#1
First of all, my apologies for the first half of the title, I was just looking for an excuse to use that word

The second half is pretty much dead on, though, as I do have an awesome new guitar:


The Vigier Excalibur Indus:

-DiMarzio pickups
-textured black finish (with a cool blue line around the tremolo cover and the scratchplate)
-10/90 neck system
-zero fret
-maple neck, rosewood fretboard and 24 frets
-Vigier's own tremolo system (which uses ball bearings instead of knife edges)
-locking tuners
-a five way switch and tone+volume controls
-handmade in France


Essentially, it's awesome!


The pics are a bit dodgy, since the weather didn't allow for any pictures to be taken outside, but I'll try and get some good pics tomorrow.









And a guitar+dog pic:


(sorry for the slightly creepy eyes :p
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#3
I saw the thread title, and thought "it's about the tenth new guitar day today, but with that title it should be good" then I noticed it was you getting it and thought "I know it'll be good" then I saw the word "Vigier" and cracked straight on

It looks great, how's it playin'?

I'm not usually a fan of black but that is looking pretty snazzy.
#4
Very pretty, how much did that set you back?!

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#5
looks good, never even heard of vigier but still looks good.
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#6
Looks pretty slick, whats the point of that 0 fret? not knockin it or anything, just curious
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#7
zero fret helps with intonation. It also helps with spacing and the sound of an open string sounds a bit more like a fretted note.

A lot of Mosrites and Gretsches have these. Some Steinbergers have this as well.
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Quote by Devix_SG
Looks pretty slick, whats the point of that 0 fret? not knockin it or anything, just curious


Here's a simple drawing:




From Vigier's site:

"A zero fret has always been fitted on all of our instruments. This slightly higher fret’s role is to even open or fretted string notes, ensure perfect string height, minimize string friction and help avoid detuning, especially when using the tremolo. Now, thanks to new technology, we’ve been able to harden it so it lasts longer and make it removable so it’s easier to replace if needed."


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I saw the thread title, and thought "it's about the tenth new guitar day today, but with that title it should be good" then I noticed it was you getting it and thought "I know it'll be good" then I saw the word "Vigier" and cracked straight on

It looks great, how's it playin'?

I'm not usually a fan of black but that is looking pretty snazzy.


It's amazing; the neck profile is about the same as on my other Vigier (thinner than Fender, thicker than Ibanez); it's incredibly smooth and fast.

The bridge works like a charm and stays in tune just fine. Just for good measure, here's a
pic:




Normally I'm not such a fan of black guitars, either, but this particular finish does look pretty sharp; the blue edges are a nice touch, too
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#9
Very interesting, thanks guys
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Ah, I thought those blues edges were just the lighting, that looks even better than I originally though
You better have fun with that thing!


I'm pretty sure I will

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Very interesting, thanks guys




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looks good, never even heard of vigier but still looks good.


Check out www.vigierguitars.com
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#12
That zero fret thing is pretty interesting, congrats!
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That zero fret thing is pretty interesting, congrats!



Thanks

The zero fret is pretty cool, just like the carbon fiber strip replacing the truss rod.
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#14
second vigier there huh they must be good
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#15
That is so slick. The flat black with the blue trim on the scratch plate is really killer, it's all "murdered out" as the gangstas say.

I really like this one. Generally it's a simple looking guitar but it's really decked out with some nice features. The 0 fret, locking tuners, and viger trem all look extremely nice.


But I always like your guitars
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#17
lucky begger! Vigier are gorgeous guitars, congrats!
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Congas !
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lucky begger! Vigier are gorgeous guitars, congrats!


thanks

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That is so slick. The flat black with the blue trim on the scratch plate is really killer, it's all "murdered out" as the gangstas say.

I really like this one. Generally it's a simple looking guitar but it's really decked out with some nice features. The 0 fret, locking tuners, and viger trem all look extremely nice.


But I always like your guitars


Thanks, it would be cool in yellow, too, but the black does give it a pretty classy look

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second vigier there huh they must be good


They are

If you ever have the chance, give them a try.
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#20
Does this mean that you are retiring your applehorn? Don't want to smear that gilbert signature
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Does this mean that you are retiring your applehorn? Don't want to smear that gilbert signature



The great thing about textured finishes (like on the Applehorn) is that they preserve signatures quite well .

It's going to be many years before my Caparison can even start to look forward to retirement
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