The ElectroPhonic team wishes you a Happy New Year.
Our factory is buzzing with activity and excitement. If you don’t believe me, see the included video above. We think that you will enjoy it.
The work continues 7 days a week and into the evenings so that we can deliver our Model Ones shortly. With the exception of one circuit board that is lagging behind, all parts are in-house and ready for assembly.
Additionally, we continue to refine the shop configuration to optimize our assembly and testing processes. The Model One demands a level of assembly and test sophistication that is not normally seen in electric guitars. For example, we have over 65 individual parts in our instrument.
We have cut, finished, and painted the first dozen or so Model Ones. They look beautiful. This process of Steve’s, our paint shop manager, is becoming efficient and well oiled. He and his staff are rising to the occasion and giving us, and you, great stuff. You get a brief glance of it in the video.
As you may know, we decided to pass on participating in the annual Winter NAMM show this week so that we would not be distracted from our primary mission, that is to deliver you your guitars. We are very focused and will not be sidetracked by anything.
We continue to thank you for your patience and support.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
We are excited to announce that our design and prototyping, which took longer than anticipated, is now complete. As most of you know, while we’ve had working prototypes for a year, we have been perfecting the Model One build and electronics. We thank you sincerely for your patience.
We’ve made circuit changes to better balance the gain stages for each amp selection. The tone, volume, and drive levels are dialed in now.
We are rushing the circuit board production and assembly so that we have them as quickly as possible.
We are building bodies and Steve has begun painting them. They look beautiful. (see photo)
Our first deliveries will begin in January. All pre-order customers should have their guitars in the subsequent 4 – 8 weeks.
To meet our production needs, we have new team members at our factory. One of our new team members has extensive experience building guitars at the Fender Custom Shop, G&L factory, and others, including building guitars at the legendary original Charvel/Jackson factory in San Dimas, CA.
We are having a lot of fun with our latest Model One – walking around the shop playing solo and with backing tracks from the iPhone interface.
Thank you again for your support. Don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Our friends ask us what it’s like to be in on the creation of the Model One. Our response is usually, “wonderful and, at times, stressful.”
Everything is taking longer than predicted. We are working now on fine-tuning our analog electronics. Some of the tweaks that we have made to improve the Model One have led to new “things” that need further attention.
We are in the final testing now of production prototypes. Yes, one last prototype run to make sure that everyone will love what they’re getting.
Thank you for your patience as we progress through some unforeseen delays. We apologize for not meeting our predicted delivery schedule, but unfortunately with a new concept like the Model One, unexpected delays can happen.
The factory is cranking 24/7 to get your guitar into your hands as soon as possible, but we won’t cut any corners on our quality standards. You wouldn’t want it any other way.