Spalted Gadow Custom Hollow arrived!

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  1. tms13pin

    tms13pin Supporting Member

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    Wow, this thing is incredible! I just picked it up from the music
    store last night so I was only able to play it unplugged, but
    it really is beautiful and even sounds nice and full without an
    amp! Here is a pic for you to check out, and there are a bunch
    more at: www.ece.cmu.edu/~tms/gadow if you're interested.
    I didn't want to overload the thread for the dial-up folks.
    Enjoy!

    --Tom

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  2. mischultz

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    The longer I'm around, the more I like natural-finished instruments. It's just stunning what happens inside trees sometimes, and this one shows it off beautifully. Congratulations, and I can only hope (and certainly expect) that it's as pleasing to the ear and hand as the eye.

    Best,

    Michael
     
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    Great looking guitar. I actually like the way the inly dots look, with tharying upper and lower offsets, but wonder if that would be an issue for me when playing.
     
  4. Gadowguitars

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    I'm glad your diggin it Tom!:D
     
  5. tms13pin

    tms13pin Supporting Member

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    There are still dots along the top of the neck, I don't even
    see the front of my fingerboard when playing. Besides, we're
    not supposed to be looking at our neck hand while playing! :D

    --Tom
     
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  7. WOAH! NICE HOLDSWORTH CUSTOM DUDE!!!!!!!!!! how did you get that made?
     
  8. tms13pin

    tms13pin Supporting Member

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    Same way I got this top... "I asked"! Got lucky with the Carvin
    as well, I just asked if per chance they ever did a spalted top
    and the salesman checked and they had three tops around
    from some experiments they'd tried a few years earlier. They
    don't "offer" them, and to my knowledge aren't doing them
    now.

    I have no idea if anyone else got the other two tops they had
    or if employees got them. There was one made from this
    batch of tops (so I think there were four originally) by the
    head guitar tech there, Albert C. A C66 model. The picture is
    on the Carvin Museum site (www.carvinmuseum.com).

    I don't know whether Ryan (Gadow) is planning on making this
    a regular offering on his guitars or not. He can pipe in and let
    y'all know if he'd like! I know he's making a spruce top one
    for someone. I'm really looking forward to seeing that one.
    He does excellent work. Read the Guitar Player review on
    the Custom Hollow from a couple months ago. Get your orders
    in while the wait is still only 4-5 months... could get longer if
    the demand picks up!

    If anyone needs a dealer to order through, I'll be happy to
    provide the name of the local music store I ordered mine
    through. Great owner... mom and pop shop too. Just drop me
    an email.

    --Tom
     
  9. Fuchsaudio

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    Spalting rocks....:dude

    Nice axe.
     
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    Looks great. How about a tone report once you get to play it in an amp more?
     

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