Hey Sevenstringers, This thread is now the one stop shop for all info regarding the autumn ss.org headless build and mockup contest. Speaking of which, we are offering participants the chance to win some free stuff during this exciting build. Its easy to take part, just upload a mockup of the new licensed by XEN headless electric guitar and JaeSwift, Urklvt and Tom Drinkwater will choose the winners. The coolest looking guitar mockup will take home the grand prize, a free top upgrade on your upcoming headless guitar!! The 2 runner ups will receive an official O.A.F T-shirt in your size. Total prize value is $100, $50 for the top which is the price of most Oregon Wild Wood drop tops and $50 for labor costs. If you have already purchased a top we will subtract $100 from your final deposit. IMPORTANT: Please upload your submission on this thread before August 15th Mockups will be judged on the following criteria: -How feasible is it (i.e no petrified wood tops or something crazy like that) -The specs on your mockup have to match those available to this run -How cool and original is the design -How, qualitatively speaking, good is the image (i.e no jagged edges and such) General rules: -Mock ups must contain your SS.org username and ''Oakland Axe Factory'' in the picture -Oakland Axe Factory reserves the right to use your mock up for promotional purposes -You are allowed to have the mock up done by a friend but the design HAS to be yours -Use the uploaded .PSD files in the links we will give you. If you want to use another program to make a picture of your mock up you are free to do so (i.e CAD or something) but stick to the other rules. -No more than 20 mock ups per designer. .PSD file link: Mirror 1: http://abanquetofconsequences.com/oaf.html (Thanks sage!) Mirror 2: (please find the proper ''download'' button as this is a third party site)Download OAF_BFR Mockup.psd from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way [FONT="] [/FONT] Run info: Deposits are a flat $800 on all guitars. I need all deposits to be in by August 15th. If you are interested in getting in on this run but cant get a deposit in by the cutoff contact me via PM or email. Guitar Info (note: these are the base specs; many wood substitutes are available, check the attached .PDF) $1675 base price 7 and $1700 base price 8 string Exclusive licensed by XEN single cutaway body shape Standard angled Lace Aluma X or Deathbar pickups or optional angled Bare Knuckle Pickups ABM headless hardware 25.5-27 multiscale fretboard with 16-20 compound radius milled by master luthier Victor Baker Standard Luminlay side dots in either green or blue Standard Dunlop flush mount strap locks Standard push/pull volume and tone pots for coil splitting operation Standard satin natural finish Optional IPNP neck profile licensed by Rick Toone Swamp Ash body Curly Maple Neck Curly Maple Fretboard Many wood substitutes available, see attached .PDF One really fun option in this run is to select and purchase your own top from www.oregonwildwood.com and have it shipped directly to me. This gives you the opportunity to select the actual unique piece of wood that will cap your guitar! My standard flame top upgrade price is $100. That budget is based on $50 for a top and $50 in additional labor. In many cases the amazing tops at www.oregonwildwood.com are in the $50 to $60 range so the price difference is minimal. Other than the wonderfully unique tops from www.oregonwildwood.com I can supply the rest of the wood from my usual vendors. Some of the wood vendors that we are using for this run are- www.oregonwildwood.com www.gilmerwood.com www.northridgehardwoods.com www.rarewoodsusa.com www.ancientwood.com www.exoticwoods.com www.exotic-woods.com www.byoguitar.com The critical minimum dimensions of the body blank, top, neck blank and fretboard blank are- Body blank-1.75x13x19 Top- 13x19 overall or each panel at 6.5x19, thickness can range from .2 up to .5 Neck blank- .75x3x24 Fretboard blank- .25x3x21 [FONT="] [/FONT] FAQ Q- Who is involved in this run other than Oakland Axe Factory? A- XEN Stringed Instruments is supplying the design, hardware and gigbags. Victor Baker is milling the fretboards. Joe Balaguer of Acacia Custom Guitars is supplying the Bare Knuckle Pickups. Optional custom finishes are supplied by David Smith of Davids Custom Woodwork. Jonathan Davies (aka JaeSwift) is supplying administrative and marketing support and CNC machining is being performed by Mahoosic Woodworks. Q- Does this guitar have a warranty? A- This guitar features a non transferable 5 year warranty. This warranty covers craftsmanship and parts created by Oakland Axe Factory. Hardware and electronics feature their own warranty under their own manufacturer. Q- What can I have customized on this guitar? A- Whatever is listed on the options list. Q- What is the deal with the BKPs? A- We are offering Bare Knuckle Pickups as an upgrade. They will be angled 10degrees. Most models will be available other than 8 string Blackhawks. Most models will be subject to a $125 upcharge. Q- What colors are available for the guitars? A- Most primary colors are available. White and colors with white in it as well as any burst finishes are only available with the sprayed lacquer upgrade. I am limiting the number of lacquer upgrades to 5 for this run. Hand applied dyes are available with up to 2 colors. Q- When can I expect delivery of the guitar? A- We estimate the completion time to be some point in January. Well keep everyone posted during the process and give updates to the time line. Q- Do I supply my own wood ? A- We've offered the option of purchasing your own wood but I really only need for you to select and purchase your own top if you get it through a site where you can select the actual piece of wood. Other than that I can get it. If you dont have the capability to purchase from sites like www.oregonwildwood.com let me know. Q- Does the guitar come with a hardcase or gigbag? A- A gigbag is available for an additional $40. Q- What method of shipping do you use? A- I use the United States Postal Service for all shipments. Q- Are piezo electronics available on this guitar? A- Piezo electronics are not available on this guitar during this run however they will be available in 2013 on this guitar when purchased through XEN Stringed Instruments. Q- Are burl tops available? A- Yes but in limited numbers and with additional costs above that of a standard top. Burl tops are quoted separately. Q- How do I pay the deposit? A- Send $800 via PayPal to [email protected].