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Old 07-30-2014, 09:54 AM
ewh2 ewh2 is offline
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You didn't need all those electric guitars anyway... Good to hear the builder's bug has bitten! What's Mopane like as a tonewood? Not come across it before, seeing more African tonewoods out there; which IMO are up there with the best eg Padauk, Wenge, Sapele, Movingui, Makore. Look forward to seeing the build thread for the next guitar.

What was the blanca played in the video like? I've watched that video many times! Beautiful sounding guitar, I think it works better for Derek's style of playing than his Hauser. Nice story about Derek Gripper teaching James to play 'Jarabi', James seems to be wise too; when he is tired of making a guitar, he plays one!

The Casimi guys aside from being outstanding luthiers seem to be great teachers too.
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