Olson Guitarworks (Jared Dines 17 string) - IS A SCAMMER

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  1. oracles

    oracles Australian in Canada

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    So by now, most, if not all of us would have seen this thing doing the rounds as having been built for youtuber Jared Dines.
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    HOWEVER, Olson is simply purchasing and reselling instruments he's ordering off of AliExpress and claiming them as his own, as evidenced here https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/New-brand-15string-electric-guitar-with-maple-neck/1837209_32831861314.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.281498064IFSyY

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    DO NOT give this guy your money.
     
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  2. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    I PM'd oracles about this just now, but thought I should probably just post it here, as it may save someone some potential heartache and stress. Last year this guy posted a picture of a Siggery he was letting go for $900, so I jumped on it. I got the thing in the mail, and there were these huge, crappy routes around where the pickups went, and the pickups were in there, but not screwed in to anything, so they were just hanging out. He tried to make a pickguard to hold it in, but he glued the pickguard on, and part of it fell off. There were pencil lines all over the pick guard and guitar, as if he were planning more "mods." I had to do a paypal dispute to get the money back. He claims that he listed all of the issues in the ad, but I submitted screenshots of his had, and none of that was the case. I was super lucky I did the PP thing (as I've been burned a lot in the past). I wish the guy well, but I'd like to see him get honest, and own up to everything. This profession has enough shady characters. Literally the trait that has the best correlation with future success at this point is honesty. I'd take an honest, average luthier over a shady one of any ability.
     
  3. downburst82

    downburst82 SS.org Regular

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    Yup as soon as I saw that black 15 string posted on erg nerds (was that you hollowway?) I knew something seemed fishy.

    The acoustic he claimed to have built was even more obvious..

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    Looks like he has now deleted his buisness and personal accounts.
     
  4. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Yeah, I hadn’t seen those posts. But come on - acoustics are not easy to throw together. So, one minute you’re making a few solid bodies, and then BOOM, out of nowhere you’ve got an acoustic with rosette, binding, inlays, etc, and absolutely no progress pictures. How did he figure someone isn’t going to get suspicious?
    Not that overseas OEM situations are all bad. But lying about it is just weird, and bound to backfire.
     
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  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Looks like he either deleted or hid his FB page.
     
  6. Zalbu

    Zalbu More time than skill

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    The question is if Jared knows if the dude's a scammer or not :scratch:
     
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    gunch chungus

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    What a chud :lol:
     
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    Dredg Insignificant Contributor

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    I didn't want to say anything about this on other SM, but he doesn't have the look of a luthier... doesn't look seasoned at all.
     
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  9. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Oh, he’s WELL seasoned. Seasoned with herb, if you know what I mean. :lol:
     
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    Maybe he can redeem himself and launch a new guitar line with Vertex.
     
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    I'm just impressed that we live in a day and age where you can get a 15 string guitar off a chinese internet store for $500. I suspect my first child will probably be ordered off aliexpress and come tattooed with a serial number on its chest.
     
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    these things are pretty much 100 percent cnc.
     
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    i found that 17 string on Ali express 2 days ago and thought the same.
     
  14. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    He's messaged me many times on my facebook page asking if I would like to trade certain guitars he had for one of my customs, they all looked custom made but weren't very attractive ( to put it nicely ) .
    I thought he'd had these custom built by someone else. When i saw him post that monster this week saying he built it himself and that he was a builder I couldn't understand why he just didn't copy whichever builds of mine he fancied , now I know why.
     
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    Looks like he turned his FB page back on. He’s not saying anything about this, so apparently he’s hoping everyone forgets.
     
  16. diagrammatiks

    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    the internet never forgets. he's going to be deleting posts from now until the end of days.
     
  17. Lorcan Ward

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    It dawned on me last night that I knew this guy years ago from My Space, he would upload pictures of crowds and Alexi Laiho's rigs claiming they were from his headline tours. So its no real surprise he's still trying to pretend.

    He used to upload some really out of key guitar videos but after a ton of criticism he got his act together and really put the time into playing and bettering himself, quite a shame to see him resort to scamming people now.
     
  18. ArtDecade

    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    I doubt Jared cares. I am sure he is writing all of this crap off as "business" expenses for his youtube career.

    EDIT: Well, I was certainly wrong!
     
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  19. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Frostbite Periphery Shill

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    Nah he's pretty pissed
     
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