New Tosin Abasi signature in the works - Abasi Guitars w/Frank Falbo

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  1. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Bumping this to say that my order is in the build stage (along with a LOT of others, judging by the pics he sent me) and Frank has been kind enough to offer choices on what specific pieces of wood I'm getting, which is pretty cool IMO!
     
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    Share the love? Pics pics pics? :lol:
     
  3. jephjacques

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    It's nothing super exciting, just a couple stacks of neck blanks. I'll share if I get the okay from Frank.
     
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    I'm happy to report that while mine is not quite in the build stage, I've also had some great communication with Frank around woods/tops as we prepare to get things underway.

    Thanks again for the messages this weekend, Frank!
     
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    Veldar Is Post-Thrash?

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    Dear Frank, are non fanned six string basses with whatever pickups I want an option?

    Also I can't wait until these are in the wild.

    Cheers, Sam.
     
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    6-string straight basses could be an option, in that we are able to go full custom here at the shop. But at this moment, we have received so many more orders than we could have anticipated, that I would put that kind of custom request off into the future at this stage.

    Though I DO have a 6-String Pau Ferro straight bass fingerboard in the climate room...
     
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    Frank this is a little off topic, but do you have any recommendations on books or resources for guitar making? I am interested in trying to build one. How did you get started?
     
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    http://theluthierist.podbean.com/mobile/e/frank-falbo/?ref=earpod.co

    Man, this is the closest I can come to sharing how I got started. It’s not helpful to most people. Lots of self-taught things, but forever in debt to the giants upon who’s shoulders I stand. Not sure if the mobile link I posted will work but it’s the first Luthierist Podcast I did if you have to search it out.
     
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    Just wanted to bump this to ask if any of these guitars finished up? I kind of lost track but weren't these announced in ~Feb-ish with like 3 month leads?
     
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    Yep that's about right. First batch is nearing completion now. A lot of the early orders ended up being highly customized. Really dramatic wood combinations, colors, etc. We post a lot of progress pics on social, but in a few weeks and throughout June/July you'll see more completed build glamour photos.
     
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  11. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Awesome! Very excited to see some of these finished.
     
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    Are any of the current batch going to be headless?
     
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    Looks soo much better as a headless!
    Also, I'm very curious what hardware they are going to use for the headless.
     
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    Not the first batch, but not never either...
     
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    ptrdmr Lover of Resonance

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    Newbie here,
    I stood at the NAMM booth for about an hour watching the various players put these through their paces. The build quality seems pretty great, does anyone know if they're offering Alder bodies with a Wenge top? The site says to ask about different combinations, but I wonder if anyone has asked about Alder at all.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    probably easier to contact frank directly on the abasi website and ask him.
     
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    ptrdmr Lover of Resonance

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    For sure. I didn't want to bug him due to his massive work load as I'm not ready to seriously put money down yet. So I was wondering if anyone here, who's put a deposit down, had asked about it.

    I may just send him a message regardless.
     
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    well in Tosin instagram (or abasi guitars, or both) he was testing one with a wenge top
     
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    That thing looked gorgeous as well. I'm not a bboutique-wood finished dude normally but that was just porn.
     
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