cut ever gets sunsetted, we get, like a year's notice. Can't lose two.
     
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    QQ, can u say anything about the frets, are they SS? What size? The Balaguer configuration tool does not have it as an option, even adding to cart does not mention anything about fret material or size. Thanks.


    EDIT: NVM, Balaguer got back to me, it's SS medium-jumbo. So, to anyone who has a Balguer here, how do the frets feel? That's quite a difference in size from the 0.118" extra jumbo frets I have on almost all my guitars.
     
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    KnightBrolaire only the dead have seen the end of GAS

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    Honestly the jump from med jumbo to jumbo is relatively negligible in feel imo. I jump between the two all the time (most of my guitars have jumbo frets).
    It's far more noticeable going from tiny vintage sized frets like I have on my tele to the tartarus.
     

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