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Old 11-28-2017, 06:17 AM
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Default NOW Finished!! Patrick Morrissey Guitars...Yummy Koa!!

Recently Tom (TomB'sox) introduced a builder to AGF that he met at the Woodstock Guitar Show. Upon researching some of Patricks work, I realized that he is not only a great craftsman, but also super creative given his background as a Graphic Designer. Not to mention, presumably from some of Tom's "clean" pics Patrick is somewhat of a "neat freak". He tells me he has vacuum systems everywhere in his shop to keep it immaculately clean given the type of work he does. Now I'm not all that neat, nor do i think it is an essential quality, but seeing how attentive Patrick is to detail combined with his neat approach, I became really interested in how that might follow into his builds. Hearing some of Tom's sound clips caused me to take further notice. Apparently over 15 years of building guitars he has learned how to sprinkle the essential magic dust into the tonal aspects of his builds. Then I talked with Patrick at length and we discussed the idea of a build with some more of Patrick's really cool Koa. Next thing I know I'm signed up for a build which will start very soon .

I anticipate a great experience with this build. Patrick is a great guy to talk to and knows his stuff. You should check him out.

Here's a bit of info about Patrick from his website:

"After completing my first guitar, I was hooked…I knew this is where I wanted to focus my talents. I found my passion as a luthier – 15 years later I continue to do what I love every day.

My love of woodworking goes back to my childhood. My father was a craftsman and working along side him as a young boy I learned the skills necessary for fine woodworking. Of course, at the time I was unaware I would return to woodworking many years later and how these skills would serve me so well.

In school I earned my degree in Graphic Design. I had a successful 20 year career as a graphic designer, but the calling for fine woodworking was always there. On the side I built many pieces of fine furniture – but it never completely satisfied my woodworking desire. So, in 1999 I became a student of Thomas Knatt at the Luthier’s workshop in Concord Massachusetts. My passion was found."

So, this guitar will be a Grand Auditorium Cutaway in German Spruce and some pretty sweet Hawaiian Koa.

Here's quick peek at the Koa:

"A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold."

Woody (aka: Mike)

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