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Showing posts with label Dream Guitars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dream Guitars. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Novax Natural Figured Maple 6-string

These guitars feature stunningly beautiful woods, at times distressed by insects, fungi, and mineral spalting. The organic shape of each instrument is a blend of the shape suggested by the particular piece of wood, inclusion of the natural “raw edge” where practical, and ergonomic considerations. Woods that are both structurally sound and stable are hand carved into three-dimensional musical sculptures; woods that are not structurally sound are laminated to woods that are structurally sound, yielding a more traditional aesthetic. Electronic and pickup offerings will vary, with an eye toward minimizing the visual impact of these non-organic components while retaining versatility. Neck woods are typically vertical grain mahogany or eastern maple, with ebony fretboards; some will have custom inlay. Neck details include fretboard binding to match the body wood and a headstock overlay to match the body wood. Finishes are natural oil to enhance grain depth and detail; they are long-wearing and renewable. The featured woods will often be locally harvested Western maple, Circassian and English walnut, and Oregon myrtle, which are fully air-dried and resawn at our shop. Exact specifications for each instrument will be included with photos.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Tech Talk - Greenfield Guitars - G1

The G1 is an extremely versatile, grand concert size guitar that sits comfortably in your lap (it is slightly larger than an OM). It has a very focused yet open sound with a tight responsive bass, transparent mids and thick, clear, ringing highs. The G1 is quick to respond to even the lightest touch and it lends itself well to many different styles of music. It is evenly balanced from string to string and everywhere on the fretboard; including the upper register, above the body joint. The G1 has the ability to reproduce complex chords with piano-like clarity, while articulating each note in fingerstyle patterns. While primarily a fingerstyle guitar, it is also superb for light strumming, acoustic jazz and even classical repertoire.

Scale length: 25.4"
Body length: 19 1/2"
Body width - Lower bout: 15 3/8"
Body width - Upper bout: 11 1/2"
Body depth at lower bout: 4 3/8"
Overall length: 40"

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tech Talk - Collings Guitars, DS-3

This is the original 12-fret dreadnought shape, first designed as an oversized Hawaiian guitar almost a century ago. We've retained the shape and wide neck with slotted headstock from that bygone era, but our DS models are thoroughly modern guitars with a unique sound all their own. The longer body, with the bridge closer to the center of the lower bout, delivers an open, airy tone with smoothness and warmth not typically found in modern, 14-fret dreadnoughts. Whether flatpicked or played fingerstyle, these guitars have lots of headroom and the wide dynamic range invites everything from mellow accompaniment to biting leads.

Features Include:

Select Sitka spruce
East Indian rosewood back and sides
Grained ivoroid binding
Black/white wood strip purfling
Multi-color mosaic back strip
Select abalone rosette
Pre-war scalloped bracing
Tortoise-style pickguard
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Mahogany neck
Bound fingerboard and double bound peghead
Slotted peghead with Rosewood overlay
Inlaid Collings Logo
Ebony fingerboard and belly bridge
No fingerboard inlays
Fully adjustable truss rod
Bone nut and drop-in saddle
Ebony bridge pins and end pin
Gold Waverly slot-head tuners
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Composite Acoustics - Vintage Performer D

Composite Acoustics: Almost everything has changed to take advantage of new technology except the acoustic guitar, which still uses 1930s designs and 1800s technology. CA was born of a belief that technology can deliver acoustic guitar players everything they love in their wooden acoustic, without the hassle of caring for... Read more about Composite Acoustics
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