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Old 10-04-2014, 10:25 AM
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Default NGD Halcyon #63 Flamed Walnut Sitka AJ

I received Halcyon Flamed Walnut AJ yesterday. I have a few build pictures I will share and I will have better final shots later. The guitar is incredibly well built and sounds fantastic. I love the Gibson J15 and this guitar has met my expectations.
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I had Ed install Black Schaller tuners and I will admit I was a little apprehensive but they are beautiful in person and compliment the ebony board and bridge. . I will get some better photos up later.

Anyone with a halcyon on order I recommend you enjoy the wait. The finished product is well worth it.

Thank you Ed!
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Very cool. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Beautiful. I hear nothing but great stuff about the Halcyon stuff! Enjoy.

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Default NGD Halcyon #63 Flamed Walnut Sitka AJ

Congrats! I love my AJ, and I know you will too!
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CONGRATS! My kind of guitar...just a very nice traditional build with great woods.
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I have enjoyed seeing your guitar come together on facebook. It looks amazing and I'm sure it plays amazingly as well. Congrats.
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Glad to see you finally have it and are enjoying your new addition.
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Congratulations. As you might be aware, three years ago Howard Klepper built a guitar for me that was his interpretation of the Advanced Jumbo design with black walnut back and sides and a Carpathian spruce top. It's an amazing guitar, and I love it. Very clear, very powerful and projective, very balanced from bass to treble.

I've run these photos in other threads, but here are a couple of shots of it:




The point is that black walnut is actually wonderfully suited for this particular body design. Gibson has introduced the J-15, which pairs the walnut back and sides with a maple neck, and now you've got your fine walnut slope dread, too!

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Congrats!!! There are quite a few new Halcyon owners here on the AGF over the past year. Hopefully I'll be able to try one, one day.
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Congratulations. As you might be aware, three years ago Howard Klepper built a guitar for me that was his interpretation of the Advanced Jumbo design with black walnut back and sides and a Carpathian spruce top. It's an amazing guitar, and I love it. Very clear, very powerful and projective, very balanced from bass to treble.

I've run these photos in other threads, but here are a couple of shots of it:




The point is that black walnut is actually wonderfully suited for this particular body design. Gibson has introduced the J-15, which pairs the walnut back and sides with a maple neck, and now you've got your fine walnut slope dread, too!

Good call.


Wade Hampton Miller
Thanks Wade your guitar is beautiful. When Ed offered me the walnut I accepted mostly because his opinion but the J15 had just hit our local mom and pop. One of the things that stood out for me with the J15 was how light it was. When I open the box and took my Halcyon out it was the same feeling. Pretty impressed.
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Glad you like it Gary. Sorry about the delay with the laser boondoggle (and a few other flamed walnut peeps), but we got it sorted now, and we have more flamed walnut from the same stash on the way. It is beautiful stuff!
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