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PostPosted: Sat, Mar 08, 2014 9:29pm 
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Not much talk about these guitars here...anyone own one here? Im back in the market for a superstrat type with 24 frets....I had a GMW and also a Tom Anderson Drop Top T 22 fretters.
So far Im looking into the Suhr Modern, Vigier Excalibur, Tom Anderson, etc Opinions??


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PostPosted: Sat, Mar 08, 2014 9:42pm 
My friend has one, which he bought from Adam on here

Excellent guitar, you won't ever have to adjust the truss rod and the tremolo system will last forever and won't go out of tune


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Looking at their site right now...trying to figure out what is the difference between the Excalibur original HSH and the Custom HSH

Ok figured it out...Custom has a flamed maple top


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I've never tried one, but a buddy I trust reckons a Vigier was the best guitar he has ever played..


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I have an Excalibur Special, and it plays beautifully and stays in tune awesome. It came with a tone zone/fs1/paf pro, and I'd like to switch the pickups in it but the bottom of the pickups have two mounting screws which is kind of annoying if you want to change pickups. Otherwise, awesome all around, really nice trem, vig locking tuners are great, 5 way switching offers nice tones.

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They're French right?


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They're French right?

yes. (p) visj-ee-ay

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Well I think I have a winner....I really need a double humbucker setup but I dont really like Floyds anymore which my other superstrats had...too thin and hard sounding. So I think this is the best thing for me...The Excalibur Thirteen!!!
Double Humbucker config with their own design whammy bar with no locking nut....has a 0 fret and teflon nut....24 frets...just fucking fantastic! A dealer has one in stock fairly close to where I live....road trip!!!!!!


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Nice guitars. They need no truss adjustments and stay in tune for eons. The ball bearing floyd is the best floating trem I've ever used.

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The headstock makes it look cheap to me but I know they are real nice guitars


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The headstock makes it look cheap to me but I know they are real nice guitars


What about the headstock looks cheap?

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I think Vigier is known for their "infinite" fret radius right? Basically flat?

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PostPosted: Sun, Mar 09, 2014 12:20pm 
Bob Savage wrote:
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The headstock makes it look cheap to me but I know they are real nice guitars


What about the headstock looks cheap?


Maybe because it looks a bit like the regular Carvin (which aren't necessarily cheap) or Samick headstock?
I think it looks fine when painted


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They are absolutely amazing guitars, and I am quite surprised how little love they get. It's so stable...

Not the best picture of mine... But it will do.


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I think the only totally flat radius they do is for the Shawn Lane model...


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They are absolutely amazing guitars, and I am quite surprised how little love they get. It's so stable...

Not the best picture of mine... But it will do.

Nice axe! Did you try the non locking tremelos that they make? It seems they stay in tune even with a lot of whammy abuse.
Do the floyded models have the 0 fret?


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My late friend Ronni was a Vigier endorsee. I played her two and they were fab. A few years ago I ordered a Shawn Lane and it arrived with the exact same type damage a guy in Europe received his. My damage pics and his damage pics were nearly identical. I've been scared to have one shipped ever since

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I wouldnt order one like that either...especially what the price is. It would have to be from a dealer here where I could play it first. :thumbsup:


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Bob Savage wrote:
timeroo wrote:
The headstock makes it look cheap to me but I know they are real nice guitars


What about the headstock looks cheap?


I guess it just reminds me of the way the lower end peavey guitars headstocks were. For me a headstock can be a make or break it is all.


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They are absolutely amazing guitars, and I am quite surprised how little love they get. It's so stable...

Not the best picture of mine... But it will do.

Nice axe! Did you try the non locking tremelos that they make? It seems they stay in tune even with a lot of whammy abuse.
Do the floyded models have the 0 fret?


It's the only model I have actually played. I traded some other guitars I had for this one through a friend of mine. It's an Excalibur from 1999.

It does indeed have the zero fret.

One of the things I really like about is that it's really even up and down the neck. You know how some guitars can have a slight drop here and there, and you have to fight a bit more in places... Well this thing is like a piano.

I hardly ever use the trem so I have a blocker in it, which makes it even better in my opinion.

I find it to be the most 'soulful' out of the superstrats I have tried. It does have a bit of character, and it doesn't feel like you have to play shred on it, if that makes sense...

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man this guy looks awesome!

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I owned a Vigier GV Wood once for about 6 months. It is an amazing guitar. Very versatile. Clear and articulate. Effortless to play and extremely stable. If I had the funds, I'd buy another on in a heartbeat. Highly recommended. I also own Vigier Excalibur that has been highly modified. It's my #1 guitar. When I went to France a couple years ago, I played though a bunch of the other models and each one was excellent. I'd definitely put Vigier up there with Suhr and TA. The only drawback is that there aren't as many customization/personalization options as other boutique builders.

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I'm interested in getting a couple of Vigier's-- a Surfreter and Shawn Lane 10th Anniversary (let me know if you have one!)-- and have been trying to reach the company for the past couple weeks to no avail. I've tried Vigier in France, Vigier USA, as well as Diffusion Audio. Nobody has gotten back to me. They're still in business, right? I'm especially interested in the fretless right now and had some questions about some custom specs.

Any Vigier fans on here? Would love to hear your thoughts regarding how they stack up against more popular brands here in North America, such as Tyler, Suhr, TA, etc. There are definitely some innovative features which I find quite appealing.


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I've played several Vigier guitars. Great guitars, cool neck shape. The locking tuners are beefy trem systems that don't have a locking n ut stay in tune really well. Then theres the neck you never need to adjust. If you have the chance to pick one up, so so.

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