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Old 05-24-2017, 06:31 PM
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What a great touch to have your builder do some background conversation about the build. Fabulous! Who knew that Ben was a great player as well! The guy can bring it!
If this doesn't define "keeper" I don't know what does!! All congrats, Ray!
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Thanks island

Yeah Ben can play he has a Berkly degree I believe . Ben started off on violin of all things . He's put time into developing his ear and researching the whole tonal thing which I guess most luthers do or maybe not I don't know lol
He also has won some gold music award in the Reno area for original music . I don't have all the facts though.

Anyways Ben does vids for all his builds which is cool . One thing I like about Ben is he seems to really enjoy what he does with a child like glee like everything is a new experience full of wonder one super cool guy . I have admire that , that and the looks of his guitars is why I chose him to build mine .

I'm glad We both enjoyed the build as it's a first for me obviously but a first for Ben in building with the Lucky strike and African Blackwood . I hope to see him do another ABW build to follow along with.

I'll have the guitar in hand Friday and will try to do a vid and pics and post in general as NGD . I'm not good at videos and editing but I'll try lol you can dress me up but I'll still get dirty lol
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Thanks Ray!!! I'll look for the video/ or sound clip.....whatever works!!! the countdown must be tough right now.....I recall the feeling of "waiting for the truck"!!
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Thanks Ray!!! I'll look for the video/ or sound clip.....whatever works!!! the countdown must be tough right now.....I recall the feeling of "waiting for the truck"!!
Lol I hear ya , it's a holiday Monday and UPS is coming tomorrow so I took the day off and since I worked my bank side off I'm
Gunna get some beer relax and wait for the truck .

But honestly I just might stare at the box afraid to open it . Lol
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Updates!!! We need updates!!
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Ok ok geez O petes lol I just got it today few hours ago . Came right when I was mowing the lawn but I brought her in opened her up and she is sweet ! The accuracy of the lines , her levelness of the fret board , the inside , frets the , the , its perfect ! Played a bit in standard tuning but I sound like such a dork in that tuning but she has power Scotty ! and blissfullness sustain .

K so first things first need get my house in order for pics or vid , bachelor living with a 10 yr old and all that . I'll post a NGD thread in gen that's the proper place right ? Anyway I have pics and hopefully a tune in my basic of styles that will represent its tone and sustain etc as best I can .

Or I could ship it to Mau or you to play something worthy lol

k so give me some time to get things together !!!

On another note I had my Blueridge in a tuning I'm working with but forgot to write down what a trip trying get it back lol ( Write stuff down ya dolt ! ) lol


Oh now I want jumbo ! What's wrong with me ! Haha
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LOL! Glad she arrived in good order......that was mainly my concern! Thanks for the update, we'll now wait to hear more when yer ready. Sounds like it's just beautiful and made to order.....literally!!
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Yeah man you should have Ben build you one !
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HI folks back a few posts we have Bens demo of my guitar now Im don't I'm a great player by any means but I like what I do hahaha
so when the guitar came home and I played her for the first time I thought i need to make something new for her so I did , its simple like all my tunes.
I hold the chords out a bit so you can here the sustain . some goofs and back round noise which I wish I could get ride of one day I guess LOL

so here ya go I call it " Layer of the woods " as i was thinking about how woods interact and create the tone of this beautiful instruments.

Also there's a new gear day post in Gen

Thanks for the support and kind words
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Beautiful guitar in every way, very sweet and rich tone. Enjoy!!!
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Really beautiful, Ray! I can hear the LS Redwood at work!
Congrats again on completing the journey with Ben and fulfilling the dream.
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Really beautiful, Ray! I can hear the LS Redwood at work!
Congrats again on completing the journey with Ben and fulfilling the dream.
Thanks , some how we need to join up on a tune ! Your Doerr and my Wilborn
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Beautiful guitar in every way, very sweet and rich tone. Enjoy!!!
Thanks Mike
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Congratulations Ray! Looking forward to hear what you think about it! it looks awesome!
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Congratulations Ray! Looking forward to hear what you think about it! it looks awesome!
Thanks Markus,
She's awesome ! LOL did you see the NGD post in General ?
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