Eugen Guitars?

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  1. hendrix2430

    hendrix2430 Member

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    Hi anyone have a scoop on these interesting guitars? They are made in Norway, and boy do they look nice!

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  2. Eugene

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    As a "Eugene" myself...I'm intrigued!:D
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    That left horn looks a little wide for my tastes, but otherwise, I agree :). Very cool looking guitar.
     
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    They're 100% handmade guitars; here's the webpage: http://www.eugen.no/ (keep in mind it hasn't been updated for what seems like years ;-) )

    Another thing; Eugen guitars only get the highest praise here in Norway, and are used by top artists, such as f.instance Eivind Aarset (recently released an album on the ECM label)
     
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    Looks like it could do some damage on the streets of Pamplona! ;)
     
  6. hendrix2430

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    have you played one? How is the fretwork/finish?
     
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    That's a good looking design IMHO, finally somebody who is not just making another Fender/PRS/Hamer/Gibson copy. OK... maybe a little derivative, but in a good way!

    Are they available in the USA?

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    Little late to the party. I have played several and the ones I have toyed around with has been top notch, on par with what you would expect for the money you invest in them, flawless. The 4-5 I tried had great feel, tone and resonance/liveliness. He did the guitars from scratch when I talked with him some 4-5 years ago, and where willing to do all kind of custom work. I had some strange ideas for neckprofile and scale lenght.
     
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    Actually the body shape sort of has that Viking helmet vibe thing happening. :D
     
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    I just checked out one of his albums.
    Cool stuff!!
     
  11. Super Locrian

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    LOL! That was a good one! :D

    I live in the same town as Mr. Eugen. I've talked to him a couple of times, very nice guy. In addition to making guitars of his own, he does repairs and customization. I had him do a fairly unconventional modification to a fretless bass I used to own, where he added a few inches of fretboard underneath the G string, up to the pickup. Not sure if getting those extra high notes did my bass lines much good, but the craftsmanship was first-rate.

    I'm drooling over his guitars, and actually considering to get him to make one for me. They are expensive in one sense (I'm not sure I'll be able to actually raise that kind of cash), but I have no doubt that they are worth every penny.

    I'll probably go down to his shop one day and try one of his guitars. (This thread has made me realize how lucky I am to have a first rate luthier a stone's throw away). If any of the forum members have any particular questions, I'll be more than happy to ask the man himself!
     

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