A decade in the making: behold the KxK!

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  1. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    I don’t remember when exactly I first ordered this, but it was part of the scale 8 run yeeeears ago. I’m so happy to finally have it in my hands! This is my 5th KxK, and it has all the expected features: an impossibly thin neck, extremely lightweight, amazing attention to detail, and gorgeous looks - even on close inspection. I haven’t played it yet, so I’ll update this thread later, but I’ll give you what you came for - the pics. Note that it’s a Japanese themed design, with the Japanese war flag implied by the semi hollow cutouts. The inlays are Japanese numbers, a la Jason Becker’s guitar. Feast your eyes!

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  2. jaxadam

    jaxadam SS.org Regular

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    Very cool man. Not completely my thing, but I can appreciate it. Nothing is better than a NGD, especially after a ten year wait!
     
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    thrsher \m/-_-\m/

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    Man, am I glad to see this journey realized. Happy for you
     
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    Randy The Pusterience™ Super Moderator

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    That's pretty friggin sick.
     
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    Woah. That’s absolutely stunning. Love those inlays!
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    Whoa, unless I've just not been paying attention, I swear it's been a good while since I've seen a proper KxK guitar post.
    Cool to see they're still around. Always thought they were cool guitars in my early SS.org days and yours is no exception. Love the inlays and the red top.
    What are the specs on this bad boy?
     
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  7. Shawn

    Shawn ESP • Ibanez Forum MVP

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    Love the inlays. Worth the wait. Beautiful guitar!
     
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    mphsc http://pyramidguitarscompany.com/

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    Awesome in every way man! Congrats.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    So fucking glad you got this man <3 HNGD!
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Holy shit man, that is amazing, for so many reasons. It’s really nice to see you got this, so happy for you, and really impressed with the design and implementation. Congrats and thanks for sharing!!!
     
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    xzyryabx SS.org Regular

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    Looks awesome...congrats!
    Did you know it was gonna be a 10 year wait when you ordered it?
     
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    That is one HUUUUUUUGE headstock!

    HNGD! About F'n time!
     
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    This is amazing. You always have the coolest 8's that Fast explorer was unreal as well.
     
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    Really like the theme of this guitar, tasty ideas all around! HNGD!
     
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    No, but there was no “promise” date on the run. It was 2011 or 2012 when Rob kicked off the run (with Techno handling the questions, postings, etc). The caveat was that there would be no ETA. I didn’t expect it would take this long, of course, but fortunately it would be what I want if it were all done today. In other words, 8s are still my instrument of choice. Rob kept me updated over the years, but it would sometimes be a year or two between emails. Fortunately, he’s an honorable dude who didn’t just disappear. He’s delivering on these last few builds.
     
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    Sweet axe!
     
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    77zark77 SS.org Regular

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    Looks like perfection ! Big congrats man :)
     
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    Empryrean Plucks strings

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    oh heck yes. that's a nice guitar=D
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Awesome!
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Boo to imperial Japanese flag but looks like a top notch instrument. Cool to see Rob's still building / completing builds... I feared the worst.
     
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