NGD - Daemoness Cimmerian

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  1. Blytheryn

    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    When I was in the shop last year I saw tens of guitars on the wall, in various stages of of completion, and plenty of sawdust on the floor, as if that’s some kind of proof that he does any woodworking. You don’t have to be up to your ankles in it to prove that you do your own woodwork.
     
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    KnightBrolaire chasing the tone dragon

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    Most people aren't questioning his woodworking skills, moreso the seemingly left field shoddy paint/finish work...
     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    I remember someone saying something about not seeing many builds on the wall, and Randy entertaining the idea of them being ghost built. I’m just trying to quell the rumors. From what I know lacquering is being outsourced and the final buffing is done in the shop. That’s all I know and have been told.
     
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    Yeah the lacquering is outsourced and Dylan uses the Laser Cutting machine at the Bristol Design Forge close to the shop but that's about it.
     
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    Thanks for the details.

    I didn't literally mean no sawdust, i just meant I don't see a lot of pics/vids of fretboards being slotted, necks being carved, etc like you see on most builders accounts (I follow on Instagram), nor do I ever see heavy equipment you'd use for an operation his size like a CNC or bandsaws or thickness sanders/planers, never see guitars midway through the actual construction process, racks of raw lumber, so on.

    Anyway, thats neither here nor there. You've been to the shop and confirm they're built there, so that's resolved.
     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    No problem, just doing my bit! ​
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Et tu, Randy?
     
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    dhgrind SS.org Regular

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    thanks for shedding light on a murky issue.
    Sorry about your axe but you’ll be happier to move on.
     
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    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

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    It was me who posted that. Not trying to start a rumour or anything. I visited early on in 2018, March or April I think. There were only 3-4 half-built guitars on the wall, and not much sign of stuff ongoing. The other guitars on the wall were all finished models which were back in the shop for servicing or upgrading. I played a couple. It was nothing like in that video with 10+ guitars.

    I assume he does work in batches, so I was probably just there at a quiet time between batches.
     
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    This video was shot in February of 2018. I can confirm he does work in batches. I think usually nowadays of 10-15 guitars? Don’t quote me on that but I did hear he increased the batch size a while ago. He probably finished the woodwork on all the ones on the wall and sent them off for finishing or something.
     
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    This is indeed a weird case. 1. because it is the first case I ve seen with quality issues on a daemoness and 2. The combination of obvious flaws and the excuses just do not make sense coming from a reputable builder like daemoness. I hope maybe Dylan can give a response on this. As i m 16 months since I sent my deposit, I must admit I m a bit shaken by this story.
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    were there 2 black w/green pinstripe?

    edit: nevermind….1:45

     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Ah, I was honestly hoping the green pinstripes "popped" more in person, but they look a bit forest-green in the vid. Anyway, great to see someone so insanely hyped for his own guitars...he's conquered GAS.
     
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    Impossible!!
     

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