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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Beta Testers Needed for Cara Guitars RavenX

Hi, my name is Jim Cara and I am the owner of Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars in Wilmington DE. I was part of the group in the early 80's that worked out of the Bensalem plant. I would do presentations for the sales staff and introduce them to new products. Mainly I was with the Laney program.
I've had my own shop for about 20 years now and have developed a hot rod guitar I'm pretty proud of. The features are 21" Radius Rosewood Fretboard. 24 Frets Easy Access neck joint, floyd rose locking system that does not need tools. EMG 58, SA and 81 with a 5 way switch.

I am looking for people in the area who have experience with high-end Jem and Sabre guitars, with some credibility that can play the guitar and give me some feedback.

The fastest shredder I know took the guitar for a test drive and loved it. However I want to see if anyone else can get this thing to play cleaner, and faster, ALTHOUGH I DOUBT IT. Someone with a flawless tremolo style would be really nice.

Check out the video on youtube by searching for
Worlds Fastest Guitar built by Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars
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Re: Beta Testers Needed for Cara Guitars RavenX

there is plenty of guys faster and cleaner on here, how ever I aint one of em hahaha.

I built guitars and finish guitars thats the best I can offer.
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I play guitar. I just learned Stair Way to Heaven. If you want to send me one I will give an honest review. It sounds cool.
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Pictures of said guitar ??
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I test and review gear on my blog. I'm in Australia, but that might be a bit far for you. If you are interested let me know. Id be happy to test at home and with my band.
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Firstly, Jim, welcome to JEMsite. Please can I ask you, that if you're looking to become more involved as a vendor, that you set the locationin your profile to your actual location Wilmington DE as mentioned in your post? It just gives the other members a it more peace of mind when dealing with professional service providers ad will help your business here in the long run

With regards to the demo the guy is playing so fast that it almost sounds like the "computer game effects" bit from a Dragonforce song!!! I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but it is fast

One thing I would say though is thatdemonstrators should never wear the same colour shirt as the guitar they're demonstrating! Black shirt plus black guitar equals no idea what it actually looks like

I'm sure this is an excellent instrument, but, how can we tell?
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do your guitars have maple fretboards, florescent colors and real Dimarzios?
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YouTube search for "world's fastest guitar" yields "About 2,210 results"

Peace

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Try "Worlds Fastest Guitar built by Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars".
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If you can really take someone who knows guitars picking apart its every flaw, send it to the Guitar Doctor! (aka me)
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Where on, "Earth" ,are you?
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I'd totally test drive one, but I'm not fast..yet. I'm 19 and been playing for 10 years and i'm studying guitar at college.
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Try "Worlds Fastest Guitar built by Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars".
Thanks, yeah, I found it pretty easily by adding "cara," I just thought it was ironic to find two thousand guys claiming to be the fastest guitarist on Earth . . . .

Surely there's only one.

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Well, it wouldn't allow me to post a link to the video here. Chris Gordon is the player and he runs the Shred Academy at The School of Rock Music. His biggest credit it working with Graham Bonnet after Blackmore, Malmsteen, and Vai. There's no way to tell who is better, but this guitar was built with the aftermarket fretboard work already done. Performance Guitar and Sandoval in Hollywood have been flattening fretboards since the 80s. Sandoval started by buying up the dan Armstrong and dan electro necks (non adjustable truss rods) and building the V for Rhodes. then Lynch and DiMartini came on board. The flat necks are really the factor in getting a guitar to shred. Even Vais personal guitars are flatter than the stock models.
But that contradicts that Blackmore and Roth were using those 7" radius Strat necks. That would choke. I really wish I could have seen show the set Ulis strats up.

Is IBZ even running a USA custom shop anymore? Will they make a 24fret 21"radius neck?
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Even Vais personal guitars are flatter than the stock models.
Bunk. In fact 90% of his guitars have standard Fujigen production necks, just like one you'd buy in the store.

Of course they still have the LACS.
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