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Post by stevenclements » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:22 pm

I've got a very nice Ibanez IMG-2010

love it... wish I could figure out how to hang it like the rest of the guitars
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Post by sonicwarrior » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:46 am

That's a MIDI guitar, right?
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Post by stevenclements » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:38 am

sonicwarrior wrote:That's a MIDI guitar, right?
Yes indeed, 24 pin out 3 pups, 2 double coil and one hex
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Post by sonicwarrior » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:25 pm

Got a funny picture about headless guitars:
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Post by GovernorSilver » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:06 pm

Late to the party, but yes, I'm a fan. I once owned a Steinberger GM7TA.

Now I am lusting for a Strandberg Boden 8 production model.

http://strandbergguitars.com/wp-content ... g_2014.pdf

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Post by stevenclements » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:19 pm

I keep pacing... I wanna pull the trigger on a Carvin HH2
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Post by sonicwarrior » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:24 pm

GovernorSilver wrote:Now I am lusting for a Strandberg Boden 8 production model.
Still after the whooping price increase?

That turned me off. Currently I'm lusting for a Xen or Skervesen headless. With 7 or 8 strings. Still undecided on that but I probably won't order this year anyway. Need to practice more before justifying that investment. :help:
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Post by GovernorSilver » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:54 pm

sonicwarrior wrote:
GovernorSilver wrote:Now I am lusting for a Strandberg Boden 8 production model.
Still after the whooping price increase?
Unfortunate, yes, but I understand switching to the Washburn factory had something to do with it - higher quality construction and materials to go with the higher price. At least that is what I garnered from the Astral EXF FB page and the sevenstring forum (which admittedly I rarely visit).

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Post by sonicwarrior » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:08 pm

Hmmm, I'm also subscribed to the .strandberg sevenstring thread but didn't notice anything about better hardware. Or do you mean the wood? I doubt the new Washburn wood is worth $500 more.

The thing is: For what those production models are costing (which is basically a mass production guitar although in a smaller scale more like synth modules) I can already get a complete custom guitar. Even ones made in more expensive countries like Germany.
And I can even get me a licensed Strandberg from a custom guitar builder with the original Strandberg hardware and everything.
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Post by GovernorSilver » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:21 pm

sonicwarrior wrote: And I can even get me a licensed Strandberg from a custom guitar builder with the original Strandberg hardware and everything.
Who is this builder?

I don't subscribe to any sevenstring.com thread. In fact I almost never visit that forum - I just found Strandberg threads by Google search. Regarding your other question, I found the thread by the guy who got a Boden from the Strictly 7 factory with worm holes and other mistakes. And on another thread, there is a guy who was happy with his Washburn-made Boden. Then again, there's another guy who got a Washburn-made Strandberg guitar that arrived with scratches on it.

I need to practice guitar more too, before justifying a headless 8-string guitar purchase. This is one of the downsides of being a multi-instrumentalist - I also play keys and bowed strings. Maybe by the time I'm ready, Astral EXR will have sorted out their issues. Then again, those OAF-XEN guitars look great to me too... 8_)
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Post by sonicwarrior » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:26 pm

GovernorSilver wrote:Who is this builder?
I didn't mean anyone specific. Strandberg offers licenses (and templates) so it can be any custom builder willing to build it.
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Post by GovernorSilver » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:42 pm

sonicwarrior wrote:
GovernorSilver wrote:Who is this builder?
I didn't mean anyone specific. Strandberg offers licenses (and templates) so it can be any custom builder willing to build it.
I was just wondering because he doesn't list licensed builders on his websites.

However, the more I look at those OAF-XEN collaboration guitars the more interested I get, lol.

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Post by sonicwarrior » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:06 pm

GovernorSilver wrote:I was just wondering because he doesn't list licensed builders on his websites.
No, it doesn't work this way. The license is ordered per custom order. But I just had a look and it seems the license doesn't cost anything anymore:
http://guitarworks.thestrandbergs.com/2 ... rmissions/
There are just some specific rules. Basically when you publish the guitar (pictures, video) you have to put a reference to Strandberg in the text.
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Post by GovernorSilver » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:39 pm

Currently Xen is the only luthier that is showing up as using a Strandberg licensed design - at least in Google search. Looks promising enough to me.

I'd be curious about what builder you choose for your headless project.

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Post by krz » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:01 am

Love my NS XL-2A. Was born/delivered as a fretless but much sight-reading necessitated getting it fretted. Now I wish it was the original unfretted graphite neck. Awespme sound and action! The new NS Design basses are sounding badass -as in super versatile. I think the newer Status basses look fantastic & ergonomic.

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Post by sonicwarrior » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:39 am

GovernorSilver wrote:I'd be curious about what builder you choose for your headless project.
Currently my choice is between Claas, Xen/OAF (or the European partner) or Skervesen. Probably not the Strandberg design then as they all have their own design which I dig, too. But I too should practice more before buying another guitar.
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Post by GovernorSilver » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:39 pm

krz wrote:Love my NS XL-2A. Was born/delivered as a fretless but much sight-reading necessitated getting it fretted. Now I wish it was the original unfretted graphite neck. Awespme sound and action! The new NS Design basses are sounding badass -as in super versatile. I think the newer Status basses look fantastic & ergonomic.
Yeah, I've been an admirer of the Status Streamline for a while. Almost makes me want to take up bass again... except I know I'm going to turn into a Squarepusher clone (with 0.00314159% of his talent) if I do that

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Post by GovernorSilver » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:44 pm

I almost forgot I signed up as a backer for this Kickstarter project - what can I say, i'm a sucker for weird looking guitars:



So i will be getting a new headless at some point this year, just not an extended range multi-scale, lol:

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I just got Pete Huttlinger's new "50 Fingerstyle Licks You Must Know" course. Yet another reminder of how much more practicing I need to do on 6-string guitar. :bananaguitar:

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Post by sonicwarrior » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:05 pm

Looks like a Picasso face. ;)
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Post by GovernorSilver » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:08 pm

sonicwarrior wrote:Looks like a Picasso face. ;)
Now that you mention it... Looks like we have a name for my guitar when I get it. But I can't spell it with a "k" or I'll be sued by Linda Manzer.

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Post by GovernorSilver » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:53 pm

Anybody mention Chris Forshage yet? He was inspired by Klein and Teuffel, and came up with his own take on their designs.

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Some lucky gent (not me) just bought this one for just under $3000 used.

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Post by Suburban Bather » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:01 am

Whenever headless basses are mentioned, the first thing I think of is Milli Vanilli :lol:

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Post by krz » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:13 pm

Some nice Ichabod Cranes and headless...
Milli who? ;)

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Post by trickness » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:45 pm

Any Teuffel Tesla owners up in here? Always wanted one of those.....

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Post by Chrome Dinette » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:38 pm

trickness wrote:Any Teuffel Tesla owners up in here? Always wanted one of those.....
I have one of the early ones. It's great, though I hear the model has improved over the years.

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