[Forum Luthier content] Something wicked comes this way...

Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by Kølabrennern, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. PINKBITS

    PINKBITS Senior Member

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    None what so ever and I'd dare say that whomever is would charge a rediculous amount of money for the service.

    Some of the guys hear make their replica's for a very fair price indeed.

    Beautiful work too.
     
  2. Kølabrennern

    Kølabrennern Senior Member

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    As far as I know, the mahogany used in my guitar is actually grown in South America (Honduran mahogany, if you want to get controversial) and is probably quite different than the woods they use in Edwards guitars, even if it belongs to the same species. But yes, light and resonant indeed! Just thought it sounded a little unfair to compare a "budget" guitar (although I own an Edwards myself and love it) to one with hand selected premium tonewoods. :)
     
  3. -=[Shifty]=-

    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Well, to be fair....I took SA mahogany to mean "South African" mahogany too, which is what Edwards (and many other MIJ guitars) are made of. ;)
     
  4. Kølabrennern

    Kølabrennern Senior Member

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    That makes sense, now I'm pretty sure I it mixed up. If SA mahogany refers to South African, then that's probably what the guitar is made out of, but as long as it sounds good it doesn't really matter. :thumb:

    Edit: Went through my old PMs from Scott:
     
  5. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Yeah that last quote sounds like the nice light South African variety...sweet! I thought you had meant South African and not South American :p
     
  6. Kølabrennern

    Kølabrennern Senior Member

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    I probably did and now stand corrected!

    Oh and I forgot to mention that all glue joints are done with hot hide glue :thumb:
     
  7. Kølabrennern

    Kølabrennern Senior Member

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    Waiting frantically for the doorbell to ring! If it arrives in one piece, the myth about Friday 13th is busted forever.
     
  8. maegnus

    maegnus Junior Member

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    I'm guessing you're as excited as a child waiting for christmas presents :thumb:

    I know I would be.
     
  9. Kølabrennern

    Kølabrennern Senior Member

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    Honestly I can't remember ever being this excited for Christmas:laugh2:

    Are you on the vintagegitar.no forum as well, btw?
     
  10. L60N

    L60N Senior Member

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    Wow, shes a beaut!

    I remebember looking at an Ex-nihilo build thread and thinking, this guys is a perfectionist! Amazing attention to detail and im sure you will be thrilled with it. Happy NGD Kola! :D
     
  11. Kølabrennern

    Kølabrennern Senior Member

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    ...hence why I commissioned him to do the build for me :thumb:

    And oh joy, all my Faber hardware arrived in the mail today, too!
     
  12. maegnus

    maegnus Junior Member

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    I pop in from time to time

    Pics as soon as you've played it, looked at it and played it some more! :thumb:
     
  13. Electric Bison

    Electric Bison Senior Member

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    ((To get Honduras Mahogany today is like drilling an oil rig at sea, no guitar is worth the massacres of South-American Forests [for north-american profit]))
    This message was brought to you by Greenpiss:cool2:

    Great looking guitars btw...
     
  14. tonebone

    tonebone Senior Member

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    There are those logs they're pulling off the bottom of rivers down there. Sorta NOS like.
     
  15. Exluthier

    Exluthier Senior Member

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    Beautiful guitar, can't wait for the full write up on it.
     
  16. HRC

    HRC Senior Member

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    Beautiful guitar...:D
     
  17. jonesy77777

    jonesy77777 Senior Member

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    First off Kola, beautiful guitar, you should be very proud, and great job Ex. I really like the top and finish. But just to comment on Pinkbits. you don't mind that someone copies Gibson's design exactly and then puts THEIR name on it??? That is far worse than copying Gibson's designa and at least crediting Gibson for the design. Don't you think? I guess it's a question of what you feel more comfortable with... Plagiarism or Copyright infringement. Sounds pretty similar doesn't it:)

    Enough of that though. The guitar is great, can't wait to hear a tone report and see the JP guts in this thing. :thumb:
     
  18. Electric Bison

    Electric Bison Senior Member

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    Plagiarism is calling someone's intellectual work your own. Copyright/Trademark Infringement is utilizing one's property without the owner's consent. To put a Gibson Logo is a trademark infringement. But then again, if you have a custom built instrument by a great Luthier, it would actually diminish your instrument to pretend it's a factory build.
    Every times something is made/build, it is inspired by an existing pattern(exept perhaps the infamous beer-holding hat :hmm:). When a Luthier builds a guitar inspired by Gibson or Fender, odds are this instrument will be of much higher quality than the ones built by those manufacturers. Simplifying your logic, all cars manufactured should be called Benz. For argument sake, let's say the '59 is the perfect Les Paul. My "humble" opinion is let's copy it and even improve it instead of worshiping religiously a few pieces that only few dozen people in the world can have. The historical/collection value remains but for a musician only the quality should matter. Blame Canada.

    Again... Cool guitars:thumb:

    This post is copyright©2010blablaland
     
  19. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Yeah like the Fujigen Timeless Timber line = killer guitars and NOS 200 year old cold water preserved wood.
     
  20. L60N

    L60N Senior Member

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    I think Lester would approve. :thumb:
     

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