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Old 10-16-2017, 08:44 AM
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Personally I'm not offended by the description of this thread (and I suspect Jim wouldn't be either) but I think it sounds a bit "desperate."
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:22 PM
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Personally I'm not offended by the description of this thread (and I suspect Jim wouldn't be either) but I think it sounds a bit "desperate."
Offended, no. But either it is a Rolex, or it isn't.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:29 PM
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Both of these clips sounded great!
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:17 AM
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I have been swamped in the workload of my primary job so this is a bit delayed updates.

There were a few more naphtha shots of the BRW set as below. This set is super dark chocolate color after the naphtha on.
So Drew tried to capture more grain contents from different angles.

Another back shot - One with a bit of reflection from the light source.


Side – Too dark to check out the grain on this bent side.


Another side shot – This one was shot with a bit more reflection.


After the Naphtha test Drew just progressed the build really fast so he didn’t have a chance to photograph the inside.
However, he got me photos of the closed box! Looks pretty tight!

Back view


Front view


Quarter view


Actually before closing the box, He got me some photos~

Since the back&side of the box is pretty dark chocolate tone. Similar color binding material was a bit bland and no separation at all.
Drew sent me many mock-ups that I can choose from.

Flamed Honduran Mahogany



Flamed Maple



Honduran Rosewood



Koa



We decided to go with the Koa binding and this beautiful BRW Wedge~


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Old 02-07-2018, 12:50 PM
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Here goes the bound box!

Back view


Front view


This SJ is going with Drew's new head shape with the Smaller&Sharper logo~

New Head mock-up


Front head veneer (BRW)


Back head veneer (BRW)


So the result of the new head design turned pretty good!


The neck also get to have some bling~
Paua border, Paua Olson style dove and Koa fingerboard binding


Body & Neck


Rough fitted neck


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Old 02-07-2018, 03:53 PM
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Here goes the bound box!

Back view


Front view


This SJ is going with Drew's new head shape with the Smaller&Sharper logo~

New Head mock-up


Front head veneer (BRW)


Back head veneer (BRW)


So the result of the new head design turned pretty good!


The neck also get to have some bling~
Paua border, Paua Olson style dove and Koa fingerboard binding


Body & Neck


Rough fitted neck


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Very nice! Like the new headstock shape!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:14 PM
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Very nice! Like the new headstock shape!!


Expo Tom, Glad that you like the new headstock design!
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:40 PM
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Both of those guitars sound Dynamite! Great Videos. And the sound reproduction is fantastic. Can you tell me what Mic he is using? I don't seem to recognize it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:56 PM
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Both of those guitars sound Dynamite! Great Videos. And the sound reproduction is fantastic. Can you tell me what Mic he is using? I don't seem to recognize it.


Oh, I just checked your FB message and did answer to this question. Just in case, it was Bruel & Kjaer Type 4006 for those early videos~
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:04 PM
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Thank you...I feel as if I can really hear the true essence of those guitars with that recording.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:23 PM
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Thank you...I feel as if I can really hear the true essence of those guitars with that recording.


I am not a tech guy so the record was done by someone else... I donít know what you mean of the true essence... The only thing I know is there were no EQ, reverb, FX used in those sound clips... If that helps...

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Old 02-15-2018, 11:59 PM
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Folks, Happy Lunar New Year!

So Drew sent me a few more snapshots.
It only has about 1-2 days worth of work to be completed.


Finish Process


Finished Back

It is through the finish process and has been assembled.


Frets are installed and leveled/dresses,


The bridge is glued on~


Tuners are installed. Only a few steps remain, nut/saddle, pins, setup, etc.

Drew hasn't been in a rush to wrap it up so it has been hanging out inside of its Hoffee case.

Now we have to wait for the CITES permit and the shipping weather.

Please, feel free to contact us for more info~

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As I know, Brian is doing his own voicing but Drew is still following the same method for the voicing ... I don't want to make it look like a controversial issue and also cause trouble to Drew as a dealer. I will not use "Olson" at the AGF from now on. I've never thought of this could be so much offensive to someone but you let me realize now. Thank you for your insight.
When I was at Jim Olson's shop, I asked him about voicing. His response was that he thinks it is a little bit of smoke and mirrors, and that he does not do it with his builds.

I agree that Drew has ridden the coat tails of Olson fame long enough. His body of work now speaks for itself. The videos sounded great.
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:08 PM
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The videos sound great...and the craftsmanship looks spot on...

I have always fancied an Olson-style SJ, so I may well speak to this builder at some point...


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Old 02-16-2018, 03:12 PM
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When I was at Jim Olson's shop, I asked him about voicing. His response was that he thinks it is a little bit of smoke and mirrors, and that he does not do it with his builds.



I agree that Drew has ridden the coat tails of Olson fame long enough. His body of work now speaks for itself. The videos sounded great.

The ď voicingĒ is the word I used....I meant Drew is following the same method of Jimís for the structure of the SJ. He builds other models with his own.

When it comes to the SJ model, people want the Olson-esque sound and aesthetics from Drew.

Thank you for the comment.

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