Absolutely Sick KILLER Hand Crafted O'Donnell From NAMM!

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  1. Robotechnology

    Robotechnology Supporting Member

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    Among the many cool new people I met at NAMM, I befriended Australian Luthier, Craig O'Donnell:

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    I absolutely fell in LOVE :drool with the particular guitar he is holding in that pic... so much so, that it followed me home :dude

    O'Donnell Fusion guitar. Specs:

    Mahogany body/Quilted Maple Top/Mahogany Cavity Cover
    Flamed Maple neck/Ebony fretboard/Paua Inlays (including side markers)
    Ebony headstock overlay
    Recessed neck to body joint
    Recessed Master Volume & Master Tone
    3 Position Mini-Switch pup selector
    Grover Tuners/Hipshot Bridge/Seymour Duncan Pickups

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    If you are looking for a custom made guitar, you owe it to yourself to consider this man's offerings!

    www.odonnellguitars.com

    Tell him Ivan sent you!
     
  2. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 I tested a 22 Fret model and it absolutely smokes!
     
  3. XKnight

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    Looks great! Reminds me of a McInturff except for the flamed bolt on neck.
     
  4. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    Ivan, welcome to the club :)
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  5. bilbal

    bilbal Member

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    Those are some sweet axes guys. Congrats on your new one Robo...

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  6. Vegas Bob

    Vegas Bob Supporting Member

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    How bout some clips...
    Looks great!
     
  7. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    procos Supporting Member

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    They look nice. Hopefully PRS won't try and sue them for the headstock design.
     
  9. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    How do I put this nicely? As far as I'm concerned the headstock is the least of their worries.
     
  10. AnthonyL

    AnthonyL Silver Supporting Member

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    Cool Stuff. Kinda reminds me of a PRS meets Briggs meets Schroeder...
     
  11. tedm

    tedm Gold Supporting Member

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    The first image below. It's a "Fusion" model, supposedly, but flat radius neck, and I think Brazilian tonewoods throughout. Also, set neck, not bolt-on.


     
  12. tedm

    tedm Gold Supporting Member

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    What's up with O'Donnell? Is he still building guitars? Was he at namm?
     
  13. rickmebe

    rickmebe Member

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    i didn't see him there this year. didn't realize at first that this was an old thread. i was bummed thinking i had missed him this year. met him there last year and loved his stuff. nice guy, too.

    looks like he's still around. here's a link to his myspace:

    http://www.myspace.com/odonnellcustomguitars
     
  14. stashman

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    I miss my O'Donnell
     
  15. Darklight

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    Nope and I didn't see THD this year either, though they may have been there.
     
  16. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    We didn't do a booth, but spent some time in the Jet City booth since we designed an amp for them.
     
  17. tedm

    tedm Gold Supporting Member

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    I wonder if ODonnell gave up on the guitar business and is just doing repairs? His guitars are the best out there, but making a successful business out if it in a competitive market and economic downturn could be a significant challenge.
     
  18. tedm

    tedm Gold Supporting Member

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    Ed - where can I find links for the Pico? (other than vid clips)? Thanks!

     
  19. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    Dunno...I don't do anything for Jet City. :)
     
  20. Ed DeGenaro

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    Nope, he's working his butt off and still doing it.
     

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