Vik Custom Black Lotus build pic's

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  1. MacTown09

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    No hardcase? Id be dissapointed :(
     
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    seems like a top notch case none the less. hell, hufs guitars are even more expensive than Vik's and that doesnt even include a sick gig bag like this. so somethings better than nothing.

    love your builds!
     
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    I beg you wouldn't. You'd just need to specify that placing your order. :scratch:

    Otherwise I supply my guitars with custom made to fit the shape cases.

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    They loaded with plastic protection on front, back and sides. As well as special filler which is 1" thick on the front side and 9/16" on the back. There's usually artificial fur inside the case

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    but not this time as the guitar is gonna settle in Texas and there's no need in additional warming :lol:.

    So the case is light, tight, safe and feels very comfortable behind you back instead of wood box killing your hands of heavy weight.

    And it's actually nearly a hundred bucks worth, not too cheap shit I guess, consdering I make no upcharge for the case.

    Would you still feel dissapointed?

    P.S> Even this kind of art hapens on a customer's demand :hbang:.

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    wow.... just wow.
     
  5. fretninjadave

    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    do you make the hard cases also? if yes may I see a pic of one?
     
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    No, Dave. I use "ready to buy in a shop" cases by Gator, Gewa, etc.
     
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    I was just checking.
     
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    So this Black Lotus 7 David Oh CS page is now available at vikguitars.com

    and I'm about to appload some more cool pics here))
     
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    And the last process update in this thread.
    Here's the beast in all beauty!

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    The duality fan fret in the back looks delicious
     
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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    damn dude it looks amazing .i cant wait to try it on.
     
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    So the guitar is crossing the Atlantic ocean and as far as there's nothing else I can do about it it's probably time for some summary.
    First of all I'd like to say THANKS! to Dave for being that a nice kind of a customer. He was always there when I needed his help or decision or opinion on the process, etc. It's hard to count now but I believe we exchanged maybe a few hundreds emails within that period. But in fact what really matters is that he did really care (and he's I beg) about what was coming out. Believe me or not a custom guitar in process of crafting is like a blank sheet of paper which is being filled not only by a luthier but by a customer as well and from the very beginning. She absorbs every bit of creators feelings and mood and will and love. So in the end you get something with a character and personality not just piece of wood with strings on it. What you gve is what you get.
    Sometimes just a kind word from a customer may seriously raise mood and strength after a hard working day. I was lucky enough to hear hundreds of those "right" words after posting pics of the progress. So thank you, bro, for those as well. I strongly hope you'll find some more when you get it, not the bad stuff)).
    I must say that now David Oh is official endorser for ViK Guitars, model Black Lotus 7. He applied for the program and he's getting his axe now. So, welcome to the family, man!

    And in the end I'd like to thank everyone who's been with us wihin the process. Thanks for opinions, likes and dislikes, wows and stuff! I do care!
    Cheers,
    ViK
     
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    Fuck yeah man just a couple of days now
    I'm proud to own and now endorse your guitars.
     
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    So the guitar arrived today. All in time but broken :wallbash:. the headstock was broken in transit. We've discussed the trouble with Dave and arranged fixing. We'll keep you posted on the progress.
     
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    :noway: Hardshell cases are required for any type of shipping even more so across the world.
     
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    I've performed repairs on many guitars shipped from US or Japan in hardshell cases. As well as I've shipped guitars in my cases many times and never had an issue, they did even mostly come in tune. But shit happens. Lesson learned.
     
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    It's just an unfortunate risk that most people take. Not saying shipping in a hard shell case wouldn't cause a broken headstock either but if properly packaged nothing should really be moving within the case and thus nothing should break.

    Sorry to hear about the guitar - definitely a looker and after all the work done on it it must blow for both of you.
     
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    Very sorry to hear about the guitar but your work is amazing!
    So wish I had the cash to do work with you.
    Absolutely love the arm contour that I enjoy about EBMM guitars but I could never get along with any of their specs, especially for the price paid.
     
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    FUCK, and the terible thing is it plays and sounds fucking amazing. The accoustics alone will blow you away. Even broken this thing plays better than all the other customs i've played.
    it reminds me of the movie blow
    "i was overwhelmed by the best feeling of my life folowed but the worst feeling of my life"

    it will get fixed
    its just a matter of time
    DAMN IT
     
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    Dude, I don't think you should teach me how to pack my guitars. The guitar was in custom "fit to shape" case with additional protective stuff for the headstock and the case was in box. But still you're right about the risks and shit happened this time. Excessive ammount of pressure or being thrown would cause that type of damage. Actually the damage it pretty easy to fix and shouldn't leave any signs of fixing after. So it's mostly about time and nerves for us.
     

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