Aristides Guitars

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    For a satin marble it's less. Gloss marble is expensive, yeah.
     
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    Yeah my build is like $6k, and I want to say like $2k of that is just the finish
     
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    Yeah, crazy. I know it takes lots of time and skill to make perfect finishes like that. But the price upcharges are the price of a mid-range guitar, lol

    Holy shit. My R build is only $2,500 US. I'd rather buy an 060R *and* an 070R, and have a grand left for other stuff than have one guitar in a fancy colour - each to their own!
     
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    For the record. I've had 3 Aristides so far (still have 2, and got one more on order).

    And each time, they get better.
    And the bar was high to begin with.

    On the latest (a Blueberry Chameleon 060s i.e. multiscale), the finish is absolutely Perfect. If you see my review of my first Aristides, you will see that I don't use this word lightly. But on this one... Oh my. Absolutely insane quality.

    The rest of the guitar is even better. I absolutely cannot believe it.
     
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    Are there pictures of color options for the R series yet? I've only seen one or two.
     
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    rifftrauma Trapped in time...

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    I don't have any pictures but I think the colors are anthracite, pink, orange and royal red.
     
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    The Instagram pic of what I'm assuming was royal red with the gold hardware looked amazing. I guess I have a few months to decide if an actual finish would be worth it for me.
     
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    Well another thing is I got piezo, which you can’t get in an R and that also is like over $1000 if not $2000(and maybe reverse with the finish being the $1000)

    I’m a one guitar guy so it’s ok with me for the price, like I straight up will never pick up a different guitar. Hell I currently have an Ibanez 7620 and a kerry king v and the v is objectively a better guitar, but since I like to have 7 strings when writing I barely touch the V
     
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    I've recently had a really strong desire to spec out an 020 for a vintage vibe. I just wish I had the opportunity to try one before dropping that much money.
     
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    Thrashman Got Groove?

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    It depends on specs, but they'll be a tad cheaper than the regular line.
     
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    They seem to do a lot worse on the used market than the other models - I'd just gab one from there. Hardly any specs to change on that one too.
     
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    I'll have one in Yorkshire by easter next year, if it's any help :lol: Pretty sure your build wouldn't start until then, so you could always ask if you can place an order with potential to change model when your slot comes up, should you get to try one and not like it
     

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