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Do they have to tease us like this?

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Berlin Chris, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Berlin Chris

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    .. found this on the Sadowsky site. Given the rave reviews their Jim Hall and Jimmy Bruno models received, I am more than curious to hear and see more of these guitars.

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    looks nice, I am interested
     
  4. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks like it could be very nice.

    I just wish someone would make some nice 25-1/2" scale semi-hollows... you know, with P90s...? ;)
     
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    Hamer Monaco III
     
  6. Dave Orban

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    Close, but just a little too contemporary-looking for me.

    Call me an old fart, but I like a more traditionally-styled guitar, like these Sadowskys... ;-)
     
  7. gitman

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    Sadowsky knows how to build and design guitars, sure thing. but what's so contemporary with the Monaco's ? just some small twists on old and time-proven designs ...
    i put a pair of Z-90's in mine and they rip, roar and twang - a most joyful noise !
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    I just don't like the overall look of the Hamer... from the headstock/logo on down... I think the Sadowski, at least from what I've seen, has a more traditional look... That's all... ;)
     
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  11. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    That's a fine looking guitar. With a center block and a stop tail (and a pair of P90s...!), it would be absolutely killer, IMO... :dude

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    Dave, you and I have similar taste in guitars. My PRS Archtop Spruce is the closest I've gotten to my "dream" guitar, but I would much prefer P90's and the 25 1/2" scale (will probably drop some Z-90's in the guitar later in the year to how they sound in this application).

    I do like the look of Sadowsky's archtops, and I'm glad there's at least another choice in the marketplace.
     
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    It's a shame that Gibson only uses the 25-1/2" scale on it's "big wood" guitars, except for the Little Lucille and maybe some other oddities. That scale length just sounds a lot better to me.
     
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    i have a PRS Hollowbody-II with the stock pickups. compared to the Monaco it has a little more punch, a quicker attack and it's an overall smoother guitar, even good for a serious jazz gig. i like it very much and initially chose it as an alternative to my '64 ES-345 which stays at home. the Hamer is a more aggressive, stinging beast , especially with the Z-90 pickups. great raunchy and twangy tones, very good sustain despite the Bigsby and the longer scale ( 25,5 ) gives the bass notes that extra depth. the pots do not work so well with the new pickups - tonepot is pretty much useless and will get exchanged shortly. together these two semihollows cover a lot of sonic ground and are total pro guitars !
     
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    Gibson's Johnny A signature guitar is 25.5" scale.
     

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