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Oh the joys of a cnc machine...

everything about these builds is both immensely inspiring and daunting.
 

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Simon is opening up the Q today. Anybody thinking about getting on there? My Neptune should hold me over for a while; until Simon decides whether he’ll do an Ennea SC headless guitar or not. If not, I’ll most likely be placing an order for a Saturn 7 at one of the next openings.
 

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Simon is opening up the Q today. Anybody thinking about getting on there? My Neptune should hold me over for a while; until Simon decides whether he’ll do an Ennea SC headless guitar or not. If not, I’ll most likely be placing an order for a Saturn 7 at one of the next openings.
If I didn't already have daemoness and waghorn spots to save for I would. Simon's guitars are easily some of my favorite modern guitar designs out there.
 

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I've been thinking more and more about a neptune instead of a Strandberg this year, definitely don't have the cash to get a spot now though. Maybe next year.
 

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I've been thinking more and more about a neptune instead of a Strandberg this year, definitely don't have the cash to get a spot now though. Maybe next year.
I’m really curious to see how different the two are. I think the scale length and fan of the Padalka will be more to my liking than my OS6. Not that I dislike my Strandbergs, but I like the fan layout on my Aries 6 and Boden 7 better. I like Dmitry’s (Mera) hardware design better than Ola’s, except maybe that Ola’s design keeps a ball end, while Mera hardware is cut on both ends. But the tuning is smoother with Mera and the action adjustment, as well as ease of any adjustments, is superior to strandberg.
 

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I can really only tolerate a minor fan so the 25.5" to 26.25" on my os7 was perfect, especially since I only play in B standard. Though I have considered a 25" to 26"scale also. I didn't really like the endurneck either so a light comfortable headless 7 string with a standard neck profile seems the plan for me. I'm also curious about the Mera hardware as the Strandberg bridge was a bit of a pain. But you know, money.
 

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Thanks for the input, had a feeling that was the case. Plus near infinitely faster completion time.
 

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I almost snagged that myself! I can’t rationalize getting a sixxer these days, though. Definitely a nice build, though!
Can’t wait to try it out. Simon said he’s getting back from holiday now so he’ll be shipping it any day. I can see the Boden sweating nervously in the corner lol
 

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:lol: I’m happy Simon is getting the recognition he deserves. I wish guys like him were around when people like Bernie Rico Jr made off with all of our money! Simon’s a talented and honest dude.
 

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love the basses, if I wasnt spending bunch of money for a trip tright now I might have jumped, if I could get the specs Im thinking
 

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I'm in! sent my order for a Neptune 7! :) curious to compare those to my Bodens...

really like the designs, options and also want to have a headless with a standard neck profile for a change! :)
 

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I'm in! sent my order for a Neptune 7! :) curious to compare those to my Bodens...

really like the designs, options and also want to have a headless with a standard neck profile for a change! :)
Right on! What are you thinking about doing spec wise?
 

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Right on! What are you thinking about doing spec wise?

Really like limba and wenge as tonewoods... mids friendly ;)

So going to go for a limba body and wenge neck, along with macassar ebony top and maple fretboard...
Also curious to try Fokin pickups.

For the rest I'll keep the surprise :)
 

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Really like limba and wenge as tonewoods... mids friendly ;)

So going to go for a limba body and wenge neck, along with macassar ebony top and maple fretboard...
Also curious to try Fokin pickups.

For the rest I'll keep the surprise :)
Sounds like some good wood choices. Looking forward to seeing it completed. It’s hard to find much info on Fokin, but he seems to be the premier custom pickup winder in Russia. I am curious about the Fokin Uppercut pickups in my Neptune. Guess I’ll know in a week or two. It’s always nice to have forum supporting companies like Elysian around here, that can do custom winds and looks, if the Fokins don’t work for me.
 

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Created an account here just for this!

Thanks to this thread I'm now in line for a Padalka Space 7. This is one of two custom orders I'm getting marking my first guitar purchases in almost 10 years. Super excited, and really impressed already with how fast Simon replies, and the level of detail in communication.
 


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