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  1. Ill-Gotten James

    Ill-Gotten James SS.org Regular

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    Well it's been long anticipated and finally here, my Strictly 7 Cobra. I started this build with Jim in late 2011, but a few months in I requested to change a few specs, as well as supply my own top wood. Unfortunately that bumped my build back. Towards the end of the build I started to get really worried after viewing the youtube rant/ update of S7G's facebook page. I became really worried because I have already dealt with an issue from BRJ this year and the last thing that I wanted to deal with was another custom guitar issue/ flaw.

    Well I am relieved to say that the guitar arrived to me flaw free of manufacturing issues, but unfortunately sustained some shipping damage. FEDEX:realmad:. I had a bad feeling when I saw the Fedex dude dragging the box across my stone driveway. The shipping box itself looked fine except for one area in the lower half that looked like the box had been dropped, or a heavy object had been place atop of it there. Go figure, right over where the pots are. And when I opened up the case for the first time, BAM:scream: two 3-4 inch cracks in the finish surround the area of the pots, which coincided with the area of damage on the box.:mad:

    Oh well, I contact S7G and Jim filed the claim and while I'll have to ship off my guitar for a few weeks while it is refinished, at least I get to enjoy it for the time being.:hbang:

    So check it out.

    Strictly 7 Cobra
    27.5 inch scale
    16" fingerboard radius
    Swamp Ash body
    Flamed maple neck
    Macasser ebony fingerboard
    Spalted maple top
    Hipshot hardware
    BKP Painkiller Bridge
    BKP Cold Sweat Neck

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  2. Jlang

    Jlang I am Megatron

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    Is it just me or does that neck heel look extremely squared off ? Other then that beuatiful guitar. / hngd


    Edit. Also the ash body looks quite darker than normal is that just a filter for the photo ?
     
  3. Santuzzo

    Santuzzo SS.org Regular

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    Congrats! awesome looking guitar!

    Sucks, though, that FedEx did not handle it well :mad:
    I hope it all gets sorted out to you satisfaction :yesway:
     
  4. Ill-Gotten James

    Ill-Gotten James SS.org Regular

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    The ash is stained. I find the natural color of ash boring and thought that a light brown stain might add some nice contrast between the top and fingerboard wood.

    And you are correct, the neck heel is extremely squared off.
     
  5. JPMike

    JPMike Totally Random

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    HNGD there!! It looks so pretty!!

    Was it worth the wait, James??
     
  6. Ill-Gotten James

    Ill-Gotten James SS.org Regular

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    JP Mike, it was worth the wait. I just got done playing a nice 3 hours run with this guitar and I am liking it more by the minute. It just feels really good while playing it. And for a bolt-on the sustain and sound are really grand.
     
  7. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Chugs and Sweeps

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    Congrats and hngd
     
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    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Ah, hate that Fedex jacked it up!! But it's a real beauty, love it!! Congrats and enjoy!!
     
  9. SuperNovaRG1570

    SuperNovaRG1570 SS.org Regular

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    Beautiful Guitar!! Congrats!! HNGD!!
     

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