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At last....it's here! And it's really something special...
March 30, 2011
We're no strangers to custom orders - almost every guitar we build is custom in one way or another.
However, some instruments go pretty far beyond a typical 'custom'.
After the sneak peek in our last Newsletter and the pre-finish teaser in our last "What's New" post, we're thrilled to now present the finished, assembled, and totally incredible (we think) Doubleneck Acoustic!
The upper neck is a standard-tuned 6-string, and the lower neck is a D-tuned Gryphon.
Ebony fingerboards and bridges perfectly complement the simple black binding and trim, and a natural finish over the mahogany and spruce body gives this piece a beautiful, clean, and modern look.
A side soundport directs some sound right at the player, for a really immediate and intimate connection between instrument and musician. It also gives a nice view of all the bracing and interior structure of the guitar.
The open headpieces with ultralight Gotoh "Stealth" tuners look beautiful and minimize weight, allowing this lovely instrument to balance quite well, whether sitting or standing.
The tone of this guitar is vibrant and complex - very 'vocal' and responsive midrange, and a big, open bass response.
Our happy customer, Bruce Lukoskie, came up to the shop to pick up his new guitar, and was kind enough to record this little video while he was getting to know it - the huge range of textures, tones, and possibilities make this piece incredibly intruguing.
Pieces like this one are incredibly satisfying to build - the challenges of designing, fixturing, and crafting such a unique guitar make us think in new and different ways, and open up possibilities and concepts we might not have considered otherwise. Invariably, details & techniques from these super-custom pieces tend to find their way back into our standard models.
Who knows what we'll do next? Check back soon...
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