Official XEN Stringed Instruments Thread

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by XEN, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    Hmm... Octoberish? I also know why mine hasn't started, though so it's all good. I was just givin' you guys a hard time.
     
  2. Danukenator

    Danukenator Kane's Bane

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    This year? I placed my deposit in August of 2012. I think Hollowway was in September or October of the same year.
     
  3. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    Good lord... Well I've also been talking alot with Eric about it. And I'm not getting one of the production models either... Again... Just giving you guys a hard time is all.
     
  4. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Yeah, the orders that Tom is working on now have been in process a pretty long time. I suspect with his new production/custom set up, and the fact the shop is all done, etc., the build times will tighten up substantially. A few of us (in-pursuit, me, danukenator) have been working with Tom (and Eric) since 2012 designing these, so as we see ours enter the queue I suspect that the show is officially on the way.
     
  5. InfinityCollision

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    From what Eric told me it seems like Joe Egan is handling the bulk of the NA custom orders from here on while Tom focuses on production runs, which may impact future build times as well. Granted that wait list may expand rather quickly once we see completed builds roll in :lol:
     
  6. in-pursuit

    in-pursuit SS.org Regular

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    I think my deposit went down in December that year, I knew one of the guitars Tom was talking about was for Hollowway but I didn't realise the other one he mentioned a couple of times was for a forum member. Does that mean mine will be finished 4 months after yours? :lol:
     
  7. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Hey guys! It's been a challenge keeping up to speed and keeping you guys updated. We're all a bit inundated.
    I need at least one more CONUS based builder to pick up the slack on semi-customs. Production is looking solid for CONUS, UK, and Australia for when we roll it out.
    Funding prototypes and CAD design work is a challenge since I'm running the biz out of pocket and in my spare time, of which I have VERY little. I want to be able to dedicate more time but the real world is srs bzns.
    I'll try to keep you all better informed as things move forward.
     
  8. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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    any word on the woods that you will offer for the HDC8 semicustom?
     
  9. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    We're looking at Swamp Ash, Mahogany, or Balck Limba.
     
  10. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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    black limba and swamp ash are great choices, and for the necks?
     
  11. Tom Drinkwater

    Tom Drinkwater ERG/ERB Builder

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    Based on what my main guitar wood supplier carries at the ready for neck wood I think we can get black limba, maple or mahogany blanks and I've got piles of curly maple at the ready that can be shipped to the other XEN builders.

    It will mostly depend on what's available and ready to use through our supplier. Once we finalize the HDC8 design and roll out a run we'll be looking to take no more than 10 orders and get those done in record time so we don't have any more super long build sessions.
     
  12. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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    i can't miss it this time Tom and Eric i want a spot so bad, put my name on the list as soon as you start the HDC8 run please
     
  13. InfinityCollision

    InfinityCollision SS.org Regular

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    All things in time :yesway: Better this way than to see you guys buckle under too many orders.

    Besides, it gives me time to come up with and test more crazy ideas :D :banana:
     
  14. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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    was posted on FB ;)

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    InfinityCollision SS.org Regular

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    Can't let facebook have all the fun :)

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    I've been seriously considering a CC8 (which reminds me - there's a waitlist now :lol:), but I'm sorely tempted by the idea of an ACN8 after watching this come together. Especially since the StrongArm sustainer should theoretically work with nylons...
     
  16. asher

    asher So Did We

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  17. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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    since i wont post an NGD, i want to share this HDC8 prototype

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  18. Danukenator

    Danukenator Kane's Bane

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    I just got word that a certain XEN 10 string is getting assembled! :scream:
     
  19. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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    he posted this [​IMG]
     
  20. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Hey guys!
    Sorry for the radio silence.
    It's been a rough few months. Divorce, house move, tendon injury, and the occasional unpleasant medical procedure, have all made for quite the fun concoction.

    I'm finally back in the swing of things and re-energized to get things moving again.

    I am working on 2 production lines now. One here in the US and one import line.
    I have no details to post at this time beyond the specs I've already listed. Suffice it to say that I'm working on generating the cashflow to get it moving.

    More soon.
     

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