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Old 01-02-2019, 07:43 PM
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Default 2016 Jack Straw 000-NB

This is a custom ordered guitar from Bill Meyer at Jack Straw Guitars. I had it built in 2016. This is Bill's interpretation of the no longer available 000-18 Norman Blake built by Martin and praised by players. I have included the guitars specs including some comments from Bill in the attached photos. The Sinker Mahogany is from a 150 year old stash found at the bottom of a river in Belize. I can answer any questions concerning specs, and have a photo file of the entire build process. I also have some simple sound clips recorded on my I-pad that i can Dropbox to anyone via e-mail. The clips do NO real justice to the sound of this guitar which is amazing! The Blake-design of a 12-fret neck on a 14-fret 000 body gives so much power and clarity to the sound. Guitar has a Baggs Lyric installed.

I am letting this guitar go with great reluctance, but the "beefy" neck and 1 13/16" nut just no longer works with my aging hands!

Guitar has a Baggs Lyric. Collings HSC.

Looking for trades of 00, 000 or OM size guitars with 1 3/4" nut and 2 1/4 or 2 5/16" bridge string spacing. Prefer Adi over mahogany, but... Trade Value is $3200.00.



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Old 01-02-2019, 08:06 PM
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Default 2016 Jack Straw 000-NB

Must see pics.... why canít I see the pics?
Any chance you can send pics and sound clip to my Dropbox? Thank you!

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Old 01-05-2019, 12:39 PM
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Saturday Bump with a few of the build pics.

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Hey Terrapin

Have you contacted Bill Meyer, the builder? I would be tempted to ask if he could shave the neck!

It can be done, and if by the original builder it should not devalue the axe.

Just a thought. I would give it a try...

Hope you find something you like as much that fits your hands! I know the feeling as I am 67 and stuff hurts.

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Friday Bump! Thought about having the neck recarved, but I feel this big, beefy neck is an important part of the guitarís mojo.
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What is the beefy neck profile like, c shape, or is it the v type neck the 000 28vs has?
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This is not a V-neck. It is a full D-shape.

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This is not a V-neck. It is a full D-shape.

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Thanks Russ,
I bet you are right that the shape of the neck gives it a distinctive voice.
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When I had my Martin NB, I thought it was an amazing guitar and wished for one in mahogany. At that time I remember reading about this very guitar. Seems wonderful!
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This one Blows the Martin NB’s out of the water! Just sayin’... Here is a video of Al Petteway at Dream Guitars on an earlier Jack Straw 000-17. A little cannon! And my 000-NB is even more impressive!

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When I had my Martin NB, I thought it was an amazing guitar and wished for one in mahogany. At that time I remember reading about this very guitar. Seems wonderful!
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I don't see the scale length in the guitar description, did I overlook that?
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Short scale. 24.9.

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To the top.........
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Love to find the right trade!
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Bump with FINAL price drop.....$2250.00 shipped.
Yikes - that ought to get someone off the fence!
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