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Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Nov 7, 2015.
This is like pre-ordering a video game. Don't be surprised if you get a mess at the end. LOL.
^Putting down a deposit on a custom is normal, but builders get into trouble when those deposits are used as seed money that ends up everywhere but the build.
This is the 3,183 post. This is a forum. On a product. Nobody has even seen the final product. And this is the 3,183 post. Guys what
To be fair, the first year or two was discussion about the new, at the time, Ibanez model.
So almost 3200 posts, three and a half years, four different builders (that we know of...), two different company names, three different "ambassadors".
It's been a wild ride!
“frank falbo likes this”
Keith Merrow is using the grey and blue abasi in one of his new videos
I meant in terms of purchasing an unproven product that's all advertising and hype. I don't own any guitars that aren't a custom order so I know how it goes. I just won't ever throw down money on someone who hasn't even sold a single production guitar yet.
I think that’s a fair rule to have. Every new luthier has to start somewhere, but no customer is obligated to finance that risk.
In this case, there are some “known knowns”. Grover does OEM contract work. Among others, they make Friedman guitars which are highly regarded. True, no one has played a production Gro-basi but it’s not the same risks associated with a new builder.
Didn't you spend a bunch of money that you weren't meant to thus leading to the change of builders?
Why you still posting in here?
Well... considering the drama that surrounds the Abasi brand I would say that just because you get a reputable builder doesn't mean much of anything. They still haven't proven to have a business plan that works.
correct. Falbo was considered a reputable builder before all this crap went down. Shit just look at what happened to Blackwater/Ran/Sherman/KxK,etc, all of them were very reputable and highly regarded at some point, and now their reputations are in the toilet because they fucked over customers.
No, I did not.
Same as any other threads; to add value, clarify things, etc. I’ve been a member here for 15 years? Maybe more? I got my first 7 string in 1991. Plus, a big chunk of this thread is literally about me, whether it’s the pickups or the guitars. I don’t really see how it would make sense for me NOT to post here periodically, when I can add insight or perspective.
Almost like its a public forum... Weird.
C'mon. It's a sad state that the Falbo/Abasi stuff went sour, but there's basically never any corporate breakup that's solely one side's fault. Even considering a worse case hypothetical scenario where he was to blame, no need to act shitty to someone who has still had a huge net positive on the community.
Leave so that we can all talk about you in peace.
the way Elysian talks is as if frank is building a court case based on peoples posts in this thread