KxK Singlecut, short run

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by noodles, May 1, 2008.

What scale length do you prefer?

  1. 25.5"

    10 vote(s)
    22.7%
  2. 26.5"

    30 vote(s)
    68.2%
  3. No preference

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    9.1%
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  1. noodles

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    OK, Rob told me that with it so close, he wants to do the singlecut this time out. He still has to work out the case with G&G for the ProtoV, so he needs a little more time. Trust me, though, it will be around the corner.

    So, there are a couple of questions. The first is scale length, which is in the poll. He designed it at 26.5", but can change it if people want 25.5" instead. I've added a no preference option for the people who don't care either way.

    The second is the top wood. Would any of you be interested in a flame maple top for an upcharge?
     
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    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    I'd be interested in the flame top. what grade of flame would it be? and how much of an upcharge?
     
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    26.5" definitely... is this a 7-string singlecut we're talking about? And when does this 'short run' begin?
     
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    What website do you think you're on? :lol:
     
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    :rolleyes: Point made. I think I'm still just having trouble getting out of the mental block that singlecuts aren't a viable option in 7-strings (not a fan of the Dean or the Epi).

    ... and when does this short run begin? I gotta say I'm interested. Are there any pics of how that prototype turned out (yes, I saw the other thread, but it's not finished)?
     
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    I voted 25.5", just because that's my preference. 26.5" wouldn't necessarily be a deal-killer for me, but I'd have to think about it.

    I'm not personally interested in a flamed top, but wouldn't mind if the upcharge isn't too bad.
     
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    OrsusMetal In brightest day...

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    I'm a 25.5 length kind of guy. I don't think I'd go for it if it was the 26.5. But definately with the 25.5!
     
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    It hasn't been painted yet. The pics Dave posted are the last pics I got.
     
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    How would a flamed maple top look with an oil finish? And I imagine routing for a Kahler is out of the question eh?
     
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    25.5 flame maple would be awesome but how much of an up charge and what grade of maple?
     
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    You can't do a Kahler on a carved top, unless you recess it, which messes up the neck angle. That is why Kahler made a stud mounted version. Unfortunately, there is no stud mount 7+ string Kahlers.
     
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    i beg to differ.

    :cool:

    they make an 8 as well
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    i have no interest in ordering one of these Singlecuts, but throwing my 2 cents in for future short runs (should there be more). i think a trem option with an upcharge is far more appealing than a figured top option :shrug:.
     
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    They block photobucket at my office. :noway:

    So, I stand corrected it seems. I didn't know they came out with the studmount version.
     
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    It was released at the same time. I figured it was a no go since it's a bare bones run. Anyone have any pics of a flamed maple top with an oil finish? Does it make it "pop out" like lacquer does?

    EDIT: Actually now that I think about it, since it is a recessed TOM, a Kahler wouldn't work at all. Would still need to be recessed unless Rob stuck a neck angle on it.
     
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    When I ordered my KxK from the first "big 12 Sii" run, I had asked Rob how he was going to get a flatmount Kahler on the radiused top? He said he'd just make a flush route so It'd be fine. It would be a pain in his dick probably to do some guitars that way and some not considering the point of the new runs are more of a "production like" simplicity with a "bang em' out" approach.

    Where is the line of when these just become full out customs again?
     
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    I might be wrong, but you can get these custom, but you'd not get in on the fast turn around, low price aspect of it.
     
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    yeah, unfortunately ATM rob isnt taking any custom orders, unless thats changed over the past few days
     
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    Depending on how much the upcharge is I'd be interested in a flamed top.
     
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    26.5 and yes I'd be in for the flame/quilt top at an extra surcharge.
     
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    I'm not sure...
    26.5 but I would rather it be 27". Is there a reason the single cut is better at 26.5? Or is is just a preference thing?

    I would be pretty interested either way, any chance in getting some pics of what KxK singlecuts look like?
     
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