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Old 02-11-2021, 09:30 AM
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In short, when taking into consideration, the sound of this guitar, the way it looks, and how easy it is to play, it’s in the top 5 best instruments I’ve ever encountered.
Given what you've played, that's incredible.

Believe me, I know the emotional (and financial) investment that accompanies a commission like this, and so many instruments don't reach the (usually) unrealistic aspirations set for them by their new owner.
Even though you're still on "honeymoon", I'd wager you'll still be saying this in a few years time; a great result!

Nice playing, but we all knew that was coming...

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Old 02-11-2021, 10:16 AM
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Lovely to hear this guitar, your playing/assessment and John's comments. All the things I love about the custom made guitar process - the thoughtfulness on both the player and luthier's part in the planning and the willingness to be surprised with the outcome and where that journey leads the musician and the builder. usb_chord - looks like this is the beginning of a great musical adventure for you. Congratulations!

BTW - I appreciated what you shared about how many of John's guitars that you have played over the years. Following the evolving path of a builder is a real treat and then to have one of their creations built for you makes it even more special.

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Old 06-09-2021, 04:45 PM
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Recorded the 00 again a couple weeks ago! It hasn't changed a ton since I got it earlier this year and MAN...I hope it never does! It just has the perfect amount of everything. Amazing dynamic range, bass response, mids, treble and a very malleable voice.

I may do a wider E to E spaced nut at some point to get a bit more width between the E and A and B and E strings on the 2 5/16" saddle. It'll bring the risk of pulling strings off the side of the board, but I doubt it'll be a big issue. I've been contemplating doing an ebony nut!

I cannot BELIEVE that 00-28 is still at Dream. If I could afford it i'd be all over it. That thing is nuts. The marcona almonds ...of guitars.


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So beautiful, Brian! You and the 00 were meant for each other.
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Great video! I love Mr. Ungerís arrangement and you play it with such wonderful freedom. And that guitar sounds beautiful! Thanks, Dave
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Really nice playing! Along with the thumb pick, are you using something on your fingernails?
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Superb match of player, guitar and tune!
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Really nice playing! Along with the thumb pick, are you using something on your fingernails?
Just the thumb pick and bare nails! Thanks a ton
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:09 PM
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Sounds lovely!
Thanks so much! I'm a big fan of your playing!!

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Superb match of player, guitar and tune!
Many thanks, Mark!

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Great video! I love Mr. Ungerís arrangement and you play it with such wonderful freedom. And that guitar sounds beautiful! Thanks, Dave
Thank you! I'm trying my best to do this thing justice, though admittedly, it's tough!

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So beautiful, Brian! You and the 00 were meant for each other.
Many thanks!! At this point, I can't imagine life without it
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:19 PM
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Just some excellent, lyrical, clean playing there. Great interpretation, thanks for posting.
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Thatís wonderful, very musical playing on quite a guitar! Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-15-2021, 07:52 PM
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A magical instrument in magical hands!
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