Delano Xtender 4 HE... WHITE?

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  1. Rôckhewer

    Rôckhewer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Owner/Builder- RockHewer Custom Guitars LLC
    'God save thee, ancient Mariner!
    From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
    Why look'st thou so?'—With my cross-bow
    I shot the ALBATROSS"
    (- excerpt... Rime of the Ancient Mariner )

    I may have got myself in a bit of a pickle...
    For an upcoming build, (a very "ambitious" one btw)...
    I have spec'd in a WHITE Delano Xtender 4 HE
    And my client is quite keen on the idea!

    I know the white covered exist... but it doesn't look like they are readily available here in the States.

    I have emailed Delano directly (Germany)
    And got back a very polite robo-response from Reinhard Jedamzik, stating that they are on holiday, and the company is "closed" from July 23 to Aug. 12.

    I am assuming they will face somewhat of a backlog on their return, and I suspect they will take care of their European accounts first ... so.... :(

    This build isn't scheduled for another 2 months... I assumed I had time for any "typical" special order lead time.
    I will contact their 2 USA dealers... but not holding my breath.

    Point being ,
    I am asking if anyone here has... for sale... the afore mentioned pickup (1)
    Or has any idea where I might acquire one...slighty more quickly ?

    Thanks
     
  2. I-Am-The-Slime

    I-Am-The-Slime

    Jan 8, 2010
    SW VA
    Maiden rocks! Ah, those Europeans and their luxurious vacations :smug:

    No help here, just banter :cool:
     
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  3. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    I'm sure you thought of it but what about getting it in standard black and doing a thin holly veneer or something along those lines?
     
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  4. Rôckhewer

    Rôckhewer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Owner/Builder- RockHewer Custom Guitars LLC
    Yeah... I thought of covering...I think I will have to.
    Problem is the silly little indentation... thumb rest?
    I didn't want to have to make a full cover & increase the footprint... at all.
    There is going to be inlay... aaaalll over the body.
     
  5. Rôckhewer

    Rôckhewer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Owner/Builder- RockHewer Custom Guitars LLC
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge...
    Wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
    :meh:
    But yes... Steve Harris & Iron Maiden's adaptation was very cool too.:bassist:
    ...(not to mention...playing along with it was a great workout for the fingers)
     
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  6. arctur

    arctur

    Nov 13, 2015
    Cologne, Germany
    Hey, you might try emailing bassline-bass.de. They stock a lot of Delano stuff. The white one is not listed but it does say to ask them if you need something you can't find on their website. Might be worth a try. I live here in Germany so if I can help you with shipping or something, let me know.
     
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  7. I work for a European company, literally everyone takes vacation from the end of July through late August. It's admirable and frustrating at the same time. I will admit my vacation allotment is pretty awesome, though I rarely get to take all my days.
     
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  8. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    On a visit to Fender Corona, a sales manager told me 'If there's a backorder at Fender, blame Schaller, those Germans sit around eating sauerkraut all day instead of making machine heads'. This explains so much.
     
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  9. I-Am-The-Slime

    I-Am-The-Slime

    Jan 8, 2010
    SW VA
    Indeed, I am certainly no literary genius, but I think those wasses should be isses :D:D
     
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  10. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    I'm guessing you already considered having a black one sprayed in white? I'm sure you could get it done in matte white with a durable automotive paint...
     
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  11. Rôckhewer

    Rôckhewer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Owner/Builder- RockHewer Custom Guitars LLC
    Not so much paint... no I haven't considered that.
    I would be afraid even auto paint would wear off eventually ...like at the usual string wear spots on any pickup.
    I do however, know people with 3d printers... I could scan it & get a very thin plastic shell done .
    Wouldn't have to be as thick as wood...:eyebrow:??
     
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