Vik Duality 8 string run *CLOSED RUN*

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  1. JP Universe

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    Hi guys, great news!!! (bad news for the guitar whores here :lol:) Vik has graciously allowed another group run however this time it's for an 8 string! :hbang:

    To reserve a spot you should drop an email at vikguitars@gmail.com - First come first serve! There are only 4 spots left and I imagine that they will go pretty fast with the options available below so get in quick! :shred:

    Model: Duality 8FF ViK Guitars - Gallery - Fabio Morreale's Duality 8FF

    Headstock shape - modern split 8 in line

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    Strings: 8 strings

    Scale: Fan-fretted 25.5-28"

    Frets: 24

    Neck/body system: Bolts On/Set neck (+100USD)

    Fingerboard: Rosewood/Madagascar ebony/Ziricote/Birds eye maple

    Fingerboard radius: Compound (usually 12-20" but can be specified individually without additional charge )

    Neck wood: Birdseye or flame maple ($$ depends on grading)/ wenge (+100USD)/ Rosewood (+250USD) (laminated 5 pieces recommended (3 pieces + 2 (4-6mm) fillets/inserts))

    Body wood: Honduran mahogany/Swamp Ash/Black limba (+150USD)

    Top wood: Flame or Quilted maple (pricing depends on grade: (3A included in base price), 4A +150, 5A +250USD, Master grade +350USD), exotics possible on demand

    Fretwire type and gauge: Stainless steel

    Binding: neck or neck+body (+50USD)

    Binding Colour: Black/white/cream ABS plastic/ ivoroid (+20USD)/ flame/quilted maple (neck +50USD, neck+body +100USD)

    Inlays: none (or read below)

    Side dots: glow in the dark

    Hardware color: Black/ cosmo black

    Bridge: Fixed (ABM or ViK)

    Tuners: Gotoh 510 series locking

    Pickups: ViK slanted (wooden bobbins +80(USD)

    Controls layout: vol, tone and 3 way switch

    Knobs: Gotoh speed

    Strap buttons: Dunlop recessed straplocks

    Finish: High Gloss front/Satin back

    ABM Piezo Saddles and Graphtech Ghost Preamp: +350USD


    Specials:


    Inlay work: Depends on a per customer basis (obviously more elaborate designs will be more)
    Lefty option is available at no extra charge .

    Gator hard shell case - 120USD.

    Shipping via EMS usually comes out to about 100USD.

    Base Model: 3500 USD.

    Payment plan: 1. initial deposit 700USD, then 1/2 of the due when the build starts and 1/2 at completion
    2. initial deposit 1500USD, the rest upon completion.
    Paypal or bank wire

    Build start: May/June 2013
    Build time: approx. 12 months

    EDIT - If someone bitches about the price or 'I'd buy one if it was $2000' I swear to god..... (mods can you :ban:) Cheers
     
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    This means you can choose a plan which fits you better, either version 1 or 2.

    Only 5 guitars will be made, 4 spots left at the moment.
     
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    Just so I'm clear we're talking the same body style/slanted pickup layout etc. as in the Fabio model with the headstock shown? Can we specify nut width, neck thickness/shape?
     
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    Neck thickness and profile can be customized at no charge. Nut width is 55mm if you measure it from high E 0 fret perpendicular to axis of the fretboard and to upper side. Just like on most of standard 8s.
     
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    Looks like we have only 2 spots left...
     
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    sooooo how much do I get for a kidney? :ugh:
     
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    The reference model looks familiar to me :) I bet those last two spots will be taken by tomorrow. \m/
     
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    I sent an e-mail attempting to claim a spot so we will see!
     
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    I knew this day would come eventually. And I'm completely unprepared to order another high-end 8. I shall commit sepuku, as I have dishonored my family.

    Amazing run though, thanks so much Vik! Hopefully down the line I will be able to own one of your amazing instruments :yesway:
     
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    tomorrow? :lol:
     
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    I just received confirmation for the Last spot! :)!
     
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    Well, the RUN IS CLOSED as all the spots have been taken. However those of you interested should keep an eye on the thread as its not 100% gone until all the runners put down the deposits, say for a week or so.
     
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    Wow that was fast.... I post this before I go to bed and wake up and the spots are filled :lol:
     
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    Love your guitar man, had to base it off that model for the run! :hbang:
     
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    I would have been in on this but I already have a similar spec 8 on order with Vik deposit paid ;)

    Looks seriously good though :yesway:
     
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    So glad I just saw this or I'd be selling all of my belongings.
     
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    that is a great deal too congrats to everyone :)
     
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    Just sent my deposit and specs through.... (fingers crossed Vik can do what I'm asking) :hbang:

    I'll give it another week before posting a 'post your specs' thread.

    This is going to be an awesome run!
     
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    Did Vik get back to you guys and confirm your deposit? Because I sent it on Monday and haven't heard anything from him yet. Starting to get a little worried.
     
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    You don't have a thing to worry about :yesway:
     

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