Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by danhops, Mar 18, 2006.
Shes looking good. Lots of progress over the last few days.
thats all for now
Wow good stuff, so far I hadn't seen a SC from Chafin.
Yeah, its the first production model. I went to him with wanting a SC, not knowing he had a proto in the works for some time. I ordered it, and thought this would probably open the door a little bit for him since the lines are a little more familiar with players than his other models. I have a Ember, and Targa as well, and both are fantastic instruments
What pick ups will he use in the SC?
Dan,are you still going with trans black?That is going to be a monster guitar.
Duncan Custom Custom, and an Alnico 2.
Most likely. I always get hung up on finish. Can you think of anything better?
Think he could have possibly bit the Stevens LJ any harder?
I dont think it looks bit off of that. It looks more like a Dean Evo (which he designed) or the McNaught SC IMHO. I think its OK to bite off of ones self BTW, I think that guitar you posted is quite ugly.
Based solely on aesthetics, I'd take the Chafin over the Stevens ANY day.
That was the late Danny Gatton's guitar. Somehow he made due with it.
I'm not saying its a bad guitar, I am just saying the lines dont do it for me.
All of 'em look a bit like the '70s Aria LP type...
I would agree with that.
It's still not my cup of tea.
Danny made do with a Heinekin bottle as a slide, and I STILL don't like Heinekin.
Hell, maybe he even wore boxers...?
Gatton could have made any guitar sound great .WTF does that have to do with anything?Chafins are wonderful guitars period.
I thought the black would be perfect ,but that top is gonna be sweet in any finish.
Thanks bro. I'm pretty sure the black will kill, but I'd be open to something else if I felt it would look better.
Keep us posted with pics, as it progresses!
This new guitar looks delicious!
I used to have an Ember.The playability on that guitar was just uncanny!
I didn't get to keep it for very long though.You see,the Ember I originally ordered,was marred by some tool right before finishing.Having waited a good six months for it,I took up on an offer to get a special one off Ember with different design specs,most notably a maple capped back as wel as top.Its arrival sort of coincided with the one of my first Grosh set neck and between the two I chose the Grosh since it was love at first strum.
I've searched high and low in my computer files to locate the photos but no luck.Maybe,one of you guys have it.Played like butter for sure.I'm sure this one will be no exception.
I interviewed with Ben back around 2000 when I got out of lutherie school. But that was when Dean was just pumping out mainly overseas guitars and they wanted to hire people to set-up stuff made from China and the like. Very little new building was going on. Ben had a small shop in the back where he made some of the USA prototypes. I would have probably stayed in Florida had they focused on making more USA guitars, but I opted to go somplace else where I could learn more. He was a pretty nice guy from what I remember. Glad to hear he's on his own now and making some really nice guitars.