NGD: Padalka Space 7

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  1. bubingaisgod

    bubingaisgod SS.org Regular

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    Finally got my Space 7 from Russia. Ahhhhhhhhhh! Holy crap.
    I was speechless for awhile just looking at it. Couldn't even play it.
    I gave it some time to acclimate, a little over 24 hours, then some tweaking.

    What to say about it...to start, every inch is like a work of art.
    The level of detail in this build is unbelievable. I cannot find a single flaw anywhere.
    The severe hand carved lines along the edges of the cutaways, the way the binding tapers to those edges, it's just beautiful, and better in person as opposed to the photos I saw. The pickup covers matching the pale moon ebony board, gd man! Tight joints too. Very very tight. I can't praise Simon enough for his craftsmanship.

    Playing. I'm laughing as I write, this is just one of the best sounding and playing instruments
    I've ever come across. The metal is ruthless. The cleans are deep, clear and somehow woody and organic. The neck plays perfectly and is very consistent with not the smallest issue.

    I know there is a lot of back and forth that wood doesn't influence the sound on an electric guitar.
    If that's true, these have to be the best pickups ever made. Personally I think there is an influence from the materials overall combined with the electronics. Never heard a guitar sound like this.

    Here are some of the specs and some photos.

    26.6" Scale, White Ash Body, Birdseye Maple Top, Pale Moon Ebony Fretboard, 7 Piece Maple\Walnut Neck, Fokin Uppercut Pickups, Hipshot Griplock Tuners, Hipshot Bridge.

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  2. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    You made the right choice grabbing this over the Vik! Glad to hear it’s as exceptional as all his other builds. Happy NGD
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Sweeps and Chuggs

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    Congrats and HNGD
     
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    Konfyouzd certainly uncertain Contributor

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    Thanks for sharing. Never heard of these guys before and this looks cool.
     
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    Congrats!

    I'm stoked for you!!
     
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    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    Now officially the only good thing lakeland has going for it :p
     
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    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    Happy NGD!!!! Going from a thread where you were looking for advice on buying a hi-end guitar to owning a Padalka in a week or two puts such a smile on my face. Looks immaculate!
     
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    Yeah dude, I just had a good feeling about it. I hadn't planned on jumping on something so fast but it was calling to me lol.
     
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    BigViolin breakfast foods

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    Check the Padalka thread, dude's on another level, in alllllll aspects.
     
  10. Marv Attaxx

    Marv Attaxx ಠ_ಠ

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    I'm glad that you chose the Padalka and also a bit jealous :D
    Simon doesn't build guitars, he creates art!
    One day I shall call a Neptune 8 string my own....
    Also I'm getting more and more curious about Fokin Pickups.
     
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    ramses Guitar/pizza regular

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    Thanks for the closeups. I'm definitely placing an order.
     
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    Gorgeous! Congrats! I am seriously considering a CS for next year.
     
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    Sick burn lol....I haven't been here long, but there isn't much going on here for sure.
     
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    This was the in stock model on the site for a while? I always thought it looked amazing. Congrats!
     
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    looks sick!
     
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    Looks great!! Nice pics :)

    Looks like you made the right call in end, enjoy!!
     
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    Excellent craftsmanship. Congrats!
     
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    HNGD! What an instrument. Super jelly
     
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    Looks killer, happy NGD!
     
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    So glad you ended up grabbing it. Congrats!
     

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