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

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  1. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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    Tom it's really busy, but he his working with Eric from XEN, check on the dealers section to know more about it :hbang:

    EDIT: http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/de...ficial-xen-stringed-instruments-thread-9.html
     
  2. Discoqueen

    Discoqueen Dang tootin

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    As soon as I read the specs I knew I was in for a treat! That thing is bitchin!!! Hngd!!!


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  3. Splinterhead

    Splinterhead Sojourner Contributor

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    Amazingly amazing! Stunner man congrats!
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Looks fantastic, love the wood combination
     
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    Absolutely killer axe you've got there :deathm:

    The angled Black Hawks really set it off!
     
  6. sonicwarrior

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    Gratz, looks nice ... but isn't there a truss rod cover missing? This looks a bit strange with the big ring. On my headless guitars (Basslab, Steinberger) the truss rod is accessible from the end of the neck which is more comfortable and looks better.
     
  7. MF_Kitten

    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    it's got a typical truss rod access route that you see on truss rods adjusted by the heel of the neck rather than the headstock. The thicker head end and the lack of tuners allows for this kind of route on the head end.
     
  8. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    We did a lot of soul searching on this one and felt that this was the best and easiest way to make it accessible. You'll notice that this is a very common location for truss rods on guitars with ABM headless hardware. The XEN models with Hipshot hardware will have the access at the end of the fingerboard.
    We will most likely move toward covers on future XEN/ABM builds but this was a limited run and a field test of a brand new model. And personally, and I know I'm biased, I like the way it looks.
    :shred:
     
  9. ForThisGift

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    I love the way the open truss rod access looks. Not to mention, my FretWrap hangs out there when not in use anyway... Overall, the aesthetic of just about everything on this guitar is ideal for my tastes.

    Also, for those asking about the Blackhawks, they are honestly a BIT bright, but I can't say that was unexpected with as much ebony is in play on the guitar. I tweaked my patches for 30 minutes and everything sounds incredible.
     
  10. mphsc

    mphsc http://pyramidguitarscompany.com/

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    truss rod, blah blah I didn't even notice. I do keep coming back for a peek and kicking myself in the process. Great work all the way around Eric & Tom.

    Nicely spec'ed to boot, congrats FTG.
     
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    Whoa....nice!
     
  12. Tom Drinkwater

    Tom Drinkwater ERG/ERB Builder

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    A lot of credit has to go to urklvt and ForThisGift for how nice this one looks. This is Eric's design after all and Adam clearly has great taste in wood combos. He actually tracked down, selected and purchased the top, neck and fretboard on this. I'm just the lucky guy that got to build the first batch of OXC's.
     
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    The body end or the airy end?

    With 'end of neck' I meant the airy end (the end of it all :D).
     
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    Just let out some zombie esque moans across the apartment. Room mates have no idea what's going on lol.
     
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    Yuuuuuussss! First Xen-designed guitar in somebody's hands...and it is the most beautiful....

    Hoooooot!
     
  16. Electric Wizard

    Electric Wizard guy incognito

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    I've said this before, but I just can't get over how tastefully complementary those woods are.

    HNGD, and congrats on being the first one for the run!
     
  17. Jameslewis777

    Jameslewis777 I am the Overlord.

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    wow. that neck tho.
     
  18. MetalDaze

    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    Looks great! Tom just keeps refining his craft and we all get to benefit :D
     
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    If you can speak as such (considering this is a fairly unique and new design), how does it sound? Just wondering how the guitar sounds acoustically (just its general tone), and plugged in (obviously the pickups & electronics/amp will play a big role in processing the sound), and where it fits into the musical spectrum if you can compare it to other styles of guitar. Also, sorry if I missed it, what's the scale on this?

    Also, how do you like the feel of the ebony neck? I'm planning a remarkably similar build in some respects (XEN HCC with Macassar Ebony neck-thru w/ laminates and Macassar Ebony fretboard, Walnut back, Walnut burl top probably lighter than yours though) and love the idea of the feel and aesthetics of a Macassar Ebony neck. Considering how similar my specs are compared to yours, I am just curious in general how it all worked out. I've heard nice things about Black Limba & Walnut, and they look great together.

    For what it's worth, I think your guitar turned out fantastic!

    -Cheers
     
  20. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayum...
     

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