Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Soundhound, Jun 24, 2008.
Anybody get a guitar made by these guys? Impressions?
I have heard some very good things about them here on the board. They are also pretty affordable, as well.
I have a MJTele Esquire that I put together, and I know it is a Guitar Mill body. It is perfect as far as my eyes and ears can tell! Fair price as well...
I bought a body from them off of ebay when they were starting out - good stuff. I've had them do some finish work for me in the past and was very pleased.
I was already to make a trip up to middle Tennessee some time back, and get a little carload deal on a half dozen bodies. I never could hook up with anyone there; I don't remember the details.
Then Tommy Rosamond began posting some really nice bodies on the USACG webpage last year, and I've never looked back. One piece heavily figured and flamed air dried alder; I've got 3 of those, man oh man.
He's just begun posting a whole passel more of these fine bodies, and necks as well. I bought 2 Tele vintage necks on Monday, 3 ash vintage Tele bodies today, around $ 700 for the whole lot. Beautiful stuff. I have I think 16-17, maybe 18 bodies from Tommy, all lookers and every body or neck that is far enough completed is just great. Too impressed to be looking elsewhere.
Another bump for Tommy at USACG. I have a custom neck and body from him, PERFECT in every way.
Never heard of it - Alder usually very plain grain.
Air dried from USACG???
While I like USACG, I gotta call BS on this one. Why not post some pics of your one piece heavily flamed aire dried alder bodies?
Ruokangas guitars offers flamed alder as an option. http://www.ruokangas.fi/RuokangasRetail2008.pdf
Flamed alder exists. I've seen it on a couple of Ruokangas guitars. Rare and expensive.
and if you haven't heard about it it ain't so, huh?
"usually" is the key word here,
What about Guitarmill's nitro finishes...anybody???
I had Guitar Mill build a thinline body for me with a Mary Kaye nitro finish. I was very pleased with the entire transaction. The finish work is top notch.
There is more grain showing than the pic shows.
Sonic blue on ash
Clear gloss on double cream-bound pine
Wow. So that is flamed alder and not flamed maple on alder? I stand, or rather sit, corrected.
Wow, thanks guys! Im gonna send them my new body for sure...I was a little worried about them for some reasons but those look great!
Have fun with the build and post some pics when it's finished.
I strated the build a few months ago...it's slow going due to many things but thats cool, I wanna take my time with it and get it right. You'll for sure see a thread when it's all done!
I love the Mary Kaye tele body I got from Guitarmill. Absolutely gorgeous and light weight just like I ordered it.