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Old 03-05-2018, 02:30 PM
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Thanks Bob, I agree 100%. Had about 18 inches in the last storm and another coming Wednesday I guess for another 6-10....March is definitely coming in like a Lion, these last 2 storms will surpass out entire winter snowfall...
Donít worry...more is coming on Wednesday!
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:06 AM
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Donít worry...more is coming on Wednesday!
Yep, last Friday I got 18 inches, today have 2 overnight and this afternoon, evening, another 10-18. The last stuff is still here...goodbye wood pile.
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Yep, last Friday I got 18 inches, today have 2 overnight and this afternoon, evening, another 10-18. The last stuff is still here...goodbye wood pile.
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Smoly Hokes, Tom....that's fabulous. What a beautiful instrument!
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:18 PM
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Well I am very pleased to introduce to you the Cinnamon Girl, the newest Ben Wilborn finished guitar:

I want to thank Ben for this beautiful looking and sounding guitar. Ben has been great to work with and has his builds down to a science. If this guitar has a sound you like, I am sure he can come close to one for you, just slightly not as good as this one, just a little less pretty and a little less clear, just sayin!!! Throw on some headphones and ENJOY!

I have been horribly remiss and not participating in this thread. So let me fix that!

Tom, it was great working with you. I loved the woods you picked, I loved your gentle but informed input and that you didn't ask me to do all sorts of gaudy inlay up and down the neck. When I can build guitars like this- simple, with sweet woods and a friendly working relationship I know I have the best job in the world.

I have made about 20 EllieBelles now. I really like to hunker down on a design and whittle away at the sonic details until I feel like I have some idea what's going on. It's very gratifying to be able to anticipate with some accuracy what a certain wood, or a certain alteration of a brace location is going to contribute to the sound of a guitar. I had anticipated the particular crystalline decay that the Honduran Rosewood contributed to the sound, and that old sitka I can rely on for a certain punch and clarity. So cool! I just finished a Red Spruce over Myrtle EllieBelle, and it is a beast! I can hear how these two guitars are siblings- they sort of speak with the same vocabulary, but their vowel sounds are different. The Myrtle is effortless and clean and endlessly powerful, and the Cinnamon Girl is sophisticated and piano like. But they are both EllieBelles! So cool to observe.

Really, it was a pleasure Tom, and I thank you again for your order.
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Wonderful, Tom! Love, love, Ben's videos! Interesting "nuggets" in each....getting to know his personality and build style....each is a treasure.

Play in good health and congrats.
Fred
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.... and that you didn't ask me to do all sorts of gaudy inlay up and down the neck.
I hope that doesn't mean when I come in with my order for a torch headstock and tree of life fretboard that you will turn me away. (just kidding)

Ben, you are building some amazing pieces! And it really is fun to hear you explain through your videos your impressions and build info. Awesome!

I am going to get together with Tom one of these days a try this "Cinnamon Girl".
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:27 AM
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Tom, it was great working with you. I loved the woods you picked, I loved your gentle but informed input and that you didn't ask me to do all sorts of gaudy inlay up and down the neck. When I can build guitars like this- simple, with sweet woods and a friendly working relationship I know I have the best job in the world.

Really, it was a pleasure Tom, and I thank you again for your order.

Next time my friend, next time, just trying to break you in gently.
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