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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by ZERO1, Oct 8, 2021.
Whoa! What model guitar is that? That's cool.
It's an Ovation 1788TX Elite. For some reason the specs say 25.5" scale length but it's definitely over 27". It's cool, though it pretty much requires a Standing Ovation accessory attached to it to help it stay upright while playing.
It's hard enough finding a 2021 guitar.
yeah..even those jackson purple mirror are not available among other models, 11/16 weeks for EMG, ibanez etc....2022 will be complicated....and we haven't seen the prices increase yet....
I ordered an A1.6 from Solar (my first Solar) and it went across the Atlantic and was in my hands 25 hours later. Meanwhile I'm still waiting on the Ibanez I ordered months ago.
Anything from Indonesia I feel like, Harley Benton (Thomann Housebrand) is pumping out new guitars aswell.
Anything mass produced is going via shipping (containers and ships are in short supply or are waiting off the coast) air freight is opportunistic and generally faster. I imagine your ibanez is sitting in a container with 2000 other guitars floating in the atlantic.
That is a pretty likely scenario. I still find it interesting that the more budget friendly option (Solar) can offer a premium delivery service, while the more expensive prestige gets the minimum cost (and minimum customer satisfaction) route. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Elixir is only producing standard 10-46 and some acoustic sets.
Reason being the lack of resources to produce Gore-Tex, which is the coating material for the strings. They needed to ensure the fulfillment of most popular needs (10-46).
The Elixir strings are such a little piece of their business in the grand scheme of things, so they use the material elsewhere where the need is strategically most critical. I think the thicker strings will make a comeback within the next year, but not in the next 6 months. That's just my guess.
Not to be pedantic, but it's not Gore-Tex, where the "Tex" means "textile" or fabric, that's just the trade name for Gore company's expanded PTFE fabric.
They use a different polymer, albeit PTFE based, for the string coatings.
We use cables and gaskets made by/treated by Gore at work and they're definitely having supply chain issues. Supposedly it has to do with lack of inhibitor needed to ship the bulk product or it's constituents long distance that's the hold up.
Like you said, strings are a minuscule part of their business, which is predominantly making industrial components, so if it becomes untenable to make strings they very well might stop, at least short term.
I've heard about Gore-Tex being bad for the environment and that it can cause cancer .. should I avoid Elixir strings?
I didn't know what their coating was or tbh still don't know what it exactly means
If you walk into most music stores you’re likely to notice that string racks are low on volume with sets missing on any given day. Elixirs in my area are usually just not there at all now. Maybe the 9-42 or 10-46. Maybe.
That'll do it - I only visit one music store, ever month or two
Phone dumb, double post, sorry.
Idk how else to say it, but just about everything is bad for the environment and also causes cancer.
PTFE is bad when used in coatings for anything touching food (nonstick pans, etc. It flakes off easily and high heat makes it leach into your food and causes a myriad of pretty bad things to happen to you.
Dark Waters is a pretty good movie about a true story of litigation regarding all that crap.
Sorry for the off topic.
Ok so if I put an old coated string in the trash and the trash is burnt, then harmful chemicals end up in the environment?
Most things burnt will release harmful* chemicals.
Dude, I'm going to buy a guitar from 2020 tomorrow.
I just got a bass guitar from 2001, y'all are buying from the wrong decade!