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Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by JamesM, May 13, 2012.
Strandberg Guitarworks » Blog Archive » Stock Model Production
DUDE! strandberg working with stric7, that's awesome! I love jim and the crew to death, and I was basing my strandberg build on my S7 wood selections, so this works out great IMO. Bitchin news!
I can't afford one, but maybe in the not-so-distant future. You never know.
I'm gonna try and go for one I think... God damn GAS not helping at all!!
I just signed up for the Waiting List. From the way things are looking it'll be years before I even get close to the first spot, and I think by then I should have the money.
Also I would love to get my hands on that swamp ash standard once they're released.
I'll be VERY interested to see what the price points are like for those models.
This is like a merger of epic luthier proportions
He said $2000-$3000 USD, which considering the specs is well worth it.
I'm not really familiar with Obeche, anyone use it before?
I think the Tosin production model will be a bit higher than 3k, but that's what i signed up for anyway (basically) so that's what I'm going with. Already emailed Ola, btw . I'll let you know how it goes
E-mail has been sent to Ola. To say I am excited about this is an understatement. I want a multi-scale 8 with an IPNP neck so much. Best news maybe ever.
Maybe I'll just not go to school next semester.
Awesome. I was just wondering what eight-string I should get next!
...Whenever I hear back about this job.
3k would be kind of ridiculous for something build by S7 to be honest. Jim is a really nice guy and all..but I've heard wayyy to many things to ever think about forking over 3k for one of his builds. I'm not sure how that's a really good price either.
It's an extremely specific extended range, fanned fret, headless guitar with a fancy top from a small luthier. I don't know about you but that seems like a rather good deal. And what have you been hearing about S7? All I know is that the headstocks are kind of lame.
I've heard S7G was kind of hit and miss in the beginning. But I've heard they've improved. I'd like to play one myself and decide for myself. I actually like the headstock with the right color/woods.
Besides, isn't it a collaboration thing? It's not like Jim is the only luthier. Unless I misunderstood.
Besides the ergonomic design, there really isn't much to strandberg's builds anyway. And I'm a huge fan of my s7 and don't think there's anything on Ola's builds that Jim cant handle before breakfast. Anything over 2k and you're paying for a name most of the time anyway, so sounds like a good deal to me
As tempting as this is.... i'd rather be patient, save the extra money and spec it out exactly how I want.
Especially considering that I'm not paying much more for a significant amount of customization.
In my experience, S7 is very good at the "mechanics" of guitar building. Mine is solidly built, with very good fretwork, and really nice woods (the ash body resonates really well ). I think the area where they can improve (and I think they are improving) are in the "finesse" aspects of building (ie. inlays, fancy tops, binding, etc..).
Ola's builds, from what I've seen, aren't exceedingly intricate. S7 is more than capable of handling these builds. Especially when you consider that much of it will be CNC'd. I think these are well worth the money. You'll have a more than capable builder, churning these out much quicker than Ola can by himself. I think this is a great move on Ola's part.