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XKnight
12-05-2007, 07:08 PM
I just bought a Giffin Model T. It should arrive by next week. Ever since I saw the Model T on the Giffin website I've been intrigued by its simplicity and elegance. I was planning on ordering one, but wasn't really looking forward to waiting 6 months. So, when I found this TV Yellow model I decided to jump on it since I've always wanted a TV Yellow guitar with a P-90. :dude

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e308/XKnight/DSC00071.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e308/XKnight/GiffinGuitar.jpg

stan p
12-05-2007, 10:11 PM
awesome. Congradulations! Waiting for the tone report.

carson072
12-06-2007, 12:22 AM
These are my favorite P90/Junior style guitars out there, TV yellow looks sweet as well. Great score!

Pa'ani
12-06-2007, 02:46 AM
Nice Giffin! Congratulations.

edwarddavis
12-06-2007, 04:43 AM
Have fun with it. I am really thinking of getting one myself
very nice

Quarter
12-06-2007, 10:16 AM
Thats sharp, I like it a lot :)

XKnight
12-06-2007, 01:49 PM
Thanks guys! I'll provide a full review once I get it.

Ben Furman
12-06-2007, 03:14 PM
Your new guitar looks really nice!

It's odd, but I saw a photo of a Giffin for the first time just two days ago. I bookmarked the Giffin Guitars website, and now all of a sudden there seem to be photos everywhere.... How did I not notice before?

Anyway, it's quite an elegant body shape - familiar without looking like a clone - and I've always been a fan of simple wraparound bridges.

Lookin' forward to your review!

-Ben

XKnight
12-06-2007, 04:23 PM
I hadn't heard of Roger Giffin until I joined this sight. He certainly has an amazing background and reputation. My expectations are high for this guitar, but I doubt I'll be disappointed.

Macaroni
12-06-2007, 07:11 PM
Here's a custom Macro Roger made for me - I got it this Feb. It's the first one he made with a Skyway vibrato. Phenomenal craftsmanship.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/Macaroni108/Front.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/Macaroni108/body1.jpg

Jason_86_951
12-08-2007, 06:36 PM
Your going to love it!
Roger makes exceptional guitars. I'm really surprised his stuff hasn't been more talked about.

Here's mine:
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/38/img3991ta5.jpg

matte
12-08-2007, 06:48 PM
roger is brilliant. i had a couple of 7 strings that he built for gibson's now defunkt west coast custom shop(a selmer style chet atkins and a 36 fret 7 string split explorer).

edwarddavis
12-09-2007, 06:10 AM
I gotta get one of his guitars .

trisonic
12-09-2007, 06:59 AM
He had a workshop down by the Thames in West London in the seventies. Been around a bit! Knows the right stuff.

Best, Pete.

Ben Furman
12-09-2007, 03:47 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/Macaroni108/body1.jpg

Nice touch with the tortoise pickup covers! Curious... what sort of pickups are they?

-Ben

Macaroni
12-09-2007, 03:53 PM
They are Harmonic Design Z90s - big fat single coils.

I've got them for sale in the Emporium. :D

stan p
12-10-2007, 08:23 AM
... and I am planing to place an order for Giffn Standard 7

XKnight
12-12-2007, 07:54 PM
The Model T arrived today. I had a chance to play it for about an hour. First off, the guitar just feels right in my hands. The 50s style Gibson neck is definitely my style and the quality of workmanship is excellent all around. The Kent Armstrong P-90 has a lot of bite and growl to it. I like the fact that this guitar only has a volume and tone knob. Simple is good when the final product is so well made. Kudos to Roger Giffin!!

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e308/XKnight/DSC00077.jpg

emjee
12-13-2007, 01:10 AM
Jason 86-

That is one of the most beautifully modest guitars I have ever seen. I can definitely see Gene Baker's style within Giffin's. The elongated, somewhat exaggerated horns are not really my thing, but its a beautiful axe all the same.

X Night-

Beautiful guitar! The color looks a shade lighter than Campbell's tomato soup very cool! One question though: what is that knotch looking piece of metal between the G and the B string? Is it some kind of b bender?
Thanks!

Matt

XKnight
12-13-2007, 09:48 AM
One question though: what is that knotch looking piece of metal between the G and the B string? Is it some kind of b bender?
Thanks!

Matt

I'm not sure what that little thing is. I guessing it has something to do with setting intonation. The bridge is a Wilkinson wrap around, I think. I'll have to email Roger and get the scoop.

edwarddavis
12-13-2007, 09:51 AM
Just traded for one, hope I like it .

XKnight
12-13-2007, 09:54 AM
Just traded for one, hope I like it .

Which one? There was a caramel Model T in the emporium that looked sweet.

Post a pic when you can.

edwarddavis
12-13-2007, 09:57 AM
thats the one

XKnight
12-13-2007, 10:10 AM
thats the one

That's one of the most beautiful finishes I've ever seen. I was temped to buy it myself. Give us a review once you get it.

http://www.pbase.com/shadco/image/83957377.jpg

Ben Furman
12-13-2007, 10:46 AM
what is that knotch looking piece of metal between the G and the B string?

It's an adjustment screw. You loosen it to move the G/B saddle piece. It's not quite as good as having individually adjustable saddles, but the G/B intonation is the most problematic for wraparound bridges, so it's a big step up. The design is very solid. GuitarFetish sells a slightly different design that looks like this:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-50206111187217_1968_6868104

Wilkinson/Fret King also makes bridges with an adjustable A/D saddle in addition to the G/B. They are available in England.

I love the Giffin-style horns.:Devil

-Ben

Ben Furman
12-13-2007, 10:50 AM
http://www.pbase.com/shadco/image/83957377.jpg

Freakin' gorgeous!:drool Pigtail bridge?

-Ben

shadco
12-13-2007, 10:54 AM
Freakin' gorgeous!:drool Pigtail bridge?

-Ben


Nope Tonepros AVT I think

stan p
12-13-2007, 12:04 PM
The Model T arrived today. I had a chance to play it for about an hour. First off, the guitar just feels right in my hands. The 50s style Gibson neck is definitely my style and the quality of workmanship is excellent all around. The Kent Armstrong P-90 has a lot of bite and growl to it. I like the fact that this guitar only has a volume and tone knob. Simple is good when the final product is so well made. Kudos to Roger Giffin!!


Wow! SEXIER THAN SEX!!!