A Special One

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  1. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I saw a thread celebrating a long owned guitar (as opposed to an NGD), and I thought why not! These guitars deserve to be celebrated as often as possible!

    Here’s one I’d like to honor. 1957/2008 Limited McCarty in cranberry, issued in umm 2008. First off the quilt and stain is beautiful, like marble!

    But the thing that makes this guitar punch way above its weight class is it’s tone. I don’t know if it’s that particular batch of “Peruvian Mahogany” necks, but this thing sounds so woody and vintage, and I mean even unplugged! An 85 carat vivid flawless pink diamond was unearthed the day this beauty was built:
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    #1 Tonart, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:09 AM
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  2. jxe

    jxe New Member

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    lampshades original?
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Freakin' cool. The top is mesmerizing...
     
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  4. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    That is a gem
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I want a glass of wine now.
     
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  6. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Yup all original..
     
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  7. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    wow...that top... Purple, anyone??? Yo, Rob...???!!!
     
  8. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    JustRob Just a member

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    Yup. That was one of the pics I found on the net and saved as inspiration for my guitar.

    Beauty!
     
  10. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Simply brilliant.
     
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  11. gush

    gush New Member

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    Very nice!
     
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  12. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    The one in your avatar? Man, few guitars come close to that for beauty!
     
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  13. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Heck ya!

    I might have a few older treasures I could share.
     
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  14. Andrew Paul

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    With some baked ziti!
     
  15. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    Stunning top!! Gorgeous color!
     
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  16. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    You should!
     
  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Beautiful. I had something that year with a Peruvian mahogany neck, too, and thought it sounded spectacular.
     
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  18. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Very nice! I saw a SC in Blueberry from this run I nearly grabbed last year.

    I think there is some mojo with the dark Peruvian hog necks. My Dc594 (avatar pic) has it and there is something seriously magical about that guitar. Madagascar RW board. My McManus Acoustic also has that wood for the neck.
     
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  19. bodia

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

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    Yeah! Dig! I've got something from 2008 that I consider special as well. Must have been a good year!
     
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  20. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Those guitars are awesome. I've come really close to buying a number of them. Congrats and thanks for sharing.
     
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