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Feste 02-03-2018 02:23 PM

2003 McIlroy AJ25cx
 
For sale a classic McIlroy AJ25cx. Besides being a sonic gem, this guitar has a bit of history to it. It was made in late 2002-early 2003. The serial number is 111. This guitar was the very first McIlroy guitar to sport what became Dermot’s signature Celtic knot fretboard design. The design, my idea, was not necessarily unique but the significance to Dermot was very personal, hence his decision to use it on his guitars. If you look carefully at the Celtic knots on this guitar you will notice that each one is a bit different because each was done by hand after the neck was attached to the body. For future guitars, the design was refined. Another unique feature on this guitar is the black abalone raven inlay on the headstock. I often refer to this guitar simply as “the raven.” The specs are below and I have the original build sheet signed by Dermot as well.
I do not use a plectrum, however, I do play aggressively with my fingers. I am also known to be a bit of a klutz in general. Neither of these attributes bode well for a cedar-topped guitar. My mantra – “I only ding the ones I love.” I have never been one to treat guitars like ornaments of art. I play them and I play them hard. I truly believe this brings out the character of a guitar. Well, this guitar is one of most pleasing guitar sonically that I have ever owned. I have owned three guitars that I would consider worthy of my “Holy Grail” list and this one is right at the top. I have plenty of recordings should someone want to hear what it is capable of, although none are equal to what this guitar sounds and feels like when you hold it close and caress its strings. The sonic beauty of the vibrant tones that emanate from this instrument are sublime. To play this guitar is to believe. In my book, that is all that matters. Looks are largely irrelevant, at least in terms of dings. Give me a well-played guitar over a beauty sealed in its case any day.

I am asking $2500, plus shipping and PayPal fees.
Specs as follows

McIlroy AJcx
Walnut back & sides
Cedar top
5 piece neck (Mahogany/Sycamore/Walnut/Sycamore/Mahogany
Solid ebony fret board, bound with Walnut & Sycamore purflings
Edge Bindings- Rosewood with Sycamore and Rosewood purfling inlays
Rosette- Abalone with Rosewood and Pear purfling Inlays
Headstock- Walnut with Sycamore purfling
Bridge- Brazilian Rosewood
Strap button Inlay- Rosewood with Sycamore & Rosewood purfling
Heal Cap- Rosewood with Sycamore & Rosewood purfling
Tuners - Gotoh Mini 510 Cosmo Black 18:1 (Only modification from original specs)

16 3/8" lower bout
12" upper bout,
4 3/4" maximum depth
25 1/2" scale length
Waist 10 3/4”
Length 401/2”
Nut 1 & 11/16”
Spacing at Bridge approx. 2.20”

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Feste 02-08-2018 12:27 PM

Bump..............😎

Feste 02-10-2018 09:18 AM

Weekend bump................

Feste 03-02-2018 09:01 PM

Bump.........::

Feste 03-16-2018 04:55 AM

I have had a few requests for video and audio...

Video here


If you want to hear some recordings of the guitar they are available at Band camp or CD baby (links below).
Borderline Normal - tracks 1,2,3,4,5, 7,8,9,10,11,12,

Summer Sands & Sleeping Bears- tracks- 2,3,5,7,8,9,10

Stevien 03-16-2018 08:57 AM

Excellent execution. Well done! And love the tone of that cedar/walnut! I have dealt with James before, & rest assured, he's the real deal!
Steve

Feste 03-17-2018 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stevien (Post 5670908)
Excellent execution. Well done! And love the tone of that cedar/walnut! I have dealt with James before, & rest assured, he's the real deal!
Steve

Thanks for the kind words and the character reference.
How is life in Oregon? I have a niece out there in Coos Bay.
If she stays long enough I might just make it for a visit.

Stevien 03-17-2018 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Feste (Post 5671939)
Thanks for the kinds words and the character reference.
How is life in Oregon? I have a niece out there in Coos Bay.
If she stays long enough I might just make it for a visit.

..... Wet. Beautiful, but wet. .....
Steve

Feste 04-09-2018 06:51 PM

A couple of close calls, it still a available


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