What screams "cheap" to you?

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So if ESP is the best...I would agree with @MASS DEFECT's initial comment ... no matter how "the best" ESP is, similar to how I've mentioned airbrush art painted guitars...no matter how well it's done, it still screams "cheap" to me.
 

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Agree. ESP is the undisputed king of camo paint jobs. The Sabaton Warhead is much better since the camo is made from wood veneer.

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HOLY SHIT :greatkat:

So if ESP is the best...I would agree with @MASS DEFECT's initial comment ... no matter how "the best" ESP is, similar to how I've mentioned airbrush art painted guitars...no matter how well it's done, it still screams "cheap" to me.

Really? Its 9000$ pricetag screams "expensive" to me :lol:
 
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the camo is made from wood veneer.

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uh no it's not. There's a quilt veneer on front and back but the camo looks like a hydrodip. If they'd done the camo out of veneer it wouldn't be on the belly cut, and the neck stripes wouldn't be visible/the camo wouldn't extend up that high. Still a sick build though.
 

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uh no it's not. There's a quilt veneer on front and back but the camo looks like a hydrodip. If they'd done the camo out of veneer it wouldn't be on the belly cut, and the neck stripes wouldn't be visible/the camo wouldn't extend up that high. Still a sick build though.

I remember this one, I think it's actually a paint job. It was for sale at DCGL for a long time and that's how I remember it being presented, but could also have been semantics. The price was wild though $8-9k I think, seemingly commensurate with being hand done.
 

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Why is there colour in the tummy cut but nowhere else?
 

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Why is there colour in the tummy cut but nowhere else?
I noticed that too, but I think we're seeing a sun reflection

EDIT: actually no, i think youre right, the lower horn inside on the left picture has the same color, and its facing away from the "sunlight" i would have been referring to...that is odd?
 

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I remember this one, I think it's actually a paint job. It was for sale at DCGL for a long time and that's how I remember it being presented, but could also have been semantics. The price was wild though $8-9k I think, seemingly commensurate with being hand done.
It could be a paint job, but I highly doubt it. The fact that it's transparent so you can see the underlying wood grain makes me think hydrodip, especially since only the black part of the camo shows up on the belly cut.
 

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Why is there colour in the tummy cut but nowhere else?
Think it might be the colour of the actual body wood. Feels like the body (mahogony?) is sandwiched between the quilted top and back, then camo painted over in trans colour.

Body shape does remind me of the Capa TAT special. Nice.
 


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