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Old 01-03-2019, 03:38 AM
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Really interesting build but the general specifications/mesures that you are posting refers to an MD model instead of MDW. Which one are you going for ?
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:57 AM
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Really interesting build but the general specifications/mesures that you are posting refers to an MD model instead of MDW. Which one are you going for ?
You're right. I had the wrong list of specs. Fixed in the original post.
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How wonderful, congratulations! I look forward to watching this build, the ABW looks amazing!
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That's some beautiful wood!
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Wow--lucky you!
This will be an amazing build to watch--such fabulous woods!
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The fun begins!
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Dennis sounds excited... Thatís a beautiful set of ABW. Thanks for sharing.
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This will be big fun!
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Beautiful set of African blackwood you got there, congratulations! Itís really as good as a quartered set can get, especially if you love the look of sap wood. Thanks for sharing your build w us!
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Dennis, you are one lucky man! That is a really beautiful set of blackwood, and a truly gorgeous rosette. I am sure Jason will deliver a stellar guitar.
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I also really like that rosette. Beautiful work.
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Very exciting, Dennis! This is going to be so much fun to watch!
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That is exciting. The last guitar By Mr Kostal I saw in person was in a glass case at the music museum in Phoenix. Have to figure out a way to wangle an invite to see it when it's delivered. Congrats in advance and happy new year.
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Awesome!! I'll follow this with great delight!! Congrats!!
Thank you very kindly Gentlemen! I'm glad to have you along for the journey! Here on AGF it's not everyday we get to watch Jason at his craft.

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Whoa, looks awesome. How did you settle on ABW for the back?
ABW is a tonewood I have wanted in my collection for a while. Jason was glad to oblige!

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Yahoo! I know it has been at least a couple of years wait! That ABW is amazing looking. Start doing a few curls and wrist work-outs, that MDW in ABW is going to have a little heft behind it!!!
Could it possibly be ready to be unveiled at B.I.G.?????
I figure I sit while playing most times so my leg will bear the brunt. Not sure about the BIG unveiling. It is getting a late start for that. But one never knows what these magicians can pull off. I know Jason is looking forward to BIG!
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Wow, No, Really, WOW
There is a recent thread about guitars you would never sell. I’ll assume this one will make the list.
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:40 AM
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That's one of my favorite Kostal rosettes - it really does look like stained glass. I hope he can come pretty close for you. I love the sapwood on that back - personally I'd rather have that than a backstrip. Either way, this is going to a stunner - congrats!
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:47 AM
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Gorgeous woods. I got to play Michael Wattís Kostsl a number of years back and those cutaway dreads are absolutely amazing. Huge but balanced tone. Congrats.
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Dennis, That looks like it will be an awesome guitar! I like the shape and can only imagine the great full sound that will come out of this one given the size and the 12 fret design. Should be a show stopper! Anxious to see how this one comes along. Happy for you!! Congratulations!
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:28 AM
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Congrats! I got to visit Jasonís shop a while back and it was very impressive. You are in for a treat.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:57 AM
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Congratulations, Dennis! This is unbelievably exciting. And what a set of African Blackwood! I'll be following along with much excitement.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:17 AM
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I am going to make a shameless plug here. Dennis as a former moderator can ask me to delete it if he would like and I will gladly do so but there seems to be a lot of Jason Kostal love here. If people want to meet him and try his guitars in person he is going to be attending the B. I. G. Event in March. I have room for about 10 more people first come first serve. Come show Jason your love personally and have a great time with the rest of us.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:26 AM
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Man that ABW is better than the stuff Jason used on mine!

I had a full-fat Kostal MD in ABW and sold it partly because, over time, I found it was far too large for me. I didn't order a wedge and thought I would play the OM more anyway...I didn't. I reallly liked what the MD offered.

So, I think the MDW size is a perfect compromise. I've played Michael's and it's a very comfortable guitar indeed while still bringing most of the qualities of the full-on model.

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Old 01-03-2019, 10:29 AM
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This is wonderful Dennis! Thanks for bringing us along on this journey! I'm loving the ABW. This guitar is going to be something!

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Wow! That ABW is spectacular. Thanks for taking us along for the journey Dennis. I will be checking in here frequently.
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:45 AM
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That's some serious eye candy already. Can't wait to see the progress. Congratulations!
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:18 PM
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Love everything there is about this build. Only thing I would do differently is opt for the 25.25 scale length. With that deep body, a longer scale length would allow it to shine just a bit more. Still, it's gonna be a winner.
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