Oh all right, Gadow production pic!

tms13pin

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I was gonna just wait until the guitar arrived, but with all the
other production pics being posted, I may as well throw up
the pic of my Gadow Custom Hollow that is due in at any time
now. I'll stick up a completed photo when I get it as well.
Enjoy.

--Tom

 

realmpel

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That looks like spalted maple to me, and an EXTREMELY nice piece! Thanks for not holding out on us with the pics.

Kev
 

MOJO

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thats sweet i like the alternate sided fret markers.. a killer flamed spalt top too

which Model is that??

It looks like a flat top or is it carve top? (hard to tell in that picture...)
 

tms13pin

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Originally posted by MOJO
thats sweet i like the alternate sided fret markers.. a killer flamed spalt top too

which Model is that??

It looks like a flat top or is it carve top? (hard to tell in that picture...)
Yep, nice spalt top, eh? It's the Custom Hollow model. Generally
this model is made with a fluted carve around the perimeter,
but because of the spalted wood, which is very tough to work
with, we opted to not do this to mine. I think it looks great
without it, much simpler look to it, which I like. The alternate
fret markers were one of Gadow's standard offerings, from what
I understand. You can order them though with no inlays,
only one on the 12th, zig-zag like this, regular down the
center, etc. No charge change for fretboard choice either,
and I'm partial to maple, so the birdseye was an easy choice.

This will have a Graphtech GHOST piezo and 13-pin system
installed in it as well, like Gomez's that he posted a month or
two ago.

Ryan (Gadow) and Chris Douglas are a joy to work with too.
Very cool folks. They really seem to take a lot of pride in
their work and product. These guitars have Fralin pups,
tonepros wraparound bridges and Gotoh tuners standard.
And you can't beat the prices for handmade USA axes (at least
not that I know of at this level of quality).

--Tom
 

Gadowguitars

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This guitar is turning out great,Tom......I've got the hardware on it and I'm coming down the home stretch in assembly....can't wait to get it in your hands!
 

r9player

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The wood on that looks incredible great piece of spalt!
Fretboard doesn't look too shabby either!
 

MOJO

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actually i think i like the flat top look better...:dude

sorry to be a pain with the questions

but how thick is the top wood??

is it a thinner piece since they didn't need to arch it or is it just the same thickness as the normal arch top just un-carved..

( my apologies if thats confusing sounding) :D
 

tms13pin

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Ryan can probably answer this better for me if he checks back
in. It looks pretty thick in the pics (thicker than the one on
my Carvin Holdsworth .... www.ece.cmu.edu/~tms/fatboy)
but they put pretty thin tops on those. I think it may be a bit
thinner than the regular Custom Hollow thickness.

I don't believe the tops on these are "arched" in general, the
sides are carved. Go to the front page of the Gadow site:
www.rrgadowguitars.com and you'll see an orangeburst
custom hollow where you can see the thickness profile of the
normal top and the carve. You can compare that to what you
can see in the pic on mine (as best as you can) for somewhat
of a comparison.

I suspect Ryan was concerned about the spalted wood
chipping or splitting at the ends if carved due to the fairly
unstable nature of the spalted wood. Perhaps Ryan or
some of the other luthiers on here who have worked with
spalts can shed some more light on things. I've worked on
some wood over the years, but never anything this fancy,
and never a spalt!

--Tom
 

Gadowguitars

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The top on this particular guitar is 3/8" thick...we didn't want to do any carving due to the "spongyness" of spalt...our carve on the top of our customs are quite complex, and we felt we couldn't get a good sanding job due to the consistency of spalt....and we are actually going to be offering a new model of our custom hollow with the same style of top, its going to be the new "performer" series.
 
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hemlock

That's as pretty a top as I have ever seen. Flame AND spalting! Awesome color, too.
 

tmihm

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Whoa, Tom. That is spectacular!!!!! I'm sure it will be a fantastic addition to your lineup. (Next to that spalted Fatboy....YOW!)

Congrats....hang in there till you get it!!! :)

Terry
 

MOJO

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Originally posted by gomez1856
Nice Work again Ryan.

Tom, as an owner of 2 Gadows, I know you'll love it!

Rick
got any pics Rick, i'd love to see them:)
 




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