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zeroradius
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11 Dec 2021 14:38

Hello everybody.

I saw that the Shawn Lane Signature Model is delivered with an incredibly low string action. Now my question is - are other models, such as the G.V. Wood Les Paul, also capable of that low string action or is it just the signature model that allows it?
I am looking for a new guitar with a very flat or no radius because I love to play very low action, but most guitars don't allow that without string buzz.
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12 Dec 2021 09:03

Remove Les Paul, it is not a Les Paul, it is a G.V., Georges Vigier :-?
You can have the GV with the same action, but you will not be able to bend the string, this is due to the round fingerboard. On the Shawn Lane, the fingerboard is flat.
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12 Dec 2021 09:06

And at 0,7 mm, strings buzz, this is physical we cannot avoid it, what we "guaranty" is that it buzz the "same" all over the neck.
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13 Dec 2021 13:55

Sorry, the GV guitar was offered as a modern Les Paul in one of the German stores that are reselling Vigier guitars.

I understand that there is always some slight buzz, which is not problematic when distorted, but a lot of guitar buzz extremely even when setup with a PLEK machine because of their fret board radius.

I am about to order a Shawn Lane model. Now, the shop where I get it from offers a setup for all their guitars that includes a leveling of the frets. I assume that the quality control of Vigier already takes care of that though, right?

Had a lot of guitars that had not so good levelled frets, but they were mass produced ones.
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14 Dec 2021 08:31

If they level the Vigier frets we will stop to deliver them, because we think our fret job is "perfect" and all what they will do is damage it and cancel the warranty. :geek:
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1Patrice Vigier wrote: If they level the Vigier frets we will stop to deliver them, because we think our fret job is "perfect" and all what they will do is damage it and cancel the warranty. :geek:
Hahaha, good reply. That's the answer I was hoping for. I ordered it - the Shawn Lane signature model. It arrives Friday. 8-)

I had two guitars from two different brands that had such unlevelled frets that the dealer PLEKed them for free because it was unplayable unless you raised the action to 3mm. But they were all mass produced.
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17 Dec 2021 13:15

My Shawn Lane signature model arrived! What an awesome guitar!! I have one more question: The screws of the pickups are individually highy. Some are very low, some are very close to the strings. Was that done on purpose for tonal reasons?
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19 Dec 2021 21:11

zeroradius wrote: My Shawn Lane signature model arrived! What an awesome guitar!! I have one more question: The screws of the pickups are individually highy. Some are very low, some are very close to the strings. Was that done on purpose for tonal reasons?
Yes, the bigger the string soul is, the louder the string sounds, it is to adjust them so they sound equal
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25 Dec 2021 17:25

Congrats on getting an SL. As someone who has owned (and extensively modified) the Natural and Master models, please feel free to discuss any aspect of the guitar and I’ll likely respond.
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31 Dec 2021 05:50

marcwormjim wrote: Congrats on getting an SL. As someone who has owned (and extensively modified) the Natural and Master models, please feel free to discuss any aspect of the guitar and I’ll likely respond.
Hey man. That's very nice of you! I am very happy with the SL. First of all, it sounds amazing. I put slightly thicker strings on it and increased the height a little but not by too much (1mm high E and 1.4mm low E string). The only thing that I dislike a little is the tone control because it feels like it's not doing much unless you turn it around 90%. My other guitars have a better responding tone control. But apart from that, everything is amazing. The neck feels perfect, the fret work is perfect and the guitar looks outstanding. Given that I play mostly in D standard, I am planning to put on thicker strings soon and see how it goes. 10-46 become a little bit too slobby when tuned down a whole step.
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31 Dec 2021 13:46

If you put 010 strings, you must change the nut. The one you have must have one dots on the bottom, you need two dots so it fits strings up to 010-052
https://www.vigierguitars.com/faq-2/
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30 Jan 2022 12:22

hi guys. need some one help. my Vigier GV has up bow. why this model does not have trust rod ?!! what should I do? such amazing guitar has no trust rod and when the neck has got bow what should we do? help me please. 
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31 Jan 2022 12:58

kasimasi wrote: hi guys. need some one help. my Vigier GV has up bow. why this model does not have trust rod ?!! what should I do? such amazing guitar has no trust rod and when the neck has got bow what should we do? help me please. 
Any reason you bumped three unrelated threads, rather than post one with your specific problem? In another thread, you claimed you clamped the neck for twenty four hours. Did you clamp it against a straight piece of wood, and have you ever attempted such a repair, before? Unless the guitar is under warranty, find a proper luthier experienced in resetting bowed necks - The same tension that affected your neck in one direction will move it in another.
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