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Old 01-14-2022, 11:39 AM
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WRX could be pronounced “works”, and came from the the automobile racing industry.

Factory racing teams get the best the factory can come up with. Some factories also offer cars to private teams at reasonable prices. These cars have the basic tools to win races, but are generally w/o the bells and whistles. They are often referred to as “works” cars.

My WRX is made precisely like my main stream guitars, but with simpler trim, and generally not with the best cut of any any particular wood. I hand chose every piece of wood I have to the highest standards that I have, so my worst pieces of wood are still examples of the pinnacle of our work.

I won’t accept a WRX order from just anyone, reserving these guitars for those who seem deserving of the discount they represent.
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Thanks Bruce, explains why there were so many Subaru references when I looked up WRX.
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I should mention that the Catalpa I making is not a WRX because of financial considerations, but rather because it is intended as a travel guitar and it would be better if it were not so obviously covetable.
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Thanks Bruce, explains why there were so many Subaru references when I looked up WRX.
Subaru does (or did) make a model called WRX (Impreza WRX I believe) but I think it's a bit of a take-over of the term and not in keeping with he original meaning. I could be wrong about that last statement.
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:49 PM
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I am not so sure that WRX was ever short for “works” until I coined it. Perhaps that was Subaru’s intention, but I never heard that said. Although I say WRX means works, I almost always say W R X. There’s that.
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I still have a truss rod cover and a bit of adjustment to go, but the all-Catalpa plays well, and sounds as Good or better than I hoped. Today I heard about another luthier who cut down a Catalpa a while back and has been building guitars, violins, and double basses with it, if I understood correctly. While the tone of this guitar is not identical to spruce, it is quite mainstream and gives away nothing.



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