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Old 09-12-2023, 05:54 AM
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John, this guitar is just sunning. But really, you could use some more pearl.
Next time, dont be so parsimonious.

It was great visiting with you at BIG!

Steve
Hahaha, I will try next time to get a little more bling. Yes Steve, it was awesome to catch up with again (in person,) with the late invite, knowing you were going to be there is one of things that pushed me over the top to attend.

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Hi John, interesting about the overall compensation technique. I have a very good guitar that needed to have the nut compensated, even with a tilted saddle compensated in the usual way. I had a very good guitar tech at that time who has since moved away.

Ill definitely stop by at Woodstock. It will be good to see you again.
Thanks Al, I look forward to seeing you next month

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It was great to meet you at BIG. While I am not an archtop player, I really enjoyed looking and listening to the acoustic archtop you brought. This guitar looks just scrumptious. Im sure it will sound beautiful. Is it sold to a client?
You too, the archtop is somewhere on a truck coming back home from TX. I have not really actively tried to sell it but hopefully someday it will find it's forever home.
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Old 10-12-2023, 07:48 PM
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Just before I ran out the door to go over to Woodstock this afternoon, I did a quick and dirty shot of the guitars that brought over. I was hoping to have one or two from my Vintage Series but the finish wasn't ready in time. (It takes (me) a lot longer to put on a thin finish than a thick one. Oh well, perhaps they will go to the Artisan show.

I will have my Archtop, My steampunk SJ and the Tree OM. Hope to see some AGFr's there.

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Old 10-14-2023, 04:01 AM
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The lighting in the exhibition hall is pretty tricky. Here’s a photo of the headstock on the OM:



The bearclaw on the “steampunk” SJ in the middle:



A detail shot of the inlay:



And the archtop:



I’ll see if I can get some better photos today.
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I’ll definitely stop by at Woodstock. It will be good to see you again.
So good to see you at Woodstock. This guitar, the Tree OM, is a fabulous guitar. I spent some quality time with it, and also quality time with you. I think and hope that we will be friends for a long time. I really enjoy the conversations we have. And the guitars you build! I am a lucky man.

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Old 10-17-2023, 02:11 AM
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Some shots of “The Tree” guitar at the show:








Absolutely stunning guitar! You could just climb into that back and take a nap!
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Old 10-17-2023, 05:45 AM
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If I'd been looking for another guitar, I would have been seriously playing this one, comparing it to 2 or 3 others, just to be sure.
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The Steam Punk guitar, in person, was even more impressive than the pictures indicate. And "The Tree" guitar was truly wonderful. John, good to see you.
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Old 10-17-2023, 07:50 AM
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The Steam Punk guitar, in person, was even more impressive than the pictures indicate. And "The Tree" guitar was truly wonderful. John, good to see you.
These two details got me:

If you zoom in, you can see that the fret markers at the 12th fret are hexagonal shaped on the inside of the dot (tap/click on the photo to expand):


Check out the purfling!
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Old 10-17-2023, 04:34 PM
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I love it John. Really creative stuff. I hope it gets the love it deserves.

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I love it John. Really creative stuff. I hope it gets the love it deserves.

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I second John K!!! Beautiful guitars. Beautiful workmanship too

Carry on and be well

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So good to see you at Woodstock. This guitar, the Tree OM, is a fabulous guitar. I spent some quality time with it, and also quality time with you. I think and hope that we will be friends for a long time. I really enjoy the conversations we have. And the guitars you build! I am a lucky man.

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Thanks so much Al, yes it was really great to see you again. I am glad that you tried out the OM, and thanks for the nice comments on it. Hope to see you soon.
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Old 10-20-2023, 10:08 AM
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Some shots of The Tree guitar at the show:








Absolutely stunning guitar! You could just climb into that back and take a nap!
Thanks Bill, nice catching up with you and thanks for all the photos. You really captured the color of the back much better than I did no matter how I adjusted the balance. Thanks for the nice comments too.
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Old 10-20-2023, 10:10 AM
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I love it John. Really creative stuff. I hope it gets the love it deserves.

John
Thanks John, They guy who now owns it has a lot of guitars, but I hope this one inspires him and it gets a top notch in the rotation.
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