Tim Schroeder Archtop porn....

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


 

bluestein

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

 

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?
 

Riscchip

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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!
 

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.
 

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.
 

PlexiBreath

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Originally posted by bluestein
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.
If you can get around to it, it would be great if you could post pictures of these other guitars as well.
 

Mr.Hanky

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Originally posted by PlexiBreath
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.
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?
 




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