Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Marcel, Jul 22, 2006.
...in the new September issue of Vintage Guitar magazine?
I'm pretty sure that xact guitar is available thru Wilcutts.
My favorite guitar these days...
Didn't see the VG article yet, but I know that Tonequest published (july edition?) an interview w/ Nik...
That Gary Moore / Peter Green thing is way badass BTW...
Somewhat off topic, but does anyone know what the dimensions (thicknesses) of the top and back are on an Orca?
the stock Orca is a thin body (relative to a Les Paul)
My Orca was made with a thick body- 1 3/4 inch body thickness and 1/2 inch maple top.
Wow, I was reading the VG article and thought "no way, he cant get that deep a carve out of 1/2" " I was thinking it was at least 5/8" if not 3/4". Very cool:RoCkIn
Very sweet axe Don. Is that an Orca?
Yup... what gives it away is the "natural" / fake / "stripped" binding between the top and the body and the contoured "lip" on the edge of the top.
If you could see a 360 view of the guit you would also notice the neck heel carve (this pic refers to a Dolphin, but the neck heel is practically the same):
Yes, it is as JJ says. It is the best built guitar I've ever played in 25 years of playing including all the vintage ones from the '50s and '60s. There is absolutely no flaw that I can detect on this guitar, and it plays and sounds better than it looks. Could sound like a bunch of honeymoon BS to a lot of people, and yes, I do not know how long I will love it as much as I do now, but... I actually prefer this one over my '50s les paul Standard right now...