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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

After waiting for almost 5 months she finally arrived last week. A beautiful j.custom 7-string.

I ordered shortly after orders were taken and I'm overwhelmed to hold one in my hands now. She even looks better in real than on pictures. Like a little chameleon. Different light, different angle and she turns from black to blue. Very awesome.

Playability is sublime. Fast and very comfortable neck fitting my hand in a perfect way. In my ears the sound is round, not too dark, not too bright. Typical touch of mahogany but not over pronounced. The top adds a nice light touch to the sound without making it too harsh. Didn't expect that perfection of a balanced sound.

I'm quite happy with the PAF-7 pickups although I'm used to the bite of the 6-string EVOs. I don't see a reason to change them in this 7-string. Nice and heavy metal sound.

Totally happy with this guitar. She's like a pretty woman - I can't take off my eyes and my fingers..




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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 12:34 PM
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

Gorgeous guitar! Congrats! Nothing like a new guitar that feels so perfect in your hands... pretty rare thing to experience. Enjoy...
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

Now that's a handsome guitar, elegant without being too flashy.

Happy NGD.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

That is a proper instrument with the proper number of strings!
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

Outstanding!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

Beautiful guitar! The flamed top on that one is perfect. I just received the 6-string version after finding one I liked. Been looking since Christmas!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

Oh I love the 6-string version. My wife plays a JC RG8420 and it has a gorgeous neck. Best 6-string neck I ever played...

And yeah, they did an awesome job in matching the flamed top on this 7-string. Absolutely symmetrical structure.

What I really like with the JCs are the flamed maple neck bindings. So eye catchy. Looks like blonde wavy hair to me...



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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

...and here is the lady in action...

It was very much fun recording this beauty.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 08:56 PM
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

That is a beautiful guitar. Many congrats to you!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD RG8527Z-SDE J-Custom 7 String

Played the RG8527 for a while now and although I was happy with the pickups in the first place I have to take back what I wrote. Neck pickup PAF is perfect but the PAF in bridge position lacked that bit of harmonics and scream I'm used to with my JEMs.

So I decided to try the Evolution7 and now I have the sound I can express myself with. I have to be a bit careful at high gain settings and high volume because the mahogany tends to feedback earlier than a basswood guitar. But overall the RG8527 matches very well the JEMs now.

If anyone is interested how it sounds and screams now I recorded a Vai cover song.

I'm in big love with this guitar (hope my wife doesn't get jealous... )


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