Abasi Concepts/Larada Megathread

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

  1. Lemonbaby

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    I guess we'll see in the next month's. So far, everything looks like a year ago: guitars at NAMM booth, production ready to go...
     
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    ya i'm gonna wait until these things start getting into peoples hands before i start with the congratulatory stuff.
     
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    My man. Wave that 8 string flag high!
     
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    I totally understand your hesitance, but we’re in a different place than last year in many important ways.
    1.) We no longer build to order. Anything advertised already exists.
    2.) We’re working with factories that many other much larger brands depend on.
    3.) The production at WMI is actually in cooperation with Schecter guitars. We are benefiting from their relationship with WMI and utilizing their QC and fulfillment. They’re also extremely confident and motivated to see this play out successfully. They totally nailed the revision of the blot-on design and have delivered some superb prototypes.
    4.) We have production established in Japan, Korea and two shops in southern California. All indipendent of each other. We’ve learned a lot and, to be “frank” we’ve over corrected.



    Thanks for attending my TED talk.




    Pictures of WMI prototypes and some USA builds below
     

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    This sounds promosing! I remain optimistic for the future for you guys.
    Knowing that some of them are prototypes, what will happen to some of the finishes you have previously released and shown on your social media channels, will they all be included in the upcoming production line or will some be phased out?
     
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    To be "frank", hehe. Can we expect some in-stock models at dealers in Europe in not-so-distant future? As a lad living in Poland I can't imagine paying customs from a guitar buyed in Japan or US cus I could have a second one for that money :D
     
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    Pretty! Here's hoping the "overcompensation" works out for all parties involved!
     
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    Are space t’s gonna be made in WMI?
     
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    Look forward to seeing these more affordable models
     
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    I got to be the guy to ask....
    Lefties???? :)
     
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    Tosin gotta ask then when we will be expecting some of the production models to be making it into stores. Obviously US will be seeing them first but in the EU I'm guessing places like Thomann would be the first port of call for contact, but beyond that in the UK are you in touch with Westside distro? They distribute Schecter and such to shops like GuitarGuitar (basically UK version of Guitar Centre but more reputable imo) so I'd imagine they would be keen and would also be a smart choice for getting them into shops over here. Because as much as I'm certain I will end up getting one, I still feel they are a must try before you buy type affair.
     
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    "Yes we need you to stop being a freak. Just have fun with it" Wait wrong circle jerk...
     
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    USA made at the moment.
     
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    6DBD6E6B-3804-4BF3-8F4D-8C69A88510DC.jpeg Repost cause larger photo. This is a run of 30 Grover builds heading to paint. Thought the photo looked cool. We have another PO going in soon while these are being finished
    up.
     
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    Please tell me that it will still be possible to buy a Meowrada? My wife ok'd it and that NEVER happens.
     
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    That does look promising. Are these the uniform spec us builds then? Do you have a pricepoint for these?

    also, when will that cf usa be sold, how much, and can i buy it please?
     
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    What’s the timeline looking like? When will you be aiming for orders to be made and for products received?
     
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    Are the WMI models all going to be that burl look? Or can we expect some solid colors? @animalsasleader
    Second part of that, will the difference's between solid and burl also have a difference in price?
     
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    We can do that
     
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