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Old 05-08-2012, 02:17 AM   #1
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Vik Guitars: Building a Guitar in a Week

Anyone seen this? Pretty ....ing crazy

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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After this build he will have to explain to customers why it doesnt take 1 week to build them guitars also
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:24 AM   #3
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I like this, I like Vik. He's cool

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:41 AM   #4
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This is one hell of an undertaking. The only time I've ever seen blackwood being used is on an acoustic or a PRS. From what I gather its as rare to brazilian rosewood as it is to indian.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:05 AM   #5
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After this build he will have to explain to customers why it doesnt take 1 week to build them guitars also
so buy this one, it's for sale
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:05 AM   #6
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niiiice, cheers for the heads up.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:05 AM   #7
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Doesn't the wood need time to stabilize between when it is cut and when you start putting everything together? I'd be curious to see how the neck and whatnot are working out a year from now... What about the time between gluing everything up? Glue has to set too.

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #8
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Well he is a luthier so I'd assume he knows what he's doing.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #9
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Well, I think he chose the ideal piece of wood for a neck (and guitar) that's being built so fast. I'm sure he wouldn't have tried making a guitar in 1 week if it had a 1 piece curly mahogany neck, since you would indeed expect that to move a bit after every cut... but with such nicely grained BRW which has probably been drying for at least 15 years there probably won't be any significant movement. And if there is, it normaly takes less than a day to shift, which gives him plenty of time to correct it.

Something similar happened with the 2 axes I'm building, one has a 5 piece mahogany/maple neck which indeed have a bit of movement. The other is a one piece granadillo neck which hasn't moved at all.

Aaaaaanyways, can't wait to see this done, I love all of Vik's work, and I'm sure this will be a great axe!

Is this... guitar?
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honestly if anyone can do it its vik. he'll still make something in a week that would be better than anything i could do in a few months...
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:35 PM   #12
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Doesn't the wood need time to stabilize between when it is cut and when you start putting everything together? I'd be curious to see how the neck and whatnot are working out a year from now... What about the time between gluing everything up? Glue has to set too.
24 hour set and work time for a lot of really good glues.

I've got 4 guitars sitting at my place that I immediately worked after the 24 hour set time for gluing the neck blank, headstock to the neck blank, top wood to the core wood, fretboard to the neck...... They're all fine.

Wood should already be "stable" and properly dried when you first use it. Using green or improperly dried wood is a recipe for disaster.

If Vik used the 24 hour period for neck (laminates -1 day, fretboard 1 day, neck to body - 1 day), He'd still have 4 days to shape, fret, sand etc....

Hell if he used some of the express glues, he could drop that to 12 hour drying time.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #13
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I have no reason to doubt that this guitar will kick as much ass as his other ones.

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I wonder how much this will go for, can anyone estimate a price judging from the high grade woods and hardware?
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4k+ I'm guessing.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #16
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Yeah I wouldn't guess very far above at all though

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Guys, the Nolly sig is $4000. Ive already paid my $2000 deposit and Im getting one of the 5 he's building. This guitar is going to be much much higher than that one. In fact, Vik just emailed me that theres a bunch of guys interested so do expect a bidding war. Vik is a good guy.
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ViK sure is neat.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:35 PM   #19
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so buy this one, it's for sale
i dont deserve a Vik
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #20
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Interesting. I might throw down a bid but I'd have to question my guitar skills more than my bank balance for owning such an instrument. I am on the waiting list for 2014 though:P
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Interesting. I might throw down a bid but I'd have to question my guitar skills more than my bank balance for owning such an instrument. I am on the waiting list for 2014 though:P
Dude, I'd be willing to be a good number of Vik's customers aren't even as good as you are.
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Guys, the Nolly sig is $4000. Ive already paid my $2000 deposit and Im getting one of the 5 he's building. This guitar is going to be much much higher than that one. In fact, Vik just emailed me that theres a bunch of guys interested so do expect a bidding war. Vik is a good guy.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #23
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Go Vik! He's the reason why I started my build He's such an inspiration.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:30 AM   #24
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Dude, I'd be willing to be a good number of Vik's customers aren't even as good as you are.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:33 AM   #25
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I'd say by the looks of it, it's upper or mid 4k. If I hadn't paid for my 8 string duality I would have jumped on this, but alas I have to move to LA and buy a hell of a lot of stuff But do expect an awesome fanned 8 string build from me in a month or so
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