KxK 8 Scale 8 String Fanned Fret Sale Run - Sale is Over

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  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    SHORT RUN SALE! Expires 2-28-2011

    If you're planning an order please contact KxK to discuss specs and so that they know you're planning to order
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    KxK Sii-8 8 Scale Order Page

    Prototype in-progress pic
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    Mockup of the 8 Scale with 4+4 headstock
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    Sii-7 7 Scale Prototype, a similar design
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    KxK Guitars is introducing a new compound scale eight string guitar. The guitar is being introduced at a discounted price good only until February 28th, 2011.

    Woods for introductory price:
    Maple or Mahogany neck
    Mahogany or Alder body
    Plain Maple or Ebony fret board

    Specs:
    Right or Left handed
    Scale length 25.5"-28"
    12"-20" compound radius fret board (non-compound radius available at no charge)
    "Binding edge" hidden fret ends
    Custom made hand wound KxK passive pickups
    Custom made KxK bridge
    Sperzel locking tuners
    Dunlop flush mount strap locks
    24 Dunlop 6120 frets
    Dual action truss rod
    Dual carbon fiber neck reinforcement rods
    Carve1, Carve2 or radius top
    Inline, Reverse inline, and 4+4 headstocks available
    Oiled neck
    Finish options available
    Inlay options available

    Contact KxK for a quote on custom build

    Introductory Base Price: $2199 (expires 2-29-2011)

    Figured Top Options (includes matching headstock cap):
    Bubinga $300
    Spalt maple $400
    Flame maple $400
    Quilt maple $600

    Semi-hollow Option:
    This model is available as a semi-hollow body with or without F-hole.
    With figured top $200 (in addition to top charge)
    With plain mahogany top $300 (no additional charge)

    Inlays:
    Various dot/oval/circle patterns ("standard" dots, wave, offset, etc) are available at no charge. Most simple inlay patterns also available at no charge. Custom inlays are also available for an upcharge based on work required. Contact KxK for custom inlay pricing or questions about specific inlays.

    Finish:
    Most one-step finishes are available, both solid and trans colors. Black burst with clear as shown on the prototype counts as a one-step finish and is available.

    No multi-color bursts, multi-color finishes, or flip/flops for this discounted run.

    Pickups
    Passive hand made scatter wound pickups will be available. The default set is similar to an SD Jazz neck and Custom bridge. Custom winds are available with a choice of Alnico 5 or Ceramic magnets.

    TechnoMod Option: matching anodized aluminum Sperzel tuners, bridge baseplate, and pickup bobbins $100

    Stainless Steel Frets: stainless steel frets $120

    A deposit of $750 is required to place and order and may be made online through the KxK website here:

    KxK Sii-8 8 Scale Order Page

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    More photos of completed guitars illustrating the various carve top options can be seen here:
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    Dyingsea SS.org Regular

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    Any specs as to the neck shape/size and the vertical nut width?
     
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    Holy shit Spalted maple top option!
     
  4. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    The KxK profiles are a thin C shape. I'm not sure what the actual thickness is on this design yet. Custom thicknesses are usually available if you know the actual measurements you want. I have no idea what you mean by vertical nut width.

    They were available on the 7 Scale run and will be available on the upcoming Sii-7 run as well.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Steve I assume that you've got other KxK 7s with a 12"-20" compound radius FB, so I'm wondering if that has any bearing on the action. i.e. can you get the same action on a compound radius as on a consistent radius? I haven't played an 8" compound before.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I haven't played that specific compound radius before, but I have honestly never played a guitar where the radius gave me any problems at all. I would not anticipate any issues.
     
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    Since the nut width is slanted on a fanned fret what does the angle and length equate to in terms of a normal vertical (right angle) nut width that we all know? If we're talking typical 6 string shredder/fender spacing at 1 11/16th's we should be in the 2.25" realm.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Nut perpendicular (not the angle) is 2.139"
    String spacing is .260" center string to center string.
    All measurements are approximate.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Just a heads up if you're planning to put a deposit down shoot KxK an email and let them know.
     
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    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    Done.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    First quick pic of the 8 Scale prototype

    Also a reminder if you're planning on putting a deposit down please contact KxK for a quote on you specs and so that they know you're planning to order

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    Damnit. That pic doesn't make this decision any easier.

    Looks awesome.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Hehe add to that that I think these are getting the same horn carve my Sii-8 has, giving them the best upper fret access of any 8 I've ever played :metal:
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    That HS is actually very proportional looking. I know a lot of times inline and rev HSs with more than 6 tuners look huge (I'm looking at you, Jackson! :cool:) but I think that is really nice and fits well.
     
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    MetalGravy Making a meat suit

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    Is that a one-piece neck and body, or is the neck bolted on? Also why are the bridge and neck pups slanted at different angles?
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's not a bolt on. I could be wrong. The reason the pickups are slanted different is so it is equal to each other based on scale length. Also could be wrong haha
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Thanks. The 4+4 is also available for people that don't like the inline / reverse inline

    It's either a neck through or single piece, not sure which on this particular prototype.

    Notice the frets aren't all slanted at the same angle either? The pickups are the same way for the same reason. The coil placements are proportional to the fan.

    More or less correct on all counts :yesway:
     
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    Oh, I see. So the angle of the bridge pickup is equal to how the frets would be slanted if they extended that far?
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    More or less, yeah
     
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