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Old 06-20-2015, 10:05 AM
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Just bumping my question. Would a Travis Bean style headstock have the same impact as a slotted headstock?
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:51 AM
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Just bumping my question. Would a Travis Bean style headstock have the same impact as a slotted headstock?
Sorry, I didn't understand your question. By "impact" do you mean visually or the sound, more specifically the sustain? Or am I not even in the ballpark?

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Sorry, I didn't understand your question. By "impact" do you mean visually or the sound, more specifically the sustain? Or am I not even in the ballpark?

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Never mind, I thought you mentioned the sustain came from the lightweight headstock. Closer inspection said it didn't come from the lightweight headstock.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:51 PM
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I will be participating in the Monadnock Art Tour this year. Each autumn (during peak fall colors) local artists open their studios to the public. Here is a link to the site: http://www.monadnockart.org/index.php/art-tour

Here is a link to the Facebook page: ​https://www.facebook.com/MonadnockArt
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:48 PM
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Here are some pictures of the second BRW small jumbo of the three I have been working on. I'll be shipping this one next week and may be able to get sound clips done beforehand.

This has a Swiss Spruce top and is a 25.5 scale:





















When I was doing the final set up and taking these pictures of the guitar it occurred to me that this guitar has a very masculine presence to it. I never picked that up from my other guitars. It struck me that if this was the first Josie small jumbo model I made the model name may have been Joseph!

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Here is a sound clip for this Swiss Spruce/BRW Josie small jumbo model:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlPkBWulIwg

I have more clips. Let me know if you want to hear them!

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Old 06-23-2015, 04:27 PM
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I would like to hear more...
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:56 PM
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Thank you Mark..sounds marvelous !!!
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Yes, that sounds fantastic.
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Wonderful, Mark, and tasteful playing by Mr. Neverisky.

May I ask if you EQ'd or processed in any other way?
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Thanks kritterkreation!

Although this guitar has just been strung up for the first time I am very happy with the sound already. It already has a bit of that BRW reverb.

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Thanks ukejon! Sorry you didn't get a chance to try this one out when you were out to the shop. I just didn't have it strung up yet.

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May I ask if you EQ'd or processed in any other way?
Thanks DCN!

These song clips are recorded flat. I am using 2 Rode NT1 mics connected to my Canon 6D.

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Old 06-24-2015, 06:40 PM
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Well Mark, I haven't got a thing done this afternoon..work wise..but I have been on cloud nine since I picked the first note. To say I'm pleased is an understatement..what an instrument..I know it's a Josie model..but it is without a doubt a Joseph...Thank you for all your effort in making this the guitar of my dreams....
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Well Mark, I haven't got a thing done this afternoon..work wise..but I have been on cloud nine since I picked the first note. To say I'm pleased is an understatement..what an instrument..I know it's a Josie model..but it is without a doubt a Joseph...Thank you for all your effort in making this the guitar of my dreams....
Your welcome,

It was a pleasure working with you on Joseph! There are some new design elements you requested that I am sure I'll be doing on future guitars, like the sunburst neck that color matches to the body and more detail work on the end graft.

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I'm wrapping up a Greta Indian Rosewood guitar to ship soon and got into front strap position options. I recommend putting it on the side of the heel as opposed to the front. Here are a couple pictures of what I'm talking about with the button held with a piece of tape:





I can think of several reasons this is my preference:

When playing way up the neck the strap button tends to fall into the hollow of my palm. When it is on the front it tends to hit the side of my hand

The strap stays on more securely

It's easier to button up the strap while standing

If you prefer it up front, is it because of looks or what other reason?

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I actually like the side as well. Reason being, the strap is less likely to come off the button (in my experience anyway).
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