Hot or Not - Versoul Kari Nieminen’s Shaman Raya

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    May 30, 2012
  1. Mark Wein :mad:

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    This one is a very special guitar from Versoul called the Shamn Raya. This guitar has some special Finnish features (yes, as in Finland). The artistic gold leaf and shell figures are inspired by pre historic Finnish rock paintings which are are dated from circa 4500-7000 years ago.
    The most important figure in pre-historic cultures in the Northern hemisphere was a shaman, who was the link between the spiritual world and man. Here the shaman has a special two pointed hat as found on rock paintings from Northern Finland. The Shaman was also a ceremonial master and here, dancing tribe members are included in the background on both sides of this Raya's body. The link between man and nature was very important and the moose figure on back side of the body is symbolic of that.
    The hardware is chrome plated, except stainless steel strings through guide plate on body and nickel plated tuners. The top of the body is made of book matched very rare Finnish visa birch as headstock face & pot cavity cover plate and finished in dark brown transparent nitrocellulose lacquer. The alder body is heavily chambered with two chambers. The back of the body is made of book matched Finnish curly birch and finished in brown sunburst. Two Versoul humbucker pick ups with one volume and tone controls and a three way switch. Buttons are hand made of East Indian rosewood by Versoul.
    The bolted on neck is made of Finnish aspen and curly maple in dark brown transparent finish with East Indian rosewood fingerboard scale length 25.4" with special green abalone shell shaman inlay. The frets are special bronze alloy and vintage small size. Nut is Finnish wild moose's shin bone. High quality Gotoh SE700 tuners and Gotoh 510 bridge with Versoul stainless steel string guide/strings through body. Maple bindings and wooden purflings on both side of the body and fingerboard and headstock. Pot cavity plate visa birch veneer in dark brown transparent nitrocellulose lacquer. Gold leaf figures, the shaman, dancing figures, moose: on top of the body and back of the body are inspired by ancient Finnish rock paintings from 4500-7000 years ago.
    Shaman Raya has very special open spiritual tone, the emerged Mojo from ancient times!
    Versoul is accepting orders for this model. Please contact us at DestroyAllGuitars to inquire about pricing and scheduling. The delivery time of Shaman Raya is approximately 4 months.
    - Price: $15,949

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  2. May 30, 2012
  3. Coralkong Alien

    "Shaman Raya has very special open spiritual tone...."


    other than the ridiculous price, and the very special open spiritual tone, I kind of like it.
  4. May 30, 2012
  5. reverend1 Kick Henry Jackassowski

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  7. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    Talk about price gouging.....

    Unattractive guitar and a price level that should be illegal in all civilized nations....
  8. May 30, 2012
  9. reverend1 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Almost like they said put 15k up there and lets see if anyone is dumb enough to pay.
  10. May 30, 2012
  11. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    Oh - there is someone out there. And they know that. Open spiritual tone is pretty hard to come by theses days...
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  13. reverend1 Kick Henry Jackassowski

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  15. ellengtrgrl Guitar Old Timer

    I think it looks OK. But the price - ouch!
  16. May 30, 2012
  17. Chad Poop Knife Aficionado

    I would rock it in a more plain version with regular pickups, oh and a much more friendlier price tag.
  18. Jun 1, 2012
  19. B Valley Rattlesnake Shaker

    I'm Calvin, pissin' on it.
  20. Jun 1, 2012
  21. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    I fuckin' love it, but would never drop that kind of coin on it.
  22. Jun 1, 2012
  23. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    I like it, and the price seems fair to me...
  24. Jun 1, 2012
  25. Help!I'maRock! Quaalude Moonlight Graham

    that looks sufficiently weird. i'd check it out.
  26. Jun 1, 2012
  27. Elias Graves Common misfit

    Placed my order this morning.
  28. Jun 1, 2012
  29. Coralkong Alien


    I ordered 2.
  30. Jun 1, 2012
  31. Elias Graves Common misfit

    Mr shaman can retire now.
  32. Jun 1, 2012
  33. Chad Poop Knife Aficionado

    The shape reminds me of the MM Albert Lee a bit.

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