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Perfect Djentelman
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Hey guys!
Bernie made me this just in time so i could have it for Thrash and Burn 2010 with Periphery!
Here are some pics and a short review/description:
This guitar is AMAZING. If you guys know me, you know im usually into more flashy flame/quilt tops with crazy colors etc, something loud, but at the same time i am just in love with the minimalist nature of this guitar. Its actually a very subtle Pearl White, not flat like it looks in the pics.

This guitar sounds phenomenal, and im realizing now that i really just need to stop being cheap and put Bareknuckles in everything (putting some in my shoes as we speak!). The clarity, warmth and attack i get from this guitar is similar to that of my Blackmachines and the pickups are just so tight, nothing compares.
This time around i decided to try some different ones based of off Nolly's reccomendation which was a Rebell Yell bridge and a VHII neck.
Those paired with the maple neck and mahogany body sound so good that i think that im going to have to get the 7 string version of those pickups for my Rico 7!

It came setup amazingly well, didnt have to adjust anything on it and the intonation is spot on. So it plays pretty damn effortlessly, in some ways very similar to my blackmachine, especially with the super flat ebony board (20 inch radius).

The trem is only there for the sake of the fine tuners and locking nut, its blocked with a tremol-no and i have locking tuners as well on the guitar for quick string changes and so i can leave the nut unlocked if i need to.
And i opted for a single volume and petrucci style switching with the mini switch (inside coils on middle position)

Aaaand thats about it! Here are some pics:





 

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That looks very sweet.

You should record some clips. :agreed:
 

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Perfect Djentelman
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Thanks guys!
Yeah Chris, the heel is very similar to this old rg550 i used to have which i sold because im a fucking idiot, seriously i dont know what the hell is wrong with me, definitely will always regret selling that...life fail.

Crucified, the heel actually never gets in the way physically unless you go above the 24th fret, and even then its not in the way even though your hand is touching it. It probably looks sharper than it is haha.
 

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I need a RG550. :lol:

What's the finish on those Bareknuckles? "chainsaw-distressed" is the adjective that springs to mind. :lol:
 

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It's an RG. Am I missing something? :lol:
Haha, well its a very similar shape, but RGs rarely have mahogany bodies, they never have Ebony (at least not anymore, even Ibanez told me their ebony sucks and not to use it so they just "ebonize" rosewood) or 27 frets for that matter.
And the general wood and build is worlds better than a prestige RG thanks to it being handmade, and yet this would probably run about 1500-1700 bucks. Which is within the Prestige price range.

So its an RG done right if you ask me haha!
 
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