Abasi Concepts/Larada Megathread

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. StevenC

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    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    I just got sent some pics of the new abasi builds from Namm:
    looks like fret sprout on the maple fretboard, plastic still on the pickup, weird paint issues around the neck joints and control cavity, some paint bubbles.
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Who made them?

    Love that yellow. Even more that it has a maple neck too. I’m sure the wenge is super etc., but I’ve had some Warwicks with the stuff and would prefer maple every time.
     
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    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    Not sure, seems like grover and some other CA luthiers like dunable/vik helped ghostbuild.
    from what tosin said earlier in the thread they're all new except for the tele one which was built by frank.
    Wenge necks are the tits though, I love them.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I was curious about that as well. If it was other guys then uh... fuck. Not a good look.

    If it was Grover then biiiiiiig yikes.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Cursed.

    Told you guys.
     
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    I play music SS.org Regular

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    IIRC Ormsby wanted to do a US line with Grover Jackson but Grover had no experience with multiscale ERG ... and probably because of some other reasons also it didn't happen.
    I imagine this is one reason why Perry has some insider knowledge with this whole Abasi story.
     
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    The Hiryuu Dot dot dot.

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    Gah. Just keeps getting clusterfuckier and clusterfuckier.
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Ouch. I was hoping those were WMI or something. If this is the American luthier(s), they need to slow their roll and figure out how to build these things and who to do it before this just gets worse.
     
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    It all just looks rushed.

    Maybe third times the charm before they realize they might need to skip a stupid trade show and just focus on making the best instruments they can.
     
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    First time out with all this new stuff and we all knew it didn’t go super smoothly up till now. I dunno why but the only issue that would bother me would maybe be the fretwork, but I’ll reserve final judgement till I hear pricing.

    Hopefully Tosin takes it all in stride and keeps on the come up, those are decently minor issues weighed against the form and function of the instrument, and prolly fairly fixable on the building end. Sell me that gold one RIGHT NOW
     
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    I've never finished a set-neck guitar, but those seams where the neck meets the body must be pretty tough to get right. The designer of the Gibson SG might have been onto something.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Its honestly dusting to look like that, sadly.

    I wouldn't have taken ANY of the ones I have seen in the pics above to namm if my name was on the headstock...
     
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    None of those flaws would be deal-breakers for me but they do seem rushed. I wouldn't say it's THE CURSE OF THE ABASI just yet, these seem more like kinks that can be worked out of the build process rather than vaporware guitars like the Falbo era ones. But I'm a glass half full kind of guy when it comes to cool new gear.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Eh... most of these problems don't bother me too much. I honestly just think most of it was because of being rushed. Until I see guitars built for and put into customers hands, I'm holding all judgment.
     
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    They are so lazy they couldn't properly remove plastic from the pups is face palm wearthy.
     
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    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    These are better than the flaws reported in the first batch by leaps and bounds. I can barely make out half the shit in that post.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Do not disagree at all...

    But the 2nd time around they should be FLAWLEES. Idc that they are a new company, even knowing the BS that happened.
     
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    Design is grossly inefficient and near impossible to do cleanly, reliably in a mass production setting. It's a great layout for the player, but if you brought that to WMI they'd either price you at $5000 for still an East Asian guitar (and still not flawless) or they'd send you back to the drawing board to come back with a Strandberg-esque bolt on joint.
     
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    100% true Randy.

    I just feel like after what happened they shouldn't that 'little' shit happen, thats all. Just my :2c:
     

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