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Old 01-03-2019, 02:59 PM
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Wow! Amazing set of ABW (must say I am partial to the look of the sapwood - though sounds like you have something up your sleeve for the backstrip). And, like you, that is one of my favourite Kostal rosettes - perhaps even my favourite!

I'm fortunate to have a played a number of Jason's guitars (and to own two) - and really enjoyed Mr Watts' MDW: a truly fabulous sounding instrument.

This one looks like it's going to be awesome...!
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:03 PM
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Congratulations, Dennis! And Happy New Year...

Love the set of ABW that you selected.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:46 AM
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That's one of my favorite Kostal rosettes - it really does look like stained glass. I hope he can come pretty close for you. I love the sapwood on that back - personally I'd rather have that than a backstrip. Either way, this is going to a stunner - congrats!
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Gorgeous woods. I got to play Michael Wattís Kostsl a number of years back and those cutaway dreads are absolutely amazing. Huge but balanced tone. Congrats.
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Dennis, That looks like it will be an awesome guitar! I like the shape and can only imagine the great full sound that will come out of this one given the size and the 12 fret design. Should be a show stopper! Anxious to see how this one comes along. Happy for you!! Congratulations!
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Congrats! I got to visit Jasonís shop a while back and it was very impressive. You are in for a treat.
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Congratulations, Dennis! This is unbelievably exciting. And what a set of African Blackwood! I'll be following along with much excitement.
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This is wonderful Dennis! Thanks for bringing us along on this journey! I'm loving the ABW. This guitar is going to be something!
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Wow! That ABW is spectacular. Thanks for taking us along for the journey Dennis. I will be checking in here frequently.
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That's some serious eye candy already. Can't wait to see the progress. Congratulations!
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Wow! Amazing set of ABW (must say I am partial to the look of the sapwood - though sounds like you have something up your sleeve for the backstrip). And, like you, that is one of my favourite Kostal rosettes - perhaps even my favourite!
I'm fortunate to have a played a number of Jason's guitars (and to own two) - and really enjoyed Mr Watts' MDW: a truly fabulous sounding instrument.
This one looks like it's going to be awesome...!
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Congratulations, Dennis! And Happy New Year...
Love the set of ABW that you selected.
Thank you folks for the well wishes and congrats. I am honored to have you all following along.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:47 AM
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Wow, No, Really, WOW
There is a recent thread about guitars you would never sell. Iíll assume this one will make the list.
And your assumption would be correct! I have a Tippin, Kinnaird and this one that will likely be with me until the end.

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I am going to make a shameless plug here. Dennis as a former moderator can ask me to delete it if he would like and I will gladly do so but there seems to be a lot of Jason Kostal love here. If people want to meet him and try his guitars in person he is going to be attending the B. I. G. Event in March. I have room for about 10 more people first come first serve. Come show Jason your love personally and have a great time with the rest of us.
I will second Tom's suggestion. To meet and mingle with Jason and Michael Watts and all the AGFers is going to be special. Don't miss it!

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Man that ABW is better than the stuff Jason used on mine!
I had a full-fat Kostal MD in ABW and sold it partly because, over time, I found it was far too large for me. I didn't order a wedge and thought I would play the OM more anyway...I didn't. I really liked what the MD offered.
So, I think the MDW size is a perfect compromise. I've played Michael's and it's a very comfortable guitar indeed while still bringing most of the qualities of the full-on model.
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Thanks for the input. Makes me feel I made the right choice on model.

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Love everything there is about this build. Only thing I would do differently is opt for the 25.25 scale length. With that deep body, a longer scale length would allow it to shine just a bit more. Still, it's gonna be a winner.
Thanks for the feedback. I plan to discuss this with Jason.
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And your assumption would be correct! I have a Tippin, Kinnaird and this one that will likely be with me until the end.

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Well they do say that playing music is good for your health and longevity. So with those guitars you should be around for a long, long long time
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Dennis, Happy New year, gonna be a blast watching this come together, thx for sharing...!!!
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I just had to bump this. Wow Dennis, what incredible woods, and of course builder! I'm about to receive mine end of the month so I can't imagine how painful the wait must be for you congratulations!!
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Dennis, put me down as one more who is impressed with that set of ABlackwood. Wow!

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This ABW is just superb looking! In the hands of Kostal, this is going to be epic!
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Looks like a dream guitar being brought to life. Congratulations!
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:39 PM
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Dennis, Happy New year, gonna be a blast watching this come together, thx for sharing...!!!
I'm gonna be watchin' right there along side ya! Thx Dave.

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I just had to bump this. Wow Dennis, what incredible woods, and of course builder! I'm about to receive mine end of the month so I can't imagine how painful the wait must be for you congratulations!!
Its the good kind of painful Marcus!

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Dennis, put me down as one more who is impressed with that set of ABlackwood. Wow!
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Thx Steve. Best set I've ever seen.

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This ABW is just superb looking! In the hands of Kostal, this is going to be epic!
Yeah baby, epic is a good word. Thx for following along.

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Looks like a dream guitar being brought to life. Congratulations!
Been dreamin' bout this since Jason ventured out on his own. Thx


I know many of you will jones on me for eliminating the sapwood but Jason and I have agreed to do something special with the back. An initial backstrip in Cocobolo to match our binding. Man, this is going to punch against the dark ABW.




Here Jason shows his layout for the art deco blocks and the gorgeous piece of dyed burl they will be cut from. Wowsa!



This dye work is nothing short of spectacular!



Until the next photos!
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Holy cow, that beats the snot out of the sapwood! How did that wood even get dyed like that, man that is cool stuff.
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This is going to be a MONSTER!!!

I second Tom on the dyed burl. Fantastic stuff

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Until the next photos!
Dennis,

Looks amazing! Sorry I missed you and John in Vienna. Glad to see more Kostals coming to the DC area!
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Well, Jason worked late and finished the deco inlays on the back. OMG! Wait till you see this.

Photos posted tonight when I get home. (and I pick my jaw up off the floor)
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