The latest from Scott Walker

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by plord, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. plord

    plord Member

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    ...arrived at my house today :D

    Apologies for the size and poor quality of these pics, when Scott posts his pro shots in a few days I'll follow up.

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    • Hippie sandwich with cocobolo front and back, then ebony, around a flamed soft maple core
    • Flamed hard maple neck with ebony and cocobolo spine, chunky soft V profile that Scott personally tweaked with my input last summer, and tortoise shell binding on the headstock
    • Ebony fingerboard, 12" radius, with abalone "Wolf" inlays courtesy of jackofroses.com
    • 3 tortoise shell Harmonic Design Z-90s
    • 5 way switch plus a toggle to add the neck pickup to any configuration; neck pup is RW/RP.
    • CAE Sound Jangle-tone pre-amp with toggle
    • Effects loop with toggle
    • Nitro finish on everything
    Full review after the honeymoon period. First impressions are OH HELL YES.
     
  2. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    Are those triangular frets? How do they play. Gorgeous guitar also!
     
  3. carson072

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    beautiful guitar love all the choices. These guitars are amazing.
     
  4. Pa'ani

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    Congratulations on on a stunning Scott Walker cocobola!
    I have a Scott Walker Brazilian Top beauty which is an amazing guitar...
     
  5. plord

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    Dunno if they are triangular, that's just the shape of the finished ends, but they are taller and skinnier than any other frets I've played. Scott had a name for the shape that I've forgotten, we talked it through and I liked the sound of it and took the chance. So far I like them a lot; very smooth and comfortable.
     
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    What a fine piece of art.... and so many switches.. my head is spinning..:D

    congrats...

    I get a new guitar today too... I have to go and pick it up from FedEx though.... stupid work.

    bford
     
  7. plord

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    I have this Ibanez Musician that is covered with switches, but I rarely use them because honestly, 60% of the combinations of settings sound like ass. I am very pleased to report that the Walker does not suffer from this problem!

    One switch engages the pre-amp, for some added sparkle and a little boost. The other small switch adds the neck pickup to any of the other settings, so you can have neck/bridge or all three pickups active if you want. The big gold switch turns the fx loop on and off. These are all more interesting options than coil tapping a humbucker, IMHO, which is why I went with the Z-90s in the first place :)
     
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    very elegant - congrats!
    I played one at the last Philly guitar show - absolutely top quality in every area.

    very Alembic like. a great fusion guitar
     
  9. dharmafool

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    Gorgeous fiddle there. I see no tone pot -- wow.

    Looking forward to the review.
     
  10. RDM

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    Not my cup of tea....but a cool guitar nonetheless. I actaully like the choice of gold hardware.
     
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    Beautiful piece. How's the weight?
     
  12. plord

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    I didn't put it on the scale yet, but it's lighter than my Ibanez so that's a big plus. It is a very compact body shape, plus the bass side of the body is fully chambered, which helps. You can still feel the density, though, and it's very resonant. My daughter was touching the midpoint of the neck and part of the body when I struck an unplugged note, and her eyes got wider and wider the longer it rung :)
     
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    Congrats Paul!! Scott just cranks out masterpiece, after masterpiece. So it's chambered eh? That's a great idea. Yep, I am super jealous! I played Matt Hartle's Walker once for a tune or two, and it was a great experience I shall not soon forget.
     
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    Oh, it's got a tone pot; it's hiding there next to the jacks.

    I love the use of two tone wood for the knobs, to give a visual indicator of pot value despite the lack of an index line, or numbers, or any other markings. STYLIN'.
     
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    I hesitated to go for the full-on Wolf inlays for about 30 seconds, then decided WTF, I *am* that kind of fanboy and I don't care what anyone else thinks, so there :)

    If you've seen the Spade guitar at DaG, you'll note that Scott and Larry Robinson have raised their inlay game to a whole different level :drool
     
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    Thanks for pointing it out. WOW again.
     
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    That is crazy! Not my taste, at all, but gorgeous in it's own right.

    You couldn't pay me to work that much cocobolo. Stunningly beautiful wood, but T-O-X-I-C. I won't even sand a fretboard without goggles, mask & long sleeves.
     
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    I always loved that song "No Regrets" that Scott sang with the Walker Bros.
     
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    I had the opportunity to strum a bit on one of those at Sylvan Music the other day while I was down there to give them some of my money. It really rang out! And it had a very nice feel. There are a number of features like the fret-ends that remind me of SCGC, I wonder if Scott hangs out with those folk. Enjoy!
     

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