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Boutique luthiers: What are your all-time favourite guitars you've made, tone wise?

Goo Fighters

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Would be interested to know what small company/boutique guitar makers' favourite guitars of all time that they've made are, tone-wise. What were the main specs? What made it so special? :munch
 

Pfeister

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http://pfeisterguitars.com/Abused_Blues_1.html

I was excited about that one before it was even finished. It's surpringly resonant and the tone is complex and full.

I'm convinced the neck is responsible. It's ironwood and goncalo alves (tigerwood); the wood rang like a gong before I carved it. It feels smooth and stiff too, much more so than more standard neck woods, which I love.

I'm building two guitars right now with similar necks because I loved this one so much.
 
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Goo Fighters

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http://pfeisterguitars.com/Abused_Blues_1.html

I was excited about that one before it was even finished. It's surpringly resonant and the tone complex and full.

I'm convinced the neck is responsible. It's ironwood and goncalo alves (tigerwood); the wood rang like a gong before I carved it. It feels smooth and stiff too, much more so than more standard neck woods, which I love.

I'm building two guitars right now with similar necks because I loved this one so much.
Sure is pretty! Would love to hear some sound clips of that.
 

RV52

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http:// ... I'm building two guitars right now with similar necks because I loved this one so much.
I really dig it. Looks great and I bet it will sound great too.
Lookwise the big front panel is the only thing I don't like. But I guess
there will be an option for back cavity routing, eh?
 

Brian Porter

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I just fished one of our elite models with a One Piece African Mahogany back and quilted maple top. It's only our second guitar, so there's not a lot of other to compare it to, but she rings like crazy, and has sustain for days. All the woods really came together for this one.

 

XXL-Guitars

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The mighty 43... I think that the combination of the chambered Doug Fir core with mahogany plates is the reason this model sounds so good!!!


 

Pfeister

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I really dig it. Looks great and I bet it will sound great too.
Lookwise the big front panel is the only thing I don't like. But I guess
there will be an option for back cavity routing, eh?
Definitely. I'm actually working on two in this shape right now that don't have the front access cavity. One is a semi-hollow and the other is a custom build for a customer based off of this.

I don't have standard models, so things like that are always changeable. Every build is unique. I don't know if that'll be good or bad for business, but I guess I'll find out.

Sure is pretty! Would love to hear some sound clips of that.
I'll hopefully have samples of all the guitars up soon. People are always iffy about buying a guitar they haven't heard, which I completely understand. That's something I'm dire need of doing.
 

jakes guitars

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This is probably one I will not forget for a long time. Fantastic tone, great bottom end, ringing highs and just all around a great sounding guitar.
I used a bit of almost everything in it. Zebra wood, ash, mahogony,ebony(fretboard),cocobolo,maple.......maybe more I cant remember.
Its owner is very pleased!

 

Malinoski

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