Official XEN Stringed Instruments Thread

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

  1. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Holy beans! That's a lot of crap to go through. The average luthier goes dark for a year with just one of those things!

    Hope you're doing well, though. Looking forward to XEN stuff. Despite ERGs apparently gaining popularity, your stuff is still the most forward thinking and outside the box.
     
  2. Tom Drinkwater

    Tom Drinkwater ERG/ERB Builder

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    You forgot comfortable and ergonomic! My techs OXC7 multi-scale is actually helping him stay in the game as a gigging musician with serious RSI.
     
  3. dametalbeast

    dametalbeast dametalbeast

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    ready hear the finalized details on this import production line, Ive been geeking over the idea since you announced on Facebook of the possibility :agreed:
     
  4. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    For reference, here are the updated production HDC and OXC designs.
    And before anyone asks, yes, I have designed them to accommodate up to 9 and possibly 10 strings with only minor adjustments.
    And a side note, I may be offering a "full ergo" version of these for consideration at some point soon.
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  5. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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  6. celticelk

    celticelk SS.org Regular

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    Eric, I'll cast a vote for the OXC7. I don't do Facebook-linked polls.
     
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    ForThisGift SS.org Regular

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    As the proud owner of an OXC7, I dont think you can go wrong with this selection lol.
     
  8. Cloudy

    Cloudy Pacific Wood Lab

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    HDC6 and 7s :D
     
  9. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    The poll is showing some great results. So far the HDC7 & 8 are leading with the OXC7 following closely behind. Every iteration has received a vote, even the 9s and 10s.

    Since the HDC7 & 8 and OXC 7 are showing such great numbers, I will consider the possibility of a group run, or two or three :)
    I'll have detailed pricing later this week and will post a new thread when it's time to set it in motion. In the meantime I welcome input and feedback, and of course anyone who is eager to get in on one of the runs, definitely let me know!
    -e-
     
  10. MF_Kitten

    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    Hi guys! I'm going to NAMM 2015, and I've been left in charge of the guitar part of the Kalium Strings booth this year. I want people to see why I keep telling them to go with Kalium for ERG and baritone instruments, so obviously there will be ERG action there!

    We will have two XEN guitars at the booth! The HDC8 and the OXC8. I'm probably as psyched as everyone else about this! We'll be stringing them up with Kalium Strings so people can try it out! :)

    So if you're at NAMM, go to hall E, booth #1110, and you can try out two insane XEN guitars!
     
  11. ThePIGI King

    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Super-ultra-necrobumb.

    What ever happened to Xen? Really like their designs and I never did hear whether or not they closed shop. Thanks.
     
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  12. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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    Xen's owner can answer this better, but if I recall well each build was commissioned to a luthier depending on availability and location, I am still waiting for one build from Drinkwater guitars (Oakland axe factory) see my profile pic. Basically there was not much interest due to other brands getting more attention, plus Xen's owner posted about some things happening in his personal life.

    Hope this helps
     
  13. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Yeah, he’s still got the company, AFAIK, but he’s not doing as much stuff with it now. He’s pretty active on FB with his family, etc.
     

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