The blue SWAN has landed (Soloway of course) more PICS !!

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  1. abergdahl

    abergdahl Member

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    I couldn't resist, i love blue guitars, i love Danny Gatton.. So Jim makes a blue metallic Swan and names it Danny, it sits on his forever and when cash arrives what can a guitar junkie do, go :crazyguy or buy the guitar ;) . So a few days ago it arrives, opening the very light case i see a beautiful sparkling blue guitar that changes blueness depending on how the light hits it. When i pick it up it's very light and it is extremely comfortable sitting down or standing up. What first strikes me before playing is that i can see that the scale length is longer than normal, especially the 12th frets is visibly wider than "normal". When first playing there is a different feel, some cowboy licks around the open G shape feels different but not in a bad way. The bass is much fuller and firmer than in a usual guitar. It takes a while to get used to the neck but not more than a perhaps 15 -20 minutes. Bending is not hard at all, in the "middle" (7 th to 15 th fret) even easier that usual !!
    The sound plugged in is, besides the piano like sound on open string, very good. The neck pickup sound very Stratish the bridge is in between a Tele and p90 with some strat thrown in, or something. Jerry Donahue would LOVE the sound of a Swan. It also has a great Jazz sound clean on the neck pickup, and there's plenty of twang if you want it.

    In short a great looking feeling and sounding guitar.
    My guitar is the on at the bottom on the "Guitars in stock" section at: www.solowayguitars.com

    Clips shortly :JAM THANKS JIM :angel
     
  2. VegasGreg

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    That guitar looks fantastic. Enjoy playing it.

    I love Jim's work.
     
  3. abergdahl

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    Looks MUCH better in person, put it's hard to photograph.
    Here's one of Jims pictures, for the ones that does not DARE to brows Jims stock ;) .
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    There is also a first clamfilled clip posted in the clips section (or follow soundclick link below). All the country clips in the Soloway site are done with this guitar..
     
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    That's incredible! Very nice selection and nice work from Jim, as always.
     
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    Clam filled clips makes me hungry for some reason...nice guitar. My swan is winging its way back to Oregon to be touched up. Jim is amazing
     
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    Nice ax, enjoy.
     
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    Man, you're guitars just resonate like crazy! Sound like piano strings. I've got to try one of these.
     
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    Here's a few new (not very good) pictures but at the color is how it looks in doors.
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    what is there to say? The Swan is an instant classic and yours is about as classy as it gets. Congratulations!
     
  12. Jim Soloway

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    Hi Anders. Greetings from the Montreal Jazz Festival.

    I'm really pleased to see that you're bonding well with your Swan. I've always really liked this one. It's incredibly light, sounds great and I've always had a real soft spot for a bit of flash. I'm glad that it's found a gbood home.

    BTW, Deborah really loved the clip. Great job.
     
  13. Dan Desy

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    Congratulations! Beautiful guitar, I love the ivoroid binding!
     
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    Cool stuff. I really like the color of the fretboard.
     
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    Hey thanks again it is a great guitar, I often drop the big E to D and it rings like a piano. Jim calls the binding mother of toilet seat. The fret board is cocobolo with turqiose position markers :dude
     
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    That looks sweet, I was looking hard at that one too.

    Congrats and enjoy!
     

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