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  1. Agalloch

    NGD: smoked salmon

    Sick guitar! I still think the PRS tremolo might be the best I've ever used. Super stable tuning with their locking tuners too. I think all the Wood Library models come with those insane paisley cases now. They have a few different colors. Mine was all black paisley. And yeah, they're heavy as...
  2. Agalloch

    Aristides Guitars

    Uh, how does one go about getting this "1000 Euro downpayment" option? Asking for a friend...
  3. Agalloch

    EBMM Abasi Kaizen

    It's a very interesting guitar shape and I'm glad EBMM is putting out some wild stuff. Though, what I imagine puts some players off is how propriety everything is (I think the same is true to a slightly lesser extent with the Petrucci guitars). At least for someone like me, the idea of doing...
  4. Agalloch

    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    That new PIA looks sweet. Unfortunately, most of the retailers I see listing it show it as arriving sometime early next year now.
  5. Agalloch

    NGD: ESP Original Arrow (Black Andromeda)

    Eleven months actually doesn't seem too bad for a made-to-order ESP. Plus, it's fucking awesome. Impossible to go wrong with ESP. Go forth and shred!
  6. Agalloch

    Aristides Guitars

    Well put. The reality is that there are so many options when it comes to guitars these days and so many variables that what works for you won't necessarily work for me. And vice-versa. I think a lot of us are "chasing the dragon" so to speak, always expecting there to be a "better" guitar out...
  7. Agalloch

    Aristides Guitars

    Eh, maybe I'm looking the wrong place, but the dealers I've looked at have a Suhr Modern starting at $3000 for an absolute bare-bones model. The $2000 difference was certainly an exaggeration, but that base price is quite a long way from $1449 for an Aries. But yeah, I'm purely talking about...
  8. Agalloch

    Aristides Guitars

    Oh yeah, I agree that there are plenty of niche builders making all sorts of wacky modern guitars (especially in the headless space). But that stuff is way more niche than Aristides. So you've hit on what makes Aristides stand out--modern guitars that still look like guitars. They've struck a...
  9. Agalloch

    Aristides Guitars

    The cool thing about Aristides is they're doing their own thing and they've managed to carve out a completely singular niche with virtually no competition. If you want an Aristides-style guitar, well...Aristides is the only option. Contrast that with all the other "modern" guitars that are...
  10. Agalloch

    ESP 2023

    Those are all very good points. (And I'm definitely thinking of importing a Caparison...) I think ESP is in a pretty weird place with their pricing right now--at least in the States. After all the price hikes, ESP USA prices are close (or even more) than ESP Originals. But ESP USA used to be a...
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    ESP 2023

    That's totally true, but--and this is probably because I don't understand economics--that still doesn't explain why ESP is selling their Original guitars for so much more in USD. I mean, $5000 is equivalent to over 730,000 Yen. But Japanese dealers are selling that same guitar at 400,000ish Yen...
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    ESP 2023

    The list price for a brand new ESP Horizon from Ikebe is around 400,000 yen which is under $3000. So, what I want to know is why the fuck do they cost $5000 new in the US? Totally insane.
  13. Agalloch

    Guitars as fine craft/art pieces

    Speaking of forged metal, I think James Trussart has some cool guitars: https://jamestrussart.com/
  14. Agalloch

    Anderson 7 strings returning

    The world has enough fancy-topped 7-strings. Relic'd black 7 for the win!
  15. Agalloch

    Mayones 40th Anniversary Guitars

    I think they make high-quality guitars, but I really wish there was more variety in their finishes and the wood they use. Like 75% of what they put out are poplar-topped guitars with gross bursts.
  16. Agalloch

    What happened to Schecter V-8s?

    I assume it's a reference to Drum City Guitar Land--a music shop in Colorado. They get a lot of custom Schecter builds. Actually, they have an 8-string Avenger right now that's...almost $6k.
  17. Agalloch

    What happened to Schecter V-8s?

    Yeah, my guess would be a "fuck ton of money." And that's if Shecter would even do it. Their standard production/artist USA models vary from between 2.5K to 3K plus now. You're talking about doing a "masterworks" build which I imagine would cost WAY more than that. I think the most affordable...
  18. Agalloch

    What happened to Schecter V-8s?

    For real. I think most djent bands should just use baritones. But you know what they say, "MORE STRING = MORE BROOTZ."
  19. Agalloch

    NGD 87 ESP Horizon.

    I love this color! It's so sad to see the broken headstock. I hope y'all get it sorted out soon!
  20. Agalloch

    Mayones 40th Anniversary Guitars

    This is cool for whoever is into really extravagant stuff, but all I can think of is how far the value of these guitars will plummet on the used market.


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