New MOTORAVE BelAire in the house!!!

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  1. Patch

    Patch Gold Supporting Member

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    Outstanding. One of my all time faves, but it's missing a Bigsby. :D Congrats!
     
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    Now that's neat! Congratulations!
     
  5. Scottone

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    Beautiful guitar Patch. I've been thinking of ordering a LeMans at some point. Did you order this directly from Mark or pick up used?
     
  6. Patch

    Patch Gold Supporting Member

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    -One piece quarter sawn mahogany neck
    -Two piece, center-seam mahogany body, routed to leave a 4” center core and ½ “ sides.
    -Two piece, book matched mahogany back
    -Bound throughout (top, back, neck, F-hole, and head stock)
    -Rosewood fingerboard, MOP dot inlays.
    -High quality nickel hardware
    -CTS pots, switchcraft switches
    -Arch-top, plush-lined case
    -blacktop finish
    -metal pickguard
    -metal string-thru tailpiece
    -tonepros tunomatic
    -humbuckers Wolfetone Dr Vintage
    -'50s wiring
    -'59 neck carve
    -Telecaster knobs
     
  7. Patch

    Patch Gold Supporting Member

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    I ordered it directly from Mark.

    I have to say thank you to Mark and Kate at MotorAve Guitars.
    GREAT communication during the building process.
    Mark is right up there with Saul Koll. Two first-class luthier.
    They want nothing but complete satisfaction from their customers.

    The guitar is exceptional in all aspects.
    The finition is top notch.
    The sound is absolutely what I wanted from a humbucker guitar.
    The match of the hollow body with the Wolfetone Dr Vintage is incredible.

    Thanks for the comments!
     
  8. wstsidela

    wstsidela I'm bonafied Gold Supporting Member

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    I own two Motor Aves (Bel Aire & Le Mans) with a third on the way (12 String Bel Aire)

    Welcome to the club :D
     
  9. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    SWEET!!! Great to see another BelAire in the house. I too own a BelAire and a LeMans, and have another BelAire on the way.

    Mark and Kate are the best. You're going to love that guitar. Our Motorave TGP family is growing! :dude
     
  10. Terry McInturff

    Terry McInturff 40th Anniversary of guitar building! Gold Supporting Member

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    Simple, clean, gorgeous guitar there.
     
  12. Patch

    Patch Gold Supporting Member

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    Need pix!!!
     
  13. Patch

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    We want pix!!!
     
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    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool body shape. I'm not crazy about that huge pickguard though.

    IMHO of course. I'll bet it sounds and plays great though.
     
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    Very very cool. One of the classiest looking guitars made today. I bet it sound great to.
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    :BITCH I hate you! :BITCH

    Me want soooooooo bad....
     
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    Awsome. I am envious.
    How resonant is it? I've been interested in these, but wondered how they rang out. Hard question, but it's what I'm interested and am located in Smallbany NY, where none exist.
     
  18. wstsidela

    wstsidela I'm bonafied Gold Supporting Member

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    Here are my two Motor Aves:

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  19. edwarddavis

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    very nice , enjoy it
     
  20. Scottone

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    Is the LeMans neck heavy like the typical SG, or more balanced?
     

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