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  • #16
    YOU GUYS HAVE TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS!!! OH MY GOD!!

    THANK GOD HE DOESN'T CLAIM TO BE A VIRTUOSO PLAYER ON HIS WEBSITE!!!

    Watch the 130208_01 video toward the bottom of the page.

    http://www.zacharyguitars.com/Skank.htm
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    • #17
      guy i know has one and he says its the best guitar he's ever played.

      i'm probably not "good enough" to purchase one.


      i know i'm not good enough...i hear that dumble id the same way with his amps.i've checked out the zachary website,they look interesting and the you tube clips sound good.but man,what an erogant bastard...
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      • #18
        guy i know has one and he says its the best guitar he's ever played.


        When you get into that price range ($2500 or so), are they really better than an Anderson, Suhr, or any comparably priced manufacturer? The hand built thing is just a novelty.....he uses power tools, he just handguides them. Big deal. It ain't a hammer and chisel. I've seen threads on here where guys do the same thing......not that it's unimpressive. It's talent, but this guy thinks he's VERY special. Plus, he says he's not in it for the cash.....bull****************. Base price of $2500? If this dip**************** was really concerned with 'sticking it to the big guys', he'd offer his guitars for less cash than that.......with no options to up the price. Every option would be included.
        I'm also willing to bet that the 'secret finishes' are nothing more than tung oil with a waxcoat to finish the job. His 'secret nut' material is more than likely graphite. The guy's kind of a fraud. He uses Kent Armstrong pickups. NOT HANDMADE. He uses Wilkinson trems. NOT HANDMADE. Look pal......yer gonna talk the talk....you know the rest. His guitars are no more 'hand made' than these:

        http://www.driskillguitars.com/
        http://www.heatleyguitars.com/
        I know they're more pricey, but if you've got $2500 to blow there's more where that came from, you more than likely could buy something even better and MORE handmade if that's your thing
        That being said, I really do like his guitars......he's just sounds like an ****************************, plain and simple.
        My gear:
        AXL Badwater SRO Pro
        2001 Brawley Threat LTD
        Warmoth Superstrat
        JB Player neck-thru project currently in progress

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        • #19
          ****************ty amp sounds like ****************.

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          • #20
            Someone needs to get this guy together with John Wat.

            EPIC!

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            • #21
              Someone needs to get this guy together with John Wat.

              EPIC!


              Email him and tell him people are talking ****************. He may just show up here to defend himself......at the very least, he'll whine about us on his site.............
              My gear:
              AXL Badwater SRO Pro
              2001 Brawley Threat LTD
              Warmoth Superstrat
              JB Player neck-thru project currently in progress

              Yamaha THR10

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              • #22
                This guys spiel would make Ed Roman .
                **************** Harmony Central

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                • #23
                  When you get into that price range ($2500 or so), are they really better than an Anderson, Suhr, or any comparably priced manufacturer? The hand built thing is just a novelty.....he uses power tools, he just handguides them. Big deal. It ain't a hammer and chisel. I've seen threads on here where guys do the same thing......not that it's unimpressive. It's talent, but this guy thinks he's VERY special. Plus, he says he's not in it for the cash.....bull****************. Base price of $2500? If this dip**************** was really concerned with 'sticking it to the big guys', he'd offer his guitars for less cash than that.......with no options to up the price. Every option would be included.
                  I'm also willing to bet that the 'secret finishes' are nothing more than tung oil with a waxcoat to finish the job. His 'secret nut' material is more than likely graphite. The guy's kind of a fraud. He uses Kent Armstrong pickups. NOT HANDMADE. He uses Wilkinson trems. NOT HANDMADE. Look pal......yer gonna talk the talk....you know the rest. His guitars are no more 'hand made' than these:

                  http://www.driskillguitars.com/
                  http://www.heatleyguitars.com/
                  I know they're more pricey, but if you've got $2500 to blow there's more where that came from, you more than likely could buy something even better and MORE handmade if that's your thing
                  That being said, I really do like his guitars......he's just sounds like an ****************************, plain and simple.


                  i dunno, i've never played one. just relaying what somebody told me. and as long as that guy likes it, that's all that really matters, no?
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                  • #24
                    My favorite part re: pricing:

                    I raised prices with much contemplation because I hate to be thought of as another boutique guitar maker. I am not into that boutique stuff and the stores that sell their stuff. I want my guitars to be affordable player's guitars. However almost all of my customers tell me I charge way below what these are worth and they are right. My customers forced me to raise the price. There is just way too much work and artistry involved and building guitars by hand is no way to make any money. Its a good thing I don't do it for the money. I agree these prices are more fare.


                    Because the customers forced him to.
                    I'm in a band called Little Sluggers. Signature.

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                    • #25
                      I've read this guy's website before, and he's still a dick now that I've read it again. Plus his guitars are fugly.
                      Signature...

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                      • #26
                        I don't know about some of you, but I'm kind of a big fan on CNC machines. They are used because they can make a perfect body EVERY TIME. I certainly trust a CNC before I'll trust some unknown yahoo with a jigsaw on getting the neck pocket and pickups routes perfect.
                        Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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                        • #27
                          I don't know about some of you, but I'm kind of a big fan on CNC machines. They are used because they can make a perfect body EVERY TIME. I certainly trust a CNC before I'll trust some unknown yahoo with a jigsaw on getting the neck pocket and pickups routes perfect.


                          I feel the same. Admittedly, I am biased as I'm a machinist by trade, but my bias doesn't change the facts. CNC is accurate, precise, and more consistent than even the most skilled manual labor. These factors, as well as speed, are why CNC exists and is widely used.

                          I think some things are better left to the human touch -- what some consider flaws others consider character and I feel in the case of something personal like a guitar, variation can be good sometimes. What a lot of people don't realize is that the flaws and problems with workmanship in many production line guitars more often than not are introduced not by the CNC machine but by the production line. Also, a tool is only as good as the person using it. If the machine and it's tooling are not maintained well, if the program is poorly written, if the fixture is either damaged or poorly made, or if the people in charge of these things are unskilled or just having an off day, then errors will happen.

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                          • #28
                            Here's a $165 complete guitar:



                            I'll take this ANY day over a Zachary. Swap out the pickups and tuners and it'll be a good player. CNC machines (when set up properly) are great.

                            -Mc
                            Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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                            • #29
                              I don't want to have to look at that crackpot's site, does he still have the "Paul Reed Smith is the Devil" page?
                              spam:
                              GFS Classic Alnico Tele neck pickup - $15
                              GFC Classic Alnico 62 Tele bridge pickup - $15
                              Trade offers welcome

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                              • #30
                                YOU GUYS HAVE TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS!!! OH MY GOD!!

                                THANK GOD HE DOESN'T CLAIM TO BE A VIRTUOSO PLAYER ON HIS WEBSITE!!!

                                Watch the 130208_01 video toward the bottom of the page.

                                http://www.zacharyguitars.com/Skank.htm

                                That thing is a rat's nest, also doesnt sound halve as good as a valve junior.
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