NGD - Vader V6X

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NGD - Vader V6X

Postby customguitars87 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:46 am

After a multi-month search for one of these with the right specs to buy used, I finally hit the jackpot last week and she arrived today.

Every crazy rave I've ever read about one of these is true...this is definitely the most comfortable guitar I've ever played.

The specs:

-Mahogany neck (tung oil finish) and mahogany body with walnut top and satin finish
-Ebony fretboard with mother of pearl dots and luminlay side dots
-Jumbo stainless frets
-Hipshot Kiesel Tremolo
-25.5 inch scale with the regular neck profile (thankfully)

Pickups sound good, but will be replaced with Bareknuckles as those are my go-to and I have a killer set of Aftermaths I grabbed cheap that would look amazing in this axe. Going to replace the pearl knobs with wood ones also, but other than that (and badly needing fresh strings) she's good to go.

I don't have any great pics because daylight was already on it's way out by the time I got it home, but here are a few in some varied lighting:

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Re: NGD - Vader V6X

Postby ilyti » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:02 am

Thats a beauty! And surely with the Aftermaths it will be a beast as well.

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Re: NGD - Vader V6X

Postby customguitars87 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 am

ilyti wrote:Thats a beauty! And surely with the Aftermaths it will be a beast as well.


Thanks! Should look and sound great, these are the ones going in:

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Re: NGD - Vader V6X

Postby skully13a » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:22 am

Dig it! 8) Nice vader, man. :applause: :applause:
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Re: NGD - Vader V6X

Postby Doctor Turn » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:35 am

Awesome guitar.
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Re: NGD - Vader V6X

Postby Naked Ape » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:50 pm

Great specs. Congrats!!
Would love to hear a tone report once you swap the pickups. Oh, pics too. :)

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Re: NGD - Vader V6X

Postby Toptube » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:19 pm

Those pickups look rad. I wanna see picsss

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Re: NGD - Vader V6X

Postby ElfDude » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:56 pm

Very cool!
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Re: NGD - Vader V6X

Postby customguitars87 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:26 am

Naked Ape wrote:Great specs. Congrats!!
Would love to hear a tone report once you swap the pickups. Oh, pics too. :)


The current state of things is I actually really dig the stock pickups...so I think I'm going to play it for a few more weeks before deciding whether to swap in the Bareknuckles.

I've also heard that the BKPs with covers may require a little bit of routing to fit, which isn't really something I wanna do from a resale perspective...but then again, I know for a fact that this is one guitar I am keeping forever.


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