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Old 03-11-2021, 12:02 PM
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I'm excited, I got on Tom's build list and he started building me another Doerr Mod D. I've owned several Doerr guitars over the years including two new ones that I bought from Tom. I'm a huge fan of his work and I believe he's one of those builders that really puts together everything you'd want in a guitar into a total package. They are always incredible sounding instruments but they also look and play great too and the tone and responsiveness of his guitars is on par with the best Somogyi, Olson, Traugott, Kim Walker guitars I've played.

The first Mod D I bought from Tom was a very expensive and beautiful Brazilian Rosewood Swiss spruce Signature model, in fact it was the first Modified Dreadnought he had built. I've been able to compare with several instruments costing twice the money from a lot of different Somogyi Apprentices and its held its own very very well!! Several people I know that played that guitar went on to order one for themselves.

This time I wanted to keep things a bit more simple and order a guitar I wasn't afraid to play out and use heavily. I ordered kind of a base Standard model (if is there is such a thing from Tom?). I ordered it in Kevin Ryan's favorite wood combination of Western Red Cedar and Indian rosewood. I also ordered it with a bevel and cutaway and with a K&K Pure Mini pickup system.

Tom started building it last week and sent me some photos. I'm going to work towards posing them on this thread soon here.
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Happy for you - one of these days Tom and I are going to create a fine instrument together. Until then it's living vicariously through his customers here.

I'm way past due for a visit - been extremely busy at the studio, so I need to get out there soon.
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Congrats, Bobby!! Heard from Charlie D. yesterday that this was in the works for you! Exciting!
Beautiful tone wood......this should be a stellar guitar. Say "hi" to Tom for me!
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Jackpot!!! My review and video posts are forthcoming on the Doerr MD I bought recently from Tom. Couldn't be happier with cedar as a top wood.
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Nice, Bobby!

Have fun with this one!!!

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Congrats! I have a Doerr coming to me this year, so I am interested to see more of his builds. Very nice cedar.
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What a lucky man you are. Congrats Bobby!
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Awesome looking woods, Bobby--looking forward to seeing this one come together!
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Congrats Bobby!

I remember watching your video demo of Tomís first MD in Braz and fell in love with both your playing and his Modified Dread. I hope you will be mighty pleased w this one when itís done. Cedar in a big body should sound really wonderful.
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Nothing like going to bed at night dreaming of receiving the next custom build...!!! Wise man, Tom is awesome...!!!
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