Wintersong Guitars - Barbarian

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  1. olsonuf

    olsonuf Fretaholic

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    I just ordered a customized Barbarian 7-string model from Wintersong guitars, I'm really looking forward to playing it! This is the first company I've seen in a long time that has awesome looks and makes their guitars to the specs I like, and at affordable prices, not to mention free upgrades to Seymour Duncans on most of their guitar models!

    Their newest addition and first 7-string added in the line, the Barbarian comes standard with a maple neck, mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard, 24 frets, passive electronics and a 3-way pickup selector. They are the first guitar company geared toward players of Black Metal, Folk Metal, and Viking Metal...right up my alley! (For example, their Skogen guitar [6-string] features Mjollnir [Thor's Hammer] inlays.)

    I'll post a response to this thread once I have the guitar in my hands, with links to some audio samples, and maybe even some video! Meanwhile check them out at Wintersong Guitars - Handmade guitars for the true warrior ! or on MySpace at Wintersong Guitars on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads !

    Please let me know if you have played a Wintersong guitar!
     

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    RawrItsRaptor Let's Get Invisible

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    That looks amazing! I would've went without the tremol-no but, that is just my taste.
     
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    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    Is that a LFR?

    Most of the guitars look like near carbon-copies of other manufacturers'. I see an ESP F Bass, what looks like a Hacked-up F, a Halo's modified explorer, and a Jackson Kelly. With the pics on their site were better.
     
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    Not bad, but still nothing unique
     
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    :agreed:
    altho the headstock looks alot cooler than most even though there is little different about it
     
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    olsonuf Fretaholic

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    First pic of the guitar in progress....this will be the fretboard:

    [​IMG]

    They tried something a little different with the markers than what was originally planned...I like it!
     
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    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    affordable as in thousands or hundreds?

    i just put my quote request in, lets see what we can do here!
     
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    Sang-Drax God is dad

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    Since I don't like extreme designs, I kinda like it. Reminds me of a Schecter C7 :metal:
     
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    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    i wonder HOW custom i can go....
     
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    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    Only one way to find out.
     
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    Ibanezsam4 SS.org Regular

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    gotta love this disclaimer on the website "Please note, we DO NOT plan to endorse any thrash metal, death metal, metalcore, grindcore, hard rock, or nu-metal bands. (Only exception would be a viking or fantasy themed death metal band, i.e. Amon Amarth, Battlelore, etc)"

    i lol-ed
     
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    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    :lol: just say your in a black metal band named grimgasm
     
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    Or in a blackened nu metal band :ugh:

    ... I'd love to hear that :lol:
     
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    yingmin Parker über alles

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    I love the irony of the most cliché, played-out, unadventurous body style possible being named "the Barbarian".
     
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    I love the fact that the guy obviously is plugging his own company.

    Guitar looks like shit FWIW. Boring trem, boring body, boring colour and a hideous headstock and logo.

    I'd rather own the Schecter you copied the design off.
     
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    i'm waiting to see what this other guys guitar looks like, i'm starting to feel as if i'm talking to a shady guitar builder...
     
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    The guitar looks like a counterfeit Chinese Schecter C-7FR. To be honest. If the style had been a bit less derivative I wouldn't have thought that.
     
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    :agreed:

    They all look like Chibanez guitars, made with those precut guitar bodies we were seeing in the DeVries situation.
     
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    There was also a company called Winter Guitars, that "built" some very similar models. The plastic sharkfin inlays, headstocks, cheap trems and washed out rosewood boards all point to Chinese cookie-cutter parts, not custom-built anything.
     
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    olsonuf Fretaholic

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    Actually no, I was an endorser until I got the guitar. I am unsatisfied with it and am no longer working with Wintersong Guitars. I am a guitarist, in the band Todesbonden, and have not met the owner of Wintersong personally, ever. So "this guy" is a different guy, to whom I am returning the guitar and requesting a refund, FWIW.

    Are you in contact with them also? I am withdrawing from endorsement with them due to dissatisfaction with the guitar's quality and with their unwillingness to fix the problems with the guitar. So I guess I'll have to see how smoothly this process goes... I'll post on that too.

     
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