The truth about Blackmachines?

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  1. narad

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    I'm more interested in the BMX themed one. Seriously, what the hell :lol:

    I can't fault long time owners for selling their BMs at this point. The market is apparently absurd for them. When Misha's originally went for sale I jokingly offered a trade for my S2000. The response was "would need cash on top." On top of a $18-20k car? More power to him if he seriously was able to get that much for the guitar.
     
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    Weren't people offering him close to 6 figures when he made the "april fools" sale post?
    The BMX build was supposedly an idea from the buyer iirc. That one was actually pretty normal looking; all you had to do was swap out the blue hardware. Couldn't gel with the maple they used on it though; maple doesn't belong on a Blackmachine.
     
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    Just catching up on this thread. And fucking LOL @ anyone who purchased a BM for over $5-7k thinking it was going to be some classic Gibson prices one day.

    It’s obviously worth whatever someone is willing to pay sure, but the market for “obscure super Strat with a thin neck” is much smaller than the classic Gibson’s collectors market.
     
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    I remember the below meme from the days when the Blackmachine hype was going into overdrive. Very apt:

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    Black Machines' value depends highly on whether or not you have one to sell. If you do, they're the finest guitars money can buy. If not, they're another nice bolt-on guitar, who's price gets ultra-inflated due to hype.
     
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    Not gonna doubt the seller, but I am sure I have previously seen a: "feline built all the B6 models but Doug built mine." story somewhere before. I'm pretty sure it was in a for sale post as well.
     
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    That's guy's info is misleading...Feline builds all the B6's since the start except apparently the prototype B6.
     
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    Hype be damned, I've never heard anyone make that claim about any B6.
     
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    Blackmachine makes the best guitars in the world. Everything about them is perfect, and once you play one yoully never be able to play a different guitar again without longing for a Blackmachine.

    I mean, I'm assuming anyways, I've never played one.
     
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    Doug is really into bikes so that's why he made the BMX one.

    A prototype B6 was made out of indigbo wood. That's the only sole made Doug B6 AFAIK. Everything else had help from feline in some way. To think having someone else make a body and neck would have so much difference on the end result that people added a premium that they didn't.
     
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    I'll doubt it. Although I may have missed it, but I didn't see him say Doug built that guitar; rather that he just picked it up from Doug. This falls in line with Doug just putting the pieces together.

    Because yeah; it's been stated in no uncertain terms that every B6 was built by Feline, save for 1 prototype.
     
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    It says that he was partnering to make subsequent B6s. That infers that feline will make future B6s.

    Did early B6s have the hannes bridge? I thought that was a later addition. I may be wrong though, I'm not particular knowledgeable on the subject bar the hype and hysteria the guitars have caused here over the years.
     
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    My early B6 had just a fender style thing -- neither hannes nor hipshot. Gotoh I think.

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    They first had Gotoh and other no name "Gotoh-like" bridges, then Hipshot, then Schaller.
     
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    You guys with Feline B6's, and talking positively about Feline, how did you actually get them?

    I emailed them about 3x over several months and never heard a single thing. Called them multiple times. No answer.

    Is there a secret passphrase or something? For all their good reputation online, they seem extremely unreliable in real life.
     
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