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Old 05-29-2010, 10:36 AM
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Mcilroys were a subset (sept) of the Grant family clan in the Scottish Highlands

Perfect, now we can make the official beverage "Knockando".
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:58 AM
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Oh my - if we go the Knockando route, I really think the first general meeting of the CoM has to include a wide-ranging tasting session to determine the CoM favorite....so many whiskeys, so little time....
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:37 AM
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....so many whiskeys, so little time....
And do not by any means forget that we'll need to designate an official malt brewed beverage for CoM as well.

There will naturally be many contenders for this distinction, necessitating yet more lengthy (and highly scientific) tasting sessions.

When do we get started?

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Old 05-29-2010, 01:34 PM
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The Malt Whiskey Society is having a tasting evening Belfast later in the month.

The 'samples' are society whiskies i.e. not cold filtered, cask strength special selections.

They are great evenings, even with GBH of the ear from She Who Must Be Obeyed for coming home talking like a washing machine.

I am prepared to brave this on your behalf, and will take notes during the period I can still write
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:10 PM
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The Malt Whiskey Society is having a tasting evening Belfast later in the month.

I am prepared to brave this on your behalf, and will take notes during the period I can still write
Lol, Loki. A most generous and selfless offer!

And where do you personally stand (or stagger) on the issue of McIlroy guitars?

A sufficient admirer to be added to the "honorary" CoM list?

Surely your inclinations bespeak kinship with those in our group!

Cheers to you.

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Old 05-30-2010, 10:53 AM
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Dr David
Thank you for your unsolicited recognition of my valour in this.

On the McIlroy front, however, I would require either more courage, or more stupidity, to try and get one past Herself at the moment

She currently has trouble with the necessity for 5 Avalons (incl. 2 customs), a Martin, Vintage red label Yammie and assorted other stringed instruments.

Given that I only live about 45 minutes away from McIlroy, and am smitten with their Walnut/Cedar I would expect that some re alignment of the herd is ineveitable
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:14 AM
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Dr David
Thank you for your unsolicited recognition of my valour in this.

On the McIlroy front, however, I would require either more courage, or more stupidity, to try and get one past Herself at the moment

She currently has trouble with the necessity for 5 Avalons (incl. 2 customs), a Martin, Vintage red label Yammie and assorted other stringed instruments.

Given that I only live about 45 minutes away from McIlroy, and am smitten with their Walnut/Cedar I would expect that some re alignment of the herd is ineveitable
Ah, a man mindful of the hazards of mixed priorities, and adept at balancing the competing obligations to instrument self-indulgence and Herself.

I wish you peace and triumph in that continuing struggle.

Also, since you clearly anticipate the inevitability of a McIlroy addition to your herd (resistance is futile), I have recognized the inevitable on your behalf by adding you to the ranks of honorary CoM membership.

The current roster:

deemcilroy (!)
deepnback
dmcginnis
DrDavid
Feste
GibsonGuy
jeff.willner
Kurt
nobo
paul84
Surreal McCoy
taz2822
t1m

Billv (honorary)
CoffeeGuitar (honorary)
Loki (honorary)
martinedwards (honorary)
Rick Jones (honorary)
Simon Fay (honorary)

"Honorary" means a great admirer of McIlroys, but not (yet) a current owner.

Please keep providing suggested additions/corrections to the list !!

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Old 05-30-2010, 02:29 PM
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Current owner of a McIlroy AS25c chimming in here. For those not in the know, that's cedar/walnut, small-bodied, with a cutaway. I went for the smaller, more intimate body size (about 14 and 3/4 inches width at lower bout, tho it's still fairly deep) as most of my other guitars are OMs or OOs. My McIlroy manages to sound rich, smooth, deep, and complex all at the same time.

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:56 PM
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Current owner of a McIlroy AS25c chimming in here. For those not in the know, that's cedar/walnut, small-bodied, with a cutaway. I went for the smaller, more intimate body size (about 14 and 3/4 inches width at lower bout, tho it's still fairly deep) as most of my other guitars are OMs or OOs. My McIlroy manages to sound rich, smooth, deep, and complex all at the same time.

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A hearty welcome aboard, Dave! Thanks for chiming in.

The AS models are sweet indeed. Haven't played one myself, but have listened to plenty of sound clips. I am very fond of the cedar/walnut combination.

Hoping you will not be overwhelmed by your now official status as a Cult member.

The up to date CoM membership:

Dave R
deemcilroy (!)
deepnback
dmcginnis
DrDavid
Feste
GibsonGuy
jeff.willner
Kurt
nobo
paul84
Surreal McCoy
taz2822
t1m

Billv (honorary)
CoffeeGuitar (honorary)
kirkham13 (honorary)
Loki (honorary)
martinedwards (honorary)
Rick Jones (honorary)
Simon Fay (honorary)

"Honorary" means a great admirer of McIlroys, but not (yet) a current owner.

Please keep providing suggested additions/corrections to the list !!

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:40 PM
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A hearty welcome aboard, Dave! Thanks for chiming in. ...

Hoping you will not be overwhelmed by your now official status as a Cult member.
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Thanks, Dr Dave. I'm honored and humbled, not overwhelmed in the least. Dermont's guitars are certainly worth celebrating.

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Old 05-31-2010, 07:53 AM
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She currently has trouble with the necessity for 5 Avalons (incl. 2 customs), a Martin, Vintage red label Yammie and assorted other stringed instruments.

Given that I only live about 45 minutes away from McIlroy, and am smitten with their Walnut/Cedar I would expect that some re alignment of the herd is ineveitable

Hmm...I think a big-league trade could be brokered here: 3 non-custom Avalons in exchange for 1 McIlroy and a Lowden to be named later...

It's all I can do, Loki, to avoid Dermot's shop when I'm in Ireland (which is regularly). I couldn't exist in such close proximity as do you without adding another one (or two, or three, or...) of his guitars to my herd. Then again, that makes me think the same has been true of your Avalon fixation! But beware Dermot's A25 model if you truly wish to prolong the inevitable...
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:26 AM
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Default mando-gazooki?

Have any of the CoM come across Dee's mando-gazooki and played/heard one? I am really curious what he can do with that size instrument...
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:34 AM
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Have any of the CoM come across Dee's mando-gazooki and played/heard one? I am really curious what he can do with that size instrument...
Dave -- I've been intrigued about these as well.

Haven't seen or heard one in person. I think there's at least one clip on Dermot's band page, if I'm remembering correctly.

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Old 06-01-2010, 11:05 AM
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Yeah - I've listened to the clips on Dermot's site and there are some nice videos on Maurice Dickson's web pages (<http://www.mauricedickson.com/>) and you can hear the larger version mando-gazooki on his video at <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwgH8to1bsg>. Pretty nice sound...here is another one <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x0iV7kHxtg&feature=related>.

and another...<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Y8_fuqq28&feature=related>

Wish I could find one of these on the used market...but I don't think Dee has made that many of them.

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Old 06-03-2010, 08:00 AM
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DrDavid, what a great thread!!!
And yeah - I love my A35C and look extremly exited forward to the moment my ASP30 will arrive. Maybe Dermot has a heart and starts a bit sooner to build it so I could get hold of it on my 50th.... But I guess I will need to wait.
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