Mustaine left Dean and went to Gibson/Epiphone/Kramer

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  1. VMNT

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    Gibson was never great at finishing flat bodies but it could be a reworked proto.
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    Obviously they put as much money in to their photoshop QC as their guitar QC.
     
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    ... I'd say that the original photoshoot is the real problem here. Bad photos can't deliver miracles... just bad images.
     
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    I uh
    still like it. :lol:
     
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    I thought it was semi-relic'd :D
     
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    I thought it was some kind of rattlesnake image where the finish is to look as it had been worn through lol
     
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    I think Dave is sitting next to something that casts a shadow/is not in direct sunlight, but the guitar was held perpendicular to the camera lens and caught a reflection in the distance of sunlight.
     
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    This is how Gibson "standard" Nashville builds Flying V bodies since the late 80s/early 90s whenever the standard model "67 reissue" came out. from the end of the fretboard to where the neck meets the body, the whole top of the body is cut at an angle perpendicular to the angle of the fretboard so that the fretboard can sit flat on the body surface. Basically what you are seeing is the light hitting that bevel. They do this to keep the bridge height from being too high with the angled neck I am guessing. Original Norlin Vs didn't have the neck angle or the bevel on the front of the body. This was on my triple pickup black faded Flying V from around 08 as well.

    I can guarantee the same bevel is on the second guitar he is holding as well. You just can't see it because the light isn't reflecting on it properly. I never ever noticed it until I had my own in my hands.
     
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    I had no idea about this. Clearly visible on a bound body. Cutting corners, literally...
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    I find the angle on tune o matic’s really uncomfortable, this picture is upping the ante into nightmare material.
     
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    It's because their "67 reissue" (standard Nashville not the custom shop version) is a mishmash of different shit. 80s body with a 67 "style" pickguard. 50s style neck and headstock. The original 60s headstock shape was wider and longer with shallower angles. It was cut short in 69 to make it into the 70s headstock we all know and love from scorpions to Metallica.

    The 58 neck and neck angle isn't compatible with the deeper neck joint of the 67 body so it was forced to fit by beveling it. Look at the neck joint on the 58 V and you'll see the shoulders are much closer to the end of the fretboard so the angle is possible without the bevel on top.
     
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    Kinda-sorta related but I noticed a few days ago that Jeff Waters was talking about his Jackson KVs on his Facebook page and how they didn't want to give him an endorsement (or in his words, "work together"). But he seems like he's teasing wanting to work with Dean guitars. Seems like he'd be a good guy to be the flag-bearer for the Vengeance/VMNT shape.


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    First tour playin this new Jackson and they rocked. Used 2 of em with Evertune's on them and contacted them to see if they wanted to work together. They weren't interested! Almost 2 years on, I'm diggin DEAN Guitars and they have some killer looking Vees coming out now. Hmmm.
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    I think it is awesome that Willie Nelson is helping Dave endorse his new guitar.
     
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    in that second pic, the headstock seems "angled"?
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised since Jeff is a fan of Mustaine Vs. I remember a clip where he was showing and playing his DV8-R and VMNT. Great player and a very humble and cool dude.
    I think that the Vengeance series won't need much endorsing though. Dean really knocked it out of the park with the aesthetics and specs.
     
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    Ahh

    So when y'all say perpendicular, that means parallel?

    Makes sense now tho
     
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    It does look cool, I agree. Much better than the VMNTs. But in a sea of pointy V's, it could probably get lost in the shuffle. Although being one of the few Vs with an Evertune can be a selling point. With that said, I still think Jeff using a Vengeance could still help a bit. I know he's not the biggest name ever, but he still probably has some clout. But god, don't go overly-sig like they did with his Epiphones. :lol:

    Although that's... pretty much his thing.

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    A better look at his green one in the flesh. There's also a siiick riff at the end.
     
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    why does he look like 80 now
     
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    Looks about right for a 60yo former alcoholic and drug abuser. We should all be so lucky. :lol:
     

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