New Pair Of Bubinga Soloway Swans + Some

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Here are my 2 Soloway Bubinga Top Swans after their 1st
shot in the spray booth. The Top with the F Hole will have
Lollar Imperial Humbuckers and the solid top will have Dimarzio
Bluesbuckers. This pair is being built to rock the foundation by
Jim Soloway.

www.picturetrail.com/cultreri

Next on deck is an all Flamed Swamp Ash Swan, and that will
close me out for a while until I move on a 7 string Swan.

Also in the works and greatly anticipated:

Saul Koll is about to bless me with a Duo Glide and a JR. Glide
which I know will both be amazing and inspiring instruments.
Jonathan Wilson of Greenwich Village Guitars is designing 2
beautiful Telecasters for me. One Blonde/White Ash body with
rosewood slab board neck, and one Olympic White Alder body
with a maple neck with all pickups by Lollar. Again, 2 instruments that should serve as great sources of inspiration. Last but not
least, a Gustavsson Classic 59 to cover the Les Paul slot.

I'm done ordering amps and guitars at this point as I feel I
have put together the best possible sonic toolkit. I've done my
research, made my decisions and now it's time to prepare to
record.
 

dwes

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Cliff, man, that's a most impressive line-up!

Go to town and enjoy your blessings.

Dave
 

bluesdoc

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So Cliff, please share with us your amp lineup.

jon
 
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Here you have it.....

Current stable of studio amps:

TopHat Emplexador 50
TopHat Emplexador 100
TopHat Club Royale 1x12
TopHat Club Deluxe 1x12
TopHat King Royale
Bruno Cowtipper 45
Bruno Cowtipper 22
Bruno Tweedy 18
Bruno Tweedy 35
Vox Brian May
Fargen 6L6 High Gain Custom w/ Reverb (shipping this month)
Straub Cantus (Arriving Wednesday)
Bruno Cowtipper 90 (July)
TopHat Super Deluxe (July)
Fender 1966 Super Reverb
1968 Marshall JMP 50 watt small box

A few Airlines, Valcos , Ampegs lying about.....some fun great
sounding little combo and guitar case amps.
 

MJR

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Can you actually hear your checkbook wince in pain? :eek:

Just kidding!

I'd kill to have that guitar line-up on its way to me.

<drool>
 
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The checkbook is toast. Here's the final guitar line up:

Fender 1967 Tele
Fender Nocaster Relic
Fender 1967 Strat
Fender 50's Strat Part Relic
Fender 1975 Tele Custom
Gretsch 6120JR
Soloway Maple Top Swan w/ DiMarzio Airs
Soloway Mahogany Top Swan w / Dimarzio Airs
Burns Cobra
Fender Roscoe Beck 5 String Bass
Godin A12 acoustic/electric 12 string

GUITARS ON ORDER

Gustavsson 59 Custom w/ Lollar Imperials
Koll (Gretsched Out) Duo Glide
Soloway Swan Bubinga top with F Hole & Humbuckers
Soloway Swan Bubinga Top with no F Hole & Bluesbuckers
Soloway All Flamed Swam Ash w/ Bluesbuckers
Jonathan Wilson Ash/Rosewood Slab White/Blonde Telecaster
Jonathan Wilson Alder/Maple Oly White w/Whiteguard Telecaster
Koll JR. Glide 2 Lollar P90s TV Wheat/White Finish
 

r9player

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That is such an awesome line up!
But .. if ever .. drop me a note if you are up for trying my Langcaster, I think it would make an awesome recording instrument.
 
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The Godin A12 gets the job done. I run it through a Millennia STT1
Origin Channel Strip and am able to get pretty convincing
acoustic backing tracks. For more critical solo acoustic passages
I would use a better acoustic 12 or 6 string and some mics, but I
have gotten some very good results with the A12.

The A12 model seems to have been discontinued, so I
will certainly hang on to mine. They are fast and efficient and
through a good pre set up they can be very convincing. At $700
dollars, I felt I couldn't go wrong. It's a keeper.

It plays like a dream when compared to most any other
acoustic/electric 12 string available today and it's onboard
electronics are very usable. As with most, I find that the midrange
takes the most tweaking to get where you need to be.
 
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Pai Chung,

I am most interested in the Langcaster as the wood fascinates
me and I can't begin to imagine what it's tone qualities are. I
have certainly never seen any wood like that before either. Do
they have a dealer or rep here in the northeast? I have had the
tremendous benefit of many companies, builders and designers
sending me their products to test drive. With the smaller
companies I would not expect nor accept free merchandise, but
a great many have been so gracious as to offer me artist discount pricing thus making all this affordable to me in a time where revenues from record sales are at an all time low.

I would love to try a Langcaster. Obviously my setup is sitting in
a minor state of disaray with all the gear that has been moving
in and out. I should regain a sense of stability in the course
of the next few weeks and at that point would love to give it
a try. I have also been upgrading computers, software etc....
all at once.

Please email me direct and let's exchange info and see if we can
coordinate a Langcaster fest.
 

Dan Desy

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Hey Cliff, great looking tops you have there.
Of course, I'm getting the big sister of these two (as in 7 string)!
:dude
 

Jim Soloway

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Originally posted by Dan Desy
Hey Cliff, great looking tops you have there.
Of course, I'm getting the big sister of these two (as in 7 string)!
:dude
Since you're going to have tops from the same piece of wood, will that make you and Cliff wood In-Laws? :p

Here are a couple shots of the other end of the beasts.



 

Dan Desy

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I could think of worse guys to have as my wood-in-law ;)

Cool looking headstocks! :dude
Now show me my body!
 
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If no one said anything, you most likely would not know that you were playing a different scale length guitar. You may feel like you have moved up a gauge in string tension and you would notice that there is a lot more room for your fingers to maneuver in the upper register of the guitar. You might also notice that the
intonation of the upper register of the guitar is probably the
best you've ever heard especially without the use of some
dedicated tuning system. IMO all positives. After a few hours of
getting acclimated, I never wanted to go back to a smaller scale length, but some players hate it and can't cope with it. Again, it's
to each his own.
 
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The 1st Bubinga Swan should be here August 15th, and the 2nd
should be about 10 days later. That will make for a very nice
month especially since I'll also be getting the GVCG Mary Kay "S"
and the GVCG '63 Blonde Slab Board "T".

The 1st Bubinga Swan will have Lollar Imperials and the 2nd
will have DiMarzio Bluesbuckers and no soundhole.

Just counting down the days now........
 

Dan Desy

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Originally posted by CliffC
The 1st Bubinga Swan should be here August 15th, and the 2nd
should be about 10 days later. That will make for a very nice
month especially since I'll also be getting the GVCG Mary Kay "S"
and the GVCG '63 Blonde Slab Board "T".

The 1st Bubinga Swan will have Lollar Imperials and the 2nd
will have DiMarzio Bluesbuckers and no soundhole.

Just counting down the days now........
You think you're counting the days, uh? Mine's supposed to be here in July. A week or two! :dude
 




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