NGD (to end 'em all) - Oakland Axe Factory OXC Headless Fanned Fret 7

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  1. ForThisGift

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    Let me start by saying that being a previous customer of Tom's, I knew what to expect from this guitar...and that was A LOT. What I received, however, has easily surpassed those expectations. The playability from the second I picked up the guitar is second to none. I am not sure why necks are made of anything other than ebony at this point, as it is the fastest feel I have experienced. I had a bit of experience with fanned frets and as others have said before, there was virtually no transition. After a few hours I found myself to be considerably more comfortable on the fanned frets. I have only had a day with the guitar, so I will keep this short and sweet....Onto specs and pics:

    - 7 String
    - 25.5" - 27" scale length
    - ABM headless hardware (designed by and created for XEN Stringed Instruments)
    - BKP Black Hawk calibrated set w/ coil taps
    - Black Walnut Burl top
    - Black Limba body
    - Solid West African Ebony neck
    - West African Ebony fretboard
    - Luminlay side dots
    - Dunlop recessed strap locks

    We also had the option of opting in to a military spec case from SKB, which can be seen in a few of the pictures below:

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    I can't wait to see the rest of these start popping up as more people receive theirs.
     
  2. Erick Kroenen

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    Congrats on your axe looks so killer
     
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    Congrats. That top looks killer and the ebony neck looks amazing as well. How do the Blackhawks sound in it? The only negative about this NGD is that it will make the final wait for my OAF OXC that much more excruciating, hahaha.
     
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    This fills me with happy feels for my SSTN!
     
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    Sweet! I'm happy about this for two reasons:
    1) It's a killer looking guitar and awesome woods.
    2) It's one less guitar standing in front of my builds with Tom! :mrburns:
     
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    Awesome. I have been thinking about getting an ebony neck from Warmoth for years but never gotten around to it. I'm glad it's working well for you.
     
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    Damn! That's gorgeous HNGD. The top on that is brilliant. The figuring on the neck by the end is so cool looking.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Chugs and Sweeps

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    Congrats and hngd!
     
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    HNGD man! Looks great!
     
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    Jlang I am Megatron

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    The top of this guitar is making me seriously consider changing one of my incoming customs... This is absolutely ridiculous, sooooo gorgeous dude, Hngd.
     
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    Origin Rainbow In The Dark

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    Two words:

    Got-DAMN.

    Congrats dude, it's a gorgeous hunk of craftsmanship.
     
  12. Daf57

    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Whoa! That top is gorgeous! Big congrats, man, that is super slick!!
     
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    I don't really like the look of headless guits, but thats prolly the best looking one i've seen
     
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    Looks amazing. HNGD!
     
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    Killer looks! Must be brutal with the blackhawks!

    Congrats and HNGD!!!
     
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    Congrats!
    I love how this guitar looks very unique!:yesway:
     
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    Cool!
    It's like a tree with wires on it!
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    Christ man, that's really something else!
     
  20. FruitCakeRonin

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    Why is there a nut and a fret right next to each other at the low end of the fretboard ?
     

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