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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Slash AFD VOS

Hi to all,

I'm considering buying an used AFD VOS and was wondering if this top looks alright to you. I was looking at the pictures from the other posts and the tops there look kind of nicer and perfectly flamed. Thanks!

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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

Don't waste your money in that piece oh shit with a horrible top that it doesn't look like the original .
Buy a 70s custom in DEAD mint condition
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

I would not judge that top from one picture alone. Most flame tops look very different at different angles. Any chance of getting those pics? Maybe you could check it out in person?
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I'll try to meet with the seller in a few days. I have just 4 low res pictures:



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Re: Slash AFD VOS

Hi,
I agree with AxeBuilder. Photos of flame tops don´t do them justice most of the time. It all varies a lot with the angle of the light, contrast etc.
Go see it in person if able.
Also: if you´re a player more than a collector, I would be more concerned with how it felt in the hand. I have the same model and it sounds great and is really a players kind of guitar. The top on mine is not perfect at all, but that´s less of a concern to me.
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

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i would not judge that top from one picture alone. Most flame tops look very different at different angles. Any chance of getting those pics? Maybe you could check it out in person?
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

Thank you for your input. I found this guitar at a price of $4,200 and was wondering if that's a good price for it.
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

Thats a great price. On ebay most are around $6000. And BTW, I really like that top
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

This applies to all guitars

If you're buying based on the flame (nothing wrong with that), always wait till you see it in person to part with cash, in case it's a let down.

OR!

What if it's a god damn rocking geetar and you pass up on it based on a picture?
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Yes, you are right. I’ll play it and check if it feels right and sounds good. I was hesitant because I thought that for the AFD VOS production Custom Shop was using only select woods and that the goal was to match all of the tops. This one just kind of looks uneven. Thanks.
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

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Don't waste your money in that piece oh shit with a horrible top that it doesn't look like the original .
Buy a 70s custom in DEAD mint condition
What does the flame have to do with it?

Most 70s customs would have their tops covered in black or white finish, maybe a silverburst. The ones that don't have the maple top covered usually don't have amazingly flamed tops.

If you like it when you play it OP, buy it. If you don't pass it up and move on.
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

I played the guitar yesterday, liked it and bought it. It sounds great and it feels good. The neck is chunky, very close to my 57 Reissue. The guitar is also very light. The pickups are much hotter compared to 2008 Slash's GoldTop. I'll post some pictures tonight. Thanks!
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Right on!
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Congrats! I´m sure you´ll love it. The pickups are very warm and open soundig. Really makes that guitar sing. Enjoy
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

Thank you! Here are the pictures:




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sweet!
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Enjoy her!
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

That looks much nicer in your pictures, but like said, doesn't matter what it looks like if you like how it feels and plays.

Have fun!
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

That is a beautiful Top!

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Very nice!
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

Looks really nice! Lovely rough top on that one. Hope your neighbours ears are in severe pain right now
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

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Don't waste your money in that piece oh shit with a horrible top that it doesn't look like the original .
Buy a 70s custom in DEAD mint condition
Cork Sniffer, STFU.

If I have the cash, I would love to have one of those. Its all about how it plays, the tone, and whether you like it or not.
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

Thanks a lot! I love the tone and sustain of this guitar. After having it setup it plays great. The tone is brighter than the 2008 GoldTop however it feels so much better in my hands even if the neck is bigger. The neck is actually bigger than the 57 Reissue.
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

I tried a couple of years ago in the Guitar Center an 58 or 59 reissue and I loved the sustain, the sound and the feel of the guitar. This one reminds me of that feel and sound. It looks to me that the AFD VOS is made to the 58 - 59 specs.
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Congratulations!

Nice score.
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Re: Slash AFD VOS

Congrats big time !! Super nice top
Your later pictures prove the point that tops can come out very differently depeending on angles,camera, photographer ect !!!
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Beauty top man!! Enjoy that guitar, You scored a great deal too!
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Nice, man! Love that!
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