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  1. Señor Voorhees

    Señor Voorhees SS.org Regular

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    So last night I was lurking around on the internet and found myself at sweetwater for whatever reason. Long story short, this is on it's way to my house:

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    It was the damndest thing. I had zero intents of getting a new guitar, but something about these aquaburst Avengers was just appealing to me. Has this happened to anyone else? You know, just fumbling around and then suddenly realizing you just bought a guitar?

    I got a pretty good price on it too. I intend to, for the first time, leave the bridge as full floating, as I think I own enough guitars in various tunings to justify having this one remain in D standard. The sustainiac is an added little bonus, as it's something I really wanted to try out. It won't be the end of the world if I hate it and swap it out for something, which I likely won't do anyway. I mostly got it because an aqua burst avenger is just sexy.

    So! Thoughts? Anybody else have similar experiences? I find it worth mentioning that the Sweetwater folks are just dandy to work with.
     
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    ErkerAsylum SS.org Regular

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    Love me aquabursts/cool colors. Looks awesome man.
     
  3. TemjinStrife

    TemjinStrife Power Metal Cellist

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    My only complaint is that the headstock is not reversed :yesway:
     
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    YUMMY!!!
     
  5. AKan

    AKan SS.org Regular

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    What have you done... That guitar is so beautiful. You've planted the seed of a purchase in my mind.

    I'll wait for the NGD. Congrats man.
     
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    Omura SS.org Regular

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    Just checked them out on Sweetwater, They have Satin necks. That makes them oh so much better. A wonderful axe to add to your collection.
     
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    JustMac ss not-so-regular

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    Holy...how much of a dent was it on the ol' bank balance? Wish Europe got more of these kinda finishes. So juicy! :agreed:
     
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    Señor Voorhees SS.org Regular

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    Damn. I'm on break at work and my browser just crashed before I could post my response. Basically, I got this guitar plus a hard shell case for $990, which isn't bad at all. I'll probably update this thread when I get it in and spend some time with it.
     
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    Well shit.......
     
  10. Daf57

    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Very cool! Subbed for updates and photos! :yesway:
     
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    Awesome! Definitely post pics when you get it. If I'm not mistaken Nikki Stringfield has been playing one just like this for a few months now.

    Most of my guitars (excluding my first) I've purchased relatively on a whim. Either seeing them pop up in a guitar store or on Kijiji I was looking for a guitar, just browsing and suddenly I see something that interests me and then I pounce!!! :lol:
     
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    I don't blame you man.. the sustaniac is so f'n cool. I got to play around with one at guitar center and it was really awesome. My next guitar will have one methinks.
     
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    I remember schecter posting a picture of Nikki with an aquaburst guitar, but I think it was the C1. Still, seeing her with it rekindled my gas for the avenger. I've been fighting with myself to buy one or not since I saw them and hers didn't help. Not sure why I caved but I did! I'll definitely post my thoughts on it after I spend a bit of time with it. Pictures, and perhaps even sound clips too!
     
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    Yeah she was playing a c-1 in the aquaburst and then soon after got an avenger with a reverse headstock!

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    still, hngd!
     
  16. 1longhorn

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    FWIW, these really never touched me. But now I see yours, and damn, I've got a thought: that's a fvcking sweet axe you've got coming! Congrats! Updates must follow.
     
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    This. When I first saw it my gut reaction was to not like it, but a few milliseconds later I was like "That thing is actually f'n GREAT looking! Unexpected GAS!"

    Make a video so we can see it in action! :metal:
     
  18. Señor Voorhees

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    Good god, I want her guitar. I like the reverse headstock, but more importantly, hers looks quilted and not flamed. I'm way more into quilt than flame. Not to say I dislike flame or anything. I also really like the headstock with the uneven amount of tuners on each side for some reason. The a7 I have has it.
     
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    This happens 85% of the time when I walk into a guitar store. :lol:


    I no longer bring money with me when I go.
     
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    Give us an update when you get it!
     

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