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#41
Quote by Dave_Mc

yeah i think they just shut because they weren't making money. whether the tsunami, or just the economic climate, affected things, I dunno. But it sucks.

A little something called JPY and USD exchange rate killed the plant. Also the owner of the Chushin Gakki plant got handed a bad deal from FMIC and they lost a ton money.

Anyways I'm hearing rumors of FMIC signing a contract with Fujigen and renewing the contract for Tokai Gakki to manufacture the new models.
#42
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This =



This = Cool.



This = Sex.
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#43
Honestly, I've never liked Jacksons. This might just change my mind though... these all look FANTASTIC.
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#44
Quote by dark Mass
(a) A little something called JPY and USD exchange rate killed the plant. Also the owner of the Chushin Gakki plant got handed a bad deal from FMIC and they lost a ton money.

(b) Anyways I'm hearing rumors of FMIC signing a contract with Fujigen and renewing the contract for Tokai Gakki to manufacture the new models.


(a) yeah the yen is ridiculously strong at the moment (or maybe the pound, US dollar and euro are really weak But either way it's the same effect)- I'm sure that wasn't helping.

that's interesting about the bad deal from FMIC, too, I hadn't heard that before.

(b) that would be cool

Though as you said, the strong yen might make them very expensive.
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#45
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Opinions

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#46
Quote by Dave_Mc
(a) yeah the yen is ridiculously strong at the moment (or maybe the pound, US dollar and euro are really weak But either way it's the same effect)- I'm sure that wasn't helping.

that's interesting about the bad deal from FMIC, too, I hadn't heard that before.

(b) that would be cool

Though as you said, the strong yen might make them very expensive.

FMIC gave the owners of Chushin Gakki a 5% cut of what they made for Jackson/Charvel from 2004-2010 which wasn't much since sales pretty leveled off around 2007.
#47
oh right. yeah that's not going to help, especially if they're already on pretty tight margins.
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#49
As far as I'm aware these are basically Jackson's attempt at Ibanez Premiums - I think they're Indonesian.
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#50
ah well that sucks
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#51
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My opinion is the opposite.

So you think that 7 string's headstock is ugly? It looks awesome!
#52
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
My opinion is the opposite.


Okay.
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#53
It's a shame about the Japan factory. I got a DK2S at the beginning of the year and it's brilliant. My next Jackson will probably be a PC1. Don't know why but i tend to stay away from set neck/neck through guitars with a trem.
#54
Quote by RockGuitarist09
Don't know why but i tend to stay away from set neck/neck through guitars with a trem.

You shouldn't do anything without a reason.
#55
I saw this and this the most excited I've been about guitars in a long time. I'm definitely snagging a King V once I get the cash for sure.
#56
Quote by Offworld92
Can't get past Jackson's headstocks. They just look awful. All they have to do is reverse them, and they'd be perfectly fine. But pointing down like that just looks terrible.

The SLS headstocks are the sex though.

That headstock has been pointed down for years. Some people (Like me) prefer them to be that way. Not everyone want's a reverse headstock. I really like the SLS headstock too, but the pointed down headstock has been the tradition of Jackson for years. So obviously if it looked terrible, then they wouldn't be doing much business now would they?
#58
Quote by LIPCoelho
whats the main difference between the KVMG V and the KVMGQ V ?

Probably the Quilted maple top...
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#59
Quote by LP_CL
Probably the Quilted maple top...

yeah, i know, i can read also. i wanted to know how does that influence the guitar's sound, quality, durability, etc.
#60
Quote by LIPCoelho
yeah, i know, i can read also. i wanted to know how does that influence the guitar's sound, quality, durability, etc.


Considering its most likely a veneered top, it doesn't.
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#61
Quote by LIPCoelho
yeah, i know, i can read also. i wanted to know how does that influence the guitar's sound, quality, durability, etc.

Yeah, what Hatebreeder said. Just looks.
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#62
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Considering its most likely a veneered top, it doesn't.

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Yeah, what Hatebreeder said. Just looks.

thanks, i shall pass expending an extra 100 to 200€ just on looks.
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#63
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thanks, i shall pass expending an extra 100 to 200€ just on looks.

The problem is that a flametop isn't something that you can just put on your guitar whenever you feel like. I personally would spend a bit more for a guitar that looks nicer.
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#64
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
The problem is that a flametop isn't something that you can just put on your guitar whenever you feel like. I personally would spend a bit more for a guitar that looks nicer.


Well technically, you can add a veneer or even a flametop at any time if you know your way around a band saw.


I get your point though, Im just being pedantic
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#65
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Well technically, you can add a veneer or even a flametop at any time if you know your way around a band saw.


I get your point though, Im just being pedantic

Putting a flametop on your guitar and doing a sunburst finish isn't something you can do (well) without experience and the right tools.
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And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
#66
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Putting a flametop on your guitar and doing a sunburst finish isn't something you can do (well) without experience and the right tools.


Obviously. Im just saying its possible


You don't need a veneer on a Jackson anyway. Just pinstripe that bad boy and be done.
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#67
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
You don't need a veneer on a Jackson anyway. Just pinstripe that bad boy and be done.

**** yeah.
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And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
#68
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
**** yeah.


Just make sure you don't get the cheesy pentagram inlays like on my KB Rhoads
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#69


METUL AS FUKK!!
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And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
#70
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
The problem is that a flametop isn't something that you can just put on your guitar whenever you feel like. I personally would spend a bit more for a guitar that looks nicer.

obviously, but im not a fan of really fancy colour finishes. its a matter of taste only
#71
The Ultimate 666 axe of the BR00tlz.


Is that the new Alexi Über METAL EBV-666?
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#72
It's Galder's model.

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#73
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
It's Galder's model.




Nergal's better looking. IMHO both DimmuBurger's GP have some fugly sign guitars
#74
I shouldve guessed. Is he still playing in Dimmu Borgir?


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It's Galder's model.

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#75
Only thing I'd want on that guitar is a seventh string, but it's uber br00tz.

I love it.
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#76
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
It's Galder's model.



what's with the moustache? o_O I mean he just looks silly with it.
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#77
Quote by Dave_Mc
what's with the moustache? o_O I mean he just looks silly with it.


I think he's going for a Burt Reynolds vibe.


But, you know... Dead and stuff.
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#78
ah i see the likeness now
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#79
I'm sorely tempted by that snow white V, but I also have huge GAS for a Gibby Explorer and I only need to save for a few more months.

Help guys pls
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#80
Quote by lfcagger
I'm sorely tempted by that snow white V, but I also have huge GAS for a Gibby Explorer and I only need to save for a few more months.

Help guys pls

Play both, see what you like more.
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And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.