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What Do You Make of This Guitar? Too Flashy?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassGod, Jan 30, 2006.


  1. Beautiful!

    46.6%
  2. Meh...

    39.7%
  3. Ugly!

    13.8%
  1. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    This is Steve Vai's signature acoustic. It's an Ibanez Euphoria EP-7. If my plan to buy a Seagull Artist falls through for one reason or another, I'm thinking of this. I love the features, but I'm iffy on the looks (not that it really matters). I also really like Steve Vai. Obviously, sound and playability comes first and foremost, but I think one should be happy with how his guitar looks. Especially if it's over a grand. ;)

    So what do you think, based on looks alone?

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    I'm probably gonna end up with the Seagull Artist, as it's quite awesome, but I just came across this a few minutes ago. Stupid GAS!

    Graeme

    P.S. I also can't seem to find where it's made... I'm thinking Korea?
     
  2. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    It's a matter of taste, but I don't think it's bad. I wouldn't trade my Martin for it though.
     
  3. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I love it, Steve has always been a man of taste, and on the occasions I have met him, a great guy too!
     
  4. it looks nice, but the strings are too small. :p
     
  5. I've personally always liked plain satin/oil plain wood finish to guitars and basses. I'm also not a big fan of complex inlays.

    But, that said..this is a nice looking guitar. Would I buy it? If it sounds great, I'll overlook anything. But, I'm not the one buying it, you are.
     
  6. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I always get curious w/ acoustics, especially in that price range. Why not Taylor or Martin?
     
  7. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Sadly, both are out of my price range. At least, the cutaway electric ones are. Besides, I'd feel weird playing a Taylor or C.F. Martin. They have always seemed 'above' me.

    Graeme
     
  8. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Fair enough, just curious, I love them both, I just picked Martin which made me feel bad because I lived very close to the Taylor factory at the time.
     
  9. ElBajista

    ElBajista

    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    As green is my favorite color, I love the look of that guitar, especially the inlays and the part surrounding the soundhole.

    Seems very "Celtic" to me, and being Irish, I think it looks great.
     
  10. I like it. Could be a better color, but it's not bad at all.
     
  11. Plus, it would burn much longer than say...a mandolin.:D
     
  12. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Thank you for the replies. Does anyone know how I could find out where this is made? I guess this would be considered a higher-end Ibanez, so are they made in Japan?

    Graeme

    EDIT: Dammit, it's a laminated top. I can't believe Steve Vai wouldn't play a solid top guitar! :crying:
     
  13. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Looks nice, but it probably sounds anemic when played acoustically. Personally, I'd prefer a plainer looking guitar with a traditional dread or jumbo body and a solid top.
     
  14. It's flat-out gorgeous.
    :crying:
     
  15. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I like it.

    Mostly becuase its green. Nice inlays too...
     
  16. I don't like the sharp body line on the bottom horn. :meh:

    Inlays are kinda off, too.
     
  17. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    What do you think of this guitar? Thats what counts.

    That said, i like it
     
  18. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Ha, I like it, but I don't know if I should pull the trigger. But I can't bear to save up anymore for that Seagull Artist series acoustic!

    Also, if I get the I-been-had, I can pick one off the rack, whereas the Seagull would take 'several weeks' to be built for me.

    Graeme
     
  19. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
    I can't stand of look of those dumb horns. They put them on some of the artcores. ICK.
     
  20. Kael

    Kael Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Let's see...

    I can make a broach, a pterodactyl, a hat....