Just played my first Gadow guitars

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by SouthernShred, Jul 28, 2006.


  1. SouthernShred

    SouthernShred Member

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    Just visited a new boutique shop in town...well, actually, the first boutique shop in town...he's not quite open yet, but he agreed to show me what he had in stock so far, including an awesome sparkly orange Gadow Nashville and a Gadow Custom Single goldtop...man, talk about consistent tone machines...both guitars felt and played phenomenal and the craftsmanship is top notch...I had a blast at the new "Gorilla Guitars" checking these out through a Marshall 2550 Silver Jubilee. The Nashville had an awesome metalflake finish with convincing tele tones. Playability was great and it really spanked. The Custom Single screamed as well. Easily on par with anything I've ever tried. Kudos to Ryan Gadow and Tim Crabb at Gorilla Guitars...the finishes on the guitar were amazing too. The sparkle Nashville was a bass boat style finish in orange...*drool*

    Can't wait for this place to open, I'm going to get in so much trouble with my wife
     
  2. Gadowguitars

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    Thanx Shred!...I believe Gorilla guitars is going to be a great shop!
     
  3. jazzandmetal?

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    One came into the store I work at a few weeks ago....the guy traded it in for a PRS hollow mccarty...wow...what a bad deal...the gadow absolutely smoked the prs.....very very nice guitar...sounded amazing...think it had fralins in it....I sold it within one hour of haveing it in the store to one of my good customers, and he called me a few days later to thank me for selling him his best sounding guitar.
     
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    Carefull!! They're addictive. I've got 3 so far. :)
     
  6. shesky

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    Gadow has some of the most most beautiful figured mahogany of any maker I have seen. Here is mine.

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  7. HHB

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    cool! y'all realize that the crack finish man at Gadow is our oun Stike right here on TGP, and bass boat is his specialty! congrats Stike on wowing the people! that mahogany back is amazing as well
     
  8. cmatthes

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    Here's a Stikedelic stunner in "Vegas Copper" Flake, currently at Rocketeria in MD:
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  9. El Kabong

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    When I say that Stike is the king of big flakes, it is a compliment. That there finish sher is a might purdy.
     
  10. tms13pin

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    Well Ryan et. al. deserve every bump they can get. Here's my daughter
    Justine flanked by my two Custom Hollows:

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    The spalt has Fralins and a 13-pin Graphtech GHOST system. The natural
    quilt has a pair of Phat Cats and a GHOST as well, but only the basic piezo
    system, no 13-pin. Can't say enough good things about these axes.
    The corksniffers are missing out big-time.

    --Tom
     
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    First off ... very cute kid!

    2nd ..... wholy crap!!! that Spalt is incredible!!!!!
     
  12. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Tms13pin -

    Great looking guitars, and I must agree that's one of the cutest pictures I've ever seen. Too bad she's so unhappy (GRIN) Look at that smile!

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
  13. SouthernShred

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    You know, once I read through the Gadow site and saw the word Stike, I knew it had to be our boy Stike from the HFC and now here...wow...

    Great guitars, Gorilla still hasn't opened, but I hope they do soon.
     
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    NOws thers another guitar I need to buy or at least try
     
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    Try. You'll very likely buy!

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