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Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by StevenC, Apr 24, 2019.
They're finally making 7 string B6s!
Here's the prototype:
Well that's not confusing.
About time. Looking good.
Nice! I don't see anything about this on their website though, do they have a private forum or social media group where they release this info?
Also ... Blackmachine do headless guitars now? Was not expecting that when I landed on the their page.
Feline posted it on Facebook.
£2900 for this prototype
For some reason to my eyes this looks like a super chunky guitar.
I could care less about it. Srsly after all these years... a sevenstring B6? Wow.
I mean, good job finally coming out with one after the market has done an end-run around them, I guess
And that's if you can get the guys at Feline to actually reply to emails, answer the phone, or provide any sort of service at all.
A year or so ago I fancied the idea of a B6. No reply. I was back in the UK, called them. No answer.
Hardly confidence inspiring when they're asking almost £3K for something
Looks like a 7-string Blackmachine. Glad to see it available.
I never had any problem communicating with Feline...hell, I even got an email return from Doug.
These are utterly boring instruments, if anyone's perfected the art of selling the silhouette of something desirable. It's Blackmachine and Feline.
Cool? Horrible name and too many years, too late. £2900 ($3750 USD) is just not worth compared to how many options we have now a days.
Well, boring to some, minimalist to others. A flatmate once said my B6 was my nicest looking and sounding instrument. I don't agree with either of those, but there is some charm to it.
£2900 is a bit high I think compared to Dylan, or Waghorn, purely on the grounds of customization and customer service, but for what it is, it looks like a nice guitar. And Feline's fretwork has always looked really nice. He's a British luthier, so you're only go so low on price.
My opinion, which probably isn't even worth $0.02, is this: it's the iconic Blackmachine look, an official "Blackmachine" product, and presumably will be readily available and high quality. Wish it were cheaper (and a B6+2), but if you want these things, this is what you've got to pay.
I'd hit it.
Are Blackmachines still a thing? On the other hand, companies like Ormsby still seem to sell their copies...
B-7 was already taken by Jackson. Lol.
This was made about 3-4 years ago to test out blackbird 7 pickups. Feline has enough work with their own line of guitars and tech work so they only make a handful of blackmachines every so often. There's guys in the Uk who could churn them out for Doug but that's not his thing. The market is still there for them anyway.
They are primarily a busy repair shop, so that work has always come first, and a strong reputation for fretwork, so lots of players around London use them for that.
Not very good with email, but you ALWAYS get through on the phone - assuming you call when they are open.