Has anyone heard of this Builder......... (his name is Devries. This is his thread.)

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  1. Nightrain

    Nightrain SS.org Regular

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    MySpace.com - Devries custom guitars - 44 - Male - AU - www.myspace.com/devriescustomguitars

    I found him on Ebay and then got his myspace page.
    I have been conversing with him for since before christmas.
    I commissioned him to build me a 7 string in the style of the bernie Rico Vixen V . Been trying to get back in the 7 string playing for sometime but nothing was just jumping out at me and then I found Mr. Devries.
    I'm also having a custom pickup built for it by this guy here.
    SIN-BUCKER hand made pickups on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

    The guitar should be finished in about 6 weeks.
    Nightrain:metal::metal::metal:
     
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    Just out of curiousity, if you wanted, a 7 string Vixen, why didn't you just have Bernie build you a 7 string vixen?
     
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    Nightrain SS.org Regular

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    Just because I was not able to afford 3-4,000 dollars for it.
    Nightrain
     
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    Randy Sous Chef Super Moderator

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    If I wanted something 'similar' to what somebody else makes but for 'cheaper' I'd either wait until I had enough money to get the real thing, build it myself, buy it from Ran, or buy it from Shamray. :2c:
     
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    It is not going to be a copy of a Vixen. I said it was similar to one so you'd have an idea what it would look like.
    It is being built totally to what I want and like. And it is not costing me an arm and a leg for a custom made instrument.
    Nightrain:cool::cool::cool:
     
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    You mean the $2000-2500? Where did you get $3-4000? from? I have several Bernie Rico Jr Vixen 7s and I've never paid more than ~$2250.

    Regarding builders, in my experience a lot of luthiers, even ones that most people on forums think are on the up-and-up, in reality are often very shady and dishonest. I would do a supreme amount of research before dropping the cash on a custom. People come to me with horror stories all the time and it's really unfortunate. Sadly, a lot of people who have been burned are often afraid to speak up in fear of being ridiculed.

    So, if it was me I'd make a thread saying something like "hey guys, I'm looking for feedback about _____, can people who have ordered guitars from them give me some information (PMs are fine too)". Something like that :)
     
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    Kinda funny that this guy's webpage mentions Bernie Rico guitars and has one in the picture section that looks really familiar to something i've seen before.

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    wtf.... is this a joke page?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice Eclipse:lol:

    I would avoid that guy just because of some of those pictures/mockups:nuts:
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    wow, those look like shit
     
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    Some of those look like stock guitars that were brutalized, and not in a good way.....
     
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    As Zimbloth said, get a quote from Bernie, cause im pretty sure he charges as much as Sherman, Ran etc..
     
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    If you read through the topics I posted, it really shows how shady that Devries character is
     
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    Personally, i would not give that dude money.
    He comes across as a total wanker.
    Just look at his replies in the b music forums.
    Walk away ....... :noway:
     
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    That bottom maple V looks like it's got an old low-end Jackson neck with the logo stripped off.
     
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    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    dude...do not do this.....
     
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    holy crap
     
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    If I were you (OP), I wouldn't touch this guy with a 10 foot bargepole... Looks VERY dodgy to me...
     
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