NGD: Blackmachine B2 - Extraordinary spalted/flamed top

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  1. FrancescoFiligoi

    FrancescoFiligoi Count Blastula

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    Hi folks! You might remember this recent thread of mine http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/sevenstring-guitars/181577-new-blackmachine-b7-day-xmas-time.html where I posted a pic of an incoming Blackmachine B2....well, here she is, and she's good.

    So good that it's disgustingly perfect in every detail: the top is out of this world, the smooooth fretboard, the alien fretwork, the binding, the oil finish...all these factors (and much more) contribute to an instrument that scares the shit out of me how good it plays, looks, and resonates.

    This is the best guitar I've ever played. I seriously doubt I'll be able to find a better six string than this one in my life. Everything flows so naturally with it, from ideas, to riffs, to shred stuff.
    The first time I embraced it, I played it for 10 seconds and was in the middle of laughing and crying at the same time by how effortless it was, I felt like I just found the holy grail, and still gives me the same emotions and inspirations everytime I play it...

    The attention to detail is unparalleled, and the tone is just right there. It has all the clarity and attack of my B6, but without its harshness, with added beef and a very, very musical midrange. The fretboard contributes to a very punchy attack and it screams artificial harmonics all around the fretboard with total ease. Doug says it sounds clearer and brighter than his personal B2 and Misha's one. The fact that it has mojo in spades surely adds to the tone too :D

    BKP pickups are the best fit for it and I can switch from warm jazzy tones to aggressive modern stuff in no time. The Schaller Hannes is a brilliantly engineered bridge and adds so much to the tone too.

    I've already spoken too much about this guitar, but let me put this straight: there's a reason why Blackmachines are so hyped, and that's not scarcity at all. This guitar is pure art for me, and when you'll embrace one, you'll understand.

    Here are the specs:
    - chambered vintage mahogany body
    - thick spalted/flamed maple top
    - honduran rosewood neck with ebony fillets
    - zebrano fretboard
    - BKP Cold Sweat bridge, BKP VHII neck
    - Schaller Hannes bridge
    - Schaller locking tuners
    - aged hardware

    And here are the pics of course:

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    No videos this time (yet), but here Download Blackmachine B2.zip from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way you can download a zip file with all the pics in high quality, use them as you wish :)

    Hope you liked this NGD!
     
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    yeah
     
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    Seriously brilliant instrument,I love how it looks like :D


    Aged hardware + zebrano fb = VERY classy

    Proprio proprio bella!:yesway:
     
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    Watty Naturally Cynical

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    Man that is some good wood.
     
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    Fuuuuuuck. Blackmachines are so perfect.
     
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    No.. it can't be, I must be dreaming or some shit, this is unreal.
     
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    Asrial Whisper into nose

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    What I would do to get my hands on a similar guitar, yet alone a custom-made BM... Is not for the faint of heart, let me put it that way.
    Only gripe I can put on that guitar is the sidedots being not totally clear against the background. Maybe the bridge pickup moved 1/3" towards the bridge, but else... Nada.

    Happy NGD you epicly rich/lucky/patient fuck. :holy:
     
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    For the love of fuck... what can you even say about that thing?
     
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    That is, without a doubt, one of the greatest tops I have ever seen.
     
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    Wow, Congrats! This Instrument is just amazing!
     
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    I seriously want a black machine.
     
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    Congrads mate, thats sick!!:agreed::hbang:
     
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    I am in awe. Magnificent. Big congrats!

    I have made efforts to buy a BM as I can only guess a lot of people here have. And while money talks I am starting to think no reasonable amount of it would fetch me one. I don't know if you are as lucky as you are skilled at the instrument or you possess some BM purchasing power us mere mortals have yet to discover. Either way I am admittedly jealous.
     
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    Wow. Incredible!
     

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