Bennett Guitars

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  1. tbar

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  2. move

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    never seen one but they look cool.
     
  3. PFCG

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    weird lookin, but cool none the less. I dont know about those lace pickups but they do look pretty hot rod like. Id like to hear one.
     
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    I think you're referring to the build thread that Bruce had on HC about a year ago when he was building/designing the proto of that guitar. This is the first time I've seen the finished product...I think it turned out pretty cool actually...would definitely like to hear clips.
     
  5. Bruce Bennett

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    Hey all!

    We just finished recording clips this past monday, and they should be up on the site in the next 2 weeks.

    along with our own forum, tech tips and more cool guitar drawings by John Backlund.

    We are currently working with a sale force out of Seattle Washington to sell our guitars and open a dealer network.
    so if your in a larger city you should be seeing them first.

    Our site still has lots of work to do on it and we are working as fast as possible to get things done, but I can tell you that production has started on the JBD100 models they should go to paint in about 5 days from now.

    We hope you enjoy our Retro-Futuristic guitars as much as we enjoy making them.
     
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    Hey Bruce!
    I remember you from on HC way back before I even went to lutherie school. I'm glad to see you're getting back into the business! Hope you sell tons of these, they look cool as hell and I can't wait for sound clips too. I've always been curious about those Alumitone pickups.

    -Doug
     
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    Bruce,

    Those guitars are so cool! Do you build them in Rossville? They ought to be a hit. I also think that Hipshot Baby Grand lools cool. How would you characterize the tone of the Baby Grand vs a TOM or wraptail? Thanks.
     
  8. Jim S

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    I like how Bennett described them because I was thinking "The Jetsons.'
     
  9. Bruce Bennett

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    Thank you very much!

    Yes, But in Chattanooga ( Rossville is only about 4 miles south)



    Thats a tough one to sum up in a few words.

    Personally i feel they sound like the ole "Lighting Bar" wrapover Gibson bridges. from the early 60s.. often found on early Les Paul Jr's and Specials. They have that sustain, and I can get them in either Aluminum or Bell Brass and thats two different tones as well.

    But for ease of use, Good sustain, Intonatability ( is that a word?) I think the baby grand bridges are highly underated.
     
  10. Bruce Bennett

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    Hey, I've been thinking about doing this. so..

    I have to use it for the up coming NAMM show in Nashville next month..
    but...

    How about lets start a tour box with the Blue Prototype Guitar?

    anyone interested. PM me with your name address etc etc.. and I'll get a list started.
     
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    Beautiful work on an excellent design, guys... wow(indeed)!
     
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    Bruce, thanks very much for your response. Best of luck with a cool design. I may have to get one once I'm in the market again.
     
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    You're most welcome and I apoligize for taking 4 months to get back to you..

    Setting up the new factory has left me very little free time.
     

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