Prairiewood Owners

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by tourultimate, Feb 15, 2009.


  1. tourultimate

    tourultimate Supporting Member

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    I'm very seriously considering ordering a Prairiewood. Can anybody comment on their Prairiewood? What they like about it? How is the playability? How was the finish? Prairiewood seems like the best option for me, but is there anybody else i should consider?

    thanks!
     
  2. gkoelling

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    Buy one. I've had mine 13 months and the honeymoon is still going strong. This one has found a permanent home. It sounds fantastic, plays like a dream, is lightweight, easy to set up, beautiful, has tons o' attitude and was reasonably priced.
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    I can't think of anything this guitar doesn't offer that I need in an instrument.

    I'll try to think of a few more accolades.:)
     
  3. Route234

    Route234 Member

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    I love the style and price point of his guitars.
     
  4. Ron Thorn

    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    I really like the German carve detail he uses on a few of his models, coolness!

    Ron
     
  5. serviviente7

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    Man i you can buy one do it! I am dying to get one myself. It just and incredible guitar. I want my in white....dude it rocks!
     
  6. Gordon

    Gordon Silver Supporting Member

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    I'll second everything that you're saying and add that Rob is a great guy to deal with and has the ability to translate a buyers requests into a finished product that will meet your needs.
     
  7. gkoelling

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    +1

    I was lucky. He sent me an email basically saying, "I built this guitar and think it would be a good fit for you." He was right.
     
  8. Irreverent

    Irreverent Silver Supporting Member

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    Holy Smokes! An endorsement from Ron Thorn! What more do you need?
     
  9. lespauldoc

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    mmmm... i placed a order with Rob. Cannot wait. Coming up with the buck and then waiting for the build is the hardest part!
     
  10. Millul

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    The Midwesterner sure is a tempting guitar! As is the Hardtop! And, from the couple of mails we exchanged, Rob seems to be a very nice guy!
     
  11. skydog

    skydog Supporting Member

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    I really like mine:
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    any of these @ Boston ! ?
     
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    daveS lefty dude on hiatus Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm in the que with Rob for a Jr. Looking forward to the simple, single P90 goodness !
     
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    Rob's a great guy and a great builder. I don't own a Prairiewood but I've played several at his home and in his shop and they were all superb from tones to construction frets to finish.
     
  16. dorfmeister

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    Just ordered a Midwesterner with both as Honduras Mahogany Body and Neck. The Neck is going to be a huge soft v-shape. Everything else is stock.

    I am pretty excited.

    Anybody recently get or order a Prairiewood?
     
  17. gkoelling

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    I'm still playing the Special I posted on page one. Last weekend it got a little tweaking, new strings and oiled fret board. It plays like a dream and after over two years the honeymoon is going strong.
     
  18. lespauldoc

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    I ordered a Prairiewood Midwesterner a little over a year ago. I'm in the middle of a move so I'm going to have it mailed to me about August instead of ASAP even though its finished.
    I had a few custom touches done to it, including a 'lighter' sunburst--- to really get a look at that beautiful wood! (Organic-- like the way an acoustic looks!) Some fret/Fender feel, and different tuners.
    I'm looking forward to it. I'll be sure to post back with pics when finished!
     
  19. gkoelling

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    I'd love to see pics of that! Which body wood did you choose?
     
  20. lespauldoc

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    The butternut.... i trusted Rob with the best wood for the sound and the aesthetics I was going for :)
     

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