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Unread 11-15-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Oakland Axe Factory BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!!

Ok, it's really not a black friday special in the strictest sense but it is a crazy offer. I want to make a bunch of guitars this winter, it's coming up on the craziest shopping day of the year and I have a router table that is itching to get dusty. So, instead of letting Walmart and Best Buy have all the fun on Black Friday here is my deal to you.


Single cutaway body style 8 string
Black Hipshot hardware
Black Lace Aluma-Djent or Dimarzio DA8 pickups
Volume, tone and 3 way switch
Ash, Alder or Mahogany body
24 fret Bolt on Bamboo neck with two dual action truss rods
Bubinga or Pau Ferro fretboard with Luminlay side dots
Satin natural finish
27” scale
$999 if ordered on or before November 30, 2011
add $100 for a 1/4" figured maple top with 2 step dye satin finish
Parts orders will be placed December 1, 2011.

Seriously folks, November 30, 2011. Just like on my custom guitars I need 50% down to get materials and the balance is due upon completion so don't be freaked out if you don't have much $$ in your pocket right now. You could have as many as 4 months to save up the other half.

In order to keep this crazy deal as sane as possible I have to limit the options to a couple of different fretboard woods.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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How many orders is this capped at?
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^ Sounds like there's going to be a fewguitars out there for $1500 with Steath written in crayon on the headstock...
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Unread 11-15-2011, 03:21 PM   #4
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Holy #$%^ that's funny.

I don't forsee a reason to put a cap on the deal. If I get a really ridiculous amount of orders I may have to but I'll have to wait and see.

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For sure, I was just curious because last time there was a Black Friday type sale someone decided not to cap it and the wait times far exceeded what was originally estimate during deposit days.

Just something to think about I guess.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 06:26 PM   #6
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I just added Alder to the body woods choices. Highly recommended by a metal playing buddy of mine.


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For sure, I was just curious because last time there was a Black Friday type sale someone decided not to cap it and the wait times far exceeded what was originally estimate during deposit days.

Just something to think about I guess.
Definitely on my mind. I'll try to make sure I can have a realistic lead time on these. No one wants to wait forever for a guitar.

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For sure, I was just curious because last time there was a Black Friday type sale someone decided not to cap it and the wait times far exceeded what was originally estimate during deposit days.

Just something to think about I guess.
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Upload pics to entice customers Tom.


It's worth mentioning that I've never heard anything but good things about Tom and how quick he gets his stuff done... Just worth noting to potential buyers...
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Unread 11-16-2011, 07:48 AM   #12
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Please be patient with me, my internet service is extremely slow and unreliable. I have tried to post this 3 times today!!

Ok, here it is.

I am working on getting pics up of my recent build that shares the basic design of this run of guitars. Hopefully have something up today.

I am going to edit the original post to include Indian Rosewood as a neck wood choice. LMI has limited numbers of the Rosewood so it's first come first serve for that.

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This is so totally awesome, thank you Tom! (this is Ben M.) I can't wait to see the eventual progress of these.

For anyone wondering, Tom is amazingly great to work with. I've been talking about ordering the Aluma-Djents and eventually doing a build, and Tom has responded quickly to every question I've had. This level of care and support is top-notch, and I haven't even made a purchase yet!
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Is this for the multiscale model or is it straight 27"?
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The guitars offered here are pretty similar to my recent OAF build: NGD: Oakland Axe Factory 8-string (I once killed a boy with a 56K modem...)

I got a maple neck and fretboard, which isn't on offer here, but those are the "Aluma-Djent" pickups, with the same scale length and control configuration that Tom's offering. There's a link to the build thread in my NGD post for more pics and other details.

EDIT: also, check out the pics on Tom's website gallery: http://www.oaklandaxefactory.com/gallery_6and8.html
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I really should not be looking at this.... My credit card is twitching in my wallet...
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Alrighty, I have more options to add to the list!!

For a meer $100 you can add a 1/4" figured maple top with a two step dye job. That basically means that I darken the figure with a dark dye, sand it off and then apply a transparent color over that.

Here is a link to my album here on ss.org with that purple 8 string I did earlier this year for an idea of what the dye job looks like.

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ahh ha!!!! I figured out the "image code" thing.

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i need money! you are giving me so much GAS i have questions about the neck profile thickness and radius of the fretboard?

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I am seriously considering this. and also ^this. are the different fretboards upcharged? and also do you happen to have a picture of the bamboo neck? I have never seen such a thing.
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Unfortunately I don't have a pic of the bamboo but I can take some today and post it tonight.

Neck profile thickness= I thin the neck down from 3/4" to around 5/8" on my overarm router and then carve the profile.

I chose Pau Ferro and Bubinga mostly due to their stability and good looks. I may offer ebony as an upgrade but that would be about it. I'm trying to keep this as simple and uncomplicated as possible to avoid dragging the build out for the next year so I have to limit the options.

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Sorry for not getting pics up yet. I have to take a bunch of photos today so I'll try to get some of the guitar and the bamboo.

I am adding ebony to the list of fb woods for a $40 upcharge.

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