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Old 11-15-2018, 08:45 AM
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Cool TOM SANDS Model S Italian/Fiddleback Mahogany for The Golden Era Guitar

We're excited to announce that our Tom Sands Guitar is underway! Tom's list is incredibly packed right now and I had to really beg Tom to squeeze in one build just for us and this is what we came up with - Model S (Small) Italian Spruce and beautifully figured Fiddleback Mahogany! It will also come with his copper engraved "Penrosette" with matching back and headstock inlays. Something different would also be the Wenge neck!

As you guys probably already know, Tom Sands is based in the UK and is the latest Somogyi apprentice to graduate and despite being in business for just over a year, his build list has filled up extremely quickly with years to wait for your precious build! Tom is such a fun guy (if you follow him on Instagram, you would know what I am talking about ) and he is the epitomy of the modern luthier where he focuses a lot on marketing which I think a lot of luthiers are lacking - good on you mate!

This baby has been nearly snatched up twice already, but is currently still available. If this build specs gets your gears going and you want a stake in it, just drop me an e-mail! Alternatively, we have build slots lined up so get in touch for one

@Will McNichol, this guitar is going to be completed concurrently with yours. Can't wait!

Without further ado, here are some teasers:

Here are the materials all laid out


A little close up


Fiddleback Mahogany
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:43 AM
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Here are close ups of his copper "Penrosette" that I love so much. It was first created for a fellow AGF member and I told Tom that I had to have it



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Old 11-23-2018, 10:35 AM
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Here is the back with braces on. You might have noticed that Tom uses Mahogany for his braces! On an Instagram story, he mentioned what he uses depends on what he feels like Gotta love his label too!



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Old 11-27-2018, 10:54 AM
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I am surprised that no one has marveled at this build yet! It's one of my most anticipated guitars and I've gotten quite a few inquiries already which came close, but fortunately for the next owner, it's still available for sale

Here are a few photos of Tom working on the very guitar. One of the great things about working with Tom is the abundance of photos he provides throughout the build process! This is not done enough, especially for clients who are after a more hands on approach to a custom build - Tom delivers









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Old 12-03-2018, 08:39 AM
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Classic Ebony bindings with maple borders being bent



Here is the Wenge neck being carved out. I love his use of Wenge necks and I'm excited to feel it in my hands!





Daisy standing on the workbench to take this wonderful shot



Check out the figure in the back and the neck!

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Old 12-23-2018, 07:31 AM
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The box has been closed and is off to finish! Tom Sands is getting extremely popular with a long waiting list and likely a rapidly rising base price. This is a great opportunity to get a Tom Sands Guitar without the long wait so drop me a message if you're interested in this guitar!











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I really appreciate the further refinement Tom's made to his headstock. It's not easy to come up with something original that doesn't look over-designed. The elegant new shape in this photo is now distinctive enough to be recognizable as a Sands by the profile alone.
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Just WOW!
Thanks for posting Marcus. As someone expecting a build in 2020, this inspires and helps with the wait.

Cheers,
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Beautiful work. How the heck is that rosette and other similar details done, I wonder?
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Just awesome woods and aesthetics... love the Wenge neck. Been really enjoying him and Daisy's podcast "The Interval"!
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Aha - found the thread!

Love it! Looks like this one's going to be special. And to think I almost ended up with that particular set of fiddleback on my Sands baritone...

Really hope I get the chance to say hello to this before it wends its way over your way, Marcus.

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Thanks for sharing Marcus, I love his artistic elements applied on his guitars
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Looking good Marcus, that fiddleback mahogany is going to look amazing underneath the finish congrats!
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Smile Oooohhhhhh....

How did I miss this before?

I LOVE fiddleback Mahogany. Mighty pretty guitar coming...

Thanks for showing us all!

Be well and have FUN

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Originally Posted by jmagill View Post
I really appreciate the further refinement Tom's made to his headstock. It's not easy to come up with something original that doesn't look over-designed. The elegant new shape in this photo is now distinctive enough to be recognizable as a Sands by the profile alone.
Agreed! It's a very nice shape that goes really well especially with the curves of his Model S

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Just WOW!
Thanks for posting Marcus. As someone expecting a build in 2020, this inspires and helps with the wait.

Cheers,
Tom
Oh wow, congratulations Tom! I am anxiously awaiting this one

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Beautiful work. How the heck is that rosette and other similar details done, I wonder?
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Just awesome woods and aesthetics... love the Wenge neck. Been really enjoying him and Daisy's podcast "The Interval"!
I just love Tom's use of "unusual" materials like Wenge for the neck and Mahogany for the bracing.

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How did I miss this before?

I LOVE fiddleback Mahogany. Mighty pretty guitar coming...

Thanks for showing us all!

Be well and have FUN

Paul
Thanks Paul!! Keep your eyes peeled for more photos and ultimately a video review
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