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NGD - White RTF Aries w/Ziricote FB UPDATED W/PICS EMBEDDED

Postby Bovine » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:49 am

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Made it here in just 7 weeks and I am instantly all aboard the bevel train! Man this thing is all it's cracked up to be. And the overall build totally hit the "Classy" vision I was going for. The raw tone is fantastic and so far I haven't seen any issues with fragility. I had an idea of how the bevel would work but hadn't fully accounted for how well it "follows" my arm as I move fingers across the fretboard. I think THAT is what gives it it's extreme comfort.

The first thing that caught my eye was how well they matched the ash top to the ash body. Just killer!! Totally makes me forget it isn't a one piece (which I would have done were it not for wanting it chambered).

The sound is great too which was a total gamble on my part. Arahobob was a tremendous help in giving advice toward finding something new that I would like. I'm not into the Lithium HBs but did like the Lithium Single Coils in some youtube videos I've seen. I am a huge fan of the AP11 Single Coil and figured I would swap them out if needed but so far the Lithium Sings are GREAT for me!! The KH bridge humbucker is excellent too.

The walnut one piece neck and the ziricote board are sweeeeet together. The ziricote has the same basic colors as royal ebony but in a swirl ---- loving it.

So enough of my rambling! Onto the SPECS and the PICS....

Aries 6 w/Floyd & Nut...

ASH - Swamp Ash body
AT - Ash top
CMB - Chambered body
RTF - Raw Tone Finish
WW- White/White
WALN - One piece walnut neck
THNN - Thinner neck profile
6IN - Standard Pointed Straight 6 Inline headstock
PH - Headstock to match body finishing (white)
ZIF - Ziricote fretboard (op 50 $200)
IDIA - Diamond inlays
IMP - MOP inlays
STF - Stainless Steel Med - Jumbo frets
R14 - Standard 14 inch radius
HSS - Kiesel/Holdsworth KH12B Bridge Pick up. Lithium Single Coil middle & neck.
404 - White Pickups
CHR - Standard chrome hardware
DSLS - Drop Shadow Silver Logo
TCW - White truss rod cover
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Straplocks

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Re: NGD - White RTF Aries w/Ziricote FB

Postby JCG » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:52 pm

That is a great looking Aries.
Well done! :applause:

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Postby arahobob » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:15 pm

Might I suggest Imgur (it's about 100000 times better than photobucket is now)

Love the guitar - we need to get more easily viewed photos for the masses!
Congrats on the super huge NGD - it looks like a match made in heaven.
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Postby Casual Madman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:14 pm

Wow, you weren't kidding about "ad infested." One big splash ad parked itself in the middle of the page and refused to click off. Glad I could see your pics on FB, that's a simply gorgeous guitar - as of now, my favorite Aries build!

And I looked, and behold, a pale guitar! And its player's name was Bovine, and riffs followed him.

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Postby Nlelith » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:16 pm

Really nice grains on this build! HNGD!

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Postby Bovine » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:42 pm

JCG wrote:That is a great looking Aries.
Well done! :applause:
Thanks John, much appreciated!
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Postby Bovine » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:46 pm

arahobob wrote:Might I suggest Imgur (it's about 100000 times better than photobucket is now)

Love the guitar - we need to get more easily viewed photos for the masses!
Congrats on the super huge NGD - it looks like a match made in heaven.
:mrgreen:

The match for me is as good as the one they did on that top!! Glad you're digging it Bob and thanks again for all the tips --- including the pics fix!!
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Postby Bovine » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:49 pm

Casual Madman wrote:Wow, you weren't kidding about "ad infested." One big splash ad parked itself in the middle of the page and refused to click off. Glad I could see your pics on FB, that's a simply gorgeous guitar - as of now, my favorite Aries build!

And I looked, and behold, a pale guitar! And its player's name was Bovine, and riffs followed him.
:laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard:

Wittiest guy I know, right there Cas!! Thanks for the lavish words and I would love to see you order one of your own and posting it right here again like the good ol days!
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Postby Bovine » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:52 pm

Nlelith wrote:Really nice grains on this build! HNGD!
Thanks Nlelith, the raw tone over swamp ash really shows up well, especially in neutral colors. Feels great too fwiw. I highly recommend trying the RTF!
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Postby Bovine » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:53 pm

Bovine wrote:
Casual Madman wrote:Wow, you weren't kidding about "ad infested." One big splash ad parked itself in the middle of the page and refused to click off. Glad I could see your pics on FB, that's a simply gorgeous guitar - as of now, my favorite Aries build!

And I looked, and behold, a pale guitar! And its player's name was Bovine, and riffs followed him.
:laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard:

Wittiest guy I know, right there Cas!! Thanks for the lavish words and I was kind of going for a Texasy vibe with it too. Would love to see you order one of your own and posting it right here again like the good ol days!
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Postby ilyti » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:22 pm

That neck/board! Wow. Very classy build.

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Postby Catman10 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:12 am

That came out looking great, "Bovine"! This build is just oozing class any way you look at it, congrats! I can't decide whether I like the color contrast between the body and the back of the neck, or the look of the RTF better. One question about the RTF, is it smooth to the touch like satin matte or is it textured?
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Postby Jesus_Freak » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:03 am

Man - flat out gorgeous - Congrats...!!!!!!

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Postby skully13a » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:21 am

Dig it. That's sweet. :mrgreen:
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Postby wickid » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:18 am


Very nice ... I can get into some of these 1-color Aries. 8)

Yeah, I am a photobucket-head too. Ads? ... Not even ads ...
That 1 big screen-blocker they throw up with those pix that look like
a butt (or crotch) shot - but its an elbow, poop - but its really a spud,
something that looks like a smoking-gives-you-cancer ad - but its ...
some other natural thing??? Disgusting things really.
(A browser refresh usually gets you back to the pic you were viewing.)
I know its free (and I'll never pay for it), but, just, why?!?!?! (right?)
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Postby colossal » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:12 pm

Wow, congratulations Bovine! That came out great! That neck, though :o

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Postby Bovine » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:30 pm

ilyti wrote:That neck/board! Wow. Very classy build.
Thanks Ilyti, I'm pretty into that moss green in your profile pic too ---- is that mahogany?
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Postby Bovine » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:36 pm

Catman10 wrote:That came out looking great, "Bovine"! This build is just oozing class any way you look at it, congrats! I can decide whether I like the color contrast between the body and the back of the neck, or the look of the RTF better. One question about the RTF, is it smooth to the touch like satin matte or is it textured?


Catman! The RTF is textured where you can palpably feel the ridges of the grain. But it also has a satin feel to it too where the wood is smooth. And regarding the tone ---- even when not plugged in, the harmonics are very strong and resonant on this guitar, which I would attribute to the chambering. But it's possible that there is even more affecting that than I am aware of.

I'm loving this guitar! The ziricote is a little darker than the walnut, but shows better up close --- a very active environment when playing and eyeballing the fretboard. There's nothing about this build that I wouldn't recommend!
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Postby Bovine » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:37 pm

Jesus_Freak wrote:Man - flat out gorgeous - Congrats...!!!!!!
Thanks Jesus_Freak!! Would look great under a pickguard too Hint Hint!! :D
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Postby Bovine » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:38 pm

skully13a wrote:Dig it. That's sweet. :mrgreen:
:applause: :applause:
Thanks Skully I appreciate it!!
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