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Tak Otsuka

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Custom rod gallery
May 14, 2012, 12:40:18 PM
Hi all,

I have posted some photos of Carpenter custom rods if anyone has interest on these.

http://www.carpenterlures.com.au/rod/custom/custom-rod-gallery.aspx

Cheers,
Tak

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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 14, 2012, 12:52:57 PM
Very nice Tak, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 14, 2012, 08:37:22 PM
Nice Tak

Whats the excess cost for customs like these?

Tak Otsuka

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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 14, 2012, 11:17:18 PM
Nice Tak

Whats the excess cost for customs like these?

Hi Sean,

Carpenter has standard design for custom rod what they call factory design to start with. This is very similar to regular model design but will be built in Carpenter's own factory. Unlike custom rods from other manufactures, they have optional prices each change and they can be quite expensive if you want something very fancy. I will really need to get quote for individual specification and please send me an email if you are interested.

Cheers,
Tak

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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 22, 2012, 11:32:29 AM
Nice Tak

Whats the excess cost for customs like these?

Hi Sean,

Carpenter has standard design for custom rod what they call factory design to start with. This is very similar to regular model design but will be built in Carpenter's own factory. Unlike custom rods from other manufactures, they have optional prices each change and they can be quite expensive if you want something very fancy. I will really need to get quote for individual specification and please send me an email if you are interested.

Cheers,
Tak

Hi Tak,
Do you mean that regular model was outsourced and built by other factories? Not by Carpenter staff?

Izhan

Tak Otsuka

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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 22, 2012, 03:40:17 PM
It is correct Izhan. All regular models are built at factory outside Carpenter.

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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 22, 2012, 05:40:30 PM
It is correct Izhan. All regular models are built at factory outside Carpenter.

Dear Tak,
How carpenter QC their rods?
Any opinion regarding quality of the blanks, guides, threads, epoxy when comparing the regular with the customized models?
How many factory/s Carpenter outsourced their rod building?
Does they do also on lure production?

Thanks.
Wan


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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 22, 2012, 08:29:20 PM
Holy smoke! Do you also want to know what brand of underwear Kenji San wears!?  ;D

Sorry Wan but I don't think Tak will be able to respond to the majority of the questions below as I doubt Carpenter would appreciate them being discussed publicly.
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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 22, 2012, 10:00:31 PM
I reckon the said underwear would be understated black, maybe with a subtle silver trim  ;D

Tak Otsuka

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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 22, 2012, 10:08:14 PM
;D ;D ;D good answer Brandon  ;D ;D ;D

More seriously I don't think I will need to answer those questions. Kenji san will be much happier to prove quality of his tackle on water.  ;)

Only question I answer is that all lures are produced at his own factory.

Cheers,
Tak

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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 22, 2012, 11:04:57 PM
;D ;D ;D good answer Brandon  ;D ;D ;D

More seriously I don't think I will need to answer those questions. Kenji san will be much happier to prove quality of his tackle on water.  ;)

Only question I answer is that all lures are produced at his own factory.

Cheers,
Tak

Dear All,

I am sorry and  would like to apologize if my questions are inappropriate.

Sincerely
Izhan


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Re: Custom rod gallery
May 22, 2012, 11:22:07 PM
;D ;D ;D good answer Brandon  ;D ;D ;D

More seriously I don't think I will need to answer those questions. Kenji san will be much happier to prove quality of his tackle on water.  ;)

Only question I answer is that all lures are produced at his own factory.

Cheers,
Tak

Dear All,

I am sorry and  would like to apologize if my questions are inappropriate.

Sincerely
Izhan

Hi Izhan,

Take it easy and you don't have to apologise as I see where your interest come from. Please just understand that we always have something we can't answer for business reason. We appreciate you being long time Carpenter fan and assure the quality no matter how products are produced.

Cheers,
Tak

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Re: Custom rod gallery
December 28, 2012, 12:08:09 PM
  Seems to me as a perfectly fair question.
  For the ridiculously high prices charged for a rod I'm surprised the work is outsourced.
 Why wouldn't Carpenter want this subject to be discussed .You think they are trying to hide the fact that they outsource there rods?
  Do you think they would be embarrassed by revealing this information?
  Seems like the question hit a nerve.

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Re: Custom rod gallery
December 28, 2012, 12:51:03 PM
It is common knowledge that Carpenter have outsourced arrangements for their regular production. If Carpenter choose not to disclose various aspects of their rod-building techniques, that is their prerogative.

If you wish to post on this forum, please do so in a civil manner. If you find you can't do that, please refrain from posting here. There are plenty of other forums out there.
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Re: Custom rod gallery
December 28, 2012, 01:14:07 PM
   Was my post uncivil? I certainly didn't mean it to be.