Please talk me OUT of buying this...or better yet....

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by tradarama, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. tradarama

    tradarama www.PRIMEGUITARS.com Silver Supporting Member

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    Sorry can't help you.....
     
  4. tradarama

    tradarama www.PRIMEGUITARS.com Silver Supporting Member

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    I owe you many calls...I'm sorry...haven't been a very good friend but promise it's just due to life.
     
  5. Shawn Tubbs

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    UMMMMMM......The top is ugly and the fret board wood is cheap???The frets are made of coat hangers? um the pickups are potted in peanut butter? the bridge is gold plated plastic?

    sorry...I tried
     
  6. VegasGreg

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    Stop you? Are you kidding?

    I'd like to encourage you!

    Nik was very happy with the way that guitar turned out.... :dude
     
  7. edgarallanpoe

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    As an owner of Niks guitars I can give you the following warning...it will not stop at this one guitar. Here is a pic of my guitars before I was introduced to Niks guitars...

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    Here is what I currently own....

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  8. tradarama

    tradarama www.PRIMEGUITARS.com Silver Supporting Member

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    I think that's a lot for it. What do you guys think?
     
  9. tradarama

    tradarama www.PRIMEGUITARS.com Silver Supporting Member

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    vs. traditional mahogany back? I realize it's just a back/top but what do you think? I hate bright guitars. I want thick baby. What do you think? :confused:
     
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    IMO, not an issue. Nik usually has the pickups wound to match whatever the guitar will be made from. But sound is so subjective....
     
  11. edgarallanpoe

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    Big +1.

    $5200 isn't so steep when you consider what you would pay for the equivalent PRS or Gibby of that quality IMHO.
     
  12. Glowing Tubes

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    You forgot to mention the new couch. :moon
     
  13. Mr.Hanky

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    Damn that is a nice guitar!!

    Buy it!!
     
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    Mind if I ask what they go for roughly?
     
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    Sorry! I'm of no help!

    But i would have to say buy it!

    BUY IT! BUY IT!
     
  16. edgarallanpoe

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    ROTFLMAO!! Good one bro...:JAM
     
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    You ARE missing a blue one, after all. Kinda need it to complete the spectrum. That redwood you own was killin me when I saw it a Willcut. Just out of curiosity, how does it sound? Compare to LPs, others of that ilk. Good luck with your gas. AC
     
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    I can't speak for the Redwood from Willcuts, but I can tell you that mine is a monster. The Redwood Dolphins are hollow guitars and they absolutely sing. Mine has a korina body and neck. The tone is very fat and rich with a wonderful top end that makes the guitar magical. I can't say enough about it. The scale length keeps the articulation present and the guitar really comes alive when I play it in a live situation at full volume. If you can grab one of Niks redwoods, DO IT, they are worth every penny. :RoCkIn
     
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    Häussels are so sensitive that they'll allow you to EQ the guitar to your liking.
    Moreover
    Nik's stuff hardly ever qualifies as shrill sounding.
    Not even my Redwood, which has a korina body /neck AND an ebony fingerboard.
    And don't be fooled by scale length, btw.
    When I got my first Dolphin (he GP review one) I first thought of it as a "solid-jazz" plank :jo
    When I learnt how to tweak the pickup height and re-set the eq of my amp to a "proper" setting a whole world of different tones blossomed before my very surprised ears.

    I do hope you go for that baby, Tradarama - but be warned... I'll come around one of these days to try to steal it away from ya' !! :D

    Hoober-greets from 'ole Europey

    JJ
     
  20. JingleJungle

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    The redwoods sound huge, BTW.
    For someone looking for a semihollow jazz plank nothing beats the korina body/neck combo with a P90 in humbucker format in the neck.
    If you hear one of these you just wonder why you would need to trudge a 17" archtop around (besides for the retro look factor).
    (BTW and FWIW the above sentence is a quasi verbatim and unbiased quote of a local pro jazz player who played mine)

    The sound IMHO has a greater level of complexity than a good sounding LP - simply because it is more of a "thinline" design... the body is dug out all the way from the treble cutaway to the upper bass bout. If you peek in the control cavity you can see the vast emptiness ;) stretching there and younder...

    Best,

    JJ

    Bonus track:
    Here is the redwood featured in the july '05 Guitarist UK review - against the background of my ugly white couch, LOL...

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