Thoughts on GOC Guitars?

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  1. Crundles

    Crundles SS.org Regular

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    So GOC Guitars are doing a group run on their headless model, apparently partnering with Guitarmory pickups.

    690 USD, 6,7 or 8 string, fanfret, american ash body, maple/wenge neck, SS frets, their own hardware, buyer's choice of Guitarmory pickups.

    Made in China, which I'm perfectly fine with, if the QC is good.

    I checked online, and there's not much info, but what is there, seems good. Anyone have any personal experience? For the price, I'm really tempted to jump in.

    Thanks!
     
  2. horrorwes

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    I'm going on about 3 months with my 2 GOCs. I'm still very happy. Guitars have held up well and play excellently.
     
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    I'm giving it a go for this materia run. Had been kicking it around for a month or so now. The price point combined with the guitarmory pickups make it a no brainer for me. Going with the fox bat pickups.
     
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  4. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    Tried a friend's Valkyrie and its no better or worse than an Ibanez Iron Label, so for the price its hard to say no to since you have tp spend hundreds if not thousands more for something of the same vibe.
     
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    sezna undermotivated

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    Where is this group run being hosted? Sounds tempting
     
  6. Crundles

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    It's on their facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GOCGuitars/

    If the quality is on the level of Iron Label I guess it is a pretty good offer, considering that's my general price range anyway, and I'm quite keen to try a headless fanfret instrument.

    Anyone else joining this particular run, or having previous experience?
     
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    I've been very heavily considering jumping on the run for a 7. Maybe if I get my taxes before the run closes.
     
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    Yeah, I got in on the run. I picked up an 8 string a few months ago on sale. I didn’t have super high expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised. I’d echo the thing about Iron Label quality. Since the build time is 60 days, I’m comfortable paying through PayPal, and then if the instrument never shows up, I can dispute it. I’m not saying that for GOC, just in general. Anyway, I’m in the 2nd “batch” of these for a pink 8 with a maple FB.
     
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    Yeah I feel pretty much the same way. The specs are pretty cool, they're partnering with a well-known pickup manufacturer, and there's satisfactory feedback on their general quality. Really can't decide on a colour combo and pickups, though.

    Oh well, off to the Pickups section for a new thread lol.
     
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    Decent review here
     
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    I ordered one but merciful fuck I cannot handle the "yo dude bruh bro brah bruv" speak that the (I assume) owner communicates with.
     
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    https://www.gocguitars.com/

    They have some interesting headless designs and are priced quite low for the specs. Apparently, the guitars are built in China by American luthiers. Glen Frikker from SpectreSoundStudios recently showed an 8-string model on his YT channel.

    Anyone here with any experience or own one? Could be a good alternative to Kiesel, Strandberg or Ormsby.
     

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