I communicated with Igor and later Roman about my desire to purchase their Soothsayer model. Igor and Roman were both very friendly and helpful ( which is what i have found with most people in Ukraine, Very friendly ) We decided to go with a blue stain on the rear of the body and my choice of Bare knuckle Holy Diver Pickups in Orange//Black which do not disappoint on this Afterglow finished Soothsayer. The guitar was packed very well and shipped quickly from war torn Ukraine. At first glance when opening the case, i was blown away at the finish and feel of the Soothsayer. The fit and finish is second to none. Their Duralumin made rear covers and knobs are great along with their bell brass adjustable nut. The maple fretboard inlays are perfect and look amazing. The electronics are first rate. The use of bare Knuckle pickups are just icing on the cake. The guitar fits in the case like a glove and is also of high quality. I have seen other valiant models on Youtube channels and it looks as though valiant is determined to make only the finest quality guitars you can get. The quality, fit and finish from Valiant is at a level most guitar manufacturers and builders should strive for. It's that good. I love it so much i am currently talking to Valiant about another Soothsayer build with a few tweaks. I am looking forward to talking to my new friends at Valiant about my new build and can suggest if you are looking at a Guitar from Valiant, don't hesitate, they are exceptional. You don't have to take my word for it, search Valiant guitars on Youtube, i'm not the only person who loves valiant guitars. Peace for Ukraine.....
I won this guitar in Valiants charity raffle, and I have never played such a flawless instrument before. The guitars neck, frets, paint, and beautiful wood looks even better in person than it does in photos, and it plays even better than it looks. The bareknuckle pickups deliver unrivaled clarity, and the body resonates just right while you sit with the guitar. Valiant's service is excellent, and they even sent me a little neck cradle a year after i got the guitar (even though I paid close to nothing for it, due to me winning the raffle). This is the best instrument ive ever played, and I hope to grow my collection of Valiant guitars in the future
I’ve ordered a custom Soothsayer with a bunch of uncommon specs, such as a scalloped neck, coat of arms of Ukraine as an inlay, banana headstock, etc. And Valiant made everything perfectly. Awesome job, awesome service. Many thanks to Roman who solved one our problem. Many thanks to luthier and the whole team, who managed their work despite the fact of russian aggression.
I must say, that this guitar will take its a well-deserved place among my Gibson LPC, Fender CS, and other great world-known guitars! Glory to Ukraine and its builders!
Thank you very much.
I purchased this guitar at the stroke of 5pm on the final day of the guitar show in Birmingham (UK) just as the show was closing down. Having played almost every guitar available at the show, I can honestly say this was the best I put my hands on. From the smallest detail everything about this guitar is spot on. A true masterclass in precision engineering sets the Valiant guitars apart and at this price point an absolute bargain with little competition. The USA equivalents are almost twice the price! Well done Valiant and thank you so much for such a beautiful Guitar.