Ormsby Custom Guitar Build Process REVIEW

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  1. AxeHappy

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    OP's experience is very similar to mine. Borderline feel as if I dodged a bullet as Perry decided he wasn't going to build my guitar and to refund me because I had the sheer audacity to ask for an update when we hadn't received one in over 2 months and the last potential shipping date we had received was a few weeks away. Didn't refund me san fees though so I also lost a fair amount of cash.

    I can sum up how much of an absolute shitrag Ormsby is by saying I had a *much* more positive experience dealing with *VIK*, noted spunk trumpet, than I did with Perry.
     
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    just imagine all the people not speaking up.....its too sad at too often see with alot of builders in the past, people not wanting to speak up on their poor experiences.
     
  3. Eugenio Herrero

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    Mate, I feel your pain. I ordered an Ormsby 10 months ago. The only update I've received is a photo of a guitar body that just says "7strings" they're totally unprofessional when it comes to replying, the website originally said wait time is supposed to be 6 to 9 months. So now they've changed it to 9-12 months. Who knows maybe tomorrow they'll change it to 1 to 2 years....

    Fiest i wanted a pale moon ebony body but they told me it can take up to 9 months because Perry just is allergic to the wood and some stupid excuse. Then I was like oh okay I ordered another model and a few months later they offered me a pale moon ebony guitar from a customer that pulled out...I said no and after that no updates whatsoever about my guitar. And to top that up, its been 10 months now... So I guess I'll just lose my deposit and not go further with these guys. I'll try to fight for the refund!

     
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  4. Ordacleaphobia

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    Whatever happened to him here? I remember when he posted pretty regularly, but he just kind of disappeared and I never quite picked up on why. If there was some big event or ugly thread, I must have missed it. Last I remember he seemed to get on well with most folks here.

    I bought a HypeGTR a few years ago secondhand and it's still to this day my best guitar sans my new EQ. Probably has more play time on it than anything else I've owned by a longshot. I recall a few of the production instruments having some pretty questionable QC oversights but nothing too dramatic- nothing like this.

    This was a surprising read, I've got to say. That really sucks, man. Sorry they really put you through it.
    Edit: Haha wow, I just realized how old this thread is :lol:
     
  5. MaxOfMetal

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    It was pretty much the same deal as Kiesel. They thought being "forum sponsors" entitled them to shut down any negative or perceived to be negative thread or post about their business and when they found that not to be the case they took thier ball and went home.

    As I said, they only really participate in media they can directly moderate themselves now.
     
  6. Ordacleaphobia

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    Damn. Pretty hypocritical. I remember Perry being rather vocal about other shops' shortcomings and how you can't shut that stuff down, you have to fix it instead etc etc.

    Shame. I was definitely a fan of the brand for quite some time. Not a "I might drop $5-6k on a custom" fan but I definitely liked what was coming out of the shop and wanted to scoop another Hype at some point. Sucks to see a sour attitude.
     
  7. Lorcan Ward

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    He was quite blunt towards Etherial which was a good thing, even if they never took on board any advise.

    With the move away from forums towards FB groups there was no need for Ormsby, Kiesel or many other brands to market here or anywhere else.
     
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    It is a telling sign of a personality when they critisize issues harshly and then go do the exact same things but have really good excuses for them and/or then become unapologetic because this is how things are lol!
     
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    Perry had a long tirade about the kiesel Vader and the non angled neck hardware.
    Then the Goliath came out and he was like whelp.
     
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  10. I play music

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    What do you mean with angled neck hardware?
     
  11. fabronaut

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    as someone who kinda thought "oh, this is a neat design, comes with stainless steel frets, and I don't mind waiting a bit for thorough QC?" starting to get away from my cheap beaters that I tinker with... this is the kind of feedback and information that I needed. glad I remembered that duh, the search function exists!

    I found about them awhile back and started following the FB group maybe around the time the pandemic started? have been very curious about their stuff. I think I mentioned their offerings a few times in comments, as I'm naive with this stuff and maybe got sucked into the hype a bit, out of curiousity and the allure of having something cool that's maybe harder to get? nearly pulled the trigger on ordering one of the production guitars a few times. now I am very glad I didn't...

    ~$2K+ CAD is a serious chunk of change for me. putting down $1500 or so deposit and having nothing to show for it anywhere near the expected time window would really suck. I slowly got the impression (esp. as of late) that there was maybe something more than just COVID delays happening. it's always "just another delay" it seems. I know insanely good guitars can be had from consistently well liked high end builders that do smaller production (e.g. Suhr) and to a degree, you get what you pay for. I just don't have Suhr money lying around right now. haha.

    I'm sure the logistics of running a business and the financial stressors can be crazy, but c'mon. I can see how a custom order may be fraught with complications, but massive repeated delays on production runs shouldn't happen. especially when it seems like there have been recurrent issues well before the pandemic kicked in.

    maybe the lesson is "don't preorder" and if I had more restraint, "don't buy unless you can try it first." heh.
     
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    They are in Perth, Australia. They have had 2 x three day lockdowns and have just entered a 5 day lockdown.
    I call bullshit on any COVID related delay. Especially if he doesn't state exactly that it is, like trouble importing hardware, etc.
    He is just a knob head.
     
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  13. Ordacleaphobia

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    Well, not trying to make excuses for them, but that isn't necessarily the whole picture.
    COVID delays can easily amount to multiple different issues that directly or indirectly affect production. I know shipping times out of Australia have been unreal over the past year; presumable because of supply chain and logistical issues imposed by COVID. For example, I had a preorder bundle that shipped out toward the end of last year that took over four months to get from Aus to the US. That's time from when the parcel started to move to when it showed up at my door. I can only assume it's equally crazy trying to get stuff into the country too.

    Strongly agree that if the above was causing issues with sourcing parts or something that that'd be an easy thing to explain, though. People are pretty understanding if the issues you're running into actually are out of your control, so it'd make sense to share that information if that's actually what's going on.
     
  14. Cockandballs

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    Christ I wish I’ve found this thread earlier. I just wrote a thread about my garbage RC One I waited for the last couple years. Unplayable guitar with even worse service. And sent this thread to my friend who ordered a custom from Ormsby aka Decibel Guitars since it’s three years and no guitar. Their Facebook page is a bunch of incels or their term is “ormsbro” so glad I got rid of mine. Such duchebagedness.
     
  15. Df5c4eb3

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    I still login to check on this thread and my other threads on this periodically. I love that someone bumps this one every once in a while. Can't believe these dudes are still hanging on and in business. But like you said it's all the Ormsbro simps keeping them afloat. My one hope is that my reviews are Googleable somehow and I can stop only a couple people from ordering from these scammers.
     
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    Ormsby = shit sandwich without the bun
     

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