Doug has orders open for 20th anniversary?

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  1. ChrispyFinch

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    I meant from the perspective of aiding the saturation of a market with a certain style or aesthetic of instrument. For awhile, Almost every manufacturer had a bare bones ash body guitar. I know that the industry impact wasn’t intentional. Much like how apple design has permeated other manufacturers and markets.
    I think bm actually had a huge impact. How many headstock variations playing off that aesthetic have we seen? Balaguer has one, BWGC had one, skervesen, etc.
    Although it was most certainly not intentional, It’s a telling mark that this part of the industry took elements from the rise of bm popularity to expand/enhance their business. Even the way that endorsement and online marketing emerged around the same time. YouTube marketing, forums, ‘influencers’, shilling, etc.

    don’t get me wrong, I don’t think bm or Doug is a deity or anything close. I think it’s more of a case of right place right time among other things.
     
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    Builders I can think of who outright cloned BM or made variations on the design:
    Ormsby
    Skervesen
    Carillion
    Rusti
    Blackwater
    Vandermeij
    Invictus
    Siggery
    Mercer
    Ran
    ET Guitars
    Equilibrium
    GNG guitars
    Guitarmory

    The list goes on. I’ve talked to so many builders that were around before BM but said there orders tripled and pushed luthiery into a full time job thanks to what Doug did for the custom guitar scene and how he doesn’t get near enough credit for it.
     
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    I just hope someone puts in an order and documents it here...
    Although due to pandemic I doubt even the wealthy are heavily inclined to take the plunge.
     
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    where are you gtting the 10k price from?
     
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    Yeah i dont know where that number came from. When the other guy said it.
    My assumption is that they'd be around that price just because its a flagship model, that uses some sort of "private stock timber" grading.
    Hell...
     
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    There is a second hand one for sale for £16k (now reduced) but its unlikely anyone is likely to pay that.
     
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    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars & Meng Mengs

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    It's a real nice colour and I like the name.:) I guess these are like high-end guitars and I've heard good stuff about them. They sort of have a reverse Parker-Fly headstock on them.:scratch:


    ;>)/
     
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    nevermind. the threads are merged now....
     
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    Feline Guitars have also stated that they are in the last year of production of the B6 models so I am wondering what will become of them? Discontinued or maybe outsourced again to a different builder?
     
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    Ahh, youre on the fretboard too I see! lol!
     
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    There’s been a number of in-stock auction builds sold for 5 figures and and the price for regular builds was around that last time I heard.

    Feline never made the B6 a priority despite the interest. There are periods where they didn’t build them for a 1-2 years and then only released 4 before stopping again. Wether that was Doug’s intention or not they could be churned out by several other UK builders who aren’t tied up with a repair/mod shop. A few years ago there was rumours of someone else taking over the line but I’m sure that would have happened a lot sooner. I’m guessing discontinued.
     
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    Really? That is proper mental. Id love to see them, may have to do some ebay snooping.

    £2-3k? sure, I could get behind that (as William Shatner said).

    £10k+? Hard pass. And its not that I think they aren't quality instruments, they defo are. At the £2-3K I could at least imagine saving an owning one them. Id rather £10k on a car or holiday of a lifetime.
     
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    Serious question now that i found the opportunity? Why do Blackmachines sell for these prices? I mean, especially the B2s are the barest simple superstrats in terms of design, some being plain wood, in terms of finish. I mean what is it that makes them so expensive? Again serious question.
     
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    Same as anything else: because people pay that much and because of raw availability there is no other option.
     
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    So is it like the Kartrashians? famous for being famous?
     
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    Did you read the rest of the thread?

    These were a big deal back around the mid-late 00's, and in some circles they still are, especially if you came of age around then and now have money to spend. Since not very many are available, the prices are kinda crazy, like anything limited.
     
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    I know the story, my question is more why were they a big deal in the first place, given how simple the design, finish etc is. What m i missing on this?
     
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    well you know how like almost every guitar looks like that now.
    before that no guitars looked like that.
     
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    Your question is actually answered in almost every post in this thread....
     
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