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Old 12-18-2017, 11:25 AM
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The figuring in that ziricote is phenomenal...
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It is Louie. But I always think, in the case of this sort of comment, that that's not down to the luthier or the client, that's down to whoever (if anyone) is 'up there'. It always seems as if one is complimenting the luthier or the client on the prettyness of the wood, when it's just a matter of whether you can afford it or not.
On the other hand, I find that the workmanship in the joints of bindings, purflings and end graft is phenomenal.
Agreed! All those years of woodworking certainly shows through his work
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:32 AM
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Here is a sneak peek of the guitar undergoing some finish!







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It is Louie. But I always think, in the case of this sort of comment, that that's not down to the luthier or the client, that's down to whoever (if anyone) is 'up there'. It always seems as if one is complimenting the luthier or the client on the prettyness of the wood, when it's just a matter of whether you can afford it or not.
On the other hand, I find that the workmanship in the joints of bindings, purflings and end graft is phenomenal.
LOL, I compliment a woman at a party, but I don't assume she made the dress or the jewelry or makeup (although she could have)! I do build guitars (though I took a 9 month hiatus) so I understand a little bit how wood works.

As to the wood, as beautiful as the one up there made it, he or she gave the ability to the loggers to fell it without damage (to both log and environment, as it is these days,) the sawyer who knew exactly how to cut said log to reveal said beautiful pattern, the resawer with the skills to get those slices from the boards, the lutherie supplier to provide it to the builder, and the builder whose eye was caught by a particular piece of wood and though. "Man, that would make a beautiful guitar."

Of course the quality of detail and workmanship are top-class, but I believe at this level in the custom shop section, this is and should be expected! I hope one day to achieve somewhere near that level, but by then, the bar would have been raised again. It is fun, however, playing catch-up...
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:58 AM
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and finished to perfection!









Choosing tuners... hmm



Think these would go pretty well with the Gold Evo frets

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Flip flops with socks... my type of builder! Seriously, this is going to be one sweet guitar!
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:26 PM
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Flip flops with socks... my type of builder! Seriously, this is going to be one sweet guitar!
Hahaha! I didn't think anyone would notice my footwear! Thanks Louie!
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Thank you to the long succession of folks who had anything to do with getting this wood to its current state. (All stages)

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:17 AM
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Strings are on and photo shoot underway! I hear that it sounds quite wonderful. Here is a sneak peek at the guitar being photographed by none other than Josh Isaacs. Stay tuned for the final photos!



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Sweet little guitar!
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Sweet little guitar!
I imagine it must be! Should be shipping out sometime this week and hoping to receive it by next week.

Stay tuned for some final photos and maybe a little video
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So I received news from John that the guitar has been shipped and is on its way to Singapore, scheduled to arrive on this coming week!



Here are some sneak peeks of the finished guitar from John!





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Old 01-13-2018, 12:28 PM
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What a lovely looking guitar!
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Sure is good looking. Look forward to your soundclip.
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Beautiful guitar Marcus, that turned out amazing! Can't wait to hear it!
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:39 AM
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Beautiful guitar Marcus, that turned out amazing! Can't wait to hear it!
Thanks guys! So I've just received it a couple of days ago (photos to follow) and I have to say I was VERY surprised by it. A more in depth review will follow, as well as a video, but for now, it's a pretty incredible guitar! Not to mention at a pretty good price too. Would highly recommend those looking for a great instrument that won't break the bank, to drop John Datlen an e-mail

John, you've did it again! Been very impressed by all the guitars of yours I've had the privilege of playing someone is going to be a happy owner of this Datlen.
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