Guthrie's new Briggs

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  1. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Member

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    Couldn't resist passing this on: Guthrie, upon receiving his new Signature model poses with your truly at the Cornford booth, and shows his approval of the new instrument!

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    Dweezil Zappa was on hand but fled momentarily B4 the pic.
     
  2. phretbored

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    Wow that's a very cool guitar!
    The Blue burst looks great.

    Guthrie is just amazing.
    Anybody that has not yet checked out the Tone Merchants dvd from NAMM 2005 really should.
    He is going to teach that guitar who's boss.:AOK
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Boy - you have got that right!! I'm not usually moved by "shredding", but Guthrie really goes way beyond that. He can go from one stylistic extreme to another at the flick of a wrist! Every time I watch one of the 2005 NAMM Tone Merchants vids, or see him play in person I am definitely moved!!

    Another really humble, class-act guy, too.
     
  4. phretbored

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    Yes he is very humble, very cool, and funny too!

    I was fortunate enough to attend two nights at those Tone Merchants shows.
    It was surreal.
    The fact that he can cover so many styles well makes it extremely entertaining without being overwhelming.

    Maybe next time around I can catch him jamming on the Briggs!
     
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    Congrats on meeting him, monster player, and is a great teacher as well. There's great things ahead for that one....:AOK
     
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    Hey Jack, I met you at the booth with Steve M. I just wanted to let you know that your guitars were the highlight of Hall E. I will be ordering one soon. Absolutely beautiful guitars, you are a very talented man.
     
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    Hey Jack... It was great meeting you at the booth... I was part of Team Tone Merchants...

    Besides Guthrie's, this one also caught my eye...
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    Beautiful work...
     
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    amazing guitar and player.
     
  9. Jack Briggs

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    Dookie,

    Nice meeting you guys, too! Thanks for the words. I have a real attachment to that Apollo Artist, and hate to part but the bill collectors don't care about my dilemnas! Thanks for the pic!:D
     
  10. Jack Briggs

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    Thanks mucho, Fred. My brain's still a little fried from all the show hubbub and jetlag from yesterday. I just now remembered who you and Steve were, so thanks again for the comment!!!

    Peas oud,
     
  11. matte

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    Jack,
    Have any closeups of the double cut Lester style joint?
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    Matte,
    Here's a close of the Guthrie guitar.

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    All of my other DC's have a slightly shorter heel, as on this Classic.

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    Ciao,
     
  13. matte

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    Jack,
    The Guthrie looks great. I'm talking about the trap inlaid Burst guitfiddle
    (to the immediate right of the SC archtop).
     
  14. Jack Briggs

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    That's the Classic (pic).
     
  15. matte

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    Got mo betta shots of said Classic?
     
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    Mr. Briggs, I had no idea you posted here! The finish on those close up pics looks very thin. I had been to your site in the past and wondered about your finishes. On your site you state that it is hand rubbed nitro. Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not sure what that means. Does that refer to the buffing of the finish or the application?
     
  17. Crazy Carl

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    Likely referring to buffing the finish out. HARD work!

    Jack, yer guitars kick mucho booty. Next time I'm in town, I'll try to coordinate to get Roger to bring my by. Love ta meetcha & see the shop!
     
  18. Jack Briggs

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    Okay, Matte - here you go.......

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  19. Jack Briggs

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    Drezdin,

    I'm not usually so active on The Gear Page (or any other) but today I'm doing inventory for the tax report - one of my favorite things to do! I've mic'd chips from my finishes and gotten ~4.5 mils or thousandths of an inch, after several months of curing. Probably after 3-4 years even thinner, so like the thickness of a sheet of writing paper! I've heard of some cats like Kevin Ryan (acoustic builder) who shoot polyester @ 3-4 mils, but I still prefer nitro. Scratches much more easily, but the tone is purer and I like the look of a sunken finish from time!

    The cured finish is hand-rubbed in addition to machine buffing. Hand-rubbing is the final phase of the polishing chapter to remove buff marks from even the finest of compounds.
     
  20. matte

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    Thanks! Looks dope!:dude
     

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