NGD Charvel Angel Vivaldi

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  1. yellowv

    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

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    Just got this today. It’s fantastic. Charvel and Angel knocked it out of the park. It’s nearly flawless and it’s gorgeous. Sounds and plays amazing.

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    Nice! I want one of those. Just a very cool looking guitar!
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I'm surprised these are coming out of Korea. Everyone has been saying MIM. Weird.

    Great score though, it took awhile for the reverse Strat head to grow on me, but this thing looks killer. Glad it plays as good as it looks!

    Congrats!
     
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    Killer guitar man, I like everything about it.
     
  5. yellowv

    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

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    Yeah I was surprised to see it was Korean. I thought they were MIM.
     
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    Maybe that explains why I was so impressed with the one I played, based on finding MIM Charvels a bit of a letdown in the past.
     
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    Planning on getting this as my first ever 7-string. Looks gorgeous dude, happy NGD.

    Just a question -- I read that it's got a 25.5 scale length. Is that not a little lacking in tension for a seven-string?
     
  8. yellowv

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    25.5 is perfect for a 7 unless you are doing ridiculous down tuning.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Sick! Glad to see these getting out there and hearing good things about them. I imagine it's awesome. How's the neck profile compared to your other Charvels?
     
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    Congrats and HNGD
     
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    I recently started listening to Angel Vivaldi after seeing this guitar introduced at NAMM. It looks sick HNGD.
     
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    HNGD! Like the reversed headstock, also the color with the gold hardware looks killer, and normally I hate gold hardware!

    Only think I don't like are the inlays on the fretboard, the falling dot's, looks to busy for my taste, really like clean fretboards without inlay.
    Other than that killing axe! enjoy!!
     
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    Wowza!
     
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    That tilted reversed headstock looks cool. It reminds me of early Bodycount years. I wish it came with black hardware and black/cream zebra. Maybe i’m too oldschool i guess. Enough of me.
    Contragulation, mate. Really glad You like it.
     
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    Un1corn I love ShirokaneRinko

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    That gold pick up is beautiful
     
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    I don't ever recall this guitar being marketed or advertised as MIK. I do remember it being advertised and marketed as MIM. When did the change in country of origin happen, and why were the consumers not told? Does Angel know?

    The guitar still looks beautiful.. but the misleading info about where the guitar is actually made leaves me at least a bit cautious about the whole thing. It's a big detail and one that shouldn't be hard to correctly advertise/specify.
     
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    I was also under the assumption that these were MIM, but it doesn’t matter. There have been quite a few MIM QC issues, so maybe they moved production. Korean builds are usually a bit better than MIM. Now if it was Indo or China I would be mad.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Other than speculation given the origin of existing bolt-on Jackson and Charvel import models, I don't remember anything officially saying that these were going to be, without a doubt, MIM.

    Then again I haven't followed the production of these too closely.
     
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    Either way I sent Angel a message to see what he says.
     
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    Yeah I never saw anything about where they were being made. I just assumed MIM like the other DK’s. I don’t think there has been any bait and switch at all or anything. I have actually sent back two MIM Jackson’s, a Charvel and 2 EVH’s back in the last year. I have also gotten some great ones, but Korea is in no way a step down. Probably one for the better.
     
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