NGD: Aristides 070R

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by rifftrauma, May 6, 2019.

  1. rifftrauma

    rifftrauma Trapped in time...

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    My first seven string in quite a few years, didn't want a nasty wait time so I decided to try out one of the new Raw Aristides. From order to delivery I believe it was a total of 8 days. Shout out to Pascal for always being on top with communication.

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    My fourth Aristides, can't say enough good about my dealings with this company. They are putting out some insane builds with quality to match. The R series seems a little lighter than I expected it to be given the weight of my other builds. I've been experimenting with a few string gauges since I've been out of the seven string game for a while. All in all, very pleased, especially like the push pull voicing selection and easy access USB charging built right into the back.
     

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  2. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    8 days?? Was this an already in stock because I was quoted 3-4 months for a custom R series. Absolutely love these grey raw series. HNGD!
     
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    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    Dat floyd sparkle iz da sheet \m/
     
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    rifftrauma Trapped in time...

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    They're trying to keep the Anthracite models in stock from what Pascal told me. I was interested in seeing if they could do offset dots for the fret board, but it would have pushed me back into the 3-4 month wait time. If you're happy with the base specs it sounds like you could have one in a couple of weeks.
     
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    BananaDemocracy 8 String Impaler

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    Dude
    That is AMAZING
    HAPPY ngd

    I can’t beleive the quality of intricate craftsmanship
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    fuck that thing is cool, nice score
     
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    Mattykoda SS.org Regular

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    Damn that action looks low, HNGD!
     
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    NickS Rocket Surgeon

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    That looks sweet!! I like the (relative) simplicity of it.

    I see you have Fishman Single Coils in one of your 6's. What do you think of those ('m looking for singles right now)?
     
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    You've got an insane collection, but this new one is awesome - love the minimalist aesthetic. Would pair well with a MacBook, lol.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    What's the finish feel like?
     
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    Mwoit SS.org Regular

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    Damn, 8 days. That's rad.
     
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    BananaDemocracy 8 String Impaler

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    8 days for a custom guitar!!?? What amazing luthiers, and how do they handle that order processing even? Or are they Semi customs like Carvin

    I dare say, while my EBMM GAS for the Majesty is off the charts, (and its probably more for one of these), this site is a problem - seriously, you can get into debt just clicking casually at work!

    Since joining here, I bought one guitar, and I’m planning on two more....and the first didnt even get here yet!
     
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    Merrekof SS.org Regular

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    Congrats, that's a beauty! All of them guitars though. :)
     
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    Jonathan20022 Engineer

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    This was one of the in stocks on their reverb page AFAIK, they're starting to list their special monthly builds there too. That Red/Yellow Chameleon was super tempting this month.
     
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    ikarus SS.org Regular

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    Guys, these are listed on reverb as instock builds, this is not a custom build.
     
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    rifftrauma Trapped in time...

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    I love them, I've actually put more time of the strat than any of the other three. You can kind of tell by the pictures that it's dirty and needs to be cleaned. I feel like the fishman's capture all of the single coil sounds I was looking for, but I have limited experience with single coils.
     
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    rifftrauma Trapped in time...

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    I've actually got a Majesty sitting in the rack about 3 feet from the Aristides. Of all the production models I've played the Majesty's are number 1 IMO. I actually debated heavily between the 070 and a seven string Majesty. I went with the Aristides because of the hard tail
    and the price, but my backup plan if I didn't like the 070 was to sell it for a Majesty.

    Kinda like sanded wood I guess? I've really been racking my brain trying to think of something to compare it to...
     
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    Yes! This was not a custom build, they are trying to keep an inventory of in-stock guitars, sorry if I was unclear.
     
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    Strobe SS.org Regular

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    More guitars need to have that rechargeable battery pack built in! Congratulations! I have considered those.
     
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    Pietjepieter SS.org Regular

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    Fuck, to much GAS for a aristides R serie!

    Congrets, looks absolutely killer! Love the almost transparant back plate!
     
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