My new Brian Moore

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by tms13pin, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. tms13pin

    tms13pin Supporting Member

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    Don't hear much about the Brian Moore custom shop axes
    around here. I know many don't associate BMG as being a
    "small market luthier", but their custom shop still definitely fits
    that definition (to me at least).

    I think these guys make fantastic guitars. I love the necks on
    them. New, they aren't cheap, but you can get one for a good
    buck used. The custom shop axes far exceed the iGuitars.
    I've owned a couple i8.13s, which were decent axes, but they
    don't hold a candle to the custom shop ones.

    Anyway, I got a great deal on this [only 3 months old] C90p
    on ebay about a month ago and had the guy send it straight
    up to BMG for the 13-pin upgrade and an extra mod. It really
    looks great and is a nice player. Finally got some pics taken
    today.

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    More pics at: www.ece.cmu.edu/~tms/bmg/c90p_13

    Enjoy!

    --Tom
     
  2. data187

    data187 Member

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    nice guitar!!!
    i'm tempted to sell my peavey wolfgang for a c55.
     
  3. Orren

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    If money grew on trees, I would love a DC1! :)

    Orren
     
  4. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    I have eyed those many times but have a hard time because they are a bit pricy. Im sure its worth it though. Definately want a 13 pin guitar though.
     
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    They are *much* less expensive used!

    --Tom
     
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    Yes...
     
  8. tms13pin

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    But I should add, no less in the quality dept. I think these
    guitars are terrific, and the custom shop ones are way better
    than the iGuitars (I've owned two i8.13's, and while they are
    very good bang for the buck and nice guitars, they are not
    nearly as nice as the custom shop axes... the i1000 guitars
    are garbage).

    These guitars are not the axes to buy if you're looking to
    slide them under the bed or put them under glass, even
    though they are every bit as good as the ones folks do that
    with. But if you want a superior quality and nice playing
    instrument to actually PLAY, then I can't recommend these
    more highly (along with Gadow, who one day soon *may*
    be in the collectable dept., so get 'em at a great price
    while you can!). Used Brian Moore custom shop axes are
    a bargain.

    --Tom
     
  9. DrPCR

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    totally agree with distortion

    nice amp rack you got there distortion!

    I used to live on the other side of TN.
     
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    I had an I.9 model I believe, great guitar (soundwise) and looked beautiful but I could not get used to the thin neck and being a neckthrough there was no chance of swapping the neck

    how are the necks on the customshop models ?
     
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    The 1 5/8" at the nut "C" shape is the standard, so it is a bit
    thin. A standard option is 1 11/16" (no extra charge) or a
    "Fatboy" neck with is thicker front to back, also no extra charge.
    If you're buying one new, you can basically specify whatever
    you want, they are very flexible up there.

    I've found for myself that scale length is much more important
    to me than neck width. As long as the neck is a 25.5" scale and
    a "C" shape rather than a "D", I'm good. My Carvin Holdsworth
    HF2 has a pretty fat neck, my '79 strat has a thin one, and
    this C90p.13 is in between those. They all feel fine to me.
    They're all 25.5".

    I have not been able to get used to any 24.75" scaled axe
    that I've had. I had a '92 LP standard, a '97 ES135, an early
    90's Epi Sheraton... all nice guitars, but I just couldn't bond
    with the feel. Sold 'em all.

    --Tom
     
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    rjm -



    Do you still have the DC-1 you bought from me???


    Man, THAT axe is Da' Shizzle!!!

    Been looking for a comparable replacement for thqat one and still have not found anything close.


    -G
     
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    That's the one, Garrett! Everyone once in a while I consider selling it (because I sell everything - it's in my nature :rolleyes: ). Fortunately, I've come to my senses every time. Love that guitar! I think it's the most toneful model Brian Moore makes - by far - and it's the only 24.75" scale guitar I've ever really bonded with.
     

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