Black Water Guitar Company

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

  1. bnzboy

    bnzboy Asian Dying

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    This is why I will never order from an individual luthier ever. I would support them and even love to get one in stock though.
     
  2. Dyingsea

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    Yet retailers like DAG can get "in stock" guitars...
     
  3. Jonathan20022

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    DAG got builds in because when the list was open several years ago Cliff invested in a few slots and then got guitars several years later. He now has 5 spec'd guitars on order left but when he gets those will depend on how fast Aaron builds them. DAG doesn't get special treatment in wait times, they wait just as long as anyone else who has a spot on order.

    Last I heard from Aaron is he's still building them, we talked a lot since I had 3 completed builds from him and 1 on order but haven't heard back in awhile. He's an excellent builder but builds things at his own pace, I can't complain with the results as he's a truly talented luthier. But the wait is not for those who are impatient, I did the same thing I just did with Daemoness last year. Put the deposit in and just forget about it until your time comes up.
     
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    Not quite sure I buy it honestly having spoken to Cliff at DAG numerous times. Basically if you're on his roster it's because you're a small builder and he's there to help promote your brand and build it up. It's what he does as a boutique shop. He gets guitars from these guys because they want to get business going ahead of any wait times.
     
  5. Jonathan20022

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    You can ask him if you want, I bought two in stocks from Cliff and he offered me the opportunity to fully spec one of those slots 2 years ago now when I bought them. He's not getting fed regular builds, he got a batch, then the 2nd batch. And now he's waiting on the next spots to come up.
     
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    Do you know how to contact Aaron ? I have been told my built will begin soon. Then I never heard from them. It has been over one year since their last email.
     
  7. Jonathan20022

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    It's been awhile since I've heard from Aaron, Dan doesn't handle their communications anymore. And he hasn't responded my messages in awhile unfortunately, all I know is that he was still working on guitars Q1 of this year.
     
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    Unfortunately, everybody has been told their build would begin "soon", "next month"...
    Best thing for those in the US is to sue the guy, for other... say bye bye to your deposit.
     
  9. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire gearwhoricus americanus

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    black water is no longer listed on DAG's site. make of that what you will.
     
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    they dropped a lot of brands lately.
     
  11. Lorcan Ward

    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    Last time I talked to DAG they said they were waiting on a bunch of builds but I don't think they ever got them.
     
  12. Jlang

    Jlang I am Megatron

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    Damn shame... My BW is a thing of absolute beauty and perfection. AFAIK I was one of the last finished builds. Really sad to see this though.
     
  13. ElysianGuitars

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    I was going to look at the BWGC site the other day, wanted to look at his inlaid tops again, but the site is completely gone now.
     
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    It seems the site expired on the 16-01-2018.
     
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    you can still see most of his guitars/photos on his facebook page
     
  16. ThePhilosopher

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    Sounds like the rest of his customers.
     
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    That sucks. Hope those people who paid deposits were able to reconcile with him somehow.
     

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