Paragon Redwood for the MGS

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I adore Redwood. nice dark almost haunting taptone. I have used it in many acoustics. I also love the wide curl you get with Curly Redwood. The only thing I dont like is that it will dent if you breath wrong on it:)

as always Wounderful work:applause::applause:

You aren't kidding. I think I had 3 or 4 dents I needed to steam out of the 9-string because of all the extra handling and custom work I had with that one. This one thankfully there were none. :fingersx: Redwood is hands down my favorite top wood ever!!!:thumb:
 

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I really want one of these!
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Ok everyone, the pics as well as the guitars are finally done. I have 5 guitars total I am bringing to the Montreal Guitar Show. This post is just the Paragon Red. The rest to follow. Enjoy. :thumb:

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I had an amazing time at the show and even had the chance to meet a few MLPers. renthepen started a pic thread and has a glowing review of the Blue Paragon here http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/147586-montreal-guitar-show-pics-inside.html, its a few posts down.

All of the guitars from the show are available for purchase direct from me for a limited time at the MGS pricing before they go off to dealers. Check this thread for more info. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/vendor-classifieds/147834-extended-montreal-guitar-show-pricing-dgn-custom-guitars-show.html#post2827073

Here is a pic of my table from the show.

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renthepen started a pic thread and has a glowing review of the Blue Paragon here http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/147586-montreal-guitar-show-pics-inside.html[/URL]

Hey Dan!

In my quick review, I totally forgot to talk about the double cut, which is the other guitar I tried in the amp booth.

Remember that on that day, I tried many...many guitars. When I took the double cut in my hands, I found it a bit heavy. I love heavy guitars, but its an information that I think I'd like to know if I was a MLP lurker reading a review ;)

I took a closer look at the instrument. I remember thinking that you have some of the nicest looking grain pattern on your mahogany backs, and you stain them with a very unique color. They also have a neck joint made in a way that truly helps playing the higher part of the fretboard.

The double cut, like the other guitars on that table, had a very nice flame top and you sold me the idea of giving her a spin by telling me it was similar to a 59 gibby. I went to the amp room and plugged the monster.

I remember thinking that she was "alive", like if she was breathing. I fooled around with the tone knobs, and you told me later what kind of caps you've been using and now that I think about it I kinda recognize them since I got the same ones on 2 of my own guitars. I had some fun until I switched to the neck pickup. I don't know what happened... but I felt something! I really enjoyed that pickup, with the volume knob at about 4 and the tone knob at about 6... the guitar went from a very well crafted instrument to a tone monster, all this with the simple flick of a switch.

But to be honest, it's when I played with the blue paragon with the p90s that I fell in love. I would simply move my left hand, caressing the strings, and I would "feel" the guitar like if we were in symbiosis. My reflex is to think that the pickups were magic, but actually it could be something else ;)

I hope this will give other readers an idea of how your guitars sound - they really are instruments meant to be played with. I really hope to see you again next year and I am curious about what new models you will bring with you!
 

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Hey Dan!

In my quick review, I totally forgot to talk about the double cut, which is the other guitar I tried in the amp booth.

Remember that on that day, I tried many...many guitars. When I took the double cut in my hands, I found it a bit heavy. I love heavy guitars, but its an information that I think I'd like to know if I was a MLP lurker reading a review ;)

I took a closer look at the instrument. I remember thinking that you have some of the nicest looking grain pattern on your mahogany backs, and you stain them with a very unique color. They also have a neck joint made in a way that truly helps playing the higher part of the fretboard.

The double cut, like the other guitars on that table, had a very nice flame top and you sold me the idea of giving her a spin by telling me it was similar to a 59 gibby. I went to the amp room and plugged the monster.

I remember thinking that she was "alive", like if she was breathing. I fooled around with the tone knobs, and you told me later what kind of caps you've been using and now that I think about it I kinda recognize them since I got the same ones on 2 of my own guitars. I had some fun until I switched to the neck pickup. I don't know what happened... but I felt something! I really enjoyed that pickup, with the volume knob at about 4 and the tone knob at about 6... the guitar went from a very well crafted instrument to a tone monster, all this with the simple flick of a switch.

But to be honest, it's when I played with the blue paragon with the p90s that I fell in love. I would simply move my left hand, caressing the strings, and I would "feel" the guitar like if we were in symbiosis. My reflex is to think that the pickups were magic, but actually it could be something else ;)

I hope this will give other readers an idea of how your guitars sound - they really are instruments meant to be played with. I really hope to see you again next year and I am curious about what new models you will bring with you!

Thanks for this post. I am really glad that you like my guitars so much. The Blue one sold yesterday and I was kind of sad to see it go. :sadwave: I really think that was my favorite of the whole run. I like them all really but that one had that "something special" and I think you know what I mean. :cool:
 

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DGNrepair,

A most excellent looking guitar.
Is the redwood flat on the underside and only the top carved?
I recieved an order for a Ian Anderson/Gustavson style you know LP Tele hybrid with single F-Hole and such.
We are planning an african mahogany chambered core with either Claro, but that redwood may be a nice replacement if I cant source claro, well I did but I don't have 1500 to invest yet... nice work there. I was invited to the Montreal show last year but I fealt I wasn't quite ready, since i didnt have any guitars done for spec just orders.

Bill
 

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I'm looking pretty close at those GraphTech bridges, is this the first that you have tried them? What do you think of them?
 

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DGN, is that the natural look of the redwood, or did you do any grain enhancement/dying? (if you don't mind me asking)
 

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