Another NVD

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Jimi D, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Jimi D

    Jimi D New Member

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    (New Vela Day)

    As mentioned in @aphantomvapor 's "VELA!" thread a couple weeks back, I picked up another Vela recently to replace the Vintage White one I somewhat reluctantly sold back when to help finance my EXP2018 SSH purchase... And I finally got around to taking a couple of half-decent pics:

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    I love the colour, I love the neck, I love the TONES... I think I might even like this one better than my first one (and I liked that one plenty); this one's a good 8 oz lighter than my previous Vela and something about the Champaigne Gold finish just works for me... anyway, I'm happy to have one back in the fold.
     
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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Score, congrats!
     
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  3. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Mmmm…gold…
    HNVD!
     
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  4. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Freaking gorgeous! Welcome (back) to the cult of Vela!
     
  5. Turkeyhead

    Turkeyhead New Member

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    Love the color too
     
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  6. GarrettIvo

    GarrettIvo New Member

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    That's a nice one.
     
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  7. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Tasty V! Hope you never have to part ways with her!! Golden!!! If you are a Vox amp fan, I would say to name her Goldie Vox!!!! If not, you could name it Goldie Rox!!!!!
     
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  8. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Nice! Congrats
     
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  9. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    Great looking Vela , I sure hope it inspires you as much as mine do!!!!! Love the Champagne Gold!
     
  10. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Very nice!
     
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  11. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    Looks like my new blue one needs a nut, low E and A are cut too low. I’ll take it to a guy (for a real Bone one”who’s done some work here for me in town before. My Mentor shared with me today he thought he had heard that it might have been a bit more common of late.Anybody else having any nut issues with their new 20 or 21 Velas? Just wondering.
     
  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations, gotta love gold!
     
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  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Love it! Gold rocks
     
  14. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Careful of the Koolaid…it packs a punch!

    (New Vela day celebration seen above, complete with ritual Epiphone sacrifice)
     
  15. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Another toast is in order, Champagne style! Flute raised, VELA!

    Really gorgeous!
     
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  16. tyfu20

    tyfu20 Fast Man....let me tell you my story

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    Sweet, enjoy the chime!
     
  17. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    https://imgur.com/a/XR1XQg2
    Update on this Blue beauty.. Thought we had a nut problem, gave the guitar to my luthier ( Manuel Delgado in Nashville) for a nut evaluation and set up . As I could get a setup, then in a day it would settle unplayable for the buzzing.Come to find out the pitch of the neck is off……Back to The Guitar Santuary it goes. So far they have been ok to deal with. Thank you Brian Meador at GS. I am bummed but as it’s a set neck, well you know…..
    Those of you in Nashvegas, check out Manuel, a true example of a luthier( Delgado Guitars).
     
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  18. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Ouch!
     
  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That sucks
     
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  20. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Damn.
    Sorry, man.:(
     
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