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@spudmunkey @neptoess @HeHasTheJazzHands I mean, I get it - I just think it's asinine. One aspect of wood construction does not a good guitar make. Making arbitrary associations with a given brand's entry/mid/upper-level instruments and their respective choice in neck attachment method then construing that into an objective value system is straight-up weird.

Set neck and neck thru all day...cause it's just how it be.

About the best argument I've heard.
 

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I could give a fuck about how the neck is attached to the guitar. I have guitars with set necks, thru necks, bolt ons and they all work fine. I guess if I had to choose I'd choose neck thru only because of the lack of any neck heel gives better upper fret access, though a well designed bolt on or set neck joint will do the same thing.
 

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apparently those crackle warlocks are made in India and have a floyd special

but according to the Facebook group the fretwork, build quality, and pickups are really good????

every example I've seen of the paint job is insanely well done, like as good as the crackle on my Ormsby
 

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apparently those crackle warlocks are made in India and have a floyd special

but according to the Facebook group the fretwork, build quality, and pickups are really good????

every example I've seen of the paint job is insanely well done, like as good as the crackle on my Ormsby
India, not Indonesia? That’s very surprising if true. The Floyd Special, I could have guessed that. The thing was priced suspiciously cheap.
 

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If India can build the guitars in a reasonable amount of time and have decent QC, I dont see the problem with them having all their imports built there. At least customers will get the guitars they pay for.
 

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In typical GC fashion, no bar for the Kahler. It's interesting that the back of the neck is natural finish and not black on the black one though.
Yeah they keep the bar somewhere in the back…I’ve actually brought a spare kahler bar I have in the past to play on the rare kahler they have haha
 

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Still waiting on my Ironbird. Anyone buy one of the Stranger Things custom shop models yet?
 

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....I just wanna know about that black and gold Firebird...
Looks like a Kauer Banshee to me.
 
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Looks like a Kauer Banshee to me.
Ah.....I'm a bit less interested now
 

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The specs aren't super impressive, but it's a custom shop guitar. That always carries a pretty hefty price premium. On the labor front alone, it takes more hours to make the custom shop guitar, and the people doing the work cost more per hour.

I build. I know how much things cost. And BC Rich charging $800 for the import version and over $4k for the "USA" version is a load of horsesh*t. The ONLY difference between them are the pickups and trem. There's not a snowball's chance in hell that axe is worth $4k. It's just not. Yeah, I know CS models from all brands are pricey. In fact, I think prices have gotten outrageous for bare-bones models (take the latest LP Jr DC going for almost $5k for a mahogany slab). I saw the Reverb listing when it was posted and just laughed. And there's not even a "Made in USA" sticker anywhere on the guitar. And...NJ Series were never made in the US. :rolleyes:

Anyone who buys those is a fool.
 

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I build. I know how much things cost. And BC Rich charging $800 for the import version and over $4k for the "USA" version is a load of horsesh*t. The ONLY difference between them are the pickups and trem. There's not a snowball's chance in hell that axe is worth $4k. It's just not. Yeah, I know CS models from all brands are pricey. In fact, I think prices have gotten outrageous for bare-bones models (take the latest LP Jr DC going for almost $5k for a mahogany slab). I saw the Reverb listing when it was posted and just laughed. And there's not even a "Made in USA" sticker anywhere on the guitar. And...NJ Series were never made in the US. :rolleyes:

Anyone who buys those is a fool.
I also don’t think they ever offered a red crackle finish with a matte black neck in the 80s NJ series. I bet those 100 will have some collector value. The 100 plain jane black with maple neck custom shop ones? Yeah that’s a very hard sell.

There are almost certainly other differences besides the bridge and the pickups though. I’m sure the custom shop ones actually have decent pots, better tuners, a nicer finish application, actual Jescar fretwire vs whatever cheap junk they can find, a prettier slab of rosewood for the board, etc. You’re certainly paying dearly for it, but it should noticeably be a cut above the import model (at over 5x the cost, it should be though)
 

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One thing though. Whether anyone buys that hunk of junk or not - both the show and the custom guitar have people talking about the brand again
 


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