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iim7V7IM7 04-30-2022 10:26 AM

Update
 
It has been over 3 months since I have received an update from SCGC or I have updated this build thread. This build thread sort of fell off the radar since January and I wanted to update the forum vs. just going missing in action. As of February, the guitar was scheduled to be delivered to my dealer (Eddie’s Guitars) by the end of March.

Unfortunately, as I understand it, SCGC’s shop operations have been significantly impacted by COVID impacting their scheduling and throughput. Additionally, their ability to take photos along the way has been impacted so I unfortunately do not expect to be able to provide any further build updates until the guitar is completed.

I am told that the guitar is now due to arrive at my dealer in June. I unfortunately will be traveling then, so I cannot take possession until July. Look for an update then.

Sadie-f 05-01-2022 08:32 AM

Bummer, and unfortunately not surprising with a build that bridged the omicron wave. So I make your time in process to be 7 months based on the current estimate, my SC, finalized in April has an 8 month delivery plan. I'm cool with that, it took me over a year to decide what guitar I wanted :-).

iim7V7IM7 05-01-2022 09:22 AM

By no means the end of the world, more a series of unfortunate circumstances. The guitar will come and I have every expectation that it will be magnificent…:)

One correction to your comment. I ordered the guitar in August 2021 and it is now scheduled for delivery to my dealer in June 2022, so it is 10 months in duration (it will be 11 months before I get it but that is not their fault). Stuff like this can indeed happen (no big deal). My only disappointment is that I wish someone at either SCGC or at my dealer would have notified me of the delay prospectively, before the March delivery date had passed…:hmm:

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Originally Posted by Sadie-f (Post 6991848)
Bummer, and unfortunately not surprising with a build that bridged the omicron wave. So I make your time in process to be 7 months based on the current estimate, my SC, finalized in April has an 8 month delivery plan. I'm cool with that, it took me over a year to decide what guitar I wanted :-).


Mr. Paul 05-01-2022 10:53 AM

Wow what a guitar that's going to be.

Just not sure if that makes it easier or harder to handle the delay ;)

iim7V7IM7 05-01-2022 11:15 AM

Thanks, it will no doubt be a fantastic guitar…:)

The wait is fine (sh*t happens). I was just a bit thrown off by being told in February by SCGC that it was still on track to come to my dealer by the end of March and only after I inquired with SCGC well into April that I was informed about the delay. This is a simple case of being a bit put off by the “how” and not the “what” (delay) or “why” (COVID) which were perfectly understandable.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Paul (Post 6991957)
Wow what a guitar that's going to be.

Just not sure if that makes it easier or harder to handle the delay ;)


Haasome 05-01-2022 01:55 PM

Well it always sits poorly when you get misinformation. But your guitar sure looks like it will be a great one. I placed my order with SCGC through The Music Emporium during the first week of October with an expected delivery in May. Fortunately we are still on schedule. Fingers crossed and we can compare notes at the end.

Sadie-f 05-01-2022 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 (Post 6991888)
One correction to your comment. I ordered the guitar in August 2021 and it is now scheduled for delivery to my dealer in June 2022,

Gotcha, I had indexed your order date as the date (I think) you started this thread .. swag.

I'm sure it will be magnifico :-)

iim7V7IM7 05-23-2022 02:12 PM

A few updates from SCGC
 
An overall view of the front with the neck dovetail fitted for the shot (not glued yet). The MOP art deco marker can be seen at the 12th fret and the Paua rosette and top purfling as well.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...C5B7D8009.jpeg

The figured Claro Walnut back with African Blackwood binding/backstrip with maple purflings.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...B68CDBE05.jpeg

The Paua Abalone rosette and some silking in the Bachmann Italian Spruce top.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...CEAA70459.jpeg

The Gaboon Ebony peghead overlay with a Paua Abalone logo, African Blackwood binding with Maple purflings.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...F1E0086EF.jpeg

They tell me it is 6-8 weeks out before it goes to my dealer.

tadol 05-23-2022 02:32 PM

Visually, that is one exceptionally stunning guitar!!

jt1 05-23-2022 05:36 PM

As beautiful a guitar as I've seen.

Thank you for sharing the photos.

Please keep sharing!

cigarfan 05-24-2022 03:25 AM

Wow! That is a stunner Bob.

Nemoman 05-24-2022 09:15 AM

Bummer about the wait and the lack of communication, but it looks like it will really be an awesome guitar for you. I look forward to seeing it complete and in your hands.

jklotz 05-24-2022 10:25 AM

It's a blessing I will probably never get to play that or I might just have to have one. Congrats, build is looking great!

iim7V7IM7 05-24-2022 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by tadol (Post 7007072)
Visually, that is one exceptionally stunning guitar!!

Thanks Tad…

Quote:

Originally Posted by jt1 (Post 7007185)
As beautiful a guitar as I've seen.

Thank you for sharing the photos.

Please keep sharing!

But is it “good enough”? :wink:

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Originally Posted by cigarfan (Post 7007384)
Wow! That is a stunner Bob.

It’ll be purdy indeed…

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 7007553)
Bummer about the wait and the lack of communication, but it looks like it will really be an awesome guitar for you. I look forward to seeing it complete and in your hands.

It has been hard year to run a small shop in California in the midst of a pandemic so I am sure this is not business as usual at SCGC. I just got caught during a particularly difficult time.

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Originally Posted by jklotz (Post 7007582)
It's a blessing I will probably never get to play that or I might just have to have one. Congrats, build is looking great!

If you ever come to Woodstock in October that could happen…:)

SprintBob 05-24-2022 03:59 PM

Beautiful guitar, hope to hear a sound sample here in the near future!


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