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Old 03-21-2021, 06:46 PM
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Breathtaking, Eddie! We're getting close!!!
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That back wood looks amazing!
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And here is the unveiling by Ben:

https://youtu.be/Ge_Fua2x0EE

The stoopid Youtube embedding never works for me. So I just used a good ole fashioned link.

Here you go:

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Looks and sounds just about the perfect guitar to me. Absolutely fantastic
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Agreed, the note separation is spectacular. Also, the fact that it sounds so good with such a simple mic (Apogee Mic) with all the YouTube compression really says something.
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Wow, two Wilborn demos to start my morning, gonna be a great day. Congrats Eddie! Sounds and looks like a dream.

As far as the recording, knowing Ben very well and talking frequently, I can tell you that his voice on these recordings is exactly what his speaking voice sounds like in person. I say that because to me that tells me the guitars sound exactly in person like they are recording!

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Wow, two Wilborn demos to start my morning, gonna be a great day. Congrats Eddie! Sounds and looks like a dream.

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What tom said! Absolutely Beautiful, and Sounds fantastic!!! Congratulations to you both.

Ben, you need to build yourself a couple. One big and one small... why not?

Your playing is so fine! And your enthusiasm is totally infectious. My day is off to a fine start.

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Congrats, Eddie--your patience has been well rewarded!

Kudos to Ben--this is really another stellar instrument example of the comma series!
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Many congrats to both new Wilborn owners! Love, love, Ben's videos. He is such a consummate player!
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Thanks John, Mike, Tom, Paul, Martin, @dcn, @islandguitar!

Pretty stoked about this one. Never even held a multi-fret, so will be interesting. It should arrive to me April 1st (how cruel is that? is it really en route or is this an elaborate hoax by Ben? LOL), that is, if USPS delivers on time, which seems a bit of a miracle these days. ;-)
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You are so fortunate to be expecting such a nice guitar. Congrats again. Hope you are able to get some sleep in the meantime!
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Dennis, sleep is rarely a problem for this camper. LOL.

Of course, USPS made me look like the fool I am and actually delivered "Colonel Steve" yesterday, 3/31. Naturally, I cut my finger on the paper stuffing unboxing it. Oh, great, brand new guitar and I'm either going to bleed all over the strings or torture myself and not play it. Fortunately, though it was bleeding a fair bit, paper cuts clot quickly and my torture only lasted 30 minutes.

While I certainly need to spend more time with it, it appears to be everything I hoped it would be:

Playability is excellent. I had never even held a multi-fret guitar. You cannot even tell. It just feels perfectly natural. This is also my first 14-fret join. And Ben set the action to match my Doerr, which is my favorite guitar to date by a long shot.

Tone. It sounds fantastic. It produces a surprising amount of bass from a 14" guitar and yet is not boomy. The trebles are very clear. Very balanced.

Aesthetics. It's absolutely stunning in person and checks all the boxes for me aesthetically.

Build Execution. It's a Wilborn, what else do I need to say? ;-) Seriously, given that Ben replaced the back and you cannot tell, is wonderful. It's so well matched.

I would also like to point out that the Schertler tuners are silky smooth and a joy to use. Highly, highly recommended.

Thanks to everyone who shared in this journey with me. I probably need to sell one guitar to get down to three. Note to other newbies: buy the largest guitar stand so that if your wife says, "Why don't you limit it to three guitars since that is what the stand holds?", you don't immediately regret not buying the five guitar version. LOL.
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