Vik Duality 8 string run *CLOSED RUN*

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Hi guys, great news!!! (bad news for the guitar whores here :lol:) Vik has graciously allowed another group run however this time it's for an 8 string! :hbang:

To reserve a spot you should drop an email at [email protected] - First come first serve! There are only 4 spots left and I imagine that they will go pretty fast with the options available below so get in quick! :shred:

Model: Duality 8FF ViK Guitars - Gallery - Fabio Morreale's Duality 8FF

Headstock shape - modern split 8 in line

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Strings: 8 strings

Scale: Fan-fretted 25.5-28"

Frets: 24

Neck/body system: Bolts On/Set neck (+100USD)

Fingerboard: Rosewood/Madagascar ebony/Ziricote/Birds eye maple

Fingerboard radius: Compound (usually 12-20" but can be specified individually without additional charge )

Neck wood: Birdseye or flame maple ($$ depends on grading)/ wenge (+100USD)/ Rosewood (+250USD) (laminated 5 pieces recommended (3 pieces + 2 (4-6mm) fillets/inserts))

Body wood: Honduran mahogany/Swamp Ash/Black limba (+150USD)

Top wood: Flame or Quilted maple (pricing depends on grade: (3A included in base price), 4A +150, 5A +250USD, Master grade +350USD), exotics possible on demand

Fretwire type and gauge: Stainless steel

Binding: neck or neck+body (+50USD)

Binding Colour: Black/white/cream ABS plastic/ ivoroid (+20USD)/ flame/quilted maple (neck +50USD, neck+body +100USD)

Inlays: none (or read below)

Side dots: glow in the dark

Hardware color: Black/ cosmo black

Bridge: Fixed (ABM or ViK)

Tuners: Gotoh 510 series locking

Pickups: ViK slanted (wooden bobbins +80(USD)

Controls layout: vol, tone and 3 way switch

Knobs: Gotoh speed

Strap buttons: Dunlop recessed straplocks

Finish: High Gloss front/Satin back

ABM Piezo Saddles and Graphtech Ghost Preamp: +350USD


Specials:


Inlay work: Depends on a per customer basis (obviously more elaborate designs will be more)
Lefty option is available at no extra charge .

Gator hard shell case - 120USD.

Shipping via EMS usually comes out to about 100USD.

Base Model: 3500 USD.

Payment plan: 1. initial deposit 700USD, then 1/2 of the due when the build starts and 1/2 at completion
2. initial deposit 1500USD, the rest upon completion.
Paypal or bank wire

Build start: May/June 2013
Build time: approx. 12 months

EDIT - If someone bitches about the price or 'I'd buy one if it was $2000' I swear to god..... (mods can you :ban:) Cheers
 
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Payment plan: 1. initial deposit 700USD, then 1/2 of the due when the build starts and 1/2 at completion
2. initial deposit 1500USD, the rest upon completion.
Paypal or bank wire

This means you can choose a plan which fits you better, either version 1 or 2.

Only 5 guitars will be made, 4 spots left at the moment.
 

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Just so I'm clear we're talking the same body style/slanted pickup layout etc. as in the Fabio model with the headstock shown? Can we specify nut width, neck thickness/shape?
 

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Just so I'm clear we're talking the same body style/slanted pickup layout etc. as in the Fabio model with the headstock shown? Can we specify nut width, neck thickness/shape?

Neck thickness and profile can be customized at no charge. Nut width is 55mm if you measure it from high E 0 fret perpendicular to axis of the fretboard and to upper side. Just like on most of standard 8s.
 

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I sent an e-mail attempting to claim a spot so we will see!
 

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I knew this day would come eventually. And I'm completely unprepared to order another high-end 8. I shall commit sepuku, as I have dishonored my family.

Amazing run though, thanks so much Vik! Hopefully down the line I will be able to own one of your amazing instruments :yesway:
 

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Well, the RUN IS CLOSED as all the spots have been taken. However those of you interested should keep an eye on the thread as its not 100% gone until all the runners put down the deposits, say for a week or so.
 

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I would have been in on this but I already have a similar spec 8 on order with Vik deposit paid ;)

Looks seriously good though :yesway:
 

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Just sent my deposit and specs through.... (fingers crossed Vik can do what I'm asking) :hbang:

I'll give it another week before posting a 'post your specs' thread.

This is going to be an awesome run!
 

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Did Vik get back to you guys and confirm your deposit? Because I sent it on Monday and haven't heard anything from him yet. Starting to get a little worried.
 


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