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Old 09-04-2009, 08:13 PM
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Default Olson Build SJ Cutaway - Started 9/2009 #1301

I am amazed I pulled the trigger on this Brazilian beauty.





Specifications are as follows:
- SJ Body Size, Cutaway
- Highly figured Brazilian Back and Sides
- Mastergrade Cedar Top
- Paua bound ebony headstock with custom paua inlay and paua "O" logo and Brazilian backplate
- Paua fretboard perimeter binding and custom paua inlaid fretboard markers
- Radially cut Brazilian rosette with wide Paua band
- Custom paua inlay on the ebony bridge
- Brazilian heelcap
- Brazilian binding around body
- Paua backstripe and end block
- Gold satin Gotoh tuners with ebony knobs
- Clear Pickguard
- LR Baggs LB6 Pickup
- Deluxe Calton Case with “O” Logo (blue with pewter interior)
- Gold Strap Button
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Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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http://www.kekomusic.com

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:44 PM
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Congratulations, keep us posted!
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:10 PM
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Keith, Absolutely gorgeous set of brazilian, and great specs and appointments. A friend of mine has just finalized her build specs with Jim, and she will be in the same group as you. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures of your build as it progresses. Congratulations!
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:26 PM
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I need to stop looking at these "Olson" or "Ryan" builds...

I am happy for you!
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:04 PM
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To whoever it was who called or emailed Jim Olson to complain about your serial number, all you did was upset him.

He is an incredible talent overburdened with a high class problem of everyone wanting a slice of his time. If you have an Olson in production, be happy about it and be happy for anyone who is getting one as well instead of obsessing over such details and causing anyone to get upset for any reason.
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
https://youtu.be/u0hRB7fYaZU

Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
-----------------

http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:19 PM
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Congratulations on the Olson guitar. However, I am very sorry to hear about the upset over the serial number.

I don't care how good someone is at their job, you can NEVER please everyone. It's always somethin'...

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Old 09-05-2009, 05:38 PM
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I get depressed everytime I see one of these threads, knowing I will never have the means to fund one myself. I must say though, I am looking forward to the future pictures lol.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:59 PM
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That Brazilian looks look it will make a beautiful looking, and hopefully sounding, guitar.

Coke Zero - I agree that seeing all these builds really makes me interested in getting something like that done.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:35 PM
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I love updates...


I joined up your back today. It is really a killer piece! And the sides
are more than generous enough for a cut-away.
Best,
Jim
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
https://youtu.be/u0hRB7fYaZU

Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
-----------------

http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:28 AM
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CPA,

Here's an attempt to give you a visual of what the guitar could look like using the picture of the wood for the back you posted. I hope this helps you to see what a stunner this guitar is going to be! Congrats on the build and a great guitar!

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Old 09-06-2009, 09:20 AM
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Bruce

The sister to my back is the Brazilian Rosewood "Stealth" guitar on his recently sold section on his web site...but mine has the paua backstrip and the brazilian heel so it will look like the one you showed.



My wife tells me that I have not been this excited since the viper:



Here is the "Stealth":
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
https://youtu.be/u0hRB7fYaZU

Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
-----------------

http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:52 AM
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Keith,

Quote:
Keith...The sister to my back is the Brazilian Rosewood "Stealth" guitar on his recently sold section on his web site...but mine has the paua backstrip and the brazilian heel so it will look like the one you showed.
...you realize the one I posted is just a rendition using the wood you posted? I just wanted to give you some idea of how it might look. It's a great set of wood and it is going to be a stunning guitar.

By the way, I can understand the excitement from the Viper, too! Nice car!
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:00 AM
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Nice appointments, Keith. A time will come when all the choice BRW sets are a thing of the past. Yours will be a gem. You have commisioned one of the best luthiers to craft your guitar.

A very nice addition to your "harem". Looking forward to your future postings.

Why would anyone fuss over a serial# I wonder? It's just a series of numbers to identfy something.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:56 PM
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Bruce...I had no idea you actually did that. That is incredible!

It is amazing looking. I am amazed you took the time to do that and really appreciate it.

I just cannot believe I have to wait 9-12 months....
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
https://youtu.be/u0hRB7fYaZU

Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
-----------------

http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:21 PM
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I just cannot believe I have to wait 9-12 months....
It may seem like a while but there was a time when the waits were YEARS. 9-12 is really not that bad now
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