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Old 07-10-2021, 12:55 PM
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Looking great Jonny! not too far out now...
Do you have an estimated delivery date? Can't wait to hear recordings of the guitar
Thanks Thom, not long now. Ralph has it for the home straight, so I'll be collecting it next week or the following. I'm working on a few new pieces to record on it.

The body is slightly deeper than the usual, so, it will be interesting to hear if there will be an impact on the sound.

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Shaping up GREAT...!!! congrats, exciting
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I really need to get my hands around that guitar again.
The quality of the BRW was mindblowing. Perfectly quartered IIRC?

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Yes, amazing stuff. It's getting quite a bit of my (admittedly limited, in as far as I have free to time lavish on guitars) attention. You're most welcome to come visit and ding it over a glass or two







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Old 08-04-2021, 05:25 AM
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The guitar is finished and in my hands!

Ralph's brief was for it to have the clarity, separation and balance similar to a good Spanish sounding classical. It has all of that, plus some things I didn't ask for: warmth and, for want of a better term, a 3D quality. The guitar is loud and responsive, yet focused and is more akin to an OM, not a hint of boxiness. Trebles are fat, especially past the 12th fret. The bass matches the treble and is full and rich, but not overpowering.

Someone commented on the photo of the bracing that it was too heavy, maybe that has something to do with the full rich sound, especially the trebles; the body is also slightly deeper than a usual 00, so that helps too.

I think I'm a nightmare customer, with really precise demands and Ralph has pulled it off. He's pleased with it, which speaks volumes as he is always striving for more.

We've all read guitar reviews: "best sounding guitar... chiming trebles... thunderous bass..." and usually to describe a laminate factory guitar; so, it's pretty clear that descriptions are subjective - it is in actually playing it that a sense of the sound can be formed, but for now, Youtube vids will have to do. I'm working on a few which will be up in the next few weeks. I was thinking some crowd pleasing rags (which it excels at), but that would be like nipping to the shops in a Rolls, so I've got some Bach, York and Brouwer in the pipeline.

I'm really pleased to own a steel string guitar that allows me to explore my repertoire with new possibilities and one that will enable me to play with minimal impact on my problematic LH thumb.

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Congratulations! Enjoy exploring the new guitar and I'll look forward to the YouTube videos.
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Stunning!! Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun. Can’t wait to hear it.
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Looking forward to hearing this one!
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Looks fabulous! Can't wait to hear it
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Looks amazing.
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When are we meeting up Jonny?!

I now have a sense of urgency about this!

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Old 08-15-2021, 02:10 AM
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I've been busy recording on the Bown in a range of styles to get a feel for it.

Here are two contrasting pieces, it seems to be quite versatile and a bit 'Jeckyll and Hyde'. The first a classical piece by French composer Francis Kleynjans and the second the traditional song 'The Cuckoo'.

I hope you enjoy them.

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Your new guitar sounds fantastic ! Great playing, as always. Thanks so much for sharing.

(You get extra bonus points for daring to play while seated in a chair with arms, by the way.)
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Sounds fantastic, and really enjoyed your playing.
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Thanks for sharing your new guitar and your playing with us. The combination is exceptional.
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Your new guitar sounds fantastic ! Great playing, as always. Thanks so much for sharing.

(You get extra bonus points for daring to play while seated in a chair with arms, by the way.)
Thanks - I'm really pleased with it, seems to be very full and warm from the start, but with a little sparkle!

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Sounds fantastic, and really enjoyed your playing.
Thanks Chuck.

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Thanks for sharing your new guitar and your playing with us. The combination is exceptional.
Too kind - the guitar is inspirational to play.

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