[Not] New Tosin Abasi signature [maybe] in the works - Abasi Guitars[Concepts] w/[out] Frank Falbo

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  1. jbaxter

    jbaxter these 20s are natural babey

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    And another. Not sure how I feel about this finish but its unique to say the least haha

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    Dayn silly person

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    It's like a faux pickguard. Interesting. I'm glad to see these are finally coming out.
     
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  3. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Totally love the solid color ones.
     
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  5. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    That's hawt. No complaints at all about that. Only issue I guess is the price tag - you'd have to be a serious musician who uses music as an income or be a hobbyist with a secure financial position and a lot of disposable income to justify it. Considering where it's made, the volume in which they are being made (I'm guessing rather low volume) and the components selected (Fishman's etc), the price is about on par.
     
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    The price is a bit steep but comparable to a Japanese made Strandberg. Actually, the Japanese Strandbergs can go much higher.
     
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    narad Owned a Zune

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    If you think that's expensive, try normalizing by the average Japan income.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    I am a huge fan of Tosin's, and I hope to one day get one of these, but JFC, that is ugly. I actually thought it was one of the Chinese knockoffs.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    The veneers kill it for me. If they come out with some Js in solid colors I'd be severely tempted.
     
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    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    An majesty and that abasi and you're well on your way to a well stocked winter cabin.
     
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  11. glassmoon0fo

    glassmoon0fo Some Say...

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    Ooooowee I actually like that two tone color scheme, literally dressed in pants and a pullover to match as we speak and I look sharp as fuck.
     
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    Avedas SS.org Regular

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    I think they fired that one asshole who worked at G-Club. It's been a lot more pleasant in recent months.

    I might need to pop on over to Miyaji this weekend to take a look at the 7 strings.
     
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    Kaura communism is alive

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    This is the first one that I actually find somewhat appealing. The body shape still looks too futuristic for my taste, though.
     
  14. Lorcan Ward

    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    If I was dead set on one I'd get this. Maybe with a maple neck do make the blue pop more.
     
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    White pickups...
     
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    Only question I have now is what's going on with Grover? That's a lot of J's produced in a much shorter amount of time than the 4 Grover builds we've seen. Been a LOT of Friedmans produced since this thing started...
     
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  17. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Dunno how long the Fujigen (?) shop has been working on the Larada Js; could have been a long time coming? I can only imagine that the J-style neck heel and bolt on vastly simplify the build and improve consistency. The original set neck and heel look pretty but just seemed like it would be a nightmare to build, particularly with the wenge neck.
     
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    ElysianGuitars SS.org Regular

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    It's not really a big difference in build. Slightly tighter pocket, but if you're doing everything CNC, it's the difference between glue or bolts. Slightly harder to finish, but again not more than an hours worth of work.

    Also pretty sure it's not Fujigen.
     
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    Avedas SS.org Regular

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    I just realized the upper part of the body looks a bit out of proportion on the 7 strings. The 8s look more balanced.
     
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    It sounded as though the Grover builds were still going to be finished up (for the already ordered ones anyways), and it seems that these Larada J's are completely separate production line.

    If I had to guess: they'll move away from any further Grover / "custom shop" builds and move just to production builds until they can recoup the funds that were invested into the various previous attempts at custom shop experiences.
     

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