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Old 09-22-2015, 10:11 AM
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Zoweee! That is one gorgeous Blonde! Can't wait to hear you work some magic on it! Delivery has got to be really close!
Jim will stick a beautiful black pickguard on this blondie and it will be ready to be plucked and strummed...


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Wow, congrats Mau!!! Close now. Love the silking on the top, incredible.

Another beautiful blond blued eyed lass coming from Minnesota...
Blue eyed?

I especially love the fact that you can't see the zipper on the top unless you look really hard for it. I'm glad I went with Sitka.


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Oh my! Now you're heading into the "losing sleep at night phase"..... What a blast, almost there!!!
I have to say I'm not that anxious when it comes to guitars -- but I'm looking forward to seeing that ivoroid in person.

Originally this guitar was supposed to be shipped to California but unfortunately that won't be the case. We'll have to sweat on your Mod-D...


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Love the complexity of all the elements of that back shot. Nice !!

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Thanks, John. Jim usually builds his maple guitars with maple necks but I preferred his standard 5-piece mahogany. I love the contrasting colours on the back...
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:17 AM
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I thought gentlemen preferred Blondes....

This build has really come together nicely - can't wait to hear what she sounds like.
Honestly, any colour except natural grey/white for me...


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Absolutely has enough headroom. Played only one but it was a clear, loud beauty. Felt very much like an Olson in heft and tone. Go listen to some over at Dream Guitars.com and see what you think. Also, there are these reviews:



Looks like baimo has already indulged: http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=400408


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I think this may be an understatement! The back is INSANE! I always appreciate the detailed build threads, commentary, and review on your guitars. Thanks for sharing and congrats on another awesome incoming guitar!
This may well be my only blonde guitar and from my vantage point it looks perfect. I'm very happy and excited. Now I can finally take the J-185 off my list...


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That was great!!
Russ is such a fine player. I don't think he has that SJ anymore but I thought he sounded great with it.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:17 AM
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That was great!!
Plus one! ("+1!" was evidently too short to post)
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:53 AM
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Three Olsons? You've achieved at 39 what I can only dream of achieving at 60.
Actually I'm not yet 39...

I was a terribly lazy student but oddly I became very disciplined at work. I've been doing more or less the same job since the age of 17. It's not an exciting gig by any stretch but I think it's the right one for me.

When I understood why the steaks at home were so thin, I knew I had to do something about it. My number one priority was always to provide my parents with a decent lifestyle while they can still enjoy it.

The fancy guitars are a bonus. I'd be just as happy without them.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:05 AM
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The longest day of the year...

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That's awesome!! Nice to have something like this to look forward to. Enjoy!!
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The longest day of the year...

Where the heck is "Mirabel PQ" ? What does "PQ" stand for ?

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Old 10-28-2015, 09:29 AM
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The longest day of the year...
great news that its on its way! How's the weather up there? Does it need time to acclimate?
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:52 AM
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Mirabel is located about 40 miles north of Montreal. It was meant to be the airport of the future as they were expecting 60 million passengers a year. As it turned out, the airport never received more than 3 million -- and there has been no passenger flight for at least 10 years.

It's 45 degrees Fahrenheit up here -- but even if the temperature was well below the freezing point I'd still open the case right away. The guitar is stored at the airport, not in an igloo...

Despite what the Fedex tracking suggests, the guitar won't make it until tomorrow. It is still queued at customs.
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Congrats, Mau--can't wait to hear some of your awesome creations come to life in maple!
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Definitely exciting! On the edge of your seat?
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Where the heck is "Mirabel PQ" ? What does "PQ" stand for ?

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"PQ" is actually a common mistake. The correct abbreviation for Quebec is "QC". I'm surprised that a company like FedEx would be using the wrong code.


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Congrats, Mau--can't wait to hear some of your awesome creations come to life in maple!
Thanks, Kevin. I'm anxious to find out how different the maple/spruce SJ is going to be from my cedar ones.


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Definitely exciting! On the edge of your seat?
I only hope I don't have too much work to do tomorrow...

The guitar was just cleared by the customs. I'm very excited.
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Mirabel is a short drive for me, I could go pick it up for you Mau. She'd be well treated.
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Wow! That maple looks outstanding!
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:53 AM
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Mirabel is a short drive for me, I could go pick it up for you Mau. She'd be well treated.
Sorry, Colin -- the eagle has already landed. Maybe next time? Maybe not?


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Wow! That maple looks outstanding!
It looks even better in person...

The guitar is an absolute stunner. I'm really, really pleased with the outcome.

I will post photos soon.
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