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Old 10-19-2012, 03:47 PM
Kent Chasson Kent Chasson is offline
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Default New Chasson Parlor for Mandolin Brothers

This one will arrive at Mandolin Brothers next week.

Parlor Body (13.5" lower bout)
Redwood Top (from my stash of 50 year old wood)
Ziricote Back/Sides
24" Scale Length
1-3/4" Nut
2-1/4" Spacing at Saddle
Ebony Bridge, Fingerboard, Headplate and Binding
Amboyna Burl Rosette
Adjustable Neck
TKL Case
Retail price of $5,700

I'm really liking the 24" scale on this body size. It's comfortable, low tension, and it makes long stretches easier. On bigger bodies, you lose a little power and crispness with a scale this short but it drives this small top quite well.

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Lovely -- tasteful and elegant.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:36 PM
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Perfect size, scale and workmanship, Kent!
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:07 AM
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That's a beauty. Well done. Wish I could visit Stan at Mando Bros. to have a go with this one.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:59 AM
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Thanks all. Stringspan, hope you get the chance. Sounds like you already know that a trip to MB is always a good time.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:58 AM
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So pretty! Nicely done! How does she sound?
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Wonderful work! I love Ziricote, you did an excellent Job!
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:59 PM
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So pretty! Nicely done! How does she sound?
Well, I'm not the best of players and I know next to nothing about recording so if you'll forgive the weaknesses of both, I think this will still give you an idea.

I made the box a bit deeper than previous ones and I think it paid off. The difficulty with small guitars is getting a robust bottom end with some whump (excuse the technical jargon). I think the added depth helped the whump factor without sacrificing clarity.

I also think I got a good balance of fundamental, sustain, and overtones. Overtones are a defining feature of redwood but they can get out of hand. This one sounds decidedly redwood but the fundamental hangs around in all registers. I like it.
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Beautiful work; beautiful woods.
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