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Old 12-24-2023, 02:56 AM
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This Saturday I had the chance to stop by fellow AGFer Kenny B's house here to try out Simon's wonderful road trip guitar. Below you'll find the video evidence!



As a Fay owner myself (Australian Blackwood / German) I was curious how the road-trip guitar would compare. Turns out I'd love to own both if that were possible. The Ironwood guitar is uniquely articulate, clear, punchy and glassy, with an inherent fatness or density that's difficult to describe. I found myself telling Ken that the guitar has a "spectacular signal to noise ratio"... whatever that means.



The song is an original of mine called "Object Permanence". It was inspired by watching my son hit the "object permanence" milestone in child development, wherein a child understands that an object continues to exist even when it cannot be seen, heard, or otherwise sensed. Musically, I tried to make the melody and theme "implicit" - each section of the song a different room in what is clearly the same house.



As with any amateur endeavor, the performance could have used more polish, but that does not change the fact I am most grateful to Simon and Ken, and happy to share with the community here.



Whoever ends up with this Model One should consider themselves lucky.





Fantastic composition, playing and guitar!! Thanks for sharing all that talent with us.
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Simon’s Roadtrip Guitar; the clock is ticking 😋
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Old 12-24-2023, 11:46 AM
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Leesa and DT, thanks so much for the kind comments on the guitar, playing, and composition. I am happy to share and warms my heart that it’s enjoyed on Christmas Eve, no less!

Thank you to Simon and Ken B as well. Here’s hoping that we can all spend time with loved ones this end of year.
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Smile A nice Christmas Eve Treat

Thanks for the lovely tune!

On the lovely instrument!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Rockin’ new year

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The guitar is now in my hands. The best description of the guitar is perfect balance. It's elegant without being too simple or too flashy.

Great tone, sustain, and responsiveness.

I'll try to get a quick clip and review before sending it to the next guy.
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It does sound nice, Simon. Very nice.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyPumpwpCOs&t=13s

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I got you, Sam! Please see below - I enjoyed the review and subscribed

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Off to the next guy!
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Simon's guitars have a consistently powerful sound. All the notes pop out. Enjoy your time with the guitar. One tune I recorded on his 2010 roadtrip guitar (very similar to the current guitar in this thread) demonstrates that I
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