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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    I'm going to my first Guitar Collector Convention/Show in several decades (that is not NAMM) next week.

    I hope there's a lot of this kind of weird high end stuff there.

    If it's all Strats and LPs I'm going to be super disappointed.
    Take some pics when you go!
    Another interesting design is Paradis Guitars.

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    As a guitar addicted Iím glad I came across this thread. Iíll contribute with a well known Italian artisan of which it has many times been spoken well. The owner of a musical instruments shop I know told me that one day a guy came up with a quite old Taos he bought second-hand that had a broken (glued) neck for falling. It looked pretty unsolvable, but he called directly the artisan, and he just repaired it completely free! (Iím not sponsored lol, Iím just curious)
    https://www.manne.com/







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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    I'm going to my first Guitar Collector Convention/Show in several decades (that is not NAMM) next week.

    I hope there's a lot of this kind of weird high end stuff there.

    If it's all Strats and LPs I'm going to be super disappointed.
    You would be Super Strat disappointed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RorySquier View Post
    You would be Super Strat disappointed.



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    When will those booh-teek builders ever learn from past experience? Their design are unique but too radical for the average guitarist. I don't see 'em ever becoming mainstream. THere is a reason Parker guitars never really took off. Who plays them? Reeves Gabrels and that's about it I guess.

    Some of the designs posted here even look pretty fragile and therefore not fit for touring. And not comfortable either. Probably for display at the Smithsonian or Hard Rock Cafe and that's it.

    In the end people will ultimately resort to the traditionals (LP, Strat, Tele).

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    I am under no impression those guitars are for the average guitarist. Or that they would ever become mainstream. I just appreciate builders that look at design of the instrument a different way. They don't have to sell mass amounts of instruments to make a living, either.
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    I don't want these lovely boutique guitars to become mainstream because they would then be lamestream. They are doing fine on their own and they develop a cult following. Besides Strats, Teles & LP's are becoming passe and the new Millennials will have new classics in these boutique guitars.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    They don't have to sell mass amounts of instruments to make a living, either.
    Of course not. They make a living by charging you 10 grand for something you can't even use cause it's too fragile and ergonomically unpleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessive Compulsive View Post
    When will those booh-teek builders ever learn from past experience? Their design are unique but too radical for the average guitarist. I don't see 'em ever becoming mainstream. THere is a reason Parker guitars never really took off. Who plays them? Reeves Gabrels and that's about it I guess.

    Some of the designs posted here even look pretty fragile and therefore not fit for touring. And not comfortable either. Probably for display at the Smithsonian or Hard Rock Cafe and that's it.

    In the end people will ultimately resort to the traditionals (LP, Strat, Tele).
    Also Adrian Belew plays Parkers. I think their design is really cool, but their price offer is ridiculously high, so I never even though of buying one even if I wish.
    However Iím not of the same advice about hand crafted guitars. The reason this guitars doesnít become mainstream is by many reasons: first of all the brand is unknown. PRS was a great Botique guitar until Santana though it was worry the attention, making prs a Gibson/fender competitor. Secondly, artisans doesnít have an industrial complex to cut off sale prices, and the prices are really high for the labor... currently I know only real professionals who ever bought a handcrafted guitar, paying around Ä4-5k.
    Some of these guitars se see are really fancy and no sense, Iíll give you this point (just think at Princeís guitar lol), but Iíve tried some of the serious ones and they have a great value. I remember an incredible simil superstrat (as Parker is) which was incredibly balanced, perfectly built, nearly played itself, but as a second hand item costed Ä2k... Iíll live it to the professionals.
    Latest, as this artisans doesnít have a strong brand (as the great ones we all know), even if their products are of the highest quality, their value is 1/4 when sold as second hand... this is the market rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessive Compulsive View Post
    When will those booh-teek builders ever learn from past experience? Their design are unique but too radical for the average guitarist. I don't see 'em ever becoming mainstream. THere is a reason Parker guitars never really took off. Who plays them? Reeves Gabrels and that's about it I guess.

    Some of the designs posted here even look pretty fragile and therefore not fit for touring. And not comfortable either. Probably for display at the Smithsonian or Hard Rock Cafe and that's it.

    In the end people will ultimately resort to the traditionals (LP, Strat, Tele).
    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessive Compulsive View Post
    Of course not. They make a living by charging you 10 grand for something you can't even use cause it's too fragile and ergonomically unpleasant.
    Itís just impossible for you to NOT waltz in and crap all over someone elseís thread, isnít it? If you donít like boutique guitars, thatís fine, but you really need to just stay the hell out of it if youíve got nothing constructive to offer. The rest of us are participating in this thread because we DO like them... so please take your gloomy attitude somewhere else!


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    Mincer Im going to take a bunch a shots of crazy custom guitars next week at this show. -even ones I'm embarrassed to be seen holding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessive Compulsive View Post
    Of course not. They make a living by charging you 10 grand for something you can't even use cause it's too fragile and ergonomically unpleasant.
    What is funny is had you ever played one of these, you'd see how much thought to ergonomics there actually is. And how un-ergonomic standard designs are. You can certainly say you don't like the designs, but a comment like that is silly and uninformed.
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    He's an Obsessive Compulsive doubting Thomas.



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    Quote Originally Posted by justFred View Post
    Abasi guitars...dig the pickups on my PRS....the guitars look awesome...

    https://abasiguitars.com/larada/
    Thatís nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadd View Post
    I have two Kauer's. Doug makes fantastic instruments and is a good guy. I stumbled on his stuff when I was looking for a better Firebird.
    https://www.kauerguitars.com/
    Doug does make some really nice instruments.
    Personally I gravitate toward the Gibson style more than the Fender style that Doug makes, but yes...he makes a great guitar.

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    Nice!
    I canít tell....
    Are these hardtail or trem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BriGuy1968 View Post
    Itís just impossible for you to NOT waltz in and crap all over someone elseís thread, isnít it? If you donít like boutique guitars, thatís fine, but you really need to just stay the hell out of it if youíve got nothing constructive to offer. The rest of us are participating in this thread because we DO like them... so please take your gloomy attitude somewhere else!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    What is funny is had you ever played one of these, you'd see how much thought to ergonomics there actually is. And how un-ergonomic standard designs are. You can certainly say you don't like the designs, but a comment like that is silly and uninformed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RorySquier View Post
    Besides Strats, Teles & LP's are becoming passe and the new Millennials will have new classics in these boutique guitars.



    ;>)/

    LMFAO! I almost fell of my chair laughing at your statement. Did you really believe that was true or did you just make it up to take a swing at me? That same statement was used by Parket targeting generation X with its radical design in the mid 90s. You do remember that ad, do you not?

    If Strats etc are becoming passe, I guess builders of LP and strat copies need to take a clue from you cause they've been losing money all these years making super strats and copies that are more expensive than the originals (Suhrs, Andersons, etc,).

    You are a comedian. Thanks for the laugh.

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    I think Millenials have their classic collectables already figured out

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