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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by veinbuster, Nov 17, 2021.
I really love this guitar!
This great story just keeps growing, thank you for sharing with us. You are a very fortunate man!
Such a beautiful guitar. They're all beautiful so far, but this Westie is special indeed.
This one has a fun tale, part of which I'll share here.
I was minding my own business one day when the Moss Man teased that he had a surprise coming. I said "Please don't tell me it's a burl hollowbody". It wasn't, but a couple of days later he sent some wood photos, including this.
I thought it had to be the top of a guitar and felt the orientation should be inverted - so the flattish bit you see near the top would be around the bridge, thereby not hiding any of the character of the guitar. Something like this.
The little face became much more prominent.
This put the obvious character of the wood above the bridge pickup.
I was quite excited by the flow of the grain in the top and bottom through the sides - mostly a happy accident, facilitated by the choice of a nice piece of mahogany for the middle.
The back has its own character and could have made an interesting top, but I like where it is.
Ebony and ivory seemed the obvious choice for the fingerboard.
After Leslie and I finished helping with the design, we carried on about our business. That might have included acquiring a hollow body with a piezo and a nice burl guitar.
Regardless, when the guitar was finished, we went to the shop to see how it turned out. Pretty nice. Maybe the prettiest guitar I had seen until then.
But, I had a hollowbody piezo, so that was covered. I had a nice burl, so that aesthetic was covered. I decided to give it a pass.
We took a walk down the street for a beverage and Leslie expressed the belief that having done such a nice job on the design, why should someone else have it.
So...she said "I'm buying it" and she did.
On the way home I mentioned that is was #13. She didn't think that was a good idea, so she held it for ransom until it could have a luckier position in the music room. I got it when I turned 20,000.
While I'm here, a couple of shots of Leslie at work.
do it like this
Paul knows who the customer is
Uh……do any of you guys whose wives buy you guitars have unmarried sisters-in-law? I’m low maintenance other than music………..
Absolutely stunning Peter and a great story with it. Lucky guy
The rest aren’t PRS, so I haven’t decided whether or not to show them here.
Clearly you deserve a pass on this one!
I think you should, too.
Me three! Bring it buddy! We all know each and every one is special, so I for one am watching intently. Can't wait to see them all!
Next is a fake out
Nice art work and all, but it was an empty case. A nice paisley case for the blue guitar above that started life in a black case. It deserved better.
I was OK with that, but the good wife wasn't quite finished yet.
In comes an even bigger box.
I had noted some time earlier that my electric guitars had been significantly upgraded and my 30 year old acoustic might not be able to keep up.
Sitka top. Koa highlights. Laskin armrest (Taylor gave him credit for the idea, which was cool of him).
A better look at the ebony fingerboard.
and rosewood back and sides. A classic combination making for a highly articulate guitar.
It currently lives inside a glass, humidity controlled case in the library.
Yes... you are most forgiven...
That sir is amazing.
Guitars my wife bought me before meeting Leslie = 0
Guitars my wife has bought me after meeting her = 9
Loving this thread!
God this is killing me to not ask....
Is Leslie your wife or your guitar goddess...or both?
@veinbuster ’s wife.
But yeah, I don’t think I’d get any complaints about calling her my guitar goddess.
Next, another acoustic. I had developed a fondness for smaller acoustics, and in particular 12 frets. If 12 frets is enough for a classical (my classical is by far my most played guitar), it seemed like it should be enough for steel strings.
First, the little note it came with
A really pretty guitar.
A closer look at the inlay. Simple, but elegant.
and finish off with a peak at the back.
This is a mellow guitar, but even its softest voice makes each note true.
It lives in a wall case in the library and is most likely to be played while others in the house are still asleep.