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post Oct 11 2016, 11:57 AM
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Finally gotten around to getting a proper custom guitar. biggrin.gif Not much to show yet since the process has only just begun but I've gone with a multi-scale Raptor 7 and will keep you guys updated!

Been told the process will take 7-8 months, so I've got a looooong wait ahead of me.



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post Oct 11 2016, 12:17 PM
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Congrats, I have been drooling at these! The headless models look like what the steinbergers should have been (balanced among other things)

I can also see they have a coming "stock" section on their website.


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post Oct 12 2016, 12:41 PM
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Super congrats indeed! These guitars cost more than my first car!! They are very fine guitars to be sure! Can't wait to see more smile.gif

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QUOTE (Socky42 @ Oct 11 2016, 06:57 AM) *
Finally gotten around to getting a proper custom guitar. biggrin.gif Not much to show yet since the process has only just begun but I've gone with a multi-scale Raptor 7 and will keep you guys updated!

Been told the process will take 7-8 months, so I've got a looooong wait ahead of me.




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post Oct 12 2016, 01:18 PM
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This kind of time amount seems to be quite normal smile.gif at least they didn't tell you, it will be done in a month, then you would be calling every month to ask when finally it will be done smile.gif Congrats on your new, upcoming guitar. Hope it will cover your demands smile.gif


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post Oct 12 2016, 10:20 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Oct 11 2016, 12:17 PM) *
Congrats, I have been drooling at these! The headless models look like what the steinbergers should have been (balanced among other things)

I can also see they have a coming "stock" section on their website.


Yeah, I love the exotic tops they put on their guitars! One of the reasons I went with them over other luthiers.

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 12 2016, 12:41 PM) *
Super congrats indeed! These guitars cost more than my first car!! They are very fine guitars to be sure! Can't wait to see more smile.gif

Todd


I was looking on eBay/Reverb etc. for a used one but people were charging wayyy higher than me just getting my own custom one. laugh.gif

QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Oct 12 2016, 01:18 PM) *
This kind of time amount seems to be quite normal smile.gif at least they didn't tell you, it will be done in a month, then you would be calling every month to ask when finally it will be done smile.gif Congrats on your new, upcoming guitar. Hope it will cover your demands smile.gif


Thanks Darius! They've been super responsive to any emails and questions I've had so far. I went with an exotic fretboard similar to the picture and they're even buying 3 of them so I can pick between the different grains.



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post Oct 13 2016, 06:25 AM
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I've always been curious about the necks. I know you once played an Ibanez PGM, once you get your SKEV, please do let us know how the necks compare?

I recently looked at the ORSMBY guitars and though they are great instruments, the 6 string has the same neck dimensions as my 7 string Ibby. Kinda shocked me.

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Yeah, I love the exotic tops they put on their guitars! One of the reasons I went with them over other luthiers.



I was looking on eBay/Reverb etc. for a used one but people were charging wayyy higher than me just getting my own custom one. laugh.gif



Thanks Darius! They've been super responsive to any emails and questions I've had so far. I went with an exotic fretboard similar to the picture and they're even buying 3 of them so I can pick between the different grains.




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post Oct 13 2016, 11:38 AM
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Congratulations mate!!!
They are seriously good instruments, may it give you many years of service!!
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post Oct 13 2016, 05:31 PM
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will follow this topic smile.gif congrats!


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post Oct 14 2016, 11:50 AM
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Congratulations Socky, lookin forward to seeing the finished item. smile.gif

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post Oct 16 2016, 01:22 AM
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Isee skervs going for about $3,000 USED on reverb.com. I'm guessing new they are a bit more? I found n their web site they need 40 percent down to start so it's a grand or so to get going? Similar to many european builders in that sense from what I gather? I really wish there was a way to play one of these without having to fork over that much cash, but sadly there is not. Folks seem happy with them as a builder though. They seem like really nice axes.

Were you able to find anything on the specs for the guitar/neck? I can't find anything on the web.

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Congrats, I have been drooling at these! The headless models look like what the steinbergers should have been (balanced among other things)

I can also see they have a coming "stock" section on their website.



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post Oct 16 2016, 01:35 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Oct 13 2016, 11:38 AM) *
Congratulations mate!!!
They are seriously good instruments, may it give you many years of service!!
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will follow this topic smile.gif congrats!



QUOTE (Phil66 @ Oct 14 2016, 11:50 AM) *
Congratulations Socky, lookin forward to seeing the finished item. smile.gif


Thanks guys!

The order forms are here Todd, it generates a price for you based on the options you choose: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jsxuio5y4d3zpc2/...trD6kK1Coa?dl=0

When I checked the price of the used ones vs a generated one with the same specs, people were always charging a couple hundred more. Granted you are getting a guitar without the wait time but it's not worth that much of a premium.

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post Oct 16 2016, 07:10 AM
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The default config is about 2k which is cheaper than I thought it would be! I really dig their guitars smile.gif I even like their headless versions. There is a crazy 10 string headless that looks just wild. Probably give me carpal again to play it but it sure looks crazy smile.gif

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Thanks guys!

The order forms are here Todd, it generates a price for you based on the options you choose: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jsxuio5y4d3zpc2/...trD6kK1Coa?dl=0

When I checked the price of the used ones vs a generated one with the same specs, people were always charging a couple hundred more. Granted you are getting a guitar without the wait time but it's not worth that much of a premium.


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post Nov 3 2016, 01:16 PM
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Gettin' closer..the body has been routed.



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post Nov 3 2016, 02:31 PM
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I like the look of that!!
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That wood is going to look stunning wink.gif


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checked some Pic.s on web and must say even by their standards it seems to be one of the nicer tops! ohmy.gif


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post Nov 5 2016, 04:57 AM
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Do you have any specs on the neck? Scale length? Width at the nut? 19mm?18MM?17MM?

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post Nov 6 2016, 02:16 AM
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Ever since i saw Modern Day Babylon with these guitars, I have wanted one. smile.gif I wouldn't mind if that was the only guitar I had. wink.gif This guy has a Raptor 8 string model in this video.



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post Nov 7 2016, 08:29 PM
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Thanks guys! Can't wait to see what the guitar is gonna look like after I choose the fretboard wood!

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Do you have any specs on the neck? Scale length? Width at the nut? 19mm?18MM?17MM?

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Nothing on the specs and measurements yet Todd, but I went with a multi-scale neck; 25.5" to 27".


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post Dec 13 2016, 06:04 PM
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Started work on the fretboard and neck, sooo hyped for it now!


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