Aviator Blackbird 6 Build Process

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  1. Strtsmthng

    Strtsmthng SS.org Regular

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    OK thanks, sounds great - and hope you will receive it soon
     
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    Damn that mockup looks cool. Can’t wait for a review. Been following them on Instagram for a while now.
     
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  3. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Just a quick update! It's nice to finally see the stain on there. I ended up asking for the black to be a bit more subtle which I think worked out.

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    Looks fantastic and easy on the black was an excellent decision IMO ;-)
     
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    Cant wait to see this finished!
     
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    wow that has just the right amount of black
     
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    OOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo amazing!
    I too have been keeping an eye on Aviator guitars. They seem to have an ability to do subtle minimalist guitars without seeming barebones, and modern designs without seeming futuristic.
    Also they're not too basic, and not too flashy.
    I'm not saying they're middle of the road, I'm saying they've nailed the aesthetic perfectly!
    Excited to see more pics! Especially when that top gets some lacquer/oil/whatever.
     
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  8. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Looks like she's done!

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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Just saw this thread, that thing looks sick.

    Genuinely curious tho, what happened to the April completion date? It’s June, that’s two months off. Not a huge deal but they seemed like they were on track. They give you any explanation?
     
  10. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Not sure to be honest, and I just didn't feel the need to ask. I know they got a bunch of orders in this year so that's probably why. To be fair, every other builder was quoting me at least a year, so I'm not complaining about it. Although it's probably still going to take like a month to even get to me because of the over seas shipping.
     
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    Just saw your thread, very cool! That would also look super cool in dark red.
     
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    that is a savage looking guitar. congrats man.
     
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    Looks great, congrats!
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Not to mention the last few months have been an absolute shit show......
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Heh, wasn’t thinking about that. Derp.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    It's here! First impressions are fantastic, but I want to hold all words on it after playing it for a week or two. Then I'll do a fully honest NGD/review of everything.

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    That was fast, awesome!!!
     
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  18. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Yeah I was really surprised. It took only one week and that's including yesterday being stuck in customs. Had to fill out a couple papers for it to be released.
     
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