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Old 08-31-2019, 10:51 AM
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Great, thank you! If I understand it right, the Señorita is a Bacon and Day model, whereas the Jumbo and the Euphonon are built in the Larson Brothers' style, that is, all three are definitely not in the Gibson or Martin camp. Interesting...
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Old 08-31-2019, 12:40 PM
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Great, thank you! If I understand it right, the Señorita is a Bacon and Day model, whereas the Jumbo and the Euphonon are built in the Larson Brothers' style, that is, all three are definitely not in the Gibson or Martin camp. Interesting...
That is correct. Right off I can say the Jumbo (Prairie State Larson Brothers style) has a “snap” to the tone (tone is not easy for me to describe...apologies) to my ears. Very articulate, especially considering it has Rosewood B/S which can sound a bit muddy to me at times. It has a Sitka top (not Adirondack). It is 4 3/8” at the end pin as compared to a 5” depth of my ‘74 D-28. Maybe the laminated bracing (Larson Brothers innovation) also has something to do with what I’m hearing?
More to come next week!
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:12 PM
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I don't read the forum every day but I remember when you ordered your Halcyon. Is it still in the game now that you have the New Era guitars?
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:21 PM
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I don't read the forum every day but I remember when you ordered your Halcyon. Is it still in the game now that you have the New Era guitars?
I still have the Halcyon and like it a lot. I may end up moving it because of these recent purchases (and my car just broke down on the way to an out of town gig about four hours ago 🤷*♂️), but it will not be an easy decision. Halcyons are incredible values as well!
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:12 PM
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“Hello, my name is Patrick and I’m a Crooked Staraholic”. From left to right: Euphonon, Senorita, and Prairie State Jumbo.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:28 PM
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Oh that burstttttttt

When do we get to hear?
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:36 PM
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Oh that burstttttttt

When do we get to hear?
I wish I had some good recording gear. ☹️
A PSA to Sal and others:
The 12 Fret Crooked Star Senorita is for sale on eBay.
There are three CS Senoritas, one of which a 12 Fretter.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tony-Klasse...-/192594164841

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Old 09-04-2019, 05:21 PM
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So I have accounted for two more CS Guitars.
Ledgerock is correct that Kris Truelson, from Bill and the Belles owns this 0-18 (confirmed by Tony):

Well I can't believe it, but the next one to be listed is owned by me. This CS 17" Prairie State Style Jumbo came up for sale on reverb and I bought it:



I feel blessed to own 2 out of the 14 built so far (Senorita and Prairie State).

So here is the registry as of today:

Senorita (14 Fret)-bayoubengal
Prairie State Jumbo-bayoubengal
0-18-Ledgerock
0-18-Kris Truelson

Four listed and 10 to go.
I talked to Kris right after he got his (he's a local guy) and he was absolutely floored with the guitar. I think he pretty much retired his old Martin from the road after getting it. After Kris told me about them I spent quite a while drooling over the website. They are really good guitars.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:26 PM
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I talked to Kris right after he got his (he's a local guy) and he was absolutely floored with the guitar. I think he pretty much retired his old Martin from the road after getting it. After Kris told me about them I spent quite a while drooling over the website. They are really good guitars.
Just an FYI.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tony-Klasse..._UE6h1ShEs1tbg
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:29 PM
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“Hello, my name is Patrick and I’m a Crooked Staraholic”. From left to right: Euphonon, Senorita, and Prairie State Jumbo.
I'm a jumbo fan (see below) - this picture above just made my day.
Fantastic.

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Old 09-04-2019, 05:35 PM
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That was not very nice!! LOL I'm not in the market right now but I do know these are great guitars.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:49 PM
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..I guess it's me; haven't heard of New Era, Crooked Star or Tony Klassen. Is there a link to discussion about them? Very cool guitars.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:02 PM
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His company ARK/New Era has been building these great guitars inspired by the Larson Bros guitars and other alternative builders from the early 20th century. They are fantastic and very unique. You could be the only one at a jam not playing a Martin or Gibson.
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Curious about a CS 00 size, just up from the 0-18 pictured, sucha thing?
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:28 PM
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Curious about a CS 00 size, just up from the 0-18 pictured, sucha thing?
Not as of yet, but Tony told me he will probably build five CS Guitars in 2020 starting this Winter. You could write him. His email address is on the Ark New Era website. He’s usually pretty good about responding.
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