I got my Strictly 7 Boden and....

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  1. leonardo7

    leonardo7 Banned

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    I need to stop. I think the point has been made :lol:

    OK, so there were officially more than 2 people who paid in full when he made the video and lied about there only being two who paid in full? Looks like he didn't want to come clean about how many have actually paid in full. I think theres 3 or 4 of us just today who have admitted to have paid in full.

    Nothing is going to Washburn from what I understand. What I do understand is that if you decide to drop off then he says that he will send over your money to Washburn in 120 days. At that point they can start on your build and you can wait another 4 months for it to be made. Not to mention that the Washburn Boden 7 is slightly more expensive so you will have to pay the bit of difference. Pure speculation tells me that he wouldn't mind that people take that option, cause then he can put up your guitar for sale and sell it as in stock next week, use the money for himself, then take the 120 days to send your money to Washburn, which could very well end up not happening.
     
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    ola_strandberg SS.org Regular

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    I will message you privately.
     
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    Erockomania Studio Geek

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    This whole situation is so sad. I feel the worst for Ola Strandberg.
     
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    fps Kit

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    We really don't know enough about this situation to make such generalisations.
     
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    SamSam GAS problems

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    I'm so ....ing glad I didn't change my order :lol:
     
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    Jim said on Facebook on Thursday that he had two Boden 7's available for purchase right now...
     
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    Bigfan sixstringer

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    Syriel owns a .strandberg*

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    I can't believe I just read this whole thread through. I'm glad I didn't decide to go with the S7 Boden. I'm sorry for you guys that have to go through all this. :/

    @Leonardo7 : Check your inbox dude. "Might" cheer you up a bit.
     
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    Theres nothing in my inbox :scratch:
     
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    oneblackened Tube Amp Dork

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    After reading most of this thread, I just want to say this:

    Ola, you run a company like it should be run. You're doing it right.
     
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    jacksonplayer The Fusion Guy! Contributor

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    Leonardo7, look on the bright side. You now have easily the most famous guitar ever made by S7G. It's almost a celebrity in its own right. :lol:
     
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    Syriel owns a .strandberg*

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    Wut. Lemme just resend it.

    edit: now?
     
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    Mayhew SS.org Regular

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    There are people like this in every type of trade you can imagine. There are the types who go above and beyond all expectations and aren't happy until you get perfection. They treat what they do with their hands like art and want flawless form and function because they wouldn't settle for less and are an open book for the whole process. I have many family members in the trades and they are all perfectionists. Everything should look and function the way it was meant to and if it doesn't, you keep re doing it until you'd be happy to have your name associated with it. That's reputable.

    Then there are those who will easily settle for less and have no problem justifying a half assed job because they don't have the altruistic passion and work ethic to demand the best of themselves. It's laziness and a ready willingness to cut corners and move on to the next job. They will lie to you and glaze over or downright cover up any mistakes or flaws in their work. They don't stand behind their work and unwavering quality is not their end goal. Their goal is to squeek by enough to get people's money and move on to the next job. It is simply conning your way through business. That's not reputable.
     
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    Hahahahaha!!!! A-F***ING-MEN! LMAO :hbang::scream::lol:
     
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    There are also the issues of experience and of ability. Even a couple of the first Daemoness Guitars on other forums were shown to have flaws and the quality gets better over time the more you do and the more you learn.

    I'm not defending some of Jim's words and actions here, just saying let's keep it down to the things we definitely know. He seems very passionate about guitars, he's given himself too much work, he's making mistakes due to stress, mistakes in customer service and mistakes on some of the guitars. Give him a clear schedule to make a guitar for someone in good time he'd probably do a great job. I don't think any of this is down to laziness. It's down to owning a company in severe financial trouble with too many jobs on and not enough money to junk in-process builds.

    Sorry it's just not my nature to think the worst of people. I hope everything works out for the customers as they are the most important part of all this.
     
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    JPMike Totally Random

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    So should I get one?? Someone is offering me one, but not sure what should I do... It has some flaws, small ones but don't really seem to matter to me. :p

    And I didn't read the whole thread. lol.
     
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    fps Kit

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    The whole thing has an air of unreality, perhaps because I look at Jim and see Paul Giamatti playing him in a film.
     
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    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    ^ Ha ha - I thought about that, too! :lol:
     
  19. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Mike, for the love of Dio, walk away on this one. You've been bent over the barrel by BRJ already, to fall for S7 too. :(
     
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    JPMike Totally Random

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    Haha, ok I won't!! Just wanted to try one out! Btw, I would get one used.
     
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