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Old 08-09-2018, 09:28 AM
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I play fingerstyle on the acoustic pretty much exclusively, so that's good to know - I've played a lot of guitars over the years but never one with 2 5/16 spacing for some reason.... thanks for listening by the way, and for your help here.
I don't know if you've seen these videos of the Heinonen SJ from Fine Luthiers Showcase but they're very good IMO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arJY1bKZ7gk&t=25s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynu06qMQfqo&t=32s

My favorite video starting around 40:30:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WDORAT62Fc&t=2638s

Good playing and great tone!
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Jim Olson is a very gracious and kind individual. Many would not let another luthier use exact templates and help so much. But Jim sells every guitar he makes in a record amount of time. I don’t know of any luthier who makes the sheer volume of guitars he does at $12-15,000 starting prices over the last several years. And rarely is anything available for sale that is not already spoken for. That SJ is such a beautiful design. And Charles Hoffman is often overlooked and does not get the credit he deserves. He was boutique, before there was boutique and you see his style influences as well.
I visited James Olsen shop in 1982. He was very nice and very knowledgeable and showed me all of the processes he uses to build a guitar. He only had one instrument finished in the shop, and it was unpromised and unsold it was a D model and the price was $700. Being the shrewd consumer that I am of course I passed on it.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:08 AM
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I don't know if you've seen these videos of the Heinonen SJ from Fine Luthiers Showcase but they're very good IMO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arJY1bKZ7gk&t=25s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynu06qMQfqo&t=32s



My favorite video starting around 40:30:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WDORAT62Fc&t=2638s



Good playing and great tone!


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Old 08-09-2018, 10:19 AM
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Are those videos representative of what you are hearing live and in person on your guitar? If so, wow!!!!! Thats what I mean by a sound being alive.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:44 AM
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Wow, that's a fantastic video with a fantastic sound quality, thanks to Fine Luthiers! The Heinonen sounded wonderful, and also the Fairbanks was impressive...
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:56 AM
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Wow, that's a fantastic video with a fantastic sound quality, thanks to Fine Luthiers! The Heinonen sounded wonderful, and also the Fairbanks was impressive...

Thank a lot for tuning in~ Indeed, Both guitars are fantastic!
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Are those videos representative of what you are hearing live and in person on your guitar? If so, wow!!!!! Thats what I mean by a sound being alive.
Yes, thanks for the video links, and thanks for the videos in the first place.... does your Guitar sound like this?
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Yes, thanks for the video links, and thanks for the videos in the first place.... does your Guitar sound like this?
Yes, I think the videos are very close to what my guitar sounds like. In fact, my request to Drew was to try to voice my guitar to be as close to this one as possible since I liked the tone so much. The Fine Luthier SJ and mine are both Cedar/Coco as well. IMO, the real proof in the pudding will be in how it records and will be a more fair comparison. Both players in the video are tremendous so there's just no competing with that. ;-) I hope to put together a rough recording at some point and if the playing isn't too bad, I'll post it here.
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We have our very first Heinonen SJ in Cedar/Quilted Sapele reminiscent of the Olson #1500 coming into the shop next month! So I would be able to share a video or two then as well. I have access to a few Olsons so I might include that in the videos for comparison



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We have our very first Heinonen SJ in Cedar/Quilted Sapele reminiscent of the Olson #1500 coming into the shop next month! So I would be able to share a video or two then as well. I have access to a few Olsons so I might include that in the videos for comparison









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Hi, Muse-ic

Hope this video can help you to find out what you are looking for~

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Thanks for the comparison video, Alan. The resemblance is certainly there tonally. Though the Olson sounds more full and the heinonen sounds a little thinner, rhey do sound like cousins from the clips...it would be great to try them out in person to experience the contrast...
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Thanks for the comparison video, Alan. The resemblance is certainly there tonally. Though the Olson sounds more full and the heinonen sounds a little thinner, rhey do sound like cousins from the clips...it would be great to try them out in person to experience the contrast...
Hi, Barry

FYI, The back and side of both guitars are different and The strings on the Heinonen SJ was brand new on the shooting day. Of course, the master's guitar has to be better and I think Drew just well captured the signature tone of the masters. Come to Korea and try~ !

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Old 09-03-2018, 09:34 AM
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Hi, Muse-ic

Hope this video can help you to find out what you are looking for~

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Thanks for posting that Alan, that's a really well-done comparison of the two guitars. I think they both sound excellent. Slight different, pretty similar in many ways, and both worth owning....
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:54 AM
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Great comparison. Some variables: guitar age, strings, back and sides. Very well done. Both sound awesome and anyone would be lucky to have either.
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