Vigier Guitars?

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  1. digital

    digital Supporting Member

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    Someone on another board recomended one to me as I'm a Steinberger guy and I'm iching for a new guitar, expecially since my Steiny is got a lot of miles on it and I want to retire it. Anyone own any or played and has some comments on the intruments? I'm looking at the Excaliber model. Thanks!
     
  2. cSuttle

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    I've played them at NAMM shows. I like em'. They are still your strat of a guitar idea, but well made and sounds cool. The surfcaster fretless is a pretty cool beast too.
     
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    Do you mean surfreter? I have an Excalibur and I absolutely love it. Magic feel and the body is very resosant, the sustain is huge, which has its advantages and disadvantages. I am not sure what you mean by a strat of a guitar idea? Could you explain please.
     
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    Vigier guitars feel and play great... Definitely worth a look (as those at Huge Racks have stated)...
     
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    The Shawn Lane signature model Vigier is an amazing instrument... you might consider it. A short scale strat-type, with a very flat radius...
     
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    Zero radius (flat) to be exact. Allows for ridiculously low action but takes a bit of getting use to.
     
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    @Donnie B.

    To be exact, a flat board would have an infinite radius. The Shawn Lane model has a 20 inch radius I belief.
     
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    It has flat frets. No radius at all. I've owned one. It's really weird at first cause we are so use to looking at radiused frets that they almost look flat to the eye. The Lane model at first looks concave (optical allusion) like a classical guitar.

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    The Shawn Lane model is very cool, I've played one a bit. Incredible action.

    I wouldn't describe the tones as "traditional" but it's a very lively instrument that can cover a great deal of ground. Well made, great balance, cool guitars.
     

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