ET Guitars Australia "WarMachine" upcoming production run

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  1. SilentCartographer

    SilentCartographer Creator as Observer

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    Thanks! I will submit asap,
     
  2. MetalDaze

    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    What exactly are you trying to say? :lol:
     
  3. Hollowway

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    in-pursuit, was that yours? What year?
     
  4. milker97

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    See below!
     
  5. ET Guitars

    ET Guitars Luthier

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    Thanks for that hey. To answer your question directly, no you won't have any of those special options available, unless you specifically ask for it :)

    To be fair, we have invested a lot in the last 12 months especially, to eliminate all those things that plague smaller shops. I've got new equipment to improve wood joinery, industrial level clearcoat system and buffing station, changed and improved CNC profiles for cleaner routing and less chipping. We're really happy with all the manufacture during 2014 and this year and know we've reached a new level. So yes we have some mistakes in the past, everyone does, and a build from a few years ago may not be the best and fairest represent of our current portfolio.

    We're happy to show the progress of the WM6 prototype for scrutiny, over the next few weeks, and show how committed we are to producing flawless and high level guitars.
     
  6. in-pursuit

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    Is this not the build completed October 2013 pictured on your facebook page?
     
  7. ET Guitars

    ET Guitars Luthier

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    Yes, that would be correct. This was roughly the period we decided to step things up if we wanted to be serious about improvement and quality, and started to spend more capital in shop fitout, and more equipment. The business was expanding significantly and I knew we had to make changes to keep pace and get to the next level.
     
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    Hi All,
    We haven't been active here for a very long time. Ernie has finished the first run and there are some really great guitars out there. We might see some NGD's soon. The second run (WM and MIG headless) also sold out very quickly with the build about to commence.
    Ernie was very kind to send the WM proto to me. I can say that I'm blown away. Even though Ernie didn't use the best timbers on this one, he also rushed on this build and took some shortcuts, at the end this is just a prototype, It still ended up great. I can only imagine how awesome were the first run WMs (with the improved design, better timbers etc.)

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    Thanks
     
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    I got on the last run and was extremely happy with my guitar. Zero flaws anywhere on it and plays amazing.

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  10. VVolverin3

    VVolverin3 Cool beans

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    Looking awesome.
     
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    Thanks Pete,

    If you want to try the WM proto I've still got it here. You know where I live :)
     
  12. ET Guitars

    ET Guitars Luthier

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    Some pics of the first run WarMachine guitars in 2015.

    WM2015-1
    Baritone 6 string, Poplar Burl stained top, Korina body, PME board on Roasted Maple neck.
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    27" scale 7 string, Quilted maple top on Sapele, blue mild burst with natural edges, Macassar ebony board on Maple 5-pce neck.
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    27" scale 7 string Lefty, Buckeye Burl top on Ash body with satin finish, PME board on maple 3 pce neck.
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    25.5-27" Multiscale 6 string, Buckeye Burl top on Sapele Body with stin finish, PME board on 7 -pce flamed maple neck, set neck.
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    25.5" 6 string, thick Quilted maple top on Pacific Mahogany body with TigerEye stain gloss finish,ebony board on 5-pce rosewood and ebony neck.
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    25.5" 6 string, Quilted maple top Ash body with TigerEye stain oil finish, ebony board on 5-pce rosewood and ebony neck.
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    Heres mine! Awesome playability, sounds incredible, super light.

    Thick quilted maple top, 1 piece pacific Mahogany, Rosewood neck, Ebony fillets, Ebony fretboard, Dimarzio Titans.

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    These things look stunning!
     
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    Some nice looking guitars here. :hbang:

    Is there any chance I can get a hold of that quote form just so I can get a ballpark estimate? I know I'm a year late and that there will likely be price changes in the next runs.
     
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    Hi, yeah sure, please send me an e-mail to milker97@gmail.com. the next WM run will be around May. You can also join our facebook group for build updates, user reviews etc. Thanks
     
  17. VVolverin3

    VVolverin3 Cool beans

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    Ahh that's temptation I don't need. I'm trying to fund a car purchase, can't really spare any $.


    ...although I do really want a fanned fret :p
     
  18. Guamskyy

    Guamskyy Hwat you call me?

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    Very tempted to get in on the next run...

    You guys do lefties?
     
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    27" scale 7 string Lefty, Buckeye Burl top on Ash body with satin finish, PME board on maple 3 pce neck.
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    Super clean work guys! keep up the good work!
     
  20. Guamskyy

    Guamskyy Hwat you call me?

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    ^^That is hawt.

    A little too "extravagant" for me but I'm pretty sure I can devise something insane too haha.

    I do have a question though: I've always wanted a rosewood neck, but my favorite fretboard is flame maple. Is there a reason why rosewood necks don't have maple fretboards MAYBE other than the clashing cosmetics?
     
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