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Old 06-14-2019, 09:50 AM
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Hey Tristan,

I thought I'd mention all the custom options I requested here in the thread:

1) Bi-level headstock a-la Kraut

2) Celtic Cross inlay on fingerboard

3) Green Alalone binding

4) Minnie bevel - I asked for this and sent Dave my ideas. He added his own twist and came up with something he likes so much that they may replace their current design with this one.

5) Aged Redwood

6) Trance pickup

All these things contributed to the price you had guessed - all in all a steal for a guitar of this caliber.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:20 PM
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All awesome. This will be quite the guitar.

No thumb scallops lol?

TK
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:16 PM
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Jim,
Just saw your address and realized I'd missed this thread on your soon to be new guitar!
Very exciting......and such an interesting story and background to how it evolved for you to have this build completed.
Many congrats and best wishes,
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:12 PM
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How do these offset guitar with "gypsy style" bridge sound different from the "regular bridge" acoustic guitars?

I tried to listen to the sound sample, and I was wondering if it sounds like a hybrid between acoustic, archtop, and gypsy guitars? (I can't really tell just from the video audio).

I've realized that how you tie the strings to the bridge and how much down force and torque it applies has a lot to do with the guitar sounds we are familiar with. So I wasn't sure how much difference that is making vs. the offset hole?

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Old 06-17-2019, 07:28 AM
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Hey TK. Yeh, the scallops just don't do it for me. Cool idea but I like a straight edge better.


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All awesome. This will be quite the guitar.

No thumb scallops lol?

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Old 06-17-2019, 07:30 AM
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Thanks Fred,

I'm excited about it. After seeing your thread, however, I have to avoid my addictive tendency for GAS - I'd love to have a Doerr some day.

All the Best, Jim


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Jim,
Just saw your address and realized I'd missed this thread on your soon to be new guitar!
Very exciting......and such an interesting story and background to how it evolved for you to have this build completed.
Many congrats and best wishes,
Fred
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:49 AM
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Hey JB,

These are designed to be a traditional steel string guitar (not jazz, archtop, or gypsy). The way I understand the idea is to minimize the pull tension/stress the strings put on the top to allow it to be free to vibrate. This freedom in turn gives the luthier more freedom/options to maximize and tune their tone. Dave, from what I understand, is shooting for extreme resonance and responsiveness with great balance across the tonal range. The offset sound hole moves the opening to an area on the top where less vibration occurs allowing an area where more vibration occurs (the traditional sound hole opening in the middle of the top) to be freed up to contribute sound. The combination of the two, the floating bridge and the offset sound hole, work together to maximize the tone. One other thing -the guitar has an elevated neck which does not touch the top. All in all I would say it doesn't sound anything at all like a gypsy or archtop.

All The Best, Jim


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How do these offset guitar with "gypsy style" bridge sound different from the "regular bridge" acoustic guitars?

I tried to listen to the sound sample, and I was wondering if it sounds like a hybrid between acoustic, archtop, and gypsy guitars? (I can't really tell just from the video audio).

I've realized that how you tie the strings to the bridge and how much down force and torque it applies has a lot to do with the guitar sounds we are familiar with. So I wasn't sure how much difference that is making vs. the offset hole?
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:15 PM
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The sound box is assembled and waiting final sanding and finish.

The next three shots give and idea of the minnie bevel which is much smaller than a regular Ryan. Dave also wanted to give it a different angle which is more ergonomic. I really like the way it flows with the curve of the guitar and is unobtrusive. The binding is figured Acacia which will really pop once the finish is on.

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I love Florentine cutaway and this one look great to me.

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End graft is a nice touch

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The back is on and ready for final sanding and finish. I'm excited to see the colors come out.

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:49 AM
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Default Babloo shapes the neck

Here's the latest from Dehradun India. Babloo is shaping the neck. The bi-level head stock is taking shape and the Celtic Cross inlay is almost finished. The body is in the finishing shop now and should be done by next week. Getting stoked on this end. I think she's going to be extraordinary.


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