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Old 10-12-2020, 07:12 PM
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Default Holloway just listed at Elderly....

thought someone may be interested...

https://www.elderly.com/collections/...rp-guitar-2012
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That would be some really nice wall art for me because I could never learn to play it. It is quite striking though.
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That looks awesome. The price is cheap so are they any good as far as sound goes?
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I have the exact same model. Mine was one of the prototypes, as I bought in to the fledgling company's start-up. I believe the price is reflective of the difficulty in selling one of these (I'm surmising), but not commensurate with its sound.

I will not part with mine; the depth of sound just sends me...out there! The sympathetic sound from the bass/drone strings might only be equaled in a baritone. If you rest your chin on the harp arm while playing, the sound envelops your head!
There were a few "mods" to do on the prototypes; particularly the tuners, both sets. As I play 90% of the time in DADGAD, that's where mine stays, taking some stress off of the bridge (mine had to be re-glued--by Elderly in fact!)--but there have been no issues since. There may not be any of the same issues with this 2012 build, though the guitar tuners look original (same as mine), but I can't tell about the bass tuners. Nice piece of mahogany for the back.
Overall, from what I see, it looks like a good deal for somebody to explore this unique guitar-type-multi-string thing!

*I have no affiliation with the seller.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:31 AM
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As I play 90% of the time in DADGAD, that's where mine stays...
Nice to see a fellow DADGAD HG player (though calling myself a HG player is not yet entirely accurate!)! I wonder if there are more of "us" out there?

I keep my Timberline T30HGc in DADGAD with subs tuned to "modified Bennett" tuning, that is GABCE (instead of D) G. I installed sharping levers to the subs so I have access to half-step changes in the basses at the flick of a switch. With all of the levers down my bass tuning is actually GABbCEF# but I generally keep the Bb and F# levers up to B and G. I need the levers because I use partial capos that frequently alter keys/modes, eg. a capo on the 4 high strings at the 3rd fret yields an open string tuning of DAFBbCF so being able to get Bb, C and F basses needs to be possible.

I've had the Timberline for just over a year now and have had no problems with it (and it was relatively easy, if a bit anxiety-inducing, to install the sharping levers).

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Old 10-18-2020, 04:15 PM
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Hey Phil!
I too use the Bennett tuning on the subs (but don't have sharping levers), and often capo at the 2nd--but hadn't thought of changing the D to an E. I really need to experiment more with the subs
We're in the same sub category (see what I did there ), but I have gone back to my 6 strings lately and the HG isn't getting enough attention.
I think guru Stephen Bennett uses DADGAD also but haven't looked or listened to him in a while.
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