New Tosin Abasi signature in the works - Abasi Guitars w/Frank Falbo

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  1. narad

    narad SS.org Regular

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    Yea...just trying to..you know...get an answer from Abasi Guitars specifically on what the options are...
     
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    We can do slanted open coil pickups, with a custom price quote.
     
  3. narad

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    Are the open-coil Fishman Tosin set an option for that (slanted) or would it be the traditional slant options (BKP...)?
     
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    mod edit: let's get back on topic
     
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    Opion Sir Mattafer

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    Man, I gotta give it up to Mr. Falbo from thrusting himself into the lion's den that is SS.org. This is why I will never sell any guitars on this forum - one tiny finish flaw that I forget to mention and I'd probably have to send the whole thing back and eat the shipping :lol: That being said, I am confident Abasi guitars will deliver, but the customer base for these guitars will no doubt give him a run for his money. Stoked to see the first NGD's for these instruments.
     
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    I want to commit myself to getting one of these one day in the future. I dig the fact that Frank communicates with the people interested in the guitars.

    I’m setting my sights on a headless 8 string when the day comes.
     
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    Honestly you shouldn't send out a guitar with a finish flaw if you're changing $3-4k. Not a huge market for luxury goods with mass production defects, on any forum.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    For real.

    I read that and I was like "wat."

    Isn't that part of the allure of small shop/single luthier instruments? That more attention to detail is paid?
     
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    I think it's good overall though, it alerts people to things like how Kiesel are treating customers at the least :lol:
     
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    Opion Sir Mattafer

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    Just poking fun at the severe levels of OCD you see on this forum. No doubt I'd want every inch of a guitar to be clean in that price range, but mainly talking about the extremely minor details that send people in a tizzy round here.
     
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    Thanks guys. I knew what Opion meant, that its true the more you make yourself available instead of being just a faceless corporation, it's got its pros and cons. For the time being, I'd rather be more connected to everyone.

    And you're right, it is a strange catch 22 with instrument making. "This part of the instrument doesn't look like a machine did it" is either an insult or a compliment, depending on who is saying it. Abasi is a balanced blend of machine precision where that is ideal, and skilled hand work where it is ideal.

    I'm sure someday someone will post about how the bass side of the nut isn't as rounded as the treble side, or something like that, and I'll have to explain how the bass side has to come up higher because the strings are thicker, etc. Or eventually I'll be too busy to worry about it, and then some people will defend us and say what I just said, some will think we didn't spend enough time rounding the bass side, someone will say they should return the whole thing for a refund, someone else will say you're supposed to play it, not stare at a zoomed in iphone photo of it...and so on...and the circle of life continues.
     
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    If this thread has accomplished nothing else, it's made me decide that should I ever hit a decent lottery jackpot, I'll be commissioning a full on custom from Frank, if for no other reason than I admire the guy for still posting updates here despite some of the ridiculousness.
     
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    Dude, $3k - jackpot not required, just save a little :D
     
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    This.
     
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    With MY finances....that's indeed "jackpot" territory. :D
     
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    If I won the lottery an Abasi is the third thing I'd get. First the Fortin 33 and if there are any leftovers, they would go on a Dumble and Abasi.
     
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    ...if you could afford it.

    EDIT: damn, that was kind of the joke I see.
     
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    whoa does this mean Oprah is playing an Abasi now too
     
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