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    NGD: Charvel Angel Vivaldi DK24-7 Nova

    Been a loooong looong time since I bought a new guitar, but getting the FM3 re-lit the spark and I decided it was time to finally buy a big-boy guitar. Also, the wife said I could. Snagged this used on reverb, but it must be an open-box return, because it's in immaculate condition.

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    This thing absolutely smokes. The neck feels amazing, the body contours are great, and the neck heel sculpt is absolutely unreal. I've never played a Tone Zone 7 before, and you don't hear it mentioned much as a favorite for modern metal-ish sounds, so I was a little skeptical about it. It sounds gnarly as hell though. This is through the Engl Savage model on the FM3:



    Rolling back the volume cleans it up a lot more pleasantly on a high gain amp/patch than my other guitars too. The Air Norton in the neck sounds great, which I expected. Didn't have a ton of time to mess with the split positions after getting it restrung and set up, but it sounds like there are a lot of fun sounds there too.

    This is also my first maple fretboard and, I mean:

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    Anyway, shout out to Josh for inviting me over to play his, because that's what sold me on this model. I absolutely never thought I'd buy another guitar with a trem, but here we are. Pretty impressed with that too, so far. Other than the usual new string-itis, it seems to hold tuning pretty well, even when I'm using the trem.
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    #2
    Fuck yes. Great playing and fantastic looking fiddle man.

    DAT BOARD THO

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      #3
      I never even noticed the contoured horn when I saw that before. That looks fantastic. Great playing as well.

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        #4
        Nice.

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          #5
          That is a nice looking axe right there! Great playing!

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            #6
            These things are gorgeous. I've intentionally not played one as I don't think I could walk out the store without one in my hand.

            Is that trem a gotoh 510? Those are amazing 👌👌

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              #7
              Sweetness! Charvel is really coming on strong these days.
              Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                #8
                That looks sexy. Congrats!

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                  #9
                  DAT BOARD!

                  I have yet to play a bad one of these. Killer score.

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                    #10
                    this post just reminded me of how much I LOOOOVE maple boards.
                    O K T H E N

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Adam View Post
                      Is that trem a gotoh 510? Those are amazing 👌👌
                      It is indeed.

                      I love the specs of this guitar, but don’t dig the inlays or the paint colours.

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                        #12
                        ^

                        Exactly the same for me. In fact, that's what been keeping me from buying one. Gold pickups and inlays looks kinda "goofy" to me and something about the body shape looks wonky. But hey, to each their own! Fantastic guitar nonetheless.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Darren View Post

                          It is indeed.

                          I love the specs of this guitar, but don’t dig the inlays or the paint colours.
                          The six-string version comes in a blue that looks pretty rad. Still has the gold hardware though.

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                            #14
                            I don’t mind the gold hardware, but the gold bobbins are a little much. Black bobbins with gold pole pieces would have looked a bit more tasteful to me.

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                              #15
                              Fair. Not gonna lie, I was legitimately concerned about what would happen if I didn't get on with the Tone Zone and needed to swap it out. Buying the exact same neck pickup but in black so it matches the new bridge pickup would be incredibly stupid, and yet....

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Darren View Post
                                I don’t mind the gold hardware, but the gold bobbins are a little much. Black bobbins with gold pole pieces would have looked a bit more tasteful to me.
                                The gold hardware, I love. Just look at my white DK24. It's the uncovered gold + boppins I'm not a fan of.

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                                  #17
                                  Black and gold is a good combo. You got some nice figuring on the neck too! Congrats, glad I was a good enabler on this one

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Josh View Post
                                    Black and gold is a good combo. You got some nice figuring on the neck too! Congrats, glad I was a good enabler on this one
                                    I almost bought one of the really gaudy gold straps from Couch to match, but my wife talked me out of it.

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                                      #19
                                      Awesome! Probably best if I don't try one of these out...

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                                        #20
                                        If I was in the market for a new seven, this (or, more likely, the sage green version) would be a short list contender. Angel's personal ones ruled, and there's a lot about this i like spec-wise.

                                        The playing is alright too, I suppose.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
                                          Awesome! Probably best if I don't try one of these out...
                                          This would probably work for you - the neck carve is fantastic.

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