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Old 04-29-2020, 10:57 AM
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Old 04-29-2020, 12:17 PM
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Oh, my gosh, that sounds unbelievable.

For context, I generally hate 12-string acoustics. I've got a Rickenbacker 12 electric, and I use that for what everybody uses those for. But acoustic 12 string playing (with the exception of most Leo Kottke stuff) usually sounds to me like six cats fighting over a tuna can in a dumpster. Nobody seems to be able to tune one.

That guitar sounds so rich, and the "jangly" part seems to sort of sit behind the sound instead of leaping out and applying high voltage current to the ears, like most 12 strings.

Very nice playing, too!
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Old 04-29-2020, 09:00 PM
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Ah, thanks Bob. Nice, as usual, to hear from you.

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Old 04-29-2020, 09:10 PM
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Oh, my gosh, that sounds unbelievable.

For context, I generally hate 12-string acoustics. I've got a Rickenbacker 12 electric, and I use that for what everybody uses those for. But acoustic 12 string playing (with the exception of most Leo Kottke stuff) usually sounds to me like six cats fighting over a tuna can in a dumpster. Nobody seems to be able to tune one.

That guitar sounds so rich, and the "jangly" part seems to sort of sit behind the sound instead of leaping out and applying high voltage current to the ears, like most 12 strings.

Very nice playing, too!
"Six cats fighting over a tuna can in a dumpster." That needs to go in the Sonic Lexicon. One of the more entertaining descriptions of sound I've read. And then, "High voltage current to the ears". I sense a book coming on.

Vance I appreciate your remarks no end, even the kind word about my playing.
Thanks for dropping by. And next time you come up to Nacogdoches, please take this baby for a spin.

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That 12 string is absolutely stunning! Beautiful as it is to gaze upon it sounds even better!!!

The proverbial choir of Angels, seems an apt description of the tone. When Steve lays into it with the flat pick it DELIVERS!

And sounds just lovely when played more gently too.

Way to go!!! And Ryan's custom mask is a fine sartorial statement indeed.

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Old 04-30-2020, 06:35 AM
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There are lots of beautiful things with this guitar, but my eye is taken by the Mahogany of course, but there is something about that neck, wow, the woods just work so very well together, so on this one, the neck wins out for me!

Sounds great Steve and Ryan.
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Old 04-30-2020, 08:08 AM
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That 12 string is absolutely stunning! Beautiful as it is to gaze upon it sounds even better!!!

The proverbial choir of Angels, seems an apt description of the tone. When Steve lays into it with the flat pick it DELIVERS!

And sounds just lovely when played more gently too.

Way to go!!! And Ryan's custom mask is a fine sartorial statement indeed.

Cheers

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Paul--"Egads"? "Sartorial"? Someone has been spending his quarantine time with a thesaurus. Good to hear from you, and thanks for the kind word!

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Old 04-30-2020, 08:14 AM
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There are lots of beautiful things with this guitar, but my eye is taken by the Mahogany of course, but there is something about that neck, wow, the woods just work so very well together, so on this one, the neck wins out for me!

Sounds great Steve and Ryan.
And thank you too, Tom. Yes, the neck posed a bit of a dilemma in that I looked for something to match the quilted Sapele. We had none of course. But the curly Koa seemed appropriate, and as likely a match as I could find at the time.
I'm fond of the figuring in the Honduran mahogany outer lams, that's what really catches my eye.
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Hey Steve, that's not the one you had at BIG last year, but kept hidden away in a case most of the time? I got to play that one briefly and really loved it. I thought it was already sold!
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Old 04-30-2020, 04:32 PM
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Hey Steve, that's not the one you had at BIG last year, but kept hidden away in a case most of the time? I got to play that one briefly and really loved it. I thought it was already sold!
Yep, that's the same one Stan. I really don't play it enough to consider it a personal instrument. So we thought, "Hey, let's see if it will move".
However, getting it out and playing it, I'm thinking how hard it will be to sell it.
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Beautiful 12 string gents! Isn't high curl koa the best accent for a guitar? Well done!

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Old 04-30-2020, 08:18 PM
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Beautiful 12 string gents! Isn't high curl koa the best accent for a guitar? Well done!

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Thank you Ken! And yes, curly Koa (like quilted Sapele) is the cherry on your hot fudge sundae.

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However, getting it out and playing it, I'm thinking how hard it will be to sell it.
Thanks for the kind word,
I don't know why that should be a hard sell: it looks and sounds gorgeous! If I had some moolah I'd snap it up in a minute - it would make a perfect companion to my sunburst 12-fret jumbo. Don't keep it hidden away - that's someone's dream guitar.
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I don't know why that should be a hard sell: it looks and sounds gorgeous! If I had some moolah I'd snap it up in a minute - it would make a perfect companion to my sunburst 12-fret jumbo. Don't keep it hidden away - that's someone's dream guitar.

I think he meant it will be hard to see it go because he likes to play it, not that it will be hard to sell.
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I think he meant it will be hard to see it go because he likes to play it, not that it will be hard to sell.
Yes, I can see that a guitar like that would be hard to sell.
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