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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Ziricote, Jan 7, 2019.
Ok, so "qountersink" for the screws, and "recessed" for the plate.
Wasn't the cool thing about Blackmachines the headstocks? Now they've removed them?
I would say, I rather flush screws but I do see those Hex screws as an aesthetic choice. They go well with a metal backplate for a "roughed look". Might not be practical and the screws would give you a rash back, but they do serve a purpose and its "to look good"
now, after seeing photos of BlackMachines back, you can tell that yes, Doug knows how to recess a backplate. So this new model having a non-recessed one is purely an aesthetic choice..... I get the "but the switch tip is bigger".... maybe when he started?, there should be ones available now that they arent that big?... there shouldnt be a reason why not to fix that problem (IF that was even the issue to start with)
so yeh, that top mounted back plate is an aesthetic choice he made, (same with the little tinny scoop on the lower horn....) just not sure if it was the right choice to do (IMO)
Any of these ready yet, btw?
Is there any pricing on these yet? Where do you put a deposit?
He built 5 or 6 and then went back to just building B2s again.
Price is about 5 figures for the base models and goes up considerably with wood choices. You could put down a deposit if you get that far but it doesn’t mean you’ll even get a build in the future.
Nail on the head. I've known Doug personally for 20 years, he's a ridiculously smart guy who loves building guitars and exploring ideas that interest him. He knew that he 'could' have commercialised when it all exploded (in fact he had a lot of offers to do so) but consciously chose to not grow into mass production other than the partnership with Jonathan at Feline because he trusts him (they worked together for years previous to Doug starting Blackmachine). There's enough enablers in our social group for him to find willing participants, he doesn't have to pay any attention to the Internet, which is a great position to be in for him.
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I still laugh Blackmachines were ever a thing, I just didn't realize they were still around. Can they go away again?
That's great to hear that he's retained his integrity after all these years. Not that there was ever any doubt, but I imagine it has had to be an interesting 10+ years for him building his guitars and watching his designs become iconic and damn-near legendary in the ERG scene. He's absolutely earned every bit of success he has and IMO, can do whatever the hell he wants in my book, he always seemed to be exactly as you describe here.
All that being said in regards to this necro bump - just visited the website and saw the pictures of the other headless models he built. I think they look great. I do wish he would've built a couple more, or at least experimented with fanned fret 7's and 8's.
Wtf I saw this the other day and thought someone did this to one/was a shitty copy or something. That thing fucking sucks
They should just mount a brass anvil in there!