GC had an older Skervesen 8 Astilla earlier this month. No idea of the year since I’m not familiar when everything they have made but that was $1,999. There was also a fast sale on FB marketplace for an 8 Swan maybe for around $2200. I’m talking used not new builds obviously. But my point is it’s possible to find a Skervesen USED for around the $2k mark.No…they don’t. Not for your $2K or less price range.
It's complicated. They've really had a rough go of it over there with losing their equipment and materials and access to hardware. I'll eventually do a NGD with the whole story, but I did receive a guitar that I subsequently sent back for fixing.
Yes a basic Kiesel is one of the options in the poll along with used models. Valravn also have builds under $2k which is also on the poll.
you can get a custom made guitar for 2k? where? besides a stripped down kiesel, thats not happening. at least that is, for any level of quality
- If you had $2kUSD for a custom 8 string, what would you get?
It's a fairly new shop in Ukraine who does all of their marketing and even orders via social media. Last I checked, they had no website or traditional methods of contact, so I guess that cuts down on their overhead.aren't velaran china made low end? they make custom axes?
They are CNC bodies so that may cut down costs but they are not made in China. Maybe you’re thinking of NK?aren't velaran china made low end? they make custom axes?
They do. I know 2 guitars sold for $1500 (7 string) and $1800 (8 string) in the last few years. There was also a Skervesen at Guitar Center for $2000. Hell a NOS 7 string Nebelung sold for $2k from a dealer a few years ago.No…they don’t. Not for your $2K or less price range.
I mentioned in an earlier post that it was just a poll. I’m not in the market for a guitar as I bought a used Carvin a few weeks ago as mentioned.OP, can you tell me what the purpose of the question is? The options on the poll are all vastly different, so it's like asking, "If you have $2000, what computer are you going to buy?" You're not going to get any consistent answer, because each of us is going to buy the custom (or production) guitar that has the specs we need. And if you are looking to buy a guitar, it would be ideal if you could list what your must-haves are, and then we can recommend a guitar. Valravn, Kiesel, Halo, Ormsby, and Skervesen and all pretty different builders, and really only have 8 strings in common. So if, for instance, you want a trem, you can only choose Kiesel. If you wan 29" scale length, Kiesel is out, etc.
Ah, OK. Well, I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say damn near everyone is going to take the Skervy, given that if one can be found for $2000 it's a hell of a deal. I'm not sure I've seen one for sale under $2000 in the last 3 years. A used Kiesel at $2000 probably isn't that much different from the oodles of other used Kiesels, UNLESS you can find out with some killer specs that you specifically want.I mentioned in an earlier post that it was just a poll. I’m not in the market for a guitar as I bought a used Carvin a few weeks ago as mentioned.
I put up the poll because I already knew what I would do but wondered what others might do just for fun.
You are correct and these builders don’t have a ton in common except price point really and having 8 strings. Opening it up to production models would be all over the place so I just put some of the more common $2k build or used options that one would find on reverb or GC. Of course each of our specs are different that’s why it’s just brands not specific models and specs.
So in short, as mentioned earlier it is just a hypothetical poll. Maybe people that said they would get something else not listed would mention a cool builder most of us don’t know about? Something like that.
Again, I’m not looking to buy a guitar so this is not a “I need a recommendation for what I should buy”