NGD: Blackmachine B6

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  1. hairychris

    hairychris Hairy Old Bloke

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    Happy NGD!

    Yeah, swamp ash with maple neck.
     
  2. iamrichlol

    iamrichlol Doesn't afraid

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    Nah, theres a T-shirt underneath it. Can't see it from this angle though.
    I didn't allow it to scrape the surface though, obviously :p
     
  3. capoeiraesp

    capoeiraesp SS.org Regular

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    Could we get some more detail about the guitar other than 'This guitar is so good to play', please?
     
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    witeter SS.org Regular

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    Nice one man-whats the wood combo?
     
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    Sleazy_D SS.org Regular

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    smashing
     
  6. MetalDaze

    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    Nice! I'm hoping to have the first ever lefty B6 in my hands shortly :)
     
  7. MAJ Meadows SF

    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    So you are that guy! Lucky bastard. I wish I was stricken with some similar ailment that allowed me to get a B6 through make a wish foundation...:lol:

    So much jealous hate right now... Screw you guys... And congrats :shred::scream:
     
  8. kruneh

    kruneh SS.org Regular

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    Congrats, looks awesome, always been a fan of the B6.
     
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    esphil SS.org Regular

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    I realize everyone apparently jizzes at Blackmachines, but how many of you have actually played one?
     
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    steffgang SS.org Regular

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    I haven't but every picture of one screams perfection. HNGD!
     
  11. Horizongeetar93

    Horizongeetar93 maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

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    congratulations! Love a good B6, also love the neck, reminds me of home! (ibanez wizard 5pc's) :)
     
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    I have never played one, nor have I even seen one. I am very curious to try one out because the reputation seems to be sublime.
     
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    morethan6 SS.org Regular

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    I met Doug back in about 2003 at a trade show in London - got to play quite a few Blackmachines. They are stunning. We spent quite a while chatting about the wood and pickup choices and how you make a guitar that thin that sounds so huge.

    Trust me - the hype is for real.

    I was THIS close to buying one but ended up getting my Les Paul Custom instead. Still not sure if it was the right choice - but I do love my LP! :metal:
     
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    esphil SS.org Regular

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    Good to know, how many are typically produced a year?
     
  15. morethan6

    morethan6 SS.org Regular

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    Depends on the year - recently, none :)

    I think he's doing a few this year - not many. Check the FB!
     
  16. Lorcan Ward

    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    Last guitars he produced were the FF8 and B7 which sold around this time last year. He's been pretty quiet this year.
     
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    Mind sharing an in-depth review on fretwork and quality? Anything that can be a con?
     
  18. iamrichlol

    iamrichlol Doesn't afraid

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    I'm going to do some videos in the next few weeks playing it, but honestly I can't fault the guitar. I've owned a couple custom guitars and when you get past the internet hype from 16 year kids who have never tried the guitar, you can usually find at least several faults. I think that people don't like to discuss the cons of these guitars, because then they will have less value, and they won't be able to sell them used for as much $$$.
    I've also heard that from some of Dougs earlier builds, there have been a few minor details here and there, but I can't fault this guitar. It's a really consistant b6, it sounds great, feels great, and looks great.
     
  19. mhickman2

    mhickman2 The Abiding Dude

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    Welcome to the club!
     
  20. yellowv

    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

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    Really other than price and availability there are no cons to Blackmachines. By all accounts they are superb instruments with amazing attention to detail.
     

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