ET Guitars Australia "WarMachine" upcoming production run

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  1. jerm

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    How much was this guitar? This is pretty shoddy stuff....
     
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    I don’t understand why some people cannot stand Ernie getting a couple of good feedback and keep going on and on and on this guitar, Ernie has already explained everything about this guitar. Please stop bumping one year old post just to bring the mood down here.

    So bump for the least amazing WM. :hbang:
     
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    Hi, yeah sure you can have flamed maple fingerboard with rosewood neck. You can even have it stained.:metal:

    I will get my multiscale MIG (headless) in the next couple of weeks. You're welcome to try that one too :wavey:


    Btw, this one was one of my favs of the first run. I'm not sure we'll be seeing an NGD for this one.

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    Cool stuff guys! What stage is the current run at?

    This is a side note but out of curiosity what was the reasoning for coming to the 35mm body thickness compared to the original Bmachine 32mm thickness? Is it more feasibly reproduced?
     
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    Hi, thanks for the comment!

    2nd run build process has just started. Ernie’s prepared some neck laminates.
    For the WM, we tried the keep most of the features as traditional BM style, we have some different curves and changes but for the thickness we tried keep it as the original design. I always thought BM is 35mm thick in total. :scratch:
    Thanks
     
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    The Blackmachine site puts the measurement for a B2 at 32mm body + 2mm for the top, in the other hand the B6 is 35mm thick. So there's really a negligible difference between the ET and a B2 and none at all in comparison to the B6.
     
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    Ah I see my mistake! that makes sense.
     
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    Not sure why guys have to keep bringing up ancient history, the man has explained himself lets see what he produces in 2016. I for one would like to see some more competition with Australian luthiers it can only make for a better product for all.

    Finished my rant any chance of any lefty action Mr ET???
     
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    I agree,
    While Ernie has had QC issues in the past he also will always make it right to the customer, he is a very honest and hard working person.

    It's clear that the work he's churning out now is absolutely outstanding, so people need to give the bloke a break.
     
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    I was stoked with my 2015 ET, so much so I've just put the cash down for the 2016 run.

    I also got a chance to play one of your old Katanas when I picked my guitar up, nice work on the design there Josh! :yesway:
     
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    Hi Guys,
    Here are some renders for upcoming "MIG - MIK" (made in Korea) guitars. There will be options of solid colours as well as stained natural ash bodies with maple and ebony boards. The multi-scale tremolo option will also be available. We are thinking of using standard straight pickups slightly slanted with 26 frets with the scale of 25.4 -26.5.

    Also, the pictures for the custom shop MIGS will be uploaded in the next couple of days.

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    That's pretty cool. What do you use to make them ?
     
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    Any chance of 8 string custom headless guitar?
     
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    Hi it might sound weird, but I used revit (which I use for my work) to create these renders. You get better results with rhino for this kind of job, but I’m much quicker with revit.


    Hi, yeah sure we do have headless 8 string as a custom shop model (included in the WM runs) as well as the MIK production models. With the custom shop, you can have any scale , any timber, any pickups, any hardware etc. you want. The starting price for the second run was around A$ 2450 (US$1700) for 8 string, A$ 2250 (US$1550) for 6 string with a 6-7 months build time. The production (MIK) will be much cheaper and quicker.

    The MIG-MIK will be available for 6-7-8 strings, and they will be built at one of the most reputable Korean factory. I think lefties will be available as well.
    We haven’t confirmed the prices yet, but it will be as cheap as possible with great hardware and pickups . We are even thinking of optional bkp pickups.
    We might have standard scales as well, depending on the queries.
    Multiscales will be;
    6 string 25.4-26.6 (perpendicular fret at 7th)
    7 string 25.5-27 (perpendicular fret at 8th)
    8 string 25.5-27.25 (perpendicular fret at 8th)

    Thanks
     
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    Fair enough man, I've heard of Rhino, never heard of Revit

    I made a model of Kirk Hammets ESP in 3D studio max back in the day! But otherwise I mostly mess around in photoshop.
     
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    Another MIG on it's way to Canada. :shred:

    Specs:
    Swamp Ash body with Poplar top, blue stain and semi-gloss finish.
    5-piece Maple neck with rosewood fillets and quilted maple centre-piece.
    Licensed by Strandberg Guitarworks "Endurneck" neck profile.
    PaleMoon Ebony fretboard with blue Glow side dots.
    Hipshot headless hardware
    Dimarzio Titan pickup set.

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    ^ that is a really nice looking axe!
     
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    Hi All,

    Here are some pictures of our upcoming ET production line prototype guitars. These are highly spec’d (Ash body, 5 piece laminated necks, stainless frets, Hipshot hardware, etc) and made by a very experienced and reputable builder in China. So far they look pretty neat. The very detailed pictures will be uploaded soon.

    Exotic top option will also be available, there’s a poplar top MIG prototype on the way. The quality control and final set-up will be done by Ernie and his team and every guitar will be shipped from Australia.

    They will be very competitively priced and will be available to order in the next month or so. Please join our facebook group for more information.

    Thanks for checking out

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    Just to clarify, these will be sort of a cheaper option to ordering a full custom ET? (That i assume is made In australia by him and his team?)
     
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    Yeah sure, they will be a lot cheaper. Thanks!
     
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