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Walka    3

I thought you guys could be interested about this one?

The next project will be a Flaxwood kit.

Everyone heard about Flaxwood I think.

http://www.flaxwood.com/home/

There's info(in finnish) about the kit in the models/my own flaxwood

They're selling the kit here in Finland for 250 €.

I think its cheap as soap........

Kit include: Body( any flaxwood model you wish),neck,backplate

saddle,frets and trussrod cover.

It looks cool and it's comfy.And it should sound as great than any

Flaxwood.

some pics.

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Updates further on............

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ScottR    1,295

I thought you guys could be interested about this one?

The next project will be a Flaxwood kit.

Everyone heard about Flaxwood I think.

Updates further on............

Well.......maybe not everyone. Would someone explain what I'm looking at here please? I don't know anything about these, but it looks like molded plastic parts. The site showed some very nicely finished guitars.....

Ignorant about this but definitely interested.

SR

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westhemann    249

Uuumm yeah.

I finally clicked around through all of the "dealers" on the site and found one with pics and prices,and $2000 seems extremely expensive for pressed wood dust.

The kits seem expensive too...especially considering even the nut is not a universal fit...when that nut wears out you would have to either order a direct replacement from them or modify the instrument...

It is surely interesting and different.Just not sure what all of the extra money buys you.I too have never heard of these.

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WezV    17

kit seems good value to me - certainly compared to other body/neck kit combos and given the price of the actual flaxwood instruments. certainly not expensive

I have heard of them before, been around a while now. I remember a rather positive magazine review. never played one though. that material can look great when finished and shiny.

couple of questions.

Are the kits for finnish only?

How do you finish it, just polish it up or lacquer as normal?

How does the neck attach - glued in?

Do they supply you with the inlays? some are non standard size

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verhoevenc    131

I dunno... my interest is kinda peaked. I too think 250 euros is a pretty good deal. For that, if they were willing to send me one, I might be interested in trying to put together one of the models equipped with the LP-style trem. I don't think I'd pay what they're asking for a finished one, but heck, offer me the same materials, partially finished, for dirt cheap AND I inherently have the option to modify and change as I see fit to make it work for my needs? Like I said, I'm curious.

Chris

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Walka    3

They started to market the kit earlier this summer in the finnish musicians site.

( It was even cheaper then,payed only 180 € for it.) :blink:

You can choose from different pickup configurations and bridge/trem routings.

Body material can be choosed in two different colors, same as mine or

blackcamo ( same as the neck).

I think it was quite popular here among hobby builders, of course it's

a small market here.

Just send them email if interested. I think J-P will be happy to give you more information.

jukka-pekka@flaxwood.com

Don't see any reason why they shouldn't ship worldwide.

Compressed "wood dust" or not, no big deal if it works and sounds great. B)

Don't either think the nut will be a problem if it cost 5 or 15 bucks.

Those fretboard inlay routs come from the mold, so you can't have the neck

without them.

Have to think something in those oval routs,don't have the original

inlays.

Neck is just glued in, Flaxwood uses Loctite 454 gel and 431 superglue for it.

Planning to finish the body with red tinted lacquer, hope to get the camo effect to pop up.

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Prostheta    1,210

I wouldn't call it "wood dust" my any means. Dust implies randomly destructive techniques reducing material beyond the scale of wood fibres or cells, whereas I believe Flaxwood is re-engineering the material at a fibre level which would maintain much of the material properties other than larger scale structure. Kind of like reducing a building to a pile of re-useable bricks rather than pulverising the lot and turning it into a dusty clay mush.

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Prostheta    1,210

Would you be building is "as standard" Chris, or modifying it in your own way?

I shot Jukka-Pekka an email last night as I am interested in what Flaxwood are doing. Also very good to communicate with domestic manufacturers. I wonder if this body could be converted through to a bass....? The Gotoh 510 is 73,8mm post-to-post and bass TOMs are about 85mm. That puts the posts 5mm out from the existing holes which is certainly do-able.

An interesting idea however not one I can pursue anything soon I think.

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