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Old 01-17-2012, 11:51 AM
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SJ non cutaway
"The Tree" mahogany back and sides
Cedar top
Abalone top edging
Abalone back center strip
Abalone end wedge borders
Headstock paua perimeter
Peghead back mahogany veneer with WBW
Paua in-filled "O" on headstock
Fingerboard paua perimeter
42 style fingerboard extension
Full vine inlay on fingerboard
Wide paua/BRW rosette
Thicker neck
Satin gold tuners with ebony buttons
No strap button
No pick up
No pick guard
Calton deluxe case

http://olsonguitars.com


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Videos

Natasha's Insomnia
http://youtu.be/Xj_-8k1Oowc

Late Night Improvisation #1
http://youtu.be/mkTDYFhtvQA


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Soundclips

Si Bheag Si Mhor
https://soundcloud.com/syndicatedart...-mhor-turlough

What Child Is This
https://soundcloud.com/syndicatedart...-this-olson-sj

Late Night Improvisation #2
https://soundcloud.com/syndicatedart...mprovisation-2

All soundclips were recorded with an Apogee MiC condenser microphone connected to an iPad


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Build and studio pictures by Jim Olson
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9jc3qrormo9ebcg/TKePmlxwaB?m

Home pictures by me
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3ixol9za65qa5f6/QPG-tB7kIE?m


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Back in 2008, I went to a concert with a lovely friend of mine in Toronto. The music was fabulous as the singer strummed away his beautiful guitar. I pointed out to my friend that it was a guitar made by a world known luthier and that I would love to own a similar instrument one day. I had just lost my job and was fighting to keep things afloat so in the back of my mind, I thought that day would never come.

Last year, I called up the luthier in question and after a long chat with him, realized that this would be my last chance of commissioning the guitar I had always dreamed of.

I was always too impatient to even consider a custom build -- but this guitar will be very special to me. It will remind me of the great time I had in Toronto -- and also of the struggles I had to go through to start up my company.

I've now confirmed the order and sent in the deposit. Cedar top with "The Tree" mahogany back and sides, full fretboard vine inlay...

Delivery is scheduled for end of 2012. Of course, I will post details and pictures as they become available.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:02 PM
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You can't tell us all of that and not tell us the name of the builder!!!

Who is it? Jim Olson?
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Applegate? Hoffman? Brentup?
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Are all of these builders from Minneapolis? That's an impressive list!
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Are all of these builders from Minneapolis? That's an impressive list!
You the funny guy huh?
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You the funny guy huh?
What do YOU know about Minneapolis anyway? Full vine inlay... Hmmm...
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Well Joe, who is it?
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It's not Taylor BTO is it?~ j/k~
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With a Canadian history and inlay could it be Grit Laskin?
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Cool, you are getting an Estaban.

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Well, one person got it right...
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What do YOU know about Minneapolis anyway? Full vine inlay... Hmmm...
I know that the airport on the way to Circle Pines lands there... but Olson isn't technically in Minneapolis...so must not be him LOL
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Hoffman is in Minneapolis.
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I know that the airport on the way to Circle Pines lands there... but Olson isn't technically in Minneapolis...so must not be him LOL
LOL I knew this thread wouldn't end well the minute I saw your post!
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Aaah ... another guess the builder thread ...

Pity you've revealed the Tonewoods as we could have had a follow up thread on "Guess the Back and Side wood" , followed by "Guess the Soundboard wood". Although I haven't seen one yet, this forum is desperately in need of a "Guess the build start date" and "guess the delivery date" threads...

Humour aside though... it's going to be a stunning build with "The Tree" - congrats!
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