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 #106957  by hogan
 Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:51 pm
I'd say it means they're built in mexico, China or Korea.
 #106958  by TI4-1009
 Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:53 pm
Huh? Wow! Uh.... This is certainly interesting! More info!
 #106960  by jeffm725
 Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:49 pm
Jimaroe wrote:Exciting! But what is meant by "off shore"?

Built on a boat in international waters?

Seriously, though it is cool to have a affordable (if you can call 3000-4000 affordable?!) actually let me say instead, less expensive alternative, and Im sure Thomas Lieber would not put himself behind a piece of junk no matter where it is made....
 #106961  by JonnyBoy
 Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:28 pm
Congrats Thomas and Doug. I am glad you guys are keeping the legacy alive. Happy holiday brothers and sisters.
 #106973  by hard truckers co
 Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:12 pm
Congrats Tom and Doug. You do incredible work and are great people taboot. Great to see and even better for the community. Hope you are well. Peace. Glenn
 #106990  by Jon S.
 Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:20 am
Myself, I have twice in the past and would likely again in the future be more likely to engage a domestic luthier than buy a $3K+ import. But Messrs. Lieber and Irwin, have you given any consideration to augmenting your small product line with a student/economy-level J-caster - the equivalent of say a PRS SE or import Reverend guitar - priced at around a grand for beginning and/or financially-challenged Deadheads? That's where I see a true price/performance point gap waiting to be filled.
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 #107000  by myoung6923
 Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:18 pm
Very cool! Do you have any pictures of finished guitars that we can see?

Also, will it have the full tiger electronics and OBEL - and if so, what options of buffers are being offered?
 #107074  by jeager
 Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:24 am
I wanna see some pictures and specs and stuff!!

Sounds cool though I kind of have a made in the USA thing going on with my gear these days that I am sort of proud of...I would certainly consider something those guys were involved with even if it was made in the far east or Central America.
 #107079  by vwjodyme
 Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:36 am
did i miss something? is there a link or anything? I don't see anything under the post except an email
 #107088  by TI4-1009
 Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:38 pm
That's strange. So Tom checked in, took info out of his post, and didn't answer any questions? Curiouser and curiouser....
 #107094  by Thomas Lieber
 Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:52 am
sorry about the mix up, I responded several days ago to questions and it must have deleted everything?

There will be a short limited run of Irwin's produced by our Korean manufacturing partner. The Wolf and Tiger will be the same as Jerry's. ( NO midi) Cost estimates are $3100 wolf and $3800 tiger.

We expect the first shipment to arrive late spring.
 #107107  by tcsned
 Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:37 am
thanks Thomas! Sounds pretty cool.