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Old 01-20-2019, 10:52 AM
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Congrats...
Thanks. Iím going to have to learn how to do a ii minor 7th, V 7th, I major 7th progression.

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So glad your gal arrived safely! Having played several of Daleís guitars (but not yours), I would call the tone, ďjust rightĒ!
Yep, I played my Fairbanks so much yesterday my callouses started to shed. Maybe 5 hours total? Thatís a lot in one day for me.

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Outstanding guitar!
Thanks, Haasome. Dale is quite talented.

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Great to see this one made it safe and sound as well! As I mentioned in the other Fairbanks thread, Iíve enjoyed seeing these guitars come together here and in Daleís Instagram posts.

It turned out great. Looks fantastic and sounds equally wonderful ó I enjoyed the recording!

I really like the mint green case with gold lining contrasted with the beautiful sunburst ó in a backwards sort of way it reminds me of a vintage car-color Stratocaster sitting inside one of those brown/gold or tweed G&G cases. Super classy!

Enjoy the guitar!
Jeff Hoffee made it pretty clear the case color wouldnít be guaranteed. I agree that the color came out great and is very much a vintage car/Fender color. Since I love vintage Fenders and vintage cars, it all works well for me.

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A wonderful guitar!

Cool hearing the same tune on your guitar as I played on those vintage SJs! Alas, that Mediocre Dittyģ doesn't sound mediocre in your hands.
Too kind, as per usual. Iím going to give more recordings a go this year. I played with the H4n in a few different locations and was pleased with the end result after a couple of hours of messing around. I guess a lot of people recommend recording at a relatively low level and then normalizing in post processing. In recordings subsequent to the one linked above, I played with the location of the microphone and got it to sound a bit closer to the live sound (or at least my perception of it as the player).
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:57 AM
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Excellent!
Party on, Wayne!

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It's a stunner Juston; that sunburst has to be my favourite of all time!
A would say itís definitely a favorite of mine, but most certainly not a favourite. Come visit soon, Col!

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Holy moly! I donít think Iíve ever seen a more beautiful sunburst! Love all the details, and the case looks like a big pistachio ice cream cake. Congratulations!

Just one suggestion : pick up that flatpick, warm up them vocal chords, channel your inner West Virginian twang child and strum away. Youíll see, the future is brighter in the past!
Agree I should summer the inner West Virginian, but there are only so many hours in a day. One of these days! Iíd love to learn to flatpick and play a little bluegrass.

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Wow what a fantastic journey, Keeping history alive.
It was definitely nice of Dale to take all the photos. It can be a pain, Iím sure, to pause when youíre in the zone.

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Beautiful guitar, thanks for uploading all the images along the way. And to Dale for taking the time to document the build. Enjoy in good health.
I enjoyed doing the build thread. Iíll try to do some more recordings as time permits.
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:39 PM
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I should also mention Dale is a hell of a nice guy and super fun to work with.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:11 PM
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I should also mention Dale is a hell of a nice guy and super fun to work with.
I'll second that. It's also a pretty funny experience to try carry on a serious conversation in his shop while his younger son, Julian, is climbing up your back, hoping to get to all the neat stuff in stored the rafters.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:20 PM
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Another successful commission build! Congratulations. Look forward to hearing some clips when you get around to it.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:48 PM
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I've been able to do this a number of times now, but it always shocks me how much an instrument will change in the first several hours of playing. With as many hours as I have spare time to put on it (probably 10 at this point), I have really laid into the strings.

It's really starting to sweeten up. The attack is starting to compress slightly and there is more bloom to the notes. It's the usual development I hear in new guitars, but it has taken this guitar to the next level. Truly incredible tone and power. I'm very, very impressed.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:48 AM
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Very cool. Thanks for sharing this with us. I need another opportunity to play that guitar, which I loved when I played it shortly after Dale strung it up.

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I've been able to do this a number of times now, but it always shocks me how much an instrument will change in the first several hours of playing. With as many hours as I have spare time to put on it (probably 10 at this point), I have really laid into the strings.

It's really starting to sweeten up. The attack is starting to compress slightly and there is more bloom to the notes. It's the usual development I hear in new guitars, but it has taken this guitar to the next level. Truly incredible tone and power. I'm very, very impressed.
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Ten hours, huh? Already? With your crazy schedule?Dude, do you EVER sleep?

Great to hear how sheís opening up to your steel-clawed caress. Thus, the real journey begins!
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Ten hours, huh? Already? With your crazy schedule?Dude, do you EVER sleep?

Great to hear how sheís opening up to your steel-clawed caress. Thus, the real journey begins!
It's been raining here, so we've been house bound too many days. I've been playing every chance I get.

Run, don't walk, to your nearest Fairbanks dealer.
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:51 AM
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Run, don't walk, to your nearest Fairbanks dealer.
Better yet, indulge your other passion, saddle up and bike on over.
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Better yet, indulge your other passion, saddle up and bike on over.
Better yet, cycle with Dale (who usually rides a fixie).
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Better yet, cycle with Dale (who usually rides a fixie).
Ok ...translate for us poor Aussies! "fixie"= Fixed wheels?
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Ok ...translate for us poor Aussies! "fixie"= Fixed wheels?
Fixies are what the super cool kids ride around town. They are fixed gearing (single speed) with no free hub in the rear. So any time the wheels are rolling the pedals are turning. They are used for track racing because theyíre very efficient, but Iím not hip enough to ride a fixie. Navigating through city traffic is hard enough. I donít need the pedals beating my legs to death when Iím trying to stop!
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Fixies are what the super cool kids ride around town. They are fixed gearing (single speed) with no free hub in the rear. So any time the wheels are rolling the pedals are turning. They are used for track racing because theyíre very efficient, but Iím not hip enough to ride a fixie. Navigating through city traffic is hard enough. I donít need the pedals beating my legs to death when Iím trying to stop!
I'm neither cool enough nor young enough to ride a fixie!

The insane bicycle delivery cyclists in NYC typically ride fixies.
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:26 AM
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I'm neither cool enough nor young enough to ride a fixie!

The insane bicycle delivery cyclists in NYC typically ride fixies.
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Fixies are what the super cool kids ride around town. They are fixed gearing (single speed) with no free hub in the rear. So any time the wheels are rolling the pedals are turning. They are used for track racing because theyíre very efficient, but Iím not hip enough to ride a fixie. Navigating through city traffic is hard enough. I donít need the pedals beating my legs to death when Iím trying to stop!
Thanks....I'd hate to ride one down a hill!
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