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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2010, 06:18:47 AM »

Here are more detailed shots showing the clearance of the flying buttresses over the bracing, and some "leg" on the scalloping of the bracing itself.
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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2010, 07:50:12 PM »

You're right Zohn. That does look strange.
I was saying that the fretboard can be totally eliminated from the top, thus allowing more free soundboard surface. Like the McPherson guitars, but having no fretboard above the top. It takes a bit more beefing up of the neck joint.

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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2010, 03:26:48 AM »

Well, that is the most GAS inspiring guitar I've seen in a while - I am particularly glad that I am not planning a trip to South Africa anytime soon. But if you build yourself a new one, I'll start checking the FedEx rates - 

Got a PM going your way -   Tad
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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2010, 05:04:57 AM »

Well, that is the most GAS inspiring guitar I've seen in a while - I am particularly glad that I am not planning a trip to South Africa anytime soon. But if you build yourself a new one, I'll start checking the FedEx rates -  

Got a PM going your way -   Tad

You're too kind sir...
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You can always come over and collect one yourself - wave at Fedex and come crash at my place in Pretoria...
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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2010, 07:01:56 PM »

Spectacular guitar!!

  I was informed about this commission almost two years ago,and could not be happier for "by far,the nicest fellow I've met on the net,to date".

  "Anyone" lucky enough to know Zohn should be thrilled for the guy 

  Did I say STUNNING guitar?
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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2010, 05:40:18 AM »

Spectacular guitar!!

  I was informed about this commission almost two years ago,and could not be happier for "by far,the nicest fellow I've met on the net,to date".

    Did I say STUNNING guitar?

 ohmy Hey, who - me??  blush

Thanx for the compliment macictwanger.  
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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2010, 08:30:00 AM »

Report-back:

Two months in, and all the fine settings are done - I fitted a new bluegrass set of John Pierce strings yesterday.

Also added a stick-on-see-thru scratch plate (actually more of a film) which does a good job with minimum interference in the look of the bearclaw streak below the sound hole.



The action is a tad high @ 2,38mm (3/32") at the low E with about 3mm saddle protruding, but I'm not touching it to go lower, because the sound and tone is remarkably pleasing to my ear.

There is a slight bow (bulge) of the soundboard in the upper bout area which I believe is the main reason why that area vibrates as freely as it does.



I'm amazed at how well this guitar stays in tune - the tuners and wide neck certainly contribute to that.



The wider nut (1 13/16") works well for me (in addition the strings are only 2mm off the sides of the fretboard for max spacing of the inner 4 strings).




This is a great guitar and I'm truly blessed to own her.
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« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2010, 08:46:53 AM »

Just caught this thread -- wow!   That is one of the most logical designs I've seen.    That area between the neck block and sound hole is normally the weakest part of the guitar, but he managed to make it sturdy without restricting the top.    Very nice.   I want one.   

Congrats!
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« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2010, 06:35:53 PM »

Thanx guitnoob - I can see from your sign you too are a hog-nut like me 
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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2011, 05:15:10 PM »

I've had her for a year now - we're inseparable...
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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2011, 11:54:59 PM »

I just went back and looked at Han's website again. It seems like all really "great" builders start with classicals. Does that remind you of anyone we know?

 
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« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2011, 05:10:02 PM »

Must be something in the air where they live... 
As a matter of fact, Hans got an order for a steel string from the guy who bought my LV-10e - he played it briefly when he came over to fetch the Larrivee some 4 or 5 months ago - how's that for a lasting impression?
 
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« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2012, 12:56:49 AM »

Congrats my friend, finally huh?

Looks sweet, how is it sound?
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« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2012, 07:36:36 AM »

Hey Fongie
Thanks.
It is a very responsive and extremely light built instrument.

Sings in all registers up the neck and a joy to play thanks to the custom specs, fits my hand like a glove.

It is a very special guitar and a keeper - yes I know; that's what I said aboud the SD-50 as well, but it is different.

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« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2012, 05:00:49 AM »

So I've had my Berg OM for 2 years September. The sound board has opened up with a noticeable audible extended dynamic range.
In al this time I had Hans lower the neck by 1,6mm into the body for more anti-clockwise adjustment at the neck joint.
To accomodate that he had to beef up the sound board area underneath, and cut a pocket 2mm deep for the fret board extension to sit in.
I also made a new ivory saddle and fitted a K&K Pure pickup. 
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« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2012, 09:03:58 PM »

So I've had my Berg OM for 2 years September. The sound board has opened up with a noticeable audible extended dynamic range.
In al this time I had Hans lower the neck by 1,6mm into the body for more anti-clockwise adjustment at the neck joint.
To accomodate that he had to beef up the sound board area underneath, and cut a pocket 2mm deep for the fret board extension to sit in.
I also made a new ivory saddle and fitted a K&K Pure pickup. 

Sounds awesome mate. What do you think of the K&K, what pre-amp are you using bud?

I've just installed one in my OM-18V and purchased a Orchid muting DI from the UK. Just awesome!

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« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2012, 05:47:50 AM »

Sounds awesome mate. What do you think of the K&K, what pre-amp are you using bud?

I've just installed one in my OM-18V and purchased a Orchid muting DI from the UK. Just awesome!



Hey Fongie

I find them great. For the Pure (I have 2 guitars with that pick-up) I use my Ultrasound DI-plus - magic combo!!
I also have the Trinity (comprising of a Pure and a mic) fitted in my Eastman. It came with a dual channel belt-clip pre-amp which combines the two channels with a stereo cable - very nice system.

I chose K&K for its simplicity, yet very natural sounding, and the fact that it is the least intrusive system - no more bateries in my guitars.
Mind you I'm still a Baggs fan, but I decided on the K&K route and I'm glad I did.

Cheers mate!  
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« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2012, 08:31:38 PM »

I agree bud, no more batteries inside.

Yes, I am a Baggs fan too, and Fishman.

You take care now mate and enjoy.
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« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2012, 08:49:28 PM »

So a couple months in Zohn, I guess she's a keeper!  That's a sweet little OM.
 
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« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2012, 04:05:05 AM »

I agree bud, no more batteries inside.

Yes, I am a Baggs fan too, and Fishman.

You take care now mate and enjoy.

  Thanx mate, best wishes to you too!  

So a couple months in Zohn, I guess she's a keeper!  That's a sweet little OM.
 

  Hey Jeff (Joseph)!
Nice to hear from you! - how's HT Charlotte doin - you guys still gigging?
Yep I guess she's a keeper - like your Green Mountaind SD hey!  
 

PS - hey when did you get that Eastman E10OM?  +1 those are terrific guits with the shorter scale length, love my E20OM too - congrats!
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