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Old 02-01-2019, 01:32 PM
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I haven't heard anything to make me withdraw my platonic ideal comment of a few pages back, but I would like to hear more! More candy for this addict!

And did you say you are doing a web page for the Woodsman? Do you plan to make this a line of guitars, or is it a one-off? Please tell me this is it, Mark, and that it's sold already - I'm getting way too excited.

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Old 02-02-2019, 07:10 AM
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That guitar has a great vibe to it - a very beautiful instrument! I'm more than a little curious to see how the case you're building comes out.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:53 AM
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I haven't heard anything to make me withdraw my platonic ideal comment of a few pages back, but I would like to hear more! More candy for this addict!

And did you say you are doing a web page for the Woodsman? Do you plan to make this a line of guitars, or is it a one-off? Please tell me this is it, Mark, and that it's sold already - I'm getting way too excited.

Stan
Thanks Stan! I'm actually doing a whole new website. I want to include this guitar in the roll-out of the site. Each model has it's own information, gallery, sound videos etc.
As far as a separate line goes I think I have new and different ideas here for making vintage style guitars in that they are actually old woods, techniques, and design as opposed to "reliced". We'll see how it's accepted. Right now it's a new model and pricing package. I'm a one man custom shop who doesn't use a lot of jigs so I can turn on a dime!

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That guitar has a great vibe to it - a very beautiful instrument! I'm more than a little curious to see how the case you're building comes out.
Thanks GeoffStGermaine! I was going for a certain kind of vibe with this model. Other countries don't really have a word for it. The Japanese have "wabi sabi" but that does not quite get to the long history and tradition of American steel string guitars and what we call Mojo.

Yeah, that coffin case just might be the death of me! I have a guitar studio set up to make guitars. Over the years I've made a concerted effort enforcing my "If it don't make guitars get it out of here" rule. So there has been a lot of unexpected tooling up to make these cases. Yesterday, I got specialty Freud router bits for making undersized channels for a clean fit when setting Baltic Birch plywoods. I didn't even know these things existed! There seems to be a whole world outside the guitar world! Who knew?
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I after a couple recordings I asked Charlie for his impressions:

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Great to hear those impressions. The volume and sustain sound amazing on the pretty little new/old wooden box.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:43 AM
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Great to hear those impressions. The volume and sustain sound amazing on the pretty little new/old wooden box.
Thanks ukejon. I think Charlie does very well identifying and describing what he is hearing. He’s very quick to pick up on the details of sound and response. We’re talking about recording in an old local mill with lot’s of natural reverb. Hopefully that will come together.

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Well I never quite brought this thread to a conclusion. I've been recording sound clips with Charlie for three years now. He's played nearly every guitar I've made in that time.
He does a lot of studio work and plays out and basically everything else a professional musician does to make a living.
His studio is in the top floor of an old Mill in the next town over:



Shortly after playing sound clips for The Woodsman he gave me a call and said he wanted that guitar. So we worked it out and that Woodsman now resides in that old mill:



Seems what I had hoped to accomplish with that model aligned well with Charlie's work. Getting to know him over the years certainly influenced my vision for this guitar so it's great when it all comes full circle!

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Full circle indeed--that is pretty cool.

And what a glorious spot for a studio!

Just went back and watched these videos again--really a beautiful voice that this little guitar possesses...

Nicely done, Mark and congrats to Charlie!
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I want the next one.
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:31 PM
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Well I'd be happy to help out with that! PM sent.

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Full circle indeed--that is pretty cool.

And what a glorious spot for a studio!

Just went back and watched these videos again--really a beautiful voice that this little guitar possesses...

Nicely done, Mark and congrats to Charlie!
Thanks Nemoman! And thanks for following along on this build and for your comments along the way.

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I love everything about this build!!! It's a true Masterpiece!!!
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:37 AM
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I love everything about this build!!! It's a true Masterpiece!!!
Thanks! I learned a lot doing the research, designing and building this guitar. I hope to make many more!

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Old 06-20-2019, 01:42 PM
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In my effort to get the word out about my new Woodsman 00 I made my first commercial. Four and a half hours of video work to get a little over a minute of video! If you are interested here it is on YouTube:



Here is the isolated back ground guitar track:



And if you are still interested here is the full ad in the new Premier Guitar July online issue.

http://digital.premierguitar.com/july-2019#!page160

Let me know what you think. I'll be happy to pass it on to my marketing staff (if I had one!)

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Great guitar, great video, Mark...
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