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Old 06-15-2010, 10:50 AM
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That shell for the rosette is gorgeous! And the BrRw is not bad either.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:07 AM
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Keith this piece is matchless . All i can say is congratssss,,
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:50 PM
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Thanks, this guitar is gonna be smoking.
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Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:55 PM
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These are shaping up to be truly beautiful works; I know that as I progress and begin looking into a more personalized guitar to last me for a long while, Olson will -definitely- be high on my list of luthiers to speak to!

I'm a big fan of the Brazilian look that was selected, as well. Gorgeous!
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:03 AM
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Great silking on the top, Keith. The progress is actually much faster than I anticipated.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:01 AM
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Great silking on the top, Keith. The progress is actually much faster than I anticipated.
He is a working machine for sure, yet when you get your guitar, you feel like it your guitar is the only guitar he built, one at a time.
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
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Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:59 AM
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These are shaping up to be truly beautiful works; I know that as I progress and begin looking into a more personalized guitar to last me for a long while, Olson will -definitely- be high on my list of luthiers to speak to!

I'm a big fan of the Brazilian look that was selected, as well. Gorgeous!
Thanks, funny how everyone has their particular view of the Brazilian they love. Out of all the Brazilian I looked at.....when I goit a look at that one it was decided instantly!
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
https://youtu.be/u0hRB7fYaZU

Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:46 AM
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These are always so fun to watch as they develop. Its going to be a beautiful piece when its done. That rosette is killer..
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:13 AM
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These are always so fun to watch as they develop. Its going to be a beautiful piece when its done. That rosette is killer..
Thanks, he uses the nicest paua...no zipflex for Jim Olson...he is old school!
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Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:32 PM
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First time I've seen this many pictures of Jim Olson's equipment -- he has some really top-notch stuff. Nearly as fascinating as the guitars being built ... nearly!
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:43 PM
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Did he bleach the sides of that white body? Is there a story to that one that you may share?
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:26 PM
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Did he bleach the sides of that white body? Is there a story to that one that you may share?
Hard to tell but it looks like some sort of Maple. Perhaps Quilted? CPA?
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:14 PM
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Hard to tell but it looks like some sort of Maple. Perhaps Quilted? CPA?
Looks like birdseye Maple to me...looks like specks on it.
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
https://youtu.be/u0hRB7fYaZU

Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
-----------------

http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:16 PM
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First time I've seen this many pictures of Jim Olson's equipment -- he has some really top-notch stuff. Nearly as fascinating as the guitars being built ... nearly!
More fascinating is most of it he fabricated himself. He even repairs his own stuff. What a master machinest he is.
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
https://youtu.be/u0hRB7fYaZU

Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
-----------------

http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:38 PM
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I have a CNC/ Machinist background. Jim would be well respected by anyone who knows about tool making. His shop is meticulous as are the guitars we love to see on build threads. Keep the great pictures coming! Real nice of Jim to take time to send them to you Keith.
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