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OT- Worst luthier ever

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by progmetaldan, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. progmetaldan

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    Ok, if there's anyone with some spare time, or who's bored, and wants a highly entertaining read and laugh, can I highly recommend you check out this thread over at the bmusic forum:

    http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9544

    A bit of background for anyone who's interested, there's a guy in Melbourne, Australia who fancies himself as a custom luthier, and makes all sorts of outrageous claims about his instruments, which in all honesty are absolutely disgraceful, and shonky at best. Anyway, the guys on the forum went in together to order one, unbeknown to this guy that it was them, and have since received it and made videos to prove how dodgy he really is. But this guy is just ridiculous, you really have to read it and some of his other threads to get a feel for just how stupid and dodgy this guy is.

    For those who want to delve deeper, also check out the threads which preceded this 'experiement':

    http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8660

    http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9059

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/sevenstring-guitars/75769-has-anyone-heard-of-this-builder.html

    Seriously entertaining stuff.

    For those who can't be bothered reading all those, just check out the videos to see how dodgy it is (and the bmusic guys are quite humorous also), but keep in mind, that this instrument is supposedly better than even custom ESP's and any guitar basically even 5 times the price. :err: :lol:
    They're on this page a little way down.

    http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9544&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=90
     
  2. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    thats classic.
     
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    I'm going to look back one day (i.e. RIGHT NOW) and regret having so much time reading/watching ALL of that....but goddamn that was hilarious:lol:
     
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    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    "Every screw's been dipped in vaseline...quite liberally lubed!" :lol:
     
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    Yea that looks bad haha, is that guitar even finished with anything or just left to plain wood surface...
     
  6. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Did the guy who made this write any reply to the videos?
     
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    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Absolutely hysterical! What a piece of crap!
    At least now I know what Shane (and his toes) look like :)
     
  8. progmetaldan

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    yeah its hilarious, totally unfinished. The thread is down at the moment, I think they're adding the 'correspondence' which they had whilst it was being built, apparently also very entertaining, but at the moment, in the words of Shane: "Its having a rest". :lol: I'll let you guys know when its back up.

    And yeah, in typical Devries fashion, he came on and tried to justify his work and accused bmusic of everything imaginable, once the thread is back up I'll find it and link you to it...
     
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    Wander 10+2=6

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    I couldn't believe this guy was for real, but... Apparently he is! Unbelievable shit. Thanks a lot for posting :D
     
  10. ABQShredHead

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    Um, kindly explain "shonky", Dan??

    :lol:
     
  11. progmetaldan

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    ah, is that Aussie slang is it? :lol:

    Dodgy, crooked, deceitful, etc. ;)
     
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    Have you ever had a plumber fix your plumbing and it ended up being worse? Or perhaps had a house build and wish you hadn't in the end?

    Shonky workmanship is preeeety much when someone tries to fix/build something that is of bad enough quality that you don't want to pay for it.
     
  13. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    in America there is a saying "close enough for government work". same drift.
     
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    shady, shaby, shonky, shakey.... do I see a pattern ?

    speaking of patterns that V style is old and shaby in the first place, bla, about as invigorating as a Bo Diddly... would be a waste of good workmanship
     
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