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Old 01-12-2016, 06:55 PM
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Default Build Thread: ARK Senorita S6-12

Hello,

excited to finally be off of the wait list for a build by Tony Klassen aka ARK New Era. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Tony, he lives in Indiana and builds amazing versions of some old guitars. The S6 is based on a Bacon & Day model (most famously played by John Fahey) and the "12" designates that this will be a 12-fret guitar.

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Adirondack top
Honduran Mahogany back and sides
Full body late 30's sunburst
Pearl block fingerboard inlay
Short Scale
Soft V neck









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Old 01-12-2016, 07:43 PM
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Very cool! Keep us posted with copious pics!
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:34 AM
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Wow, you are going to love that guitar. Last year I took delivery of one of his Larsen models and I couldn't be happier. Tony is a real pro unfortunately his waiting list has gone from 2 years to 4 1/2 years. keep us posted
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Thanks for posting. I will be watching this thread closely! I love Tony's guitars.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:53 PM
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A few more - Tony's really cookin'!









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It's nice to see some of the more obscure guitar styles gaining in popularity.
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Awesome!

Tony is a great builder who stands behind his guitars and is easy to work with as well.

Can't wait for the sound clips!
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Circa OOO-12 (European Spruce/Mun Ebony)

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Old 01-29-2016, 11:27 PM
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This is coming along beautifully, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:33 PM
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Applying the sunburst.



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That looks great. It already looks like a vintage guitar. Can't wait to hear you play it!
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Very cool! Here is a video of Joe Henry playing his Senorita S6-12 with Mahogany B/S. Congratulations!
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Sprayed and sealed...


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The looks awesome! Would love to own an ARK guitar.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:23 PM
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Frets and tuners are in...

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