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Re: re: NGD - The First Non-Beveled Aries - Master Grade Koa

Postby JCG » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:08 am

leftyDaveZ wrote:Without the bevel it looks like a bolt on DC600.

Not trying to be negative.


It is very similar to a DC600.

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Postby gpbarnett » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:57 am

JCG wrote:I apologize for the 7A+ grade.
Arbitrary or not, those were Jeff's words, and I trust his opinion.

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I'm thinking about getting an instrument with a Koa top next year.

I think I'm going to have to ask for UltraMaster 8A grade. :lol:

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Postby JCG » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:28 am

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re: NGD - The First Non-Beveled Aries - Master Grade Koa top

Postby harsh59 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:11 am

Man that top is insane . I really like the look of the non-beveled Aries .

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Postby JSG*8 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:51 am

Wow. That is one nice top.

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Postby spudmunkey » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:17 am

harsh59 wrote:Man that top is insane . I really like the look of the non-beveled Aries .


It's the non-signature GH24 many have asked for. I wish they gave it a new name or something, though, than just a bevel option to the Aries. I feel like the Aries is distinctive on its own to be a seperate model, and this could be the Bolt24+ or something.

Edit...and I hope that would mean that the prototype GH with a pickguard is a Bolt24...and is available with BBE. :)

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Postby dejabluguitar » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:36 pm

spudmunkey wrote:
harsh59 wrote:Man that top is insane . I really like the look of the non-beveled Aries .


It's the non-signature GH24 many have asked for. I wish they gave it a new name or something, though, than just a bevel option to the Aries. I feel like the Aries is distinctive on its own to be a seperate model, and this could be the Bolt24+ or something.

Edit...and I hope that would mean that the prototype GH with a pickguard is a Bolt24...and is available with BBE. :)


I wonder if the GH-bolt24 will have a full size humbucker option, other than the SD single size HB shown on the prototype
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Postby JCG » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:38 am

The rear view will show why this is an Aries.


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Postby Warg Master » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:26 am

That's a pretty sweet topen. Looks very figury... mmmmm
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Postby JCG » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:10 am

The weight is 7.2 pounds.

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Postby bobabouy » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:07 pm

That is beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!! This would look awesome as the backplate!!!

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Postby JCG » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:31 pm

bobabouy wrote:That is beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!! This would look awesome as the backplate!!!

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That is nice. :applause:

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Postby Koshchei » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:16 pm

gpbarnett wrote:
JCG wrote:I apologize for the 7A+ grade.
Arbitrary or not, those were Jeff's words, and I trust his opinion.

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I'm thinking about getting an instrument with a Koa top next year.

I think I'm going to have to ask for UltraMaster 8A grade. :lol:


Go with a Mega Bishop 12A top. It puts you that much closer to god.

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Postby JCG » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:13 pm

Again, I apologize for the 7A+ grade.

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Postby Koshchei » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:56 pm

Hey, it's not you... it's that the number of A's that a top can have is verging on eBay feedback.

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Postby spudmunkey » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:21 pm

Koshchei wrote:Hey, it's not you... it's that the number of A's that a top can have is verging on eBay feedback.


...or chinese restaurants trying to be first in alphabetical order in the yellow pages. I live near a "Five A's Cafe", but in the phone book, they are listed as "AAAAA Cafe."

:lol:

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Postby twilightdusk » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:28 pm

Wow, that's the most INTENSELY flamed koa top i have ever seen :twisted:
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Postby MikeBass » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:12 pm

I keep checking this thread for more pics of the mighty axe and even on page 3 I'm not disappointed. Such a beauty, congrats again JCG :applause:
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Postby CarvinKook » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:47 pm

That's a sweet build man, congrats! Love me some Koa!
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re: NGD - The First Non-Beveled Aries - Master Grade Koa top

Postby laxu » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:33 am

Nice looking guitar!

Kiesel should really try to do something about their models, there's just way too many that are almost the same but with different model name. This is essentially just a bolt-on DC. To me the big feature of the Aries is the bevel so why not just call this DC-bolt or something? Also considering they have the wonderful neck joint, why not just offer it as the standard on all bolt-on models?


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