Briggs 1 year Anniversary

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  1. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Coming up on my 1 year year anniversary since my Jack Briggs Classic was completed. This guitar continues to satisfy, deliver the goods and get better and better like fine wine as it ages.

    It pretty much accomplished exactly what I was shooting for with a Korina back and neck, 1 piece Maple top and a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. At about 9.1lbs,(I chose the heavier wood) it has the girth of a Les Paul and a clarity unlike your typical(yet proven) maple/mahogany sandwich.

    All I can say is "Thank you Jack and great job!" Sorry I won't be going into the whole fanboy thing... Just consider me a very satisfied customer.

    From Jack...

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    The burst is almost impossble to photograph properly. It is dark and transluscent, but not quite as dark as the above pics.

    Here are a few pics I took a while ago and yesterday. I still can't nail the way it looks in person.
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  2. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Member

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    Damn Larry, that is absolutely beautiful!
     
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    Gorgeous guitar!!!!!!!!
     
  4. cugel

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    well that i enjoy
    i see no need that a top needs more figuring than yours.
    and yes the burst is perfect since he stayed more rust than red
    that is the best looking briggs i have seen for my tastes
     
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    gtrckl Silver Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous guitar!
     
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    Great to hear you are enjoying your Briggs Classic Larry. I am coming up on five years on my 1st Classic and three years on my 2nd.

    Also, good for you not being a fanboy. I recently saw two old threads from 5 to 6 years ago that recently resurrected from the dead that I posted on that I felt was a little fan-boyish re-reading the post all these years later. Funny thing is I do not own any of those guitars/amps anymore...
     
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    Pure beauty.

    Sometimes one cannot help but be a fanboy when the quality is this good.

    When it comes to Briggs guitars - I'm not Mr Cool - you can call me fanboy.
     
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    s.tuliebitz quit smeckin' around

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    congrats on the 1yr! unreal looking- i love briggs guitars

    all the best,
    Sam
     
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    Larry is correct about this guitar being even more impressive to view in person. I'll be the fanboy! It is also just a flat out amazing musical instrument, period. It's visual appeal is simply "gravy" as far as I'm concerned. Nice when both happen things at this high level...looking forward to seeing and hearing that remarkable guitar again.

    Jack's work is beyond impressive.
     
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    Jack's guitars continue to delight me too.
     
  12. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks Fred!

    Thanks V!

    Believe it or not, the burst doesn't have rust or red in it. That's why I say it's so hard to photogragh accurately.

    Thanks Man!

    Thanks Shane. Your two Briggs' were a major inspiration in mine.

    Cool! Thanks for filling in for me.:p

    Thanks Sam!

    Yes Sir! Actually seems longer in the sense it feels like an old friend and the tons of enjoyment I have gotten out of it.

    Thanks Tom. We need to get together again. That was fun!

    Thanks Hollow!
     
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Larry, that still is one of the most attractive bursts I have ever seen, regardless of builder. Love the old school vibe and shading. The dark board just tops it off.
     
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    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks Steve! :aok I appreciate it.
     
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    Beautiful Larry!
     
  16. musicnut24-7

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    Jack Briggs is an American treasure! So are his guitars! Your burst hits me today the same way it did when you first posted it! It's a stone cold stunner, Larry! Happy Anniversary!:beer
     
  17. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks Jimi! Yours kills as well!
     
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    I still like it too, Larry...:p

    Can I play it?
     
  19. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Anytime my friend. I'll send it to you if you want.
     
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