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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-09-2010, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Took this guitar in as a trade from Jemsite member Vilkai. Got the guitar this morning. Vilkai has still to to receive the guitar I sent due to a balls up by the British courier Parcelforce but it's now been rectified and should be with him soon. I okayed it with him before posting these pics.

Anyhooo..This is a Zion Radicaster and it's the first time I've owned/played one. 1980's model I think, unsure of year although the serial number is simply '8'...that's it! Not totally sure what she's made from but what I do know is that it's maple neck, maybe ebony or very dark rosewood board, Schaller/Floyd Rose, Gotoh Machineheads, 22 frets. Think the single coils are EMG's??? Bridge Humbucker has certainly been replaced at some point, has a nice vintage sound to it, could be a DiMarzio or SD, will have to take it out and get a proper look underneath it. If anyone can shed any light as to the 'proper' spec on this I'd be most grateful.

A big thanks to Vilkai for the guitar. Although new here on Jemsite his other feedback he provided was exemplary and was great to deal with, super nice guy. Thanks!!

Time for some pics:::







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Couple more pics:



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nice! really like the finish on that - is it a burnt finish or just painted on like that?

how does she play?
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Head over to the Gear Page, where this very guitar was discussed!!!
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Very Nice
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Beautiful Guitar...I miss Mine!!
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WandererUK. Thanks!! Guitar plays and sound pretty cool. Not sure how the finish was done but I believe it is called 'Metal Flake' and on this guitar was known as the 'Bowling Ball finish'..can't be sure though..i don't know diddly about Zion guitars

Jono: Thanks for the heads up, checked out that category but couldn't find the thread, my eyes are failing me in my old age..lol!! How am I missing it?? Fire up a link if you get a chance. Thank You!!

Jim777: Thanks man!! You're comments are always appreciated!!
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I would love to get a Radicaster one day, they are beautiful instruments. The ones I've played felt like an old friend from the first strum.
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http://www.thegearpage.net/board/sho...439703&page=24

Do a little search into who Ken Hoover is
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http://www.thegearpage.net/board/sho...439703&page=24

Do a little search into who Ken Hoover is
Thanks Jono!! Much appreciated!!
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That finish is awesome looking!!
Congrats.
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That finish is awesome looking!!
Congrats.
Thanks man!!
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Head over to the Gear Page, where this very guitar was discussed!!!
Is it just me or is it weird recommending another forum instead of discussing this beauty here ?

Congrats with the guitar, awesome finish.
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Is it just me or is it weird recommending another forum instead of discussing this beauty here ?

Congrats with the guitar, awesome finish.
It's just you

Ken Hoover founded Zion Guitars and is a member there so might be able to help. To the best of my knowledge, he's not a member here and therefore probably isn't going to see this thread.
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