The gift of guitar

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  1. bodia

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

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    I really love this guitar!
     
  2. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    This great story just keeps growing, thank you for sharing with us. You are a very fortunate man!
     
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  3. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Such a beautiful guitar. They're all beautiful so far, but this Westie is special indeed.
    Subscribed :cool:
     
  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    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.
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    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.
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    The little face became much more prominent.
    This put the obvious character of the wood above the bridge pickup.
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    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.
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    The back has its own character and could have made an interesting top, but I like where it is.
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    Ebony and ivory seemed the obvious choice for the fingerboard.
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    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.
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    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.
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    While I'm here, a couple of shots of Leslie at work.
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    do it like this
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    Paul knows who the customer is
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  6. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Uh……do any of you guys whose wives buy you guitars have unmarried sisters-in-law? I’m low maintenance other than music………..
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Absolutely stunning Peter and a great story with it. Lucky guy:D
     
  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    The rest aren’t PRS, so I haven’t decided whether or not to show them here.
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Nudge...
     
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  10. DreamTheaterRules

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    Clearly you deserve a pass on this one!
     
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  11. bodia

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

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    You should
     
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  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I think you should, too.
     
  13. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    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!
     
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  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Next is a fake out
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    and rosewood back and sides. A classic combination making for a highly articulate guitar.
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    It currently lives inside a glass, humidity controlled case in the library.
     
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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Yes... you are most forgiven...
    Yes indeed...
    That sir is amazing.
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    Guitars my wife bought me before meeting Leslie = 0

    Guitars my wife has bought me after meeting her = 9

    Coincidence?
     
  17. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Loving this thread!
     
  18. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper Turgid Member

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    God this is killing me to not ask....

    Is Leslie your wife or your guitar goddess...or both?
     
  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    @veinbuster ’s wife.

    But yeah, I don’t think I’d get any complaints about calling her my guitar goddess.
     
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  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    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
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    A really pretty guitar.
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    A closer look at the inlay. Simple, but elegant.
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    and finish off with a peak at the back.
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    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.
     

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