Vik Guitars - SS.org Run Build Thread (Run is CLOSED)

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  1. Stealthdjentstic

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    Updated with pricing quote and options as of 8/6/11


    Base Model: 3130 USD, deposit is 700 USD. You are SAVING about 600 USD, maybe a bit more.

    Shipping via EMS usually comes out to about $100.


    Model: Caprice S body shape *** I've emailed about changing this to the custom shape and will update it ASAP

    strings: 7 strings

    scale: Fanned! 25-27"

    frets: 24

    neck/body system: Bolt On

    fingerboard: Ebony or Ziricote

    fingerboard radius: 20" radius

    Neck wood: Birdseye maple

    Body wood: Mahogany or Swamp Ash

    Top wood: Burl maple

    Headstock: Reverse inline

    Fretwire type and gauge: Stainless steel

    Binding: body

    Binding Colour: Black

    inlays: none

    side dots: glow in the dark

    hardware color: Black

    bridge: Fixed

    tuners: Gotoh locking

    pickups: ViK

    controls layout: vol and 3 way switch

    Knobs: Volume knob

    Strap buttons: straplocks

    Finish: High Gloss front/Satin back


    Options

    Set Neck instead of Bolt-On: $120

    Indian Rosewood neck instead of Birdseye Maple: $250

    Birdseye maple fretboard: $15 off base price

    Binding: $20

    Wooden pickup covers: 80 USD

    5 Piece birdseye/rosewood/birdseye/rosewood/birdseye neck: 30 USD

    ABM Piezo Saddles and Graphtech Ghost Preamp: inquire for price (expensive)

    Compound or 20" radius: NO charge

    Change top wood from curled maple to spalted: Possible upcharge depending on piece, possibly not.

    Five piece neck instead of one piece birds eye maple: Depends on woods used.

    Inlay work: Depends on a per customer basis (obviously more elaborate designs will be more)

    Lefty option is available at no extra charge :)

    So hopefully the final product will be something looking like this with a bunch of minor differences:

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    Here's the mockup
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    And the specs sheet:

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    Replying to the questions asked:

    EMS shipping rates are approx. 50EUR for EUROPE and 100USD for rest of the world. All US shipments I've made came to recipient within a week. In Europe customs like to bend terms but usually within 10 days.
    Incoming taxes are on buyers, however I help with that or at least try to.
    A hardshell case is included for additional charge of 60-140USD depending on the model.

    I can't promise any timelines now as I keep getting usual orders but you can expect your order to be completed with a year from the run start. There will be general build thread on ViK guitars forum with many pics of the process and comments.

    As long as I'm concerned about everyone's being happy about this run and keeping in mind the number of custom projects I have on plate right now I'm forced to limit this run to 5 "runners" max. So basically if we get 5 people ready to place the deposit by the end of August we're good to go. Less will cancel the run. Only 5 guitars will be processed.

    "Runners" will pick woods from offered in the turn of being placed in the list.
    Here's some sample (may not be the actual pieces) you can expect:
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    As the addition to offered I'd like to propose to come up with a title for the run and a graphic symbol that could as well be inlaid on the 1th fret area on all the 5 guitars. As contribute to history and mark of belonging to a limited run.

    I believe this is all for now.
    Please ,ask all questions before confirming your spot!
    Thank you!
     
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    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    You're missing one important spec - price. ;)
     
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    Yeah, we'll figure out the price once specs are settled on, just need to gauge a bit of interest for now :D

    Aiming for 5-7 people.
     
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    If he'll do a lefty version, my guitar whoring ways will take the best of me and I'll be in.
     
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    Hummm baby!! If these end up costing under 2k, I'll have to sell some gear to finance mine!
     
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    If he can make it an 8 with a longer scale I may be in.. :agreed:

    I don't know if I really want a fanned 7.
     
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    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Good luck -- you'll need it. Getting people to agree on custom shop specs and then still agree to pay the price is the hardest part.

    I found till you don't get a price estimate you're pretty much just shooting blanks. The entire world will agree with you on specs... till they find out it's not $1500 (or whever they thought it'd be)

    :lol:
     
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    There's really no way I can see it getting that low, I know Rob did the crazy awesome value KxK run, but he said he's done with that for now.

    Word :lol:


    Lets say upper 2k (like really upper) and low 3k for now.
     
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    I'm pretty much in but I prefer 6 stringer, especially if it lowers the price.
     
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    Alright, I can ask Vik about how much markups will be, I've asked him to drop by here as well :)
     
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    i like the specs but not a bolt on
     
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    Thats cool, you're interested though right? Im not opposed to doing a 5 piece set in :D
     
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    As long as set neck or neck thru...I'm 100% in
     
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    Perfect! Two more spots need to be filled and we'll be good to go.
     
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    $1750 and then I'll be talky talky...too rich for my blood, especially after not playing one.
     
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    Tack less than 1600 onto that and you can enrich your blood :hbang:
     
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    Ok guys, so Vik just emailed me back with optimized specs, I'm on my phone at the moment but I'll post it in under 7 hours.
     
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    ZOMG I'd be all over this if it were only $500!

    /typical short run SS.org response

    :lol:
     
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    Ok guys, the spec list has been updated and we're almost to where we need to be so we can start.
     

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