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Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by trisonic, Nov 2, 2003.
Oh, man! Beautiful piece, sublime 'burst on it...........
Did you notice how close the bookmatching is? What's the deal with the peghead & tuners?
A nod to the early Fender proto's I suspect...Those are the steinberger tuners that are very short ratio and very accurate from what I have read...Thats just plain dynamite...
(i have the Steinbergers on my DebbilDawg and there are indeed accurate...)
and ya should oughta hear the Snakehead through a Top Hat Emplexador II/MatherCab w/Cele Gold
evolution of Fender headstocks:
I dig the Fender headstock pic too!
That Bigsby headstock is WAY cool.
BTW, I gigged out with the 'houla last nite for the first time. Outdoor festival gig, Ecstasy/212 rig.
Performed like a champ...the overdriven bridge tones were just PHAT and punchy.
Cleans were a dream, as expected.
Love this guitar!
looking at this thread to see what some Chapins LOOK like .
there's like .... 10 pages at a time with NO CHAPIN PORN! ..
maybe you lucky Chapin owners could all post some pix in a row cause
so it's not so hard to scroll through 150 pages lookin for pix , cause
Waiting on pics of my new body (unfinished carved top hawk, Red Cedar top Spanish Cedar body) but here is the "Coolest Chapin Ever". I little over 4 years old.
Dont blame you, cause you hardly ever see them for sale...With the few that have sold recently for the price, I should have snapped them up...Lord what a couple of deals that got away...
WOW!!...thanks and congrats - beautiful
I didn't know he had such diverse "modern" featutres :
The TV is a vaulted internal brace design semi-hollow with a tremolo. The TV is made from the most resonant and beautiful aged tonewoods. Vibrato with acoustic p.u. in saddles. Master grade + quilted or flamed maple top. Figured hardwood pickguard, headstock plate and back plates. Documented legal ivory nut.
Graphite reinforced glue-in flamed maple or quilted mahogany neck with no truss rod,
hand-carved and blended access heel and cutaway. Gold hardware. Gold shell inlayed knobs. Brazilian rosewood board, Acoustic controls for volume and blend off the control plate with ebony knobs. Ebony pickup rings. Thin "unburst" nitrocellulose finish standard. Megaswitch or push-pulls.
why no truss rod???
Ol' Hank is on two websites now! He's due back with Bill for a 10K mile service.
Beags / the replacement 'Houla (the picture does not do the cocobolo fretboard justice):
Autumn Hawk with Snakewood board:
Rather than killing the bandwidth around here, I'll post some links to pics -
if that had a Wilky trem on it - it might be my ultimate dream guitar!
So talk to Bill... Such a thing might easily be arranged...
I just bought this Mel - Melancon coming in 2 days! all Rosewood neck.
but if I don't like it - Bill may be hearing form me ...I am getting that NO one knows selecting tone woods like him.
A rosewood neck is a thing of beauty and a joy forever - hope you enjoy the Melancon!
But you heard right!
Damn you, Chapin!
Just blew the dust of my ol' JBird - the Creme-sicle Orange Jazzmaster - for a Naughty Bits / Kid Fate Band rehearsal this afternoon. It's such a niche guitar, it's so easy to forget how great it sounds. But damn - it DOES! Playing in the R&B neighborhood of the blues, the biggest roundest almost horn-like cleans just jumped outta that guitar. Swart AST, Lovepedal Super6 for a little hair as needed, and that JBird just singing out - why on earth don't I play this guitar more often???
Dunno, Dave. I'd forgotten about that one - it looks good enough to eat.
Is that the Mark Sampson doodad twixt trem and bridge?