A decade in the making: behold the KxK!

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  1. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Bad ASS.

    Glad it finally showed man, HNGD!
     
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    StevenC SS.org Regular

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    HNGD! I remember this guitar from before I joined SSO!
     
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  3. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Wow glad it came through. Work looks top notch!
     
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  4. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Man, I wouldn't last 10 years waiting for a guitar :lol:. I'm glad this finally got to you.
     
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  5. Bearitone

    Bearitone SS.org Regular

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    Bro people die in that amount of time. I would personally never knowingly buy something with more than a 2 year wait.

    Kudos for your patience and happy NGD!
     
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  6. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    I know! I was worried when it started stretching along. I asked Rob before I put the deposit down how long he thought, and he said maybe a year, but he really had no idea. So I figured I'd do it. These days I wouldn't, because there's just too much up to chance. Not to be paranoid, but there's a lot of things that could go wrong on my end or Rob's end. There could be a fire at his place (happened when Shad Peters was building me a guitar, and the fire ate my guitar), Rob could run into health problems with his hands, I could run into health problems with my hands, etc., etc. But, it's still a super cool guitar to me, and I'm glad I did it, and I'm glad it's here!
     
  7. Lorcan Ward

    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    Is this the longest SS,org custom order?
    Great to see it finished and in your hands!
     
  8. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    There are a few of us that were in this batch, so I'm not sure if I'm the last or not. I probably did have the craziest options, so it wouldn't surprise me if I was the last one out, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
  9. Emperoff

    Emperoff Not using 5150s Contributor

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    That thing is absolutely nuts. Congrats!!!!
     
  10. MetalDaze

    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    I'm in the 7 Scale run which I think came after, but around the same time. I've had recent contact with Rob too so seeing yours completed gives me more confidence that I will join the 10 year club soon :lol:
     
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  11. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    But if it was just the Japan flag it would just be big hole in the guitar! jk.
     
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    jaxadam SS.org Regular

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    Ba dum tss
     
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  13. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Acoustics are the real Japan-themed instrument!

    But ya, I know the imperial one is a cool design and this is just a guitar, so not hating like it has real consequences. But FYI for those guys outside of asia, it's not unlike a swastika, and within Japan it is still used by hate groups. It's the flag flown on cars which drive through azabu-juban every weekend blasting from loudspeakers:
    ~"Koreans go home. Koreans you are not wanted here" or "Batter and kill Koreans who are anti-Japan. Burn all South Koreans living in Japan"
     
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  14. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    Geez, I had no idea about all that. How come all the bad stuff always looks so cool?
     
  15. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Ah, everyone chooses cool stuff to go to war with (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_hussars), but then those symbols are hard to separate from the atrocities of war.

    The thing particular to the swastika or to the imperial japanese flag that I think keeps it lingering as a taboo symbol is how much racial hatred is behind those atrocities. I don't think anyone would have ever called for retiring the US or UK flags for meeting on a battlefield, all lined up, exchanging fire in turns before one side's men had been sufficiently depleted for the commanders to say, "All righty then, good show today - see you on the battlefield tomorrow though!"

    Whole thing reminds me of this though:

     
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  16. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    Nailed it! My first skateboard when I was 5 years old was a called a Kamikaze with that flag on the bottom. I ate pavememt plenty of times on it. :lol:
     
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    xzyryabx SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the idea, rats anus is now at the top of my list for inlay options.
     
  18. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

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  19. xzyryabx

    xzyryabx SS.org Regular

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    That actually works well!
    Esp "good choce, it's the year of the rat, and of course we can do that, it will be 20k however"
     
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  20. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Eh, I'll wait for the year of the dragon.
     

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