Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by CDaughtry, Feb 9, 2008.
It's very elegant.
...that's a beauty for sure...why don't you add a cigarette burn near the low E string to go with the "imperfection?"
Wow, beautiful. Why on earth would anyone be hating on D'Pergos? They look like incredible guitars.
Yeah, now it is time to relic that bad boy. Drag it around the parking lot as a start!
I suspect you will get to relic that one naturally over a good period of time. Enjoy.
Charley! How about sending it to me! We'll put it in here ( http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=350482 ) and settle this vintage myth thing once and for all.
Hogy...better yet....come up here, bring your recording equipment, and we'll compare it to my 54's, 56, 57's, 60's, and 65!!!! Road trip!!!!
that maple is making me drool. nice to see a piece with some unique character, not just AAAAA flame. looks fantastic
I think Baton Rouge is close enough just to drive it over..... don't ship that thing anywhere..hahaha
I'm proud to live in the same vicinity of such a classic and lovely looking instrument!
Nice photographs of a gorgeous guitar. Thanks for the visuals.
I'm proud to have a former amp that gets to get plugged into by it! (Assuming the Maz Jr is still around).
The Maz Jr. LOVES this guitar!
For a second, I thought that was a cigarette burn. Guess I've been around too many relics. It does look cool. I like imperfect woods or stuff like mineral streaks or beauty marks too. Don't think I'd want something like a knot in my neck though.
Is it maybe just posible (likely) that I can experiecne the famous D'Pergo depth and air by using a semi hollow body on a "lesser" guitar, as long as sustain isn't compromised?
Not a hater!! Truly wondering.
I've got a number of semi-hollow bodied guitars: Baker, PRS, Gibson.
In a word, no.
Please tell me that's the perfect strat... cause looks are spot on, and I'd hope that everything just blended together perfectly!
I meant a semi hollow strat. My semi-hollow luthier-made tele seems to have all the qualities people here ascribe to d'pergo's. So I do wonder...
I guess that my point (poorly made ) was that I've played solid bodied versions of the same guitars. The hollow bodied versions have not moved towards D'Pergo tonal qualities, if that makes any better sense.
In fact, untill you get to an archtop guitar, where the entire body system (top, back, sides, etc.) is designed to resonate - loudly - I've never seen a semi-hollow guitar that I didn't feel was more "damped" than it's non-hollowed sibling. The frequency of the resonance changes, but in my experience, the resonance is not actually enhancd. The string attack is not as immediate....to my ear it seems a bit "smeared".
Of course, YMMV.
Charlie - great pics!!!
Enjoy that beauty in the best of health!