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Old 10-26-2010, 06:20 PM
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Hello,
thanks cpabolting for posting these pics of your beautiful guitars. I have been following this thread hoping to see some finished pictures of your guitar. If you have a chance can you try to post them? I'd love to see what that beautiful wood looks like glossed up.
Thanks again. you're guitars are amazing.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:37 PM
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I am waiting on Jim Olson. He is working 20 hours a day so as soon he sends me more, then they will get immediately posted. My sense is it is not so far away.
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Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:04 PM
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I am waiting on Jim Olson. He is working 20 hours a day so as soon he sends me more, then they will get immediately posted. My sense is it is not so far away.
Jim is too busy with my inlays

Last time I was speaking to him he was already in the spraying booth filling the guitars. I cannot believe how hard this man works. Many of us do, but most of us take a day off on occasion (like a Sunday).
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:07 PM
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Jim is too busy with my inlays

Last time I was speaking to him he was already in the spraying booth filling the guitars. I cannot believe how hard this man works. Many of us do, but most of us take a day off on occasion (like a Sunday).
Can you guess which is mine?

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Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:35 AM
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Well Keith, looks like yours is the one with the logo on the back, yes?

And Karl, yours is the Yin Yang, right?

Beauties all!
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:36 AM
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Well Keith, looks like yours is the one with the logo on the back, yes?

And Karl, yours is the Yin Yang, right?

Beauties all!
Yes... you can tell by the darker wood neck on mine....I think the 4th Olson ever built with a Brz rosewood neck.
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Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:56 AM
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Hmmm, love the look of that maple neck...

Damian
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:05 AM
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+1 on that maple neck!
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:33 PM
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Well Keith, looks like yours is the one with the logo on the back, yes?

And Karl, yours is the Yin Yang, right?

Beauties all!
Right, Hen, what a memory!

I am amazed how Jim executed it. He said it took him almost a day because the thin circle broke a few times when he cut it. I like it that it's invisible (except for me and you all
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Yes... you can tell by the darker wood neck on mine....I think the 4th Olson ever built with a Brz rosewood neck.
Keith,

did you also notice that Jim chose the darkest of all mahoganies for mine? I really like your dark Braz neck, but it was beyond (!) my financial possibilities
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:17 AM
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What an incredible set of pics are in this thread...some of the best I've seen...and, again, Jim shows his amazing talent...we are so fortunate to have so many choices of excellent luthiers available to us...thanks, Keith, for sharing your passion for Olson guitars with us...
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:00 AM
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Keith,

did you also notice that Jim chose the darkest of all mahoganies for mine? I really like your dark Braz neck, but it was beyond (!) my financial possibilities
I knew it was yours. Love the back of your headstock too.... what a great idea to inlay back of the head of headstock!

I love the maple neck too... very cool
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
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Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:01 AM
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What an incredible set of pics are in this thread...some of the best I've seen...and, again, Jim shows his amazing talent...we are so fortunate to have so many choices of excellent luthiers available to us...thanks, Keith, for sharing your passion for Olson guitars with us...
Thanks, yes he is a talent. There are so many great luthiers here... which I had enough money and justification to do more builds.

I do love my Olsons.... and everyone knows that.
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A brand new duet I wrote with my daughter:
https://youtu.be/u0hRB7fYaZU

Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:23 AM
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Keith, I can only echo the thanks for always sharing your love of Olsons. I always look forward to the next pics.

I find it fascinating seeing different luthiers "workflow" and build strategies. Of course this thread has also shown so much of Jim's years of experience and craft in streamlining the build process (as well as the creation of specific tools and jigs) in critical areas to enable him to build fine guitars which are still expertly handcrafted.

Wonderful thread.

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Old 10-29-2010, 02:25 PM
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I see mine three necks down from Keith's. It also has an inlay on the back of the headstock.
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