Black Water Guitar Company

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by explosivo, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Rotti

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    I got an email from Dan not too long ago. He's kind of at the mercy of Aaron's responses to get back to people (doesn't want to just make .... up and tell folks the wrong thing), and Aaron went radio silent for a while to knock out some builds.

    Based on your timeline, yours is probably coming up right before mine... just a guess.
     
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    unfortunately, the "1 month" reply is what Aaron has used with upset clients for the last years... :rolleyes: I wouldn't count on it.
     
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    This is not the way you run a business.
     
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    Aaron seems to be a fantastic luthier; I hope his lack of skill regarding business doesn't create yet another titanic in the industry
     
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    Out of curiosity, is the guy still in business?

    Anybody got a guitar from him recently?
     
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    After reading through this thread, if he's some how managed to stay in business... I wouldn't go near the guy.
     
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    He is still building, a buddy of mine had some progress pics of his 8 string sent over somewhat recently but progress is extremely slow going. Aaron is well overdue on completion for that build.

    As much as I love Cloudy's Blackwater (seriously, what an instrument) I can't justify ever ordering one, and even if Aaron does manage to turn things around and build with some consistency, I'm going to be highly skeptical for a good while. He's clearly a capable luthier, but his time and business management skills leave a lot to be desired.
     
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    Dont get me wrong I absolutely LOVE blackwater but even for me, with the DII, I have a hard time recommending people contact Aaron for guitars. The dude is king of procrastination it seems :( . He wont disappear on you, but be prepared to wait a LONG time for whatever it is you want.
     
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    My guess is could get on the M2M Strandberg or Daemoness list and still receive it before you got an email from Aaron. I really liked my custom from him (despite a communication error on both our parts), but if you're expecting communication and timeliness (in any regard) forget about.

    I've seen my custom selling for almost twice what I paid for it and well over what I sold it for on multiple sites, which is crazy considering it's built for a certain kind of tuning. The instruments are superb in build quality, but I'd order a Halo before I had Aaron build me as much as a pickup ring.
     
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    They have told me my built will be started soon since last year and the last time they reply my email said it will be December. Now they just simply ignore my email, what the heck is going on? Are they just going to pretend there is not my built?
     
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    This guy is a shame... I wonder how many guys were screwed by Aaron...
     
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    Now more than half a year has been passed, I don't even know if they still build anything. And still not response at all.
     
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    Wow... hope your deposit wasn't too high... I guess you can call it a loss at this point!

    And another luthier/crook bad story!
     
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    luckily it just 500 dollars, and it was bought. The guy sold me the spot said the build will be started immediately and they did said they will started soon. But now more than a year has been past and they were totally not response for more than half a year.
     
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    That's why I droped my spot with a loss of 700$... didnt' want to sell my spot KNOWING that the guy would be trapped...

    hopefully this guy won't see any new dollar from the custom guita business.
     
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    This guitar company Facebook page is inactive this year and I have not heard anything regarding a new guitar from him in very long time
     
  18. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    he's still trying to finish up his large backlog of guitars, albeit extremely slowly. There's a lot of posts regarding it in the dealers section blackwater thread.
     
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    His communication skills have sunk into the blackwaters
     

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