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Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by ACG, Feb 19, 2012.
The huge amount of grammatical, spelling, and other errors is pretty embarrassing.
I have always really loved the looks of their guitars, and this is a pretty sweet price for a "semi-custom" guitar. BUT THEN AGAIN, it might not be worth the risk considering the garbage they've pumped out in the past. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt, but my wallet certainly doesn't.
What do you expect for someone whose idea of research is lurking on here?
in my opinion after seeing their disastrous guitars they shipped. i almost bought a used one that looked absolutely amazing but was too scared to do it. if they want to built a reputation back and sell guitars they may want to come on here and work out a loaner review to trusted people or something of the sort.
i assume the OP has seen this since they have half a million posts? haha
INB4 some dumb 17 year old buys one and posts a rant thread about the dog.... quality.
Does no one ever learn?
The guy looks so uncomfortable in this review and the fact that he says "I guarantee it, but I probably shouldn't guarantee it myself" almost felt like a subliminal warning
just as bad as changing it and someone slandering them for trying to hide whos making the guitars
I can admire the guy if he really has (or tried to) clean up his act and rebuild the name and be honest about it. But there's still no real reason to give him business ever again...
That was a joke. If you've seen my other videos, you'll know that I think I'm hilarious. You can't land em all.
It's hard for a brand to rebuild its reputation after early failures, but I stand by what I said in the video - the guitars that I reviewed were fantastic. I can't sit there and play every one that he makes to personally guarantee every single one any more than I can the Ibanez, Carvin, or Fast guitars I've reviewed. I can only review what I receive to review.
I don't lie in my reviews, I'm not paid to say anything, and I play a LOT of guitars, so although I may not be the end-all be-all authority, I've at least got a pretty good frame of reference.
I took it as a joke man haha, seemed pretty tongue in cheek either way by your demeanor.
Update: ACACIA GUITARS Pro Series Production Models - The Gear Gods Review - GearGods
"If youre looking for an extraordinarily high-end guitar that you can customize several options on (pickups, color, 6/7/8 strings, Titan/Hades/Romulus shape, maple/rosewood fretboard) that starts at $999 (during their upcoming PRO-motion in October) and doesnt go much higher, head over to Acacia Guitars | Custom Built Electric Guitars - Custom Electric Basses and get on the Pro Series."
Way to shill out in the end there...
"High-End Guitar" for a low promotional price?
How could I lose?!
Put your affiliation in your sig.
Also, don't shill.
You've been warned.
The big problem, as I see it, is what makes luthiers not good luthiers is rarely actual skill or ability. It's the willingness to ship out instruments with mistakes, and to not care enough to try to fix errors. That doesn't go away with time. It's a character issue, not a tools, or skill issue. I've bought guitars from a lot of different manufacturers, and I have yet to see someone with big errors get better. Little things can get better. But if you are willing to ship a guitar with a huge neck pocket, then unless you've met Jesus or Allah or something, you're not likely going to turn into someone who will start caring.
This is definitely true, and that's what makes the lower price point offered here more of a concern. Sure, the $999 models are stripped-down, but how exactly did offering more options previously prevent good & proper QC? If anything, cheaper guitars obviously intend to lure more customers, and a larger order volume for a small operation (likely offering these guitars at a low margin) could potentially stress QC & customer service even more.
Oh, yeah, I didn't even think of that! This is EXACTLY how things wind up in a cluster..... *cough* Bernie Rico *cough* Company with spotty reputation offers discounted model with lots of options, everyone jumps in, they can't keep up, people lose money, they go under. Same story different company, unfortunately.
Can't wait to see their Black Friday announcement
First as tragedy, then as farce.
Done. I haven't been on here in a while, just updated all my info and affiliation. I came back to SSO because people were questioning the veracity of my review, and I felt I needed to defend myself.
I'm not sure why people think I'm shilling, I don't get paid to say sh*t. I can imagine it might be tough to swallow that a company that's been so maligned on here is now putting out great guitars, but I can only go by my experience. I had an original Acacia, and I had the ones I reviewed (for a month or so), and the difference is monumental. I have no motivation to lie, it doesn't serve me or my audience at all.
I don't review companies - I review guitars.
Is it the same luthier now, as before who's doing the work and QC? You never know, he/she/they may have just got a cnc to do all the routing now, watched Crimson guitars fretting videos on YT and learned how to properly send out an instrument.