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#1
leWild Box appeared!


What does it want? Do I feed it or something?


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#2
I say it's a piece of logg.
G͔͓̅e͎͉̟̽ͬ͐̎̃͐ͨͅå͈͖͕̹̤̟̐̏͋ͅr̩͕̫̰̗s̹̳̼ͥ̒̍̄̅ͥ̚:


ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


#4
It wants you to open it and tell us what it is.
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Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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I also have to do that. Cottaging this weekend
#5
I threw some food at it, but it isn't doing anything.. maybe it's shy?

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#8
Quote by Flux'D
I threw some food at it, but it isn't doing anything.. maybe it's shy?


Hurry get rid of it, it's shitting little things all over

Wait a minute, did you get it wet and feed it after midnight?
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#10
I go outside for 15 minutes and come back to this. Stupid box shredded newspaper and then shit this thing on my carpet! Boxes these days... no respect.

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#11
Put a steak on it, man...
G͔͓̅e͎͉̟̽ͬ͐̎̃͐ͨͅå͈͖͕̹̤̟̐̏͋ͅr̩͕̫̰̗s̹̳̼ͥ̒̍̄̅ͥ̚:


ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


#12
Maybe the box was shedding its skin.
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Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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I also have to do that. Cottaging this weekend
#13
Metamorphosis....
Man they better not have sent me a cardboard caterpillar
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#14
I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#15
This better not be a strat or something just as common after all the suspense. You're setting a high standard with all the waiting, it better deliver!
#16
I tried to take a picture of the box, and this jumped in the frame

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#17
It's...it's like Alien...but with wood & metal! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!


(Come to think of it, that would make a cool music video...)
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#20
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#21
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Gibson Custom Shop V?


It looks like a Gibson, maybe a LP?
I'm so happy. I get to eat a muffin.
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#22
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#23
Es-335?
Caution:
This post may contain my opinion and/or inaccurate information.

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#24
Looks like a Les Paul Custom, probably an Epiphone or one of the imitators. In Ebony. Could be a Black Beauty...
#25
Eh, I'm tired of keeping this up

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24.75" Scale Maple Neck, 60's Profile
22 Fret Indian Rosewood Fretboard
Mahogany Body with Maple Cap
5 ply top and back binding, bound neck and headstock
Mother of Pearl inlay (claims to be actual MOP)
EVJ Alnico 5800 Pickups
2-Way Truss Rod
190NS Fretwire
"No Tarnish" Gold Hardware




A little backstory... Larry Mitchell (Grammy-winning guitarist who's heavily endorsed by Ibanez) stayed at my place and turned me onto these. The man that was responsible for Ibanez's quality control (Jim Donahue) left the company to found his own called SVK. He was the guy that engineered the method that Ibanez uses to fret and dress their guitars as well. SVK's big selling point is their necks and frets.. just like Ibanez. I'm embarrassed to say out of all the guitars I've owned this one has the nicest fretwork without a question.. absolutely perfect out of the box.

Action, Fit & Finish: All I've done so far is tune it and play it, I haven't adjusted a single thing on it or even removed the plastic film. The action is nice and low, and the neck doesn't need any adjusting. Perfect right out of the box. The finish is done very nicely and I cannot find a single fault in the paint. However, there are a couple VERY minor spots where the binding wasn't masked properly so there's finish on top of it. Again, very minor. The build quality is solid, whenever I hold my ear to the guitar it sounds... like wood! Most of the Epiphone's and Agile's I've done this with have a strange metallic twang, but not this guitar.

Hardware: Well, it's gold so we'll see how long it stays 'gold' . I'm curious about their No Tarnish thing, apparently they plate the hardware right there in-house. The tuners are Nameless Wonders, I've done a bunch of awkward bending to attempt to knock them outta tune and they hold up just fine. I usually change out tuners pretty soon on a new guitar, I don't see myself touching these anytime soon.

Electronics: The pickups aren't really that bad. Definitely useable and they have a very interesting, 'vintage aggressive' snarl through my VTM. I plan on getting a pair of humbucker-sized P-90's in the future, but the stock pickups are just fine. Pots are regular full-size 500K Alphas (not the miserable mini's).


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If any changes are made to these guitars it's a purely cosmetic and/or personal taste decision, there really aren't any flaws with the stock hardware and electronics. I may change the nut at some point, but I really doubt it.

More pictures and summary will follow in the next post.
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#26








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#27
Remember I said the frets were fantastic? I'm comparing this against my 2003 Gibson Flying V, 1996 Fender MIJ Jagstang.. 1979 Gibson SG, 1978 Gibson SG Standard, Gibson 50's Tribute Les Paul, various high-end Deans, a pair of LTD EC-1000's and a MH-1000, Ibanez RG1570 Prestige, etc.

Midrange, American, Japanese, vintage, etc. The SVK has excellent fretwork that's on par, if not better. In fact, it's the nicest feeling sub-$1000 Les Paul I've played. And here's the most surprising part:



MADE IN CHINA





These normally sell for around $500 for this particular model, however Jim Donahue had an order destined for South America and the buyer backed out. So he had the entire shipment of 400 sent to his home in Pennsylvania, and he's selling them at $20ish over cost to get them outta his living room.

Total cost plus shipping: $260
I cannot think of any guitar these can be compared to in this price range. They are a better built instrument than the 2 Agile 3100's I've played, and definitely outpace Epiphone. With all of that in mind, here's my final conclusion..


Value: 18/10
Fretwork: 9.9/10
Build: 9.5/10
Finish: 9/10
Hardware: 8.5/10
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#28
That's great! HNGD!

I admit the top of the headstock isn't to my liking, but that's a personal thing.
It's an opinion. It's subjective. And I'm right, anyway.
#30
No problem, Ippon
I originally wanted to grab a 335 copy, but he was sold out of them at the stupid cheap price. Then I wanted one of these in white... of course it was sold out. The black looks great in person though, so I'm completely happy
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#31
I tried looking up SVK...no luck. Do they have a website or Facebook page? I want to know more.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#32
From what little I've found on the company, it seems they went under from Gibson's pressure. The guitars are floating around out there though. The info I have seems to coincide with what info there is on the MLP forums, and matches what Larry Mitchell told me in person about them.
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#33
I'm really, really tempted to buy one of these now, but I dunno if I'm gonna get smacked in the face with import charges in Aus? D:
Shipping still only says $20 so I'm real tempted.

Sitting at check out for a wine red standard LP deciding if it's a good idea
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#34
Here's a thread over at MLP that has some user pictures of their SVK's, including a Wine Red one. The 400 and 500 level ones have a set neck btw


http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/other-les-pauls/190158-svk-custom.html
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#35
Just ordered a WR standard! Really wanted a custom but they're gone
[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']Better than my plan, look at those perfect little dick suckin' lips!
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#37
I wasn't expecting people to buy one based solely on my description
Definitely do some digging around on these and listen to the clips on YouTube

I do want to add this: some of the finer details are a slight miss on mine. The binding has a slight yellow tint added to it and it's not applied evenly around the instrument. For the most part it looks great though, just a couple odd patches where stuf meets. The side dots on the fretboard aren't perfect either, but they're there and get the job done. For $260 though, I feel these are an absolute steal. That's remarkably cheap for something with this nice of playability
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#38
Quote by Flux'D
For $260 though, I feel these are an absolute steal. That's remarkably cheap for something with this nice of playability

Exactly why I ordered one

Been craving a WR LP for a long time and now I have one on the way
[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']Better than my plan, look at those perfect little dick suckin' lips!
Kid's a natural I tell yah!Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII
Marshall JCM 900 SL-X
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster
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#39
Definitely post pictures and your thoughts when you get yours

EDIT: I'm looking at the wiring now, the pickups in mine are 4 conductor. A set of push pull pots may be in order
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#40
Hmm. I may have to get one. We'll see.

Do they sell guitars with ebony fretboards? I can't tell from the photo.
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