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    • #4707
      Hank
      Participant

      With all the fires in California and all the rain and wind here on the Gulf Coast and all the turmoil we all are going through, I thought twice about posting a Joyous/Selfish comment ……. But, here goes and I hope Y’all will understand.

      My G.A.S. is Over/Done/Fini/a thing of the past/ That’s it !!!

      I received the 2019 FTC Granadillo/Redwood Namm from Matt @ Eddies Guitar yesterday. …

      I have had very little sleep in the last 24 hours  drunk too much coffee and my fingers HURT so good.

      We have had a Tropical Storm Sally( yes. I played “Lay Down Sally”) form on top of us and the rain and wind have been steady for two days. Yesterday, during the first squalls coming  through UPS delivered the guitar in perfect condition.

      It is unlike ANY guitar I have ever played…. I won’t even try to describe the voice…it is just wonderful. For a good description of the voice contact Tadol….He is “The Pro From Dover” on Models F & FTC.

      I have run through many different songs in my song books and the FTC give each a unique character versus my other guitars.

      It plays finger style beautifully and thumb picking/finger strumming produces note separation that is clear with wonderful sustain if allowed….really need to allow the notes to ring.

      So….Bottom line ……The Ramuda is complete….I can not imagine needing any more guitars. The 7 voices are all so different and each pleasing to my ear and each a joy to play …..and to look at.

      I apologize for being so pleased and satisfied in these troubled times……But “Se La Vie”

      Fair Winds

      Hank

       


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4708
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Sweet…good news is never unwelcome!   Congrats

    • #4709
      MajesticShaver
      Participant

      I appreciate your post, and I’m really glad you put it out there.  I think whatever brings us comfort, solace, or joy during these difficult times is worth celebrating and sharing.

    • #4711
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Sounds wonderful.

      Put up some clips!

    • #4714
      Hank
      Participant

      This is the same wood combo as Tad’s…..I hope he’ll comment as he describes the voice of the instrument better than I can.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4722
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4721
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4724
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4725
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4726
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4727
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4728
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4729
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4730
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4731
      Hank
      Participant


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4732
      Hank
      Participant

      My favorite Eagles song is “Seven Bridges Home”…….Look @ my Signature…..I’m HOME !!


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4733
      Hank
      Participant

      Matt did this with SCGC med tension strings.

      I had a discussion with Matt and Tad and Matt shipped it to me with SCGC Lites…..Absolutely the right decision…..MUCH ‘Clearer” voice.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4734
      Hank
      Participant

      I have been remiss….I should have stated that all of the photos were done by Eddie’s Guitars and I was given permission to post them on the SCGCPF.

      Thank you To Matt @ Eddies for providing them to me for my records


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4735
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Gorgeous. Jealous.  Such a voice….someday I’ll get an FTC.

    • #4736
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      A very lustful looking piece of luthiery art.  THANKS FOR SHARING

    • #4738
      haasome
      Participant

      Big thumbs up Hank!


      – Paul –

    • #4739
      Hank
      Participant

      I changed strings on the O.T, the F maple/German , the OM “The Tree” and the Martin and the 34 Zorro.

      I think I’m being a bit  O.C.D…….I’m going to take the Kayak and throw some 8 weight at sunrise  off the beach in the morning,,,,Snook and Baby Tarpon are on the Flats,,,,,,, If you have never seen the sunrise over the “Glades” you have not known the gods saying “Good Morning”.

      Fair Winds,

      Hank


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4742
      tadol
      Moderator

      I’m truly thrilled that Hank is as pleased with this FTC as he seems – the FTC is such a unique instrument, in many ways its almost a listeners guitar rather than a players. It projects out and away, to the benefit of the audience more than the player, and these few that they made with the granadillo and redwood have an amazing clarity and tone that is truly unique compared to most any other guitar I’ve played.  Honestly, when I got mine, I played it quite a bit and started to feel more and more that maybe I had made a mistake with this combination of woods and model. But then, I took it to a friend who has quite an ear, and I played it for him, and he played it for me, and we both realized just how incredible an instrument it was, but not, necessarily, for the player. Once I had that awareness, I started  to really appreciate this guitar for its incredible uniqueness – but now, both visually, and audibly.  Which I should emphasize, it does not sound “bad” in any way to the player – but it isn’t the same as what you hear sitting 10 to 20’ in front of it. And I would not make it my “desert island” choice, but with the privilege of having a few great guitars, I am extremely happy to have this as one of them –

      And not to rub it in, but I did get a little “extra” with mine – something I’d long lusted over for some years after I’d seen it on a couple of other SCGCs –

      Songbird Headstock

    • #4743
      Daniel
      Participant

      The back side bevel on the cutaway is brilliant.

      Daniel


    • #4745
      Hank
      Participant

      Very tasteful bling Tad……..now how about some pix of the whole guitar.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4746
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      Tad. BIRD IS THE WORD   Those inlays are LOVELY1

    • #4757
      tadol
      Moderator

      Honestly, if I could take pics as nice as the ones you have of yours, I’d be happy to post them, but other than yours having the rope purfling and mine having standard straight b/w/b string purfling, the only real difference is a very slight difference in the grain on the back  –  but if I can get a really good pic, I will post it –

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