NGD: Vigier Shawn Lane Signature Excalibur

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  1. lewstherin006

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    I got this in a trade with my friend. I had never really played Vigier before, but I knew that they were pretty awesome. The Bridge pickup has been changed out from an Air Classic to a Illuminator and it fits the guitar perfectly. The nut has been widened to fit thicker strings, which is why it looks a little rough. The neck is fantastic. Vigier has it's own 10/90 system neck, which means that the neck doesnt have a truss rod because the neck has been reinforced with a carbon fiber rod. It has a pretty flat radius on it, but it isnt that hard to get used it. The guitar itself is suppperr comfortable. Overall I am super happy with it.

    Specs:

    Neck

    Type: Bolt-on featuring the 10/90 System
    Wood: Maple naturally dried for 3 years
    Shape: D
    Finish: Matte varnish
    Width of neck at nut: 42mm / 1.65"
    Width of neck at last fret: 56,5mm / 2.22"
    Depth of neck at first fret: 19,5mm / .76"
    Depth of neck at 12th fret: 23mm / .90"
    String spacing at nut: 35mm / 1.38"
    String spacing at bridge: 53mm / 2.08"
    Action as supplied at 12th fret, treble: 0,7 mm / .0275"
    Action as supplied at 12th fret, bass: 1,0 mm / .0393"
    Type of nut: Teflon nut + hardened zero fret technology

    Fingerboard

    Wood: Rosewood More informations?
    Radius: Flat fingerboard
    Type of frets: Medium
    Number of frets: 24 + zero fret
    Scale length: 630 mm / 24.8"
    Inlay: Dots

    Body

    Wood: Two center-joined pieces of solid, naturally aged alder.
    Finish: Varnish dries for 5 weeks minimum

    Accessories

    Machine heads brand name: Vigier
    Type of machine heads: Over sized locking machine heads
    Bridge brand name: Vigier
    Type of bridge: 2011 non locking tremolo, pivoting on needles bearings More informations?
    End pin: Brass casing that inserts deep into the body and locks the strap button in place.
    Finish: Chrome

    Electronic

    Pickup brand name: DiMarzio
    Type of pickup: H/S/H
    Pickup model: Air Classic/FS1/Air Classic*
    Switch: 5 positions
    Controls: Volume
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  2. mbardu

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    Nice, those are too rare around here!
    How do you like the trem?
     
  3. Zhysick

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    Well, it's not a "pretty flat radius"... its just flat. One of the very few guitars that comes stock with a flat fretboard.

    It's not easy to see those guitars for sale... nice catch!
     
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    Very cool!

    So it doesn't have a truss rod eh? Crazy! Is there a decent amount of relief in the neck or is it near straight?
     
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    Love it. Excellent guitar.
     
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    mbardu SS.org Regular

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    Well 100% flat is actually also pretty flat so he's technically correct :lol:
     
  7. Zhysick

    Zhysick SS.org Regular

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    But he said "pretty flat radius" and there is no radius at all... that's what I meant :scratch:
     
  8. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Man, those are great.

    Congratulations!
     
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  9. mbardu

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    How can you say no radius when it's literally +∞, the largest radius of all?!? :lol:
     
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    Trem is great. Feels great too.
     
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    I tried one of these a while back and was surprised by how comfortable the flat fretboard was. Literally no adjustment time at all, the whole thing just felt great. Probably should have bought it.
     
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    Empryrean Plucks strings

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    Always dug the looks of Vigiers. Congrats!!
     
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    Vigier are next-level instruments. My GV will likely never leave me... even though I just don't play guitar anymore.
    The Lane is a niche instrument but the concept is interesting. How are you getting on with it for non-shred stuff?
     
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    Very nice! So classy. Congrats! Great pics too!
     
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    And that's coming from Shawn himself!
     
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    The one radius to rule them all.
     
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    Congrats! Still in love with my Excalibur after 2 years :) incredible instrument
     
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    The radius isn’t infinite, it’s non-existant.
    A hairless cat doesn’t have infinitely short hair - it’s bald.
     
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    The board is flat as the radius tends to infinity.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    I wonder if you can make stuff true by putting it in italics.

    Pablo is a hairless cat and thus his opinion on basic mathematics should be ignored.
     

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