Hi Pepijn - I received it (the Lapaxe) and have been sincerely enjoying it. Really nice instrument - thank you. These days, I am a semi-pro gigging musician. My main gigging instruments are custom builds. I know good craftsmanship when I hear it. It is refreshing to find such great craftsmanship in a travel guitar. The Lapaxe is the best that I'm aware of. When I'm on the road, your work helps me to keep my chops up, and enjoy playing to the extent that I don't have to "think" about the instrument - instead, I just play. I had the top-of-the-line (competitor) and I couldn't overlook its shortcomings - I kept feeling the need to "adjust something". With the lap axe,I can just play and forget that the instrument is there - nothing between me, the melodies in my head, and getting my fingers to obey my brain. Again - really nice job. Thanks so much - I am grateful to have FINALLY found something that fits this need - I've been searching for YEARS!!!
Hi Pepijn, the Lapaxe EX, arrived today. Looks and plays great. I am very happy with the sound along with the feel of the strings.
I am looking forward to taking it with me almost everywhere I go.
Thanks for your excellent product and service.
Hey LapAxe just arrived. Looks perfect thanks.
Dear Mr. Pepijn,
I just came back from China to Japan and my Lap axe had arrived. It's sound is much greater than I expected. I believe I will enjoy playing my Lap axe wherever I go.
Thank you again! I highly appreciate your work in developing such a good guitar.
Munehiro Chosa, Chiba, Japan
(We were reluctant to post this next response as it appears much like an ad we would have created. I can assure you that this was an email we recieved, non solicited, from a customer in New York who has purchased a second Lap axe from us. Truly inspiring for us as we forge ahead trying to ensure our customers are pleased with our products and services)
Thank you for your comments Andrew!
My Second Lap Axe guitar arrived today. I was amazed by how breathtakingly beautiful the guitar was when I unwrapped it from its carefully cushioned box, soft carrying case, and bubble wrap. But, the proof of your achievement was in its tone and responsiveness! As a superbly crafted guitar-its tone blew me away! What an incredible instrument! I am in awe! The chambered design adds a whole new dimension to the guitar's acoustics. Truly, I have no idea how you have managed to realize such musical excellence in such a compact design. It is an amazing aesthetic accomplishment. The artistic workmanship is so impressive; it is a profound joy to play! Just by interest, I had expected the guitar stand to ship separately, but its design is so ingenious, it fit easily and arrived with the guitar. The Lap Axe is destined to be a key player in the next wave of innovation in the future of guitar design. Thank you again!
P.S. Please assure those in the United States fortunate enough to purchase your guitars that they should not worry at all about the difference between tracking packages via UPS and/or FEDEX and packages shipped through Singapore Post. At times, when tracking the shipment, the package seemed to have stalled or even disappeared altogether, for several days or even up to a week. In each case, however, it arrived perfectly in pristine condition. My first Lap Axe in December arrived in 3-weeks, whereas my second Lap Axe arrived exactly 2-weeks. All I can say is that, "Their patience will be rewarded... It is absolutely worth the wait!"
Hi Pepijn, I recieved the Lap axe today. It's beautifully manufactured and plays good, like a little gem. Thank you very much again! Mr. Yamada, Japan
I received the package in perfect shape.
I have received the Lapaxe, and everything is excellent.
Thank you so much for your consideration and perfect service.I hope to try to play well from now on, and to show my skill in future to you.
Normally we would not post a letter of this length on our testimonial page, but we were so taken aback by not only the wonderful response of our customer, but also by the time and effort and thoughtfullness put in by him to share his experience with our product. I think it's very important to note that as confident as we try to be with our product, and as important as our customers are to us, we were taken by complete surprise by the following letter recieved March 29th/2012 Thank you so much Andrew!! An otherwise bad day was saved by your mail.
Dear Pepijn and Bill,
I have played my Lap axe guitar daily now for over four months, and it has been a complete pleasure! My first Lap axe guitar was a gift from my wife, but it has come to be so essential to my life that I am buying a second from you with a chambered body and bocote wood to experience a tonal quality just as wonderful as my first guitar, but uniquely different. Your creative use of exotic woods enriches, modulates, and harmonizes the musical and aesthetic elements of your guitars. My Lap axe guitar offers me constant entertainment and balances perfectly with its strap. When I play it without an amp, it never intrudes on others’ conversations, yet its twin pick-ups sound great with an effects device or a full-size amp. Its convenience is unparalleled because of its perfect size and weight, which makes it possible for me to practice/play daily. It is so easy to carry and fun that now I simply forgo lugging my full-sized guitars along with me.
The workmanship on my Lap axe guitar reveals the utmost care as well. A test of its superb construction and craftsmanship occurred when a friend, carrying it out of its case from the car dropped it over four feet onto our new stone walkway. Landing that hard, I was certain that it must have cracked or suffered other fatal damage, but other than a few tiny scratches that did not even pierce the finish, it was pristine. In under a minute, I had tuned it once more, and it was, and is, as wonderful and responsive as ever. Had it still been in its case, I am sure that one would not know even that it had fallen. Although I would not recommend such a heart-stopping test to anyone else, it was reassuring to learn that the fall did nothing to harm my Lap axe, since it certainly would have been catastrophic to any of my other guitars.
As impressed as I was, and am, by the layout of your website, I must admit that I felt some initial reservation when my wife told me that she had ordered me a gift from as far away as Singapore. Yet, your rapid response, professionalism, and attention to detail, however, made the purchase a pleasure. I can imagine a day when the Lap axe brand will become a household name around the world and, for my own sake, I look forward to the chance to build my own collection of your guitars. My wife and my sons who play bass, cello, viola, violin, and guitar increasingly have begun to find excuses to borrow my Lap axe. Thus, I feel certain that before this year is over, we will all have our own custom Lap axe guitars, which is another reason that I am getting my order in so quickly. Thank you again!
New York ,United States of America
I just finished playing my Lap axe again and I can't tell you what kind of a blast I'm having with this. I've been playing and writing great ideas for the last eight hours. Really I'm thrilled and blown away by this instrument. It's 5 a.m. and I'm finally putting the Lap axe down and going to sleep. Have a great night and Thanks again!
Momo- Montreal, Canada
I travel every other week for business and the Lapaxe is perfect! Pepijn was with me all the way on my order and I was very pleased with his customer service. I would recommend this to any travelling musician.
I have travelled to London, NewYork, Paris and Berlin with the trusty Lap axe in my suitcase or slung over my shoulder and would not go anywhere without it.
Guitar arrived safely in good condition! Beautiful instrument! Thank you!
Thank you Mr. Pepijn for going the extra mile setting and fine tuning the guitar!
Received my Lap axe about a month ago and LOVE it !!!
Craig - USA.
Thank you for the email and the photos Pepijn. They look fantastic! I really like the way you mix the woods and use different combinations. Very nice work.
Eric - USA.
Very nice instrument, excellent shipping!
E-bay - USA.
Super item, great packing, & speedy shipping thanks !!
E-bay - USA
I have received (my new Lap axe) it and all is in working order…Thanks for the follow up!
Randy - USA.
Just picked up my Lap axe at the post office, & checked it out. All in working order, and definitely one of the coolest in my collection. My new favorite axe!
Bill - USA
This is just a quick message to say I got the guitar yesterday just as I was heading out the door for a weekend away! Have had the chance to spend about an hour or so with it & I LOVE IT! It's great!i the neck shape, maybe it's the ergonomic body shape...?), much more practical to use sitting down, the jack is in a better position, the neck & maple fretboard are lovely, & the pickups are great - having 2 pickups is so much better than just the one (I forever had to use completely different tone settings when going from (my other travel guitar) to full size guitar to get decent tone from it, but don't think it will be such an issue with the lap axe at all!). It looks really cool too! I know my musician friends are gonna love it too . I've also got it tuned to standard F at the moment & am able to keep it in tune with no problems, & that's with the .10 gauge strings you put on for me - am going to try it in standard E tuning later just to see if she'll handle it... But I just wanted to say a massive thank you for such a marvellous guitar - it ticks ALL the boxes that I WISHED my other travel guitar. did (well, if I could have one more wish met ,it would also be available with a Steinberger style headless guitar trem system... But perhaps that's something for the future...!? Ha ha!).
I've been playing this through the Line 6 Mobile In interface & Mobile Pod app which i got the other day on my iPhone & I'm getting some fantastic sounds out of it: can't wait to try it at home in my studio when I get back after the weekend!
Thanks again, Pepijn, keep up the good work, & merry Christmas to you if I don't speak to u before then!
Jonny - UK
I am extremely happy with my purchase and the after sales service you guys have provided. I've been playing my new Lap axe for several hours, and it is great for my travel application as well as a live onstage gimmick!
Len- Queensland Australia
I bring the Lap axe™ to my office everyday! I practice during lunch time. I have not bought irig yet though. I wanna get it asap. My coworkers are also impressed with Lap axe™. girls liked the design. Thanks a lot !!
Hi the Lap axe™ has arrived I'm really pleased with it great guitar thanks for your effort in getting a left made.
Mat - NZ
I tried the Lap axe™ out with the amp last night. It sounded great. And so easy to play. I got a little amp so it can travel with me. Awesome. Thanks so much!!!!!
Tobes – USA
Thanks Pepijn, I received the Lap axe™ and am very pleased with it. Even my wife, who is somewhat skeptical of my guitar addiction, had to admit that it is a very beautiful instrument. Not only does it look like right, more importantly it feels right - i think the added heft makes a big difference. Thank you!
Ashton – USA
Hi Pepijn, I picked up the Lap axe™ today at the post office its beautiful !
It sounds great and its so easy to play.
Bill – USA