NGD:OAF 8 string singlecut(+MOD)

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  1. Mura

    Mura SS.org Regular

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    Hey guys!

    I will do NGD with SSO for the first time. Thank you.

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    I bought a 2011 oakland ax factory 8 string single cut.
    Perhaps it will be a model called Falcon?

    It's been about four days since I got it, and it's still a honeymoon, but this guitar is so wonderful that I'll never sell it.

    Beautiful flame maple, wild swamp ash and rosewood neck are great to the touch. And it looks very sturdy!
    The neck shape is similar to Strandberg's Endur Neck, but with a weird shape that looks like it's rounded.
    It's quite thick, but it's so easy to play that it doesn't bother you too much!
    The disadvantage is that the body cutaway is a little shallow and there is some difficulty in accessing the 24th floor.

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    The sound is the influence of swamp ash or the treble that penetrates into the tight bass!
    I want to play all the time without going to work!

    I also made a mod from the time it arrived, so I will write it down as well.

    ① PU swap
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    Dimarzio D-activator8 was listed, but I replaced it with Fishman abasi8.
    I didn't think it would be interesting to look at ordinary fishmans, so I made a special one with Hawaiian core veneer.


    ② toggle switch swap

    I replaced it with a 6way fleeway switch.
    Now you can switch between voice1 and voice3 with only toggle.
    (Voice 1⇔2 switching is pot push / pull)


    ③ tuner swap
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    I replaced it with a Hipshot lock type.
    I also removed the paint on the parts as a whole and added details like a battle machine.

    In the near future, we plan to manufacture a back panel with a lid for replacing the 9V battery.

    Great NGD!
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  2. oniduder

    oniduder HONKEY DONKEY

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    claas? what the deal with that thang
     
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    I believe that's the OXC, not the Falcon. But either way, good score! Tom builds amazing instruments!
     
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    Captain Shoggoth literally just vibing

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    beautiful score, been a while since I saw an OAF! Awesome work reupholstering the Abasis as well, gives me some ideas for my next custom! :agreed:

    I thought the OXCs were only ever headless, and started later than 2011? The body curves seem more Falcon to me as well
     
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    Tom builds the best guitars!
    This one is a beauty
     
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    Huh, you might be right. I always thought the bass side of the upper bout went up higher than this one does, but I could be wrong. Good point about the oxc being headless. I’m sure, actually. But I guess it’s just a name, anyway.
     
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    Yes, on the right is Leviathan from Claas.

    Claas doesn't seem to be very popular on SSO, but at least my Leviathan is the best guitar.
     
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    I was looking at Tom and OAF at SSO, but I didn't see any negative opinions about Tom's instruments. (Even Mayones had a few!)
    By picking up this guitar, I could understand the reason.
     
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    Thanks.
    Originally, the guitar has a woody atmosphere, so I thought that wood would be more suitable for PU.
     
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    Mura SS.org Regular

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    Tom is a great guitar builder.
    Thanks to this guitar, I won't stop grinning for a while.
    Grinning when looking at it, grinning when playing, and grinning when looking at the photos saved on the smartphone.
     
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    Thaeon Cosmic Question Asker

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    This is how I feel about my Oni nearly a year into having it. An awesome guitar is as awesome guitar. OAF does amazing work. Been a long time since I've seen one.

    Killer score man. Congrats!
     
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    Thank you!
    But you are also quite a Killer score man too!

    I'm sure all SSO members are doing the same thing when they get a great guitar.

    Oni is also a guitar that makes me drool.
    I'm sure I will buy Oni when the timing matches with my wallet.
     
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    If you're in Meguro/Tokyo and want to try on Oni sometime, hit me up.
     
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    Narad has a pretty choice Oni. I'd take him up on that.
     
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    I’ve always heArd of Oaf and now I see why they are so highly loved

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    looks very nice
     
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    What do you say! ??

    Meguro is about an hour from my house.
    And if I was told about Oni, I would squeeze my wallet and get the card running at full capacity.
    Are you trying to drop me into greedy hell?
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Happy to help :) And Dan went so far out of his way to work on my ideas for this guitar, I feel like I owe him.
     
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    If I had a diamond mine in my yard, all the problems would be solved, but unfortunately it wasn't.

    Without Covid, I would love to see your Onis, try out each other's guitars, and have a guitar geek talk.

    The big problem is that I can only speak English with "Yes", "No" and "Fxxk" without the power of google translate.
     
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    Thank you!

    In fact, it's such a great guitar, we can't do anything but love it.
     
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    Electric Wizard guy incognito

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    I never tried another 8 string that had a neck as nice as the OAF I had. Nice job on the wood pickup covers too!
     
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