Oni Seven String

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  1. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Silky Oak body, Pau Ferro neck and fretboard. Oni custom pickups with EVH-style wiring. Auto locking tuners. 26 frets. All-access cutaway.

    Lightweight comfort contoured body. Excellent balance. :cool: Plays like buttah. :shred: Recessed output jack. Set-through neck. Workmanship is honestly like nothing I've ever experienced before! :yesway: :yesway:

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    The tone from the bridge pickup is very tight and focused. It's got some balls, for sure. :metal: Neck pup is more of a throaty tone, but it sounds really smooth on the lower notes. :)

    I don't know how he's done it, but Dan's really done it this time! ;)

    I'd like to thank Dan and Paul, and everyone here who helped me decide to get this one! Thanks a lot! :wavey:

    I apologize for my poor photographic skills. :( This is really something I need some clearer pictures of. The wood is truly gorgeous! :D
     
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    B Lopez Vescere bracis meis.

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    Holy crap :drool:
     
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    That's pretty slick man!
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    :yesway:

    So what'd it set you back, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Battousai Proud SSorg member

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    didnt know oak was a tone wood... how does it sound /
     
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    AKA Australian Lacewood. But it's not a true lacewood nor a true oak, from what I understand. wikipedia

    I'll say that I paid about the same for my BC Rich MB7, which is a fine guitar, but this Oni is definately leagues beyond the BC Rich. I couldn't have obtained a finer guitar for thrice this price from a well-known custom shop like Conklin, Novax, or Manson.
     
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    That's purty. :wub:

    What scale lengths is it and where's the volume knob?
     
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    ShawnFjellstad hates womanizers.

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    damn. nice.
     
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    dpm Oni Guitars Contributor

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    :D Sweet, glad you like it!

    I think the difficulty photographing the lacewood is related to digital cameras... something to do with compression or noise filters maybe? I had the same problem.
     
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    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    Wow. Incredible work!
     
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    okay, I might thing about getting one of these
     
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    Sweet, congrats :)
     
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    Pauly Not so local lefty

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    Holy crap, I M<3 Oni threads and this one really delivers!!! Looks top-notch!! How are the fanned frets for you sir?
     
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    What're the scales on that man?
     
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    next time i'm in Indy, i'm stealing it :wub:
     
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    Nice! very unique!:agreed:
     
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    Mr. S tacos?

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    good god those oni guitars sure are purdy :wub:
     
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    Congrats bostjan!

    That's just one elegant & tasteful & drool-inducing guitar.

    You've got a beautiful body style Dan :yesway:


    bostjan you mentioned the jack is recessed, is it in the edge or back of the body?
     
  20. bostjan

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    Here is a close-up (somewhat blurry) of the jack.
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    And to give some idea of where the jack is relative to the body:
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    I think I can do a little better photographing the wood with a soft sun light coming through a tanslucent window, but there is just no way to recreate the 3-d texture of the body...
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    And another picture of the headstock just for good measure :yesway:
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    I believe the scale length is 660-710mm (26"-28"). My original intent was to keep this guitar tuned down a to A+D standard, but I've been keping it in B+E standard without any trouble and the tension feels just right. The lower frets aren't hard to stretch to at all. I can reach comfortably from frets 1-5 on the low B, 1-6 is a little stretchy, but no biggie, but I cannot reach from 1-7 on any of the strings.

    The fanned frets are great! I've always wanted a guitar with a compound scale length after trying a dingwall bass and being amazed at the clarity of the low B.

    Let me say that I have now played every fret on every string of this guitar and there is not one fret buzz anywhere. Not even a hint of a buzz. Anywhere. And I did not even touch the truss rod! On top of that, the intonation is less than 2 cents off. The high E, B, G and D were all dead on right out of the box.
     

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