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Rock Johnson
05-26-2009, 11:17 AM
Just bought a Peavey Vandenberg Custom Quilt in transparent honey.

Oh. My. God.

I love this guitar.

The specs:
Mahogany body, quilt maple top
Set neck with sculpted heel like a neck-thru.
Mahogany neck
Rosewood, 24 fret board
Kahler Spyder trem
Two volumes (250k pots) and a coil tap.

This is a phenomenal guitar. The action is so low that it makes you giggle like a schoolgirl. I measured it at something like 2/64ths (or 1/32nd, if you prefer) at the 12th fret *on the bass side.* There's absolutely *no* audible-through-the-amp buzz anywhere on the neck, and only a very slight acoustic buzz at the 5th fret on the high E.

I haven't weighed it yet, but I think it's in the 7 pound range.

I had one for years that was good, but this one is great. I sold the last one to pay some medical bills - not because it was a bad guitar. This thing is just insane. All the electronics are still stock.

The pics:
http://i.ebayimg.com/13/!BS)nl4gB2k~$(KGrHgoH-EEEjlLlyOEvBKE3mEip!w~~_1.JPG

A closeup:

http://i.ebayimg.com/16/!BS)nr0!CGk~$(KGrHgoH-CQEkJ5gdrdhBKE3mm2-fQ~~_1.JPG



Bottom line - these things are as rare as hens teeth...but they're GREAT.

BPSUL
05-26-2009, 12:57 PM
The little red X's are fascinating.

Rock Johnson
05-26-2009, 01:14 PM
Oops... I hotlinked to the ebay auction. I"ll upload everything to photobucket when I get home.

Here's the ebay auction:

http://rover.ebay.com/ar/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?mpt=[CacheBuster]&adtype=1&size=1x1&type=4&campid=5335828753&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FPeavey-Vandenberg_W0QQitemZ260413838822QQcmdZViewItemQQpt ZGuitar%3Fhash%3Ditem3ca1dfd5e6%26_trksid%3Dp3286. c0.m14%26_trkparms%3D66%253A2%257C65%253A13%257C39 %253A1%257C240%253A1318%257C301%253A1%257C293%253A 1%257C294%253A50http://cgi.ebay.com/Peavey-Vandenberg_W0QQitemZ260413838822QQcmdZViewItemQQpt ZGuitar?hash=item3ca1dfd5e6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A13%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7 C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335828753&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FPeavey-Vandenberg_W0QQitemZ260413838822QQcmdZViewItemQQpt ZGuitar%3Fhash%3Ditem3ca1dfd5e6%26_trksid%3Dp3286. c0.m14%26_trkparms%3D66%253A2%257C65%253A13%257C39 %253A1%257C240%253A1318%257C301%253A1%257C293%253A 1%257C294%253A50)

Traps
05-26-2009, 01:17 PM
Very nice.. I saw that (I think it's that one) on GreedyBay recently....

Bobby D
05-26-2009, 01:18 PM
those are REALLY rare, and top shelf guitars!:drool

Rock Johnson
05-26-2009, 01:26 PM
They really are excellent guitars. VERY underrated, if not downright unknown. Lots of folks mistake them for the bolt-on versions that go for $350-$400, which are also excellent guits, but not in the class of the Custom Quilts.

Something that really surprised me is how well it does a Strat imitation. Coil tapped, and in the middle position on the pickup selector, there is an amazing amount of quack.

kenneth
05-26-2009, 02:03 PM
Agreed the are great guitars, I don't think they are really under rated, imo. Probably unknown for someone who didn't live through the Whitesnake era.

I see them sell typically for 1000-1200, which is about what I would expect to pay for a great playing guitar, that is completely out of style, and has a trem that is inferior to the floyd rose. :)

Rock Johnson
05-26-2009, 02:37 PM
In what way is the Kahler Spyder inferior to the FR?

Is it because the Spyder, unlike the OFR, has adjustable string spacing?

Or is it because the Spyder, unlike the OFR, has individually adjustable string height?

As far as being out of style... yep, they're hopelessly out of style. That MUST be why Peavey resurrected the V-Type a couple years ago.

kurtsstuff
05-26-2009, 02:49 PM
Fantastic guitars as were alot of Peavey's from that era.....You either know..Or you don't..and those that don't as with anything..Will shit on it...I love ignorance!!

Rock Johnson
05-26-2009, 02:52 PM
Fantastic guitars as were alot of Peavey's from that era.....You either know..Or you don't..and those that don't as with anything..Will shit on it...I love ignorance!!

That's true. I suppose I shoulda been nice and told him that it's just generally rude to sh*t on someone's NGD thread.


Naah.

BPSUL
05-26-2009, 02:58 PM
This is why I've never posted a NGD thread. None of my guitars are cool enough...

Love that peavey.

Rock Johnson
05-26-2009, 03:01 PM
Thanks, man.

kurtsstuff
05-26-2009, 03:03 PM
Remember the Peavey Odyssey?? Fantastic Les Paul alternative...and in most cases...better!! That guitar you got is smokin!!

bsteff666
05-26-2009, 03:06 PM
Great guitar. Congrats. Those neck-through quilt tops are rare. I remember seeing them in trans purple..but never this honey color.
Very nice!

kenneth
05-26-2009, 03:25 PM
Didn't mean to shit. I thought that is what the smile face was for, and that was my intention of putting the smiley face there. I know there is, and has been, a lot of debate on the floyd vs kahler. My intention of the smiley face was to poke fun that this statement. So my apologies if I offended, as it appears I have.

Regarding out of style, perhaps I should have said the demographic has changed considerably. But I didn't mean to imply that this will reduce your enjoyment of your guitar, or the quality of your guitar. And I do own several guitars that I would consider demographics changed, and I also enjoy them.

I hope that clarifies the intention of my post.

WoodyTone com
05-26-2009, 03:36 PM
$350?!!!

blood5150
05-26-2009, 03:56 PM
http://www.100xr.com/100_XR/Artists/W/Whitesnake/Whitesnake.jpg

charveldan
05-26-2009, 07:26 PM
I've had two and love them.:drool:drool:drool:munch:band

Here's the one I have now.

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/charveldan/000_0017.jpg

Rock Johnson
05-27-2009, 09:20 AM
Great guitar. Congrats. Those neck-through quilt tops are rare. I remember seeing them in trans purple..but never this honey color.
Very nice!

I used to have one in the trans purple - actually more of a reddish maroon, and not very 'trans.'

They made one in trans pink, but I've never even seen a picture of one.

Rock Johnson
05-27-2009, 09:21 AM
Didn't mean to shit. I thought that is what the smile face was for, and that was my intention of putting the smiley face there. I know there is, and has been, a lot of debate on the floyd vs kahler. My intention of the smiley face was to poke fun that this statement. So my apologies if I offended, as it appears I have.

Regarding out of style, perhaps I should have said the demographic has changed considerably. But I didn't mean to imply that this will reduce your enjoyment of your guitar, or the quality of your guitar. And I do own several guitars that I would consider demographics changed, and I also enjoy them.

I hope that clarifies the intention of my post.

Classy response -- apology accepted.

Now let's :dude !!!

Rock Johnson
05-27-2009, 09:23 AM
$350?!!!


That was the starting bid. It was at $510 with 4 days left when I convinced him to end the auction early (l live 30 minutes away). I offered him $1k and he jumped on it.

WoodyTone com
05-27-2009, 11:36 AM
What do you think the auction could have gotten to?

Rock Johnson
05-27-2009, 01:18 PM
Probably around $1200-$1300.

Stinky Kitty
06-02-2009, 10:01 AM
In what way is the Kahler Spyder inferior to the FR?

Is it because the Spyder, unlike the OFR, has adjustable string spacing?

Or is it because the Spyder, unlike the OFR, has individually adjustable string height?

As far as being out of style... yep, they're hopelessly out of style. That MUST be why Peavey resurrected the V-Type a couple years ago.

Unfortunately, the V-types weren't even remotely like the originals 'cept for body style. The necks were much chunkier and the gawdy faux abalone purfing was a typical Korean blah. I've owned every Vandenberg model Peavey ever produced (both puzzles, all quilts, pink, white, blue, black, red....name 'em, I've owned 'em...even a red Vandy with maple fingerboard). The Kahler Spyders are ok....not great...but ok. They strip very easily so if you can find a new Spyder on eBay, buy it. I'd love to have seen them with the Steeler trem. Why Peavey doesn't reissue these guitars (in their original body/neck style/measurements) is a mystery to me. They would sell a ton of them...certainly more than they're going to sell with that miserable PXD series.

Congrats on ownage on one of the more beautiful metal guitars of the era. The fiddle cuts and stepped headstock were fantastic styling cues during a cookie-cutter era of Superstrats.

mourispc
06-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Just curious, how do you adjust string spacing with the Kahler Spyder? I've owned 4 Vandy's, 3 with Spyders and one with a Kahler Killer. I know you can adjust individual string height and intonation, but the string spacing from left to right cannot be adjusted with the Spyder, as far as I can tell:dunno If you know otherwise please let me know how to do it. Thanks in advance:o

Rock Johnson
06-04-2009, 03:20 PM
Just curious, how do you adjust string spacing with the Kahler Spyder? I've owned 4 Vandy's, 3 with Spyders and one with a Kahler Killer. I know you can adjust individual string height and intonation, but the string spacing from left to right cannot be adjusted with the Spyder, as far as I can tell:dunno If you know otherwise please let me know how to do it. Thanks in advance:o


:facepalm I actually misspoke there. There's an earlier version, the 2700, that you could adjust string spacing. You can't adjust it on the Spyder. My bad, and my apologies to the earlier poster.

Rock Johnson
06-04-2009, 03:23 PM
Unfortunately, the V-types weren't even remotely like the originals 'cept for body style. The necks were much chunkier and the gawdy faux abalone purfing was a typical Korean blah. I've owned every Vandenberg model Peavey ever produced (both puzzles, all quilts, pink, white, blue, black, red....name 'em, I've owned 'em...even a red Vandy with maple fingerboard). The Kahler Spyders are ok....not great...but ok. They strip very easily so if you can find a new Spyder on eBay, buy it. I'd love to have seen them with the Steeler trem. Why Peavey doesn't reissue these guitars (in their original body/neck style/measurements) is a mystery to me. They would sell a ton of them...certainly more than they're going to sell with that miserable PXD series.

Congrats on ownage on one of the more beautiful metal guitars of the era. The fiddle cuts and stepped headstock were fantastic styling cues during a cookie-cutter era of Superstrats.

Thanks. At the V-type's price point, something that looked like a Vandy was all they were going for.

I heard they didn't reissue the actual Vandy because of issues with Mr. Vandenberg...but I don't know that for sure.

kherman
06-04-2009, 04:05 PM
great score!
Congrats!

Rock Johnson
06-16-2009, 10:40 PM
Thanks. It's three weeks later and I still can't put it down.

v-verb
06-16-2009, 10:46 PM
Killer guitar - always like the Vandenberg's!

Shark Diver
06-17-2009, 01:27 AM
Man, I just sold my V-puzzle. Now I'm missing it. sweet guitars, congrats!

burner
07-18-2009, 10:53 AM
I've had two and love them.:drool:drool:drool:munch:band

Here's the one I have now.

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/charveldan/000_0017.jpg

Friggin' Sweet!
I had a Black and a Red one...they were kick azz guitars and I wish I had them back!
I always wanted the "puzzle piece" graphic models but I could never find a great deal on one anywhere when they were on the market.
The only thing I did not like about them was the single coil.....it was a real dog, IMO! I ended up replacing them on both of my Vandys.....and one of the bridge posts on mine (the red one) snapped off with heavy trem abuse.
(but I liked the spyder system otherwise)

I'd really like to have another Vandenberg, but I'm not in any po$ition to buy one at the moment.......I'd definitely kick someone's ass for one tho'. :)