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Old 04-08-2019, 07:05 PM
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Default Two Hands Guitar Co. ~Solis~ #1 of 2 (Grand Auditorium)

Hello again, folks...as I said before, I have three guitars that were built on spec, to show at Tom B'sox B.I.G. celebration, and now that the party is over, I'm offering them for sale. If you find yourself interested in one of them, ask me and I can point you in the direction of a number of people who played them at the show, and can offer their impression of each of them.

The second guitar is my "Solis" model. It has beautiful quartersawn, straight-grained old-growth Cocobolo Rosewood back, sides & rear head plate; a Mastergrade Sitka Spruce top; an old-growth one-piece Honduran Mahogany neck; abundant flamed-Pyinma appointments and trim; an arm bevel; bound sound port and sound hole; plus a bound & purfled fretboard and front head plate veneer.

The "Solis" model is similar in profile to the Taylor Grand Auditorium. It has a 16" wide lower bout...and all of the power and presence that accompanies a guitar this size...but surprisingly, feels smaller than it actually is, because of the ergonomic comfort of the arm bevel. It has a dynamic range, and is amazingly versatile. You can find details and specs below, but first lets take a look at a few photos of this Solis. Thanks for looking.

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Back and Sides: old-growth, quartersawn, Cocobolo Rosewood...
Soundboard: mastergrade Sitka Spruce provided by Brent Cole at Alaska Specialty Woods...
Neck: one-piece, old-growth, premium Honduran Mahogany obtained from the shop of a retired woodworker...
Bindings, arm-bevel, and heel cap are all highly-figured flamed Pyinma...
Purflings throughout are also highly-figured flamed Pyinma with thin ice-blue veneer lines...
center-seam inlay is segmented, and is made of highly-figured Cocobolo with flamed Pyinma.
Upper-bout sound port is bound in flamed Pyinma, and the soundhole is bound in Walnut...
Front headplate is Ebony, and carries the Two Hands logo in blue Abalone...
Headstock is bound and purfled, and has "Cosmo Black" Gotoh 510-Mini tuners...
Rosette is my "Style 1" with a single-piece Walnut Burl inner ring, and flamed Pyinma outer rings, thin ice-blue veneer lines, and white, gray and black pearl dots encircled within small copper rings...
Ebony bridge with bone pins; and polished bone, intonated saddle...
Deluxe “segmented" center-seem inlay and end graft inlay in highly-figured Cocobolo, with copper and shell...
Nut width: 1 3/4"; String spread at saddle 2 1/4"; FB radius 16";
Thirteen frets-to-body, Twenty frets total; Evo Gold frets


The price for this guitar is $6000 (plus applicable shipping/handling charges) reasonable offers may be considered.

I want you to feel totally comfortable with this purchase, so I do offer a 3-day trial period. If you find that this guitar isn't a good fit for you, send it back, and I will refund the purchase price (minus shipping charges) as long as it is in the same condition as when it left me.

If you have questions, or thoughts you'd like to share, you can send me a PM through the AGF, or email me at TwoHandsGuitars@gmail.com

Thanks for looking,

Joel
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:12 PM
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Amazing looking guitars Joel. GLWTS
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:31 PM
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Amazing looking guitars Joel. GLWTS
Thank you chistrummer...btw...what does GLWTS mean?

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Old 04-14-2019, 05:15 PM
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GLWTS could mean "Guitar Lovers Want To Strum". Or maybe it just means "Good Luck With The Sale"...

(awesome guitar, by the way!)
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:08 AM
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This guitar came very close to following me home. My daughter is typically most comfortable with smaller guitars; her main player is a Taylor GS Mini and she has a short-scale Taylor 12-string. She played this guitar and never once said it felt too large, so Joel's assertion that the guitar feels smaller than its dimensions would indicate are accurate. And it sounds way bigger than it feels, and it sounds fantastic. The only reason it didn't come home with us is that my daughter would want a neck profile that is the same as the GS Mini, this is just a bit wider than that.

This guitar deserves a home, it is simply that good. If you take Joel up on his trial offer, you won't be disappointed, nor do I think you'll be shipping the guitar back.
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No offense meant to anyone who was there, but I think Joel's guitars created more buzz than almost any other guitar at B.I.G. This one in particular I think.
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No offense meant to anyone who was there, but I think Joel's guitars created more buzz than almost any other guitar at B.I.G. This one in particular I think.
Actually, Tom, from my perspective, all three of Joel's guitars left people happily stunned. And you should hear them now, with a couple more weeks of opening-up time. Joel was playing one of these guitars on the upstairs deck of the workshop yesterday evening, and you could hear it from a long way off- a sparkling, scintillating, hypnotic tone, every note clear and distinct, actually quite profound sounding. Joel is becoming quite proficient in DADGAD tuning, and while all three of his guitars listed here in the Marketplace sound awesome in standard A 440 tuning, something even more magical happens when they are tuned down. People thought I was hyping Joel's guitars before the show, but now you've heard Tom's take, and his word is irrefutable.
I would venture to say that Joel's guitars compare very well to many others that cost twice as much. I feel safe in saying that, because if you decide to take a leap of faith and give them a trial, it doesn't matter what I or anyone else says about them. The guitars will speak for themselves. And you will be blown away.
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