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Old 07-16-2016, 05:33 PM
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1989 Olson dreadnought. Mahogany/Sitka guitar is in excellent + condition. Nitro finish has no checking. Guitar sounds great, plays like an Olson & is a collector's item. You wont find Olson dreadnoughts because people don't sell & not many were built.

There is the St Paul, MN stamp on it vs the current Circle Pines, MN stamp. This guitar built before Jim began using CNC machine & it has nitrocellulose finish. CNC (computer numeric control) and the newer UV cured poly finish both began in 1989, after this guitar was built.

The photo of the mic in the sound hole is dated. I replaced the original mic/pickup this year with a Baggs LB6, same as Jim Olson puts in his guitars, including those of James Taylor.

Olson's have been appreciating a lot in past two years.....here's your chance to own one.

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Guitar James Olson Dreadnaught #230
Case Original Tweed Hardshell
Cutaway Florentine
Total Length 41 3/8"
Body Length 20"
Upper Bout 11 7/16"
Waist 10 11/16"
Lower Bout 15 3/4"
Depth 3 5/8" to 4 6/8" @ heel
Nut Width 1.75", 1 3/4", 44.45mm
String Spacing @ Bridge 2 1/8"
Radius 15"
Scale 25.375"
Electronics L.R. Baggs LB6 Under Saddle Pickup
Fingerboard Ebony with m.o.p. dots
Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Frets to Neck 14
Frets Total 20
Inlays Abalone rosette, dot fretboard markers, O logo on headstock, herringbone backstrip, top, back & rosette purfling.
Neck Truss Rod 2 way adjustable in headstock
Nut Bone
Pickguard Clear mylar
Rosette Black/White/Black and Herringbone Circles
Saddle L.R. Baggs LB6 Under Saddle Pickup
Serial # 230
Tuners Chrome Schaller Tuners/Chrome Buttons
Where Made St. Paul, MN
Back Mahogany
Binding Tortoise
Bridge Ebony
Headstock 5 piece with Brazilian Rosewood front overlay
Neck 5 Piece mahog/maple/mahog/maple/mahog
Sides Mahogany
Top Sitka Spruce
Year Made 1989

Olson #230 1989 (2) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (3) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (4) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (5) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (6) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (7) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (8) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (11) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (13) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (14) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (15) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (16) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (17) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (18) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr

Olson #230 1989 (25) (2015_12_06 20_16_41 UTC) by Bruce Robinson, on Flickr
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:44 PM
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Good luck with the sale

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Old 07-18-2016, 06:45 PM
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Ditto on the reference for Bruce. And he knows and lives in the world of high end guitars.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:36 PM
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What a beaut. Next time you are in town you have to teach me some photography. My photo-fu skills are weak. And let me post another recommendation for robbypad. Straight shooter and safe to deal with.

And if this was your BRW Olson I'd be driving up there to pick it up today. That is still one of the most resonant if not the most resonant guitars I have played.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:27 PM
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I will chime in here as well.

Many, many deals done with Bruce. Always great guitars, great communications and delivered better than expected.

This baby looks exceptional as well.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:18 PM
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Default Olson 1989 dreadnought cutaway, rare & gorgeous...

Rare James Olson
1) dreadnought
2) St Paul, MN stamp (not current Circle Pines)
3) dreadnought CUTAWAY
4) built before Jim started using CNC machine
5) has nitro, in awesome condition, which is before the current UV Cured Poly

Make me an offer and let's get this guitar into your home. The amazing Kinnaird sold. You can still get the Williams Tui cutaway, Webber OM maple cutaway or this very cool Olson........and I have more.

Happy New Year

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:31 PM
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What a beautiful guitar...! It fits just about everything Iím looking for, if only it wasnít a cutaway☹️. I donít suppose the ďone moreĒ you mentioned is also an Olson build?
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:50 AM
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Default James Olson Dreadnought, Cutaway.......yes an Olson!

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The ones for sale on AGF are Olson dread cutaway, Williams Tui cutaway, Webber OM cutaway.

The "others" in the luthier crafted category include Olson SJ cutaway, Somogyi OM cutaway, Sexauer FT-16 cutaway, Bashkin OM fan fret cutaway, Ryan Nightingale cutaway, and Froggy P12.

The "production" guitars include 2 rare non electric (no pre amp box), N1 neck Rainsongs..OM-1100 and WS-1100....both cutaway, Cervantes Crossover 1 Signature cutaway, Taylor 555CE 12 string cutaway, Parkwood LTD Edition, Suzuki SDG-200 (D41 copy), Fender Amer Std Strat and Gibson ES-335 wraptail.
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May I offer my comments on Bruce as a seller. He knows his guitars, takes excellent care of them, and is outstanding to work with. Bruce communicates quickly and effectively, knows his way around shipping with excellence, and his guitars over-deliver. The Olson parlor I bought from him last spring is my favorite guitar ever, and will be with me until my fingers can't move anymore.

Great opportunity here for a special guitar from an awesome seller!
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Default Olson 1989 dreadnought cutaway, rare & gorgeous...

Thanks Carmel Cedar!
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:57 AM
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Default James Olson Dreadnought, Cutaway, Rare, Nitro, Pre CNC, St Paul Stamp, NICE

Yes, a James Olson..........rare with St Paul, MN stamp inside of body, hand made by Jim prior to CNC, Mahogany/Sitka, nitrocellulose finish vs current UV cured poly, cutaway with new Baggs pickup installed last year! This one rocks!
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A tremendously versatile guitar.......... rare St Paul, MN stamp inside of body, hand made by Jim prior to CNC, Mahogany/Sitka, nitrocellulose finish vs current UV cured poly, cutaway with new Baggs pickup installed last year! This one rocks!
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