Tim Schroeder Archtop porn....

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by bluestein, May 17, 2005.

  1. bluestein

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    Just some pix of my favorite archtop by Tim Schroeder......

    Flamed maple, european spruce top, flamed Koa bindings and hearstock overlay, Ebony fingerboard with vine inlay


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  2. bluestein

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    Wow, absolutely gorgeous!
     
  4. bluestein

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    pickup & controls are mounted to the underside of the pickguard. Nothing touches the soundboard...fully acoustic.

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  5. bluestein

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    Perfect inlay work

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    Just incredible. The workmanship and wood look just amazing! Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Jim Soloway

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    Stunning. I'd pay good money just to own the headstock.
     
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    absolutely unbelievable. :eek: :eek:
     
  11. Ogre

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    Love it all except the fruity inlay. Otherwise a gorgeous guitar.
     
  12. Kappy

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    That's a beaut! I'm ambivalent about the fretboard inlays, but overall I can't argue that it's just beautiful. How's the sound?
     
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    Great looking guitar. The subtle bindings really help to contrast the extravagance of the inlay. The guitar looks ornate but not garish. Very nice!
     
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    Yummmmmm..............
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  15. PlexiBreath

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    That is an amazingly beautiful instrument! I dont like fingerboard inlay at all, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship. Asside from the fingerboard inlay, everything about that guitar is perfection. I especially like the headstock shape and the wood binding everywhere.
     
  16. bluestein

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    Tim tried to talk me out of the vine inlays and ornate woods....Some days I guess I just get a wild hair up my.......;)

    I also have one with no inlays and (somewhat) plain woods - for my conservative side.

    And one other based on the Brockburst color scheme.

    dkaplowitz - I've got a bunch of great archtops in my collection - the Schroeders are the best sounding by far. The guitar is very open and clear - very harmonically detailed (very rare in an archtop - most are midrange focused) Its the most sensitive to right hand technique - perhaps the widest tonal range of any acoustic I've played. You can let a note/chord decay, and virtually count off the harmonics as they swirl around.

    There was some talk about Tim Schroeder in another thread - so I posted these. Tim is too humble to ever talk himself up - IMHO he is one of the most promising new-generation luthiers out there.
     
  17. PlexiBreath

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    If you can get around to it, it would be great if you could post pictures of these other guitars as well.
     
  18. benb

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    that looks like a great instrument

    website?
     
  19. Mr.Hanky

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    Exactly what I was going to say, that inlay just looks out of place to me.

    Aside from that the guitar is fawking gorgeous!!

    Do you have a link to his site, assuming he has one.
    Where is he located?
     
  20. Mondoslug

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    wow. beautiful....any mp3s of it?
     

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