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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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I got one. - My new 7VW arrived last Saturday

I ordered mine from Musician's Friend on a Wednesday and it arrived 3 days later. I gotta say it is a really nice looking and nice sounding guitar.

There are a few minor finish problems, in the monkey grip and where the guitar cord plugs in, but other than that the guitar is immaculate. I love the inlay on the neck.

I'm looking forward to getting into the studio and cutting some tracks to see how it sounds on tape.

The technical info on this site about setups and all the other techie related stuff is awesome! This is a great site!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 11:50 AM
 
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I got one.

Congrats! The 7Vwh is a great guitar!

Enjoy

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 12:33 PM
 
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I got one.

if you ordered new, those minor finish problems are totally unacceptable. you paid a lot of money for a high quality guitar, and those 'details' kill the resale value (in an emergency case of course, you will never want to sell that guitar!)
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 03:07 PM
 
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I got one.

Congrats on your new axe!!! VWHs are awesome!
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 08:38 PM
 
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I got one.

"This guitar is now the ultimate power in the universe....and I suggest we use it."

Sorry, paraphrasing Admiral Motti, aboard the Death Star, Star Wars, Episode IV....hehehe....

For real, congrats!
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2001, 08:43 AM
 
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I got one.

Mine has the same problems. *I think you can probably assume that trying to find out without any type of blems inside of the monkey grip and jack is probably nearly impossible.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2001, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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I got one.

Re the Monkey Grip:

According to Harmony-Central, that's what I gathered... they nearly all have paint problems inside there, I can see how that would be extremely difficult to paint and finish.

K
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2001, 12:03 PM
 
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I got one.

Yes the monkey grip is a little rough on the inside.
The 7VWH is the best choice.

Congrats.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2001, 03:38 PM
 
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I got one.

My DBK has the same problem....I assumed they are all like that
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2001, 06:00 PM
 
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I got one.

I have 4 Jems right now, and they all have finish yuckies in the grip, from a run in the VWH, to dry overspray in the SK to just rough looking in the DY and FP.

But, overall, they are amazing guitars, Congrats on your new VWH!!!!! *And welcome to Jemsite !!!!!!!

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-25-2001, 11:14 AM
 
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I got one.

Congrats!!! Its a great player. The only thing is the clearcoat on the neck! I sanded mine.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 12:55 PM
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The inside of the angled jack on my 7VWH is very thin. Looks mostly like overspray. The grip is fine. Guitars that cost this much, should have higher quality control. -rvj
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 08:07 PM
 
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I got one.

Ron, I have to agree with you, but being a fellow Gibson owner, you must admit that even WITH the lack of that higher quality control, for the price, Jems are still better guitars than pretty much all other guitars, dollar for dollar, and at half the price.....figuring in that a 7VWH would cost me about the same as a low-tier Gibson, I will take the bad with the good and get a superior-playing and sounding axe....and I KNOW you feel the same way! *:biggrin: **grumble....dirty 7VWH owners....* *hehehe
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-29-2001, 12:15 AM
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Hehehe....
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