Abasi Concepts/Larada Megathread

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

  1. Chevygizmo

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    Kind of my point. If this was reviewed by a magazine - anything. Or any real artist endorsements. It’s being treated like this unicorn. They’re being smart about doing “limited drops” to pay rent. But can’t keep up much longer. For Christ sakes they can’t even get PayPal right. Also, how do you have “b stock” - that black garden I looked at that. What was this a NAMM leftover. That’s kind of like 3 out of 20 are “B grade or lower”. This is a nut and finish issue too
     
  2. Chevygizmo

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    Didn’t that happen with the black one on the last batch? Neck would not settle.
     
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    And here I am waiting for someone on this forum to post about how the Space-T actually is........
     
  4. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    Prob won't happen.
     
  5. TheInvisibleHand

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    Oh I know, but a man can dream.
     
  6. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    I will say one thing. The fact that they made night garden a B stock instead of just lying and saying it was a normal flaw makes me wonder. IF they start labeling meh builds with B stock they don't have to take any returns or do refunds.

    So expect moving forward to see that builds like Jeph's come out as B stock to void that expectation of fixing it.
     
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    The neck dive was one of the many issues I had with it. That design, IMO, begs to be headless.
     
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    Do we know what the issue was with that guitar?
     
  9. diagrammatiks

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    eh usually b stock is like cosmetic and aesthetic issues.

    a warped neck is usually a rebuild issue.
     
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  10. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    "This particular build had some minor cosmetic flaws (see pictures - side of the nute, paint transition on the side of the fingerboard, a dust speck trapped under the finish). In all other regards, it sounds, feels, and looks beautiful. We've gone ahead and extended special discount pricing to account for the cosmetic issues. "

    Link: https://abasiconcepts.com/collectio...s/larada-8-master-series-night-garden-b-stock
     
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    What do you mean by CAD guitar?
     
  12. StevenC

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    That's a real leap right there.

    This forum is so traumatised from every shady creep stealing their money that a brand with a good history of offering and delivering refunds, being upfront on things and only selling finished guitars is getting preemptively shit on for hypothetical future crimes.

    I'm trying not to defend too strongly a brand I have no affiliation with, but for goodness sake some people in here are acting like Tosin asked BRJ to build the guitars.
     
  13. MaxOfMetal

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    How the company is run has little to do with how well another company builds the guitars.

    So they can be a great company that does everything the right way (at least for the time being), and still offer a product that's a little too risky of a proposition for some.

    Past Falbo mess aside, I think they're doing well. I still wouldn't buy one or recommend them to someone in most cases.
     
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    And that's a very reasonable criticism as opposed to "1 in 6 guitars are unplayable" or "B-stocks are a scam"
     
  15. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    We are allowed to be cautious of a company who honestly has yet to fully prove themselves product wise. Regardless of where you come from. I was never in the BRJ or any other bad runs. If I am spending 3k on an instrument I do my research and am cautious. I am merely pointing out the fact if they label it B-stock they have more leniency.
     
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  16. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    Never said B stocks are scam. Just pointed out they can void certain things like someone railing their instrument fit and finish wise because they disclosed it ahead of time.
     
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    I mean, that description sounds like a perfectly normal b-stock? I'd be leery if they put the one I'm sending back for sale again without a total refret/fretboard leveling, but that's not what we're talking about here.
     
  18. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    Yeah I never brought up it being a scam. That is a jump.

    For reference what color is your messed up one? As to avoid that down the road
     
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    Black, but I think you're jumping to conclusions here.
     
  20. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    Just being cautious. I don't like black guitars so I won't get one anyway LOL
     

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