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 on: Today at 04:10:30 AM 
Started by Barefoot Rob - Last post by jpmist
Yikes! That was fast! Sold in one day, anyone here get it?

And, newly listed is the OO-05 Wildwood custom that is a sister to mine I bought  from Wildwood 6 years ago.

Alpine Spruce, quilted mahogany, 05 level bling.

Mine has opened up nicely, love the tone and resonance

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 on: July 17, 2019, 04:23:40 PM 
Started by Barefoot Rob - Last post by jpmist
Just FYI, that OOV-03 LA Guitars custom is now finally up on Reverb

If you're looking for an extremely rare OOV this is the only one you'll see offered for quite a while

Nice guitar, dealer doesn't say if it's a short scale, but I like everything else about it.

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 on: July 17, 2019, 03:17:40 PM 
Started by Mikeymac - Last post by Mikeymac
Not quite able/ready to retire yet (I'm 61 1/2), but I'm trying to downsize and simplify, just to help me focus more on the guitars I really enjoy. (Predominantly my Larrivees and Martins).

Accepted another offer on my Ovation L717 early this morning - hoping to get paid so I can ship it out today. It really does feel good to "lighten the load" - especially of instruments I'm not playing anymore.

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 on: July 17, 2019, 07:28:03 AM 
Started by Barefoot Rob - Last post by ST
Good news Rob!

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 on: July 17, 2019, 04:00:31 AM 
Started by noyage - Last post by B0WIE
I wondered how it would sound also and I recalled a web site of guitar tone wood hardnesses.

Sitka spruce is 510 on the Janka hardness scale, while generic Rosewood weights in at 1450 - 3 times harder so I imagine it would take more energy to get the top vibrating as much as a spruce top and it would be a pretty bright tone. I'm also guessing the designer would have the option to make the top wood thinner and brace it lighter to get some volume out of it.

For comparison Tropical American Mahogany is 845, Koa is 1100, African Mahogany 1350.

"Janka hardness measurements reflect the number of pounds pressure it takes to press a .444" diameter steel ball, to it's maximum diameter, into a vertical sawn section of wood." http://tonewood.com/luthier-resources/janka-hardness-scale-guitar-wood.html

Maybe what Taylor writes about mahogany tops might apply to a rosewood top given they're similar in hardness:

Harder, denser woods like mahogany and koa that are used on the back and sides of a guitar are sometimes used as tops. Their stiffness initially translates into a bright tone and tends to need more play-in time to open up, but the more a mahogany-top guitar is played, the more it develops overtones that contribute to a fuller, richer sound. A mahogany-top guitar might appeal to rootsy players who like a little extra punchiness in their tone.

However it sounds, it's drop dead gorgeous.  Pure speculation of course, I'm certainly no luthier . . . .


I bet you're right about it taking more energy to get the top moving. Likely less responsive than a spruce top but I'll bet it sustains well when it gets going.
I don't know why Taylor would say hog top guitars are brighter though. They tend to be stronger in the midrange with less brilliance in the top end.
Some woods resonate differently in various parts of the spectrum and EIR isn't known for a strong top end so I imagine this would be a warmer sounding instrument.
Thing is, they can plane it down and brace it in a number of ways to change the tone so we really don't know how this particular one will sound. Fun to take a guess though. I really wonder what they were shooting for with this one. Hopefully we'll get a video from the person brave enough to buy it.  bigrin

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 on: July 17, 2019, 02:58:25 AM 
Started by Mikeymac - Last post by bobsnuscruz
11 guitars, 9 makers:
Unknown maker, classical guitar made in Rome, 1969  
Unknown maker, 0-40 style 
Seagull, dread, before model numbers, 1982
Martin, nylon backpacker  
Conde Hermanos (3) bowdown
Hashimoto, 1963
Larrivee
Blueridge
Northwood

Retirement and travel on the horizon, so I'm due for a major overhaul this year and will be releasing 7 guitars from 5 of these makers back into the stream.


 

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 on: July 17, 2019, 02:42:34 AM 
Started by obe-wan - Last post by bobsnuscruz
I have something to write, but no keyboard.

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 on: July 17, 2019, 12:02:05 AM 
Started by noyage - Last post by Queequeg
Beautiful guitar.
Let’s road trip this thang; shall we?





 

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 on: July 16, 2019, 08:54:57 PM 
Started by noyage - Last post by jpmist
I wondered how it would sound also and I recalled a web site of guitar tone wood hardnesses.

Sitka spruce is 510 on the Janka hardness scale, while generic Rosewood weights in at 1450 - 3 times harder so I imagine it would take more energy to get the top vibrating as much as a spruce top and it would be a pretty bright tone. I'm also guessing the designer would have the option to make the top wood thinner and brace it lighter to get some volume out of it.

For comparison Tropical American Mahogany is 845, Koa is 1100, African Mahogany 1350.

"Janka hardness measurements reflect the number of pounds pressure it takes to press a .444" diameter steel ball, to it's maximum diameter, into a vertical sawn section of wood." http://tonewood.com/luthier-resources/janka-hardness-scale-guitar-wood.html

Maybe what Taylor writes about mahogany tops might apply to a rosewood top given they're similar in hardness:

Harder, denser woods like mahogany and koa that are used on the back and sides of a guitar are sometimes used as tops. Their stiffness initially translates into a bright tone and tends to need more play-in time to open up, but the more a mahogany-top guitar is played, the more it develops overtones that contribute to a fuller, richer sound. A mahogany-top guitar might appeal to rootsy players who like a little extra punchiness in their tone.

However it sounds, it's drop dead gorgeous.  Pure speculation of course, I'm certainly no luthier . . . .

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 on: July 16, 2019, 07:27:54 PM 
Started by noyage - Last post by ducktrapper
It's kind of beautiful, isn't it? Wonder what it sounds like and why it's not done too often.    nice guitar

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