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Old 02-20-2018, 09:37 PM
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I meant to get this up a while back as I expect to take delivery hopefully in the next week. This has been about a 2.5 year wait to get this guitar, John is a busy man and in well earned high demand!

This is my first custom build after buying/selling some nice guitars over the years, John's guitars continued to stand out to me. His reputation among those that have experienced his guitars speaks for itself. I was looking for a traditional built OM that would be used mainly for finger style and some light strumming. I just asked him to build his best OM in the traditional sense that he is known for with his modern touch. I really don't know what to expect as I've only played one of his guitars and it was much older. Seeing Juston's guitar, DiamondDaves, and several others have been great to follow and have helped shape my build.

One of the things I'm really excited about is the lighter neck with a graphite truss rod and then getting the guitar Plek'd. This should really make the guitar light and add to the feel and tone I'm going after.

I've uploaded the photos I have so far and will add more of the finished product when I get them and hopefully some video's. Link to site: https://imgur.com/a/tAeJY

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OM
Top: German (Nice stiff set)
Back/Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Madagascar Headplate
No Cutaway
Ebony
Wood Radial Rosette
1 3/4 Nut, 2 5/16 String spacing.
25.4 Scale
Style 44 top
Cocobolo Binding
Mitered Side Purfling
Waverly Gold Tuners - Snakewood Tuners
Belly Bridge
Plek'd
Graphite Rod
Ebony Bridge
Bone Pins
EVO fretwire
Johns Awesomeness
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:41 PM
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I meant to get this up a while back as I expect to take delivery hopefully in the next week. This has been about a 2.5 year wait to get this guitar, John is a busy man and in well earned high demand!

This is my first custom build after buying/selling some nice guitars over the years, John's guitars continued to stand out to me. His reputation among those that have experienced his guitars speaks for itself. I was looking for a traditional built OM that would be used mainly for finger style and some light strumming. I just asked him to build his best OM in the traditional sense that he is known for with his modern touch. I really don't know what to expect as I've only played one of his guitars and it was much older. Seeing Juston's guitar, DiamondDaves, and several others have been great to follow and have helped shape my build.

One of the things I'm really excited about is the lighter neck with a graphite truss rod and then getting the guitar Plek'd. This should really make the guitar light and add to the feel and tone I'm going after.

I've uploaded the photos I have so far and will add more of the finished product when I get them and hopefully some video's.

Build Specs:

OM
Top: German (Nice stiff set)
Back/Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Madagascar Headplate
No Cutaway
Ebony
Wood Radial Rosette
1 3/4 Nut, 2 5/16 String spacing.
25.4 Scale
Style 44 top
Cocobolo Binding
Mitered Side Purfling
Waverly Gold Tuners - Snakewood Tuners
Belly Bridge
Plek'd
Graphite Rod
Ebony Bridge
Bone Pins
EVO fretwire
Johns Awesomeness
Great to hear- please post pics when you have them.
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Oh, Boy! Your OM looks stunning~ Love your MADI B&S~
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Woooow. Congrats!
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Woohoo! Congrats on the incoming Circa!

I love that Mad Rose! I'm a huge fan of John's radial rosettes, and yours is a beaut.

We want a full report when you get that guitar! Thanks for sharing!
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That is an insane set of Madagascar Rosewood!! congratulations!
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Looking great so far Matt! Can't wait to see the finished guitar. I'm also anxious to hear your impressions of the guitar after you receive it, especially compared to the other guitars you own and which I have played.

I am sure your long wait is going to be worth it when you finally get to open that case.
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Spectacular. I'm in the early stages of my build with John as well. The back has been joined and that's about it. Lol. I can't wait to hear your impression. I really dig that rosette design. I wasn't able to swing it on mine, but it gets me every time. Please keep us up to date.

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WOW... can't wait to see this one with finish as well!
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