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New Guitar

Postby modernist » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:56 am

You may remember when I advised on here to seek the services of a Luthier to fix my buzzing guitar neck. Well things have moved on and not only was I amazed how many there are out there but I have been incredibly impressed at the quality of work. Having got my problems fixed I have decided to treat myself to my "ideal" guitar to celebrate my impending, but not yet achieved, retirement.

I went through the decision process last week. Honduras Rosewood back, AAA Spruce soundboard, ebony fingerboard and bridge, silver leaf fingerboard inlays etc. Problem is there is a two year wait until it is ready.

http://www.keefeguitars.co.uk/index.php

This guy is good. I've gone for a DR model as the size suits me. The soundboard is only 2.65mm thick and you can hear the result in the clips - stunning clarity.
Cheers

Brian


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Re: New Guitar

Postby Mr Ed » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:01 am

I thought you were going to say you were making it :(

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Re: New Guitar

Postby modernist » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:44 am

Mr Ed wrote:I thought you were going to say you were making it :(


It doesn't appeal to me a a project but you need a few years tuition first. Every part of it has a lot of history behind how it is done. Keeping the 2.6mm softwood top in shape and ringing with 6 steel strings pulling at it is clever stuff.
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Re: New Guitar

Postby jonnyd » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:07 pm

Best get the guy to make it even with the 2 year wait it will be done before Brian would get round to it :lol:

They look nice guitars

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Re: New Guitar

Postby modernist » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:54 pm

jonnyd wrote:Best get the guy to make it even with the 2 year wait it will be done before Brian would get round to it :lol:

They look nice guitars

Cheers

Jon


Yeah but just wait till I get rid of the day job, watch out Mailee :lol:
Cheers

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