A Pair of Blues

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  1. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump New Member

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    While I haven't consciously pursued blue guitars they seem to have come my way.

    These two have come courtesy of Brett at Eddie's.

    The newest is the WL 594 with the rosewood neck and cocobolo fretboard. The color is River Blue and the back is a dark Tobacco transparent that allows the grain to be seen. This wood combination is resonant and I am amazed at much vibration I can feel in my fretting hand and how long that vibration lasts ... noticeably longer than with the mahogany neck on the other 594 10 top that I have. I never would have thought about cocobolo as a fretboard wood but it pairs nicely with the EIRW neck and offers a nice separation of the treble notes. Very happy with the WL choices!

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    The Santana is a Faded Whale Blue with a black back.

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    I am continually amazed at how Paul's passion is evident in his guitars.
     
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    watelessness New Member

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    Whoa whoa whoa whoa!
     
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  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Those are freaking cool.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's a great pair. I'm on a Santana kick right now. I think they are a well kept secret. Love that one. But, I really love the back on that 594
     
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    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    You killed it dude! Great couple of guits there!!
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Thank you for the shout-out!

    I hate to pick favorites from our WL run... But, that River Blue is just stunning in every way. Seeing them come to life (even getting to catch some mid-production when we did our last run) has been an incredible experience that I feel very fortunate to have been a part of. Also on a side-note, I didn't realize how cool the headstock overlay was on it as well. The orange grain patterns on the side of the headstock really send that over the top for me.

    That one really captures all the things I wanted for these guitars on this run. I'm glad it is in good hands!


    ps. That Santana isn't too shabby either... How long ago did you grab that one from us?
     
  8. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump New Member

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    Beginning of April. And a Sonzera 20 just before that. Hmmm, what to get next?
     
  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That 594 is delish!!!
     
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  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    I accidentally ended up with some blues too.

    I like both of yours, but especially like the Santana.
     
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  11. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump New Member

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    I'm beginning to think that anything that looks like cool water is immediately seductive when it is dry and hot outside.
     
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  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    It is. Blue quilts especially so.
     
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  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'm finding this to be the case as well.
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Let's all buy blue guitars!!!
     
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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'm in. You first though :D
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    I'll see what aristotle wants for his.
     
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  17. Ben Pinkus

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    That top one looks absolutely amazing, and I bet sounds even better! Congrats
     
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