Anyone heard of GOC guitars?

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    I've seen some of their stuff floating around on ebay, but the prices are kind of crazy for a body. They wanted 500$ for a headless body that takes strandberg necks/hardware. :ugh:
     
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    They must be hitting up the local dispensary too often.
     
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    There are a few companies out there like this. But, once you add all the parts on, the price isn’t all that great. And the stuff you’d have to do on your own is quite labor intensive, and not necessarily easy. It just makes more sense for me to pay someone to take it from soup to nuts.
     
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    I just bought one of their kits on eBay. I already have some parts laying around to put in it so the total cost isn't too bad but I'll report back on the quality when I get it
     
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    this is neko those parts are made in asia
     
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    how do you know these are neko? I thought he fell off the face of the earth and quit trying to sell kits.
     
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    Late to the conversation but I think this is the same guy that did Neko guitars. He uses those same 3 lines on some of the GOC guitars that he used on Neko... also both are from St. Louis. GOC stands for grumpy old cat... Neko’s Logo was a cat. Pretty sure it’s the same guy!
     
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    I got my guitar in the mail. Can confirm that it is indeed Neko guitars. That being said, I'm pretty happy with it for the price I got it for.
     
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    I have two and can confirm that they are awesome.
     

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    These are awesome.

    Tomorrow im ordering some headless hardware to try and get my GOC kit build finished.
    The Vajra
     
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    Can you be more specific? Like, what does it compare to, and what are the pros / cons?
     
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    Definitely Neko... so I'm gonna say don't give the guy your money. He ran off with people's money IIRC.
     
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    I have one.
    Its really really cool. Its the Vajra headless. Mine is 01 too which is cool. SS frets. Ergo neck shape. 26-25 multi scale. Alder body with antique stained maple neck/board. Glow in the dark block side inlays etc. Cool pickguard too.

    Mines going to get Blackhawk alnico's and a LED Killswitch in it.
     
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    I actually got in contact with them and got clarification on this. It is NOT Neko guitars. Both of these companies ran through the same builder but are not affiliated in any way. On a side note after using the GOC guitar that I got for a few months now, I'm really surprised how well it plays. It's my main drop C guitar. I stuck Fishman Fluence Moderns in it and it's just wicked
     
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    Not sure if this counts as a necrobump, but I just saw this:



    And it looks hella nice for the price. I'm in Europe, but for 650 USD and 75 USD delivery this would be more affordable than most major brands and/or local luthiers.

    Would it make any sense for me to order from them? Seems they are MiC but go through a quality check in the US.

    edit: There seems to be a group run for the headless on their facebook, 690 USD and free delivery. If the guitars are nice this seems like pretty decent value
     
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    I entered the headless run (they've extended it due to its success), really curious how it will turn out, extremely excited to try a headless multiscale guitar which I haven't tried before. I'll report back here once I have it.
     
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    Yeah a few people from SSO joined, me included.

    There's a bigger thread with some more info and pictures in case you're not keeping up with GOC's facebook:
    http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/thoughts-on-goc-guitars.334243/

    Cheers!
     
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