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  • in reply to: I hesitate to post this….But #4738
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    Big thumbs up Hank!


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    in reply to: SCGC Fire update 8-20-20 5:30 #4609
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    Very sad indeed. I will appreciate updates when possible.


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    Very nice guys. It’s great to see you while you talk. Now for 2 very important questions.

    1- are those picture backdrops or are you in those specific locations?

    2- and Tad, did you walk into a door or were you clearing brush?


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    haasome
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    That was fun, thanks guys. What’s next is a great question. As an instructor in physical sciences I always wished we had invented & perfected hologram technology as a learning & communication tool — along with sensory capacity like smell, air movement, etc. great job as always.


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    in reply to: darker part in top/back & sides #4439
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    It’s simply where the grain of the wood changes direction, like a wave in the grain. It could be associated with where a branch on the tree was located or some other natural cause that added the beauty mark. Here is a similar type of mark on one of my German/EIR OMs.  Look at lower bout, bass side. I like them.


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    in reply to: New SCGC OMG demo #4379
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    Continued… I never seem to be allowed to add to, or edit my posts after I post them.

    What I wanted to add is I agree with Acoustic Soul about my love for Adirondack Spruce. I have Adirondack tops on 6 of my 11 guitars. I don’t always appreciate the tone immediately when the build is fresh, Upon delivery, but give it a little time, and they play-in nicely. My favorite top wood overall.


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    in reply to: New SCGC OMG demo #4375
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    Acoustic Soul — I’m familiar with your description of your OMG. My OM shares some of those attributes. I had a very good round of discussions when my OMG was being specified, so they would not duplicate that tone. I started the conversation with my tonal desires. The wood & bracing followed. The result of our discussions…

    “We can definitely dial this in for you. If you want that deep, balanced, rich.. more ‘wet’ vs. ‘dry’ sound, I would go with Rosewood, either Indian or Cocobolo and a European Spruce… Indian will have more roundness of sound to it, Cocobolo will have a bit more clarity, and be a bit darker in tone, but both will satisfy the sound you are going for… European Spruce will be brighter than Sitka, but warmer than Adirondack, giving you more balance in the voicing.”

    The resulting tone for my OMG is as dark, rich and balanced as I could of ever hoped for. They knew this tone was crucial to my wishes and they nailed it. I think much of this was accomplished with the bracing they carved & positioned to voice the guitar. I have to say, I’ve never heard an SCGC OMG or OM with such a dark lush voice, especially with high end sparkle.


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    in reply to: New SCGC OMG demo #4344
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    Great comparison in the OP video. I enjoyed that post, thanks.

    What I didn’t make clear in my post above was that I find that the strong dry fundamental tone on E-B-G comes through when playing SCGC mahogany with a flat pick & not fingers. I do like mahogany guitars, but I think I would need to discuss my expectations thoroughly on a custom order, or keep playing & searching for the “mahogany” I like.

    Here’s my great SCGC OM German/EIR.


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    in reply to: New SCGC OMG demo #4342
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    I’ve been down this exact same road. And ultimately asked the SCGC shop to work with me on an Italian/Cocobolo OMG. This result of that custom order is a guitar that has no better, in my collection. There are a couple of other guitars that are equals, but none better. I also own a SCGC German/EIR OM with the honey sunburst, that I like a whole lot too. I find the complex harmonics, sustain and overall warmth is just stellar.

    I’ve owned an Adirondack/Mahogany H13 that I liked a lot and played many OMG and OM mahogany SCGC guitars in my search, but always landed on the rosewood side. I almost always love both woods with fingers, but I have found the mahogany guitars have a fundamental dry punch, especially on the E-B-G strings, that I couldn’t get to square with my ears. We all like what we like, and fortunately SCGC is able to deliver. Here’s my 3 year old Italian/Cocobolo OMG.


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    in reply to: How many of us ? #4287
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    SCGC, their guitars, and the people associated with SCGC are very special indeed. I haven’t heard much directly from the company about their re-emergence from the Covid cave. I hope they will open soon, and in good position going forward.


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    in reply to: A request #4134
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    I’m very sorry. It is a real gut punch. It’s difficult to watch your buddy suffer and breathing issues are very tough to deal with. The COVID situation really adds to the misery. Every day will lead out of the fog a little more. You know the deal when you get them, but it’s never easy. I wish you and Wendi peace.


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    in reply to: John Prine #4127
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    There was a rebroadcast of the Terry Gross – John Prine interview on NPR’s Fresh Air show today. His recollection of collaborating with Phil Spector for songs on his last album were precious. Especially when asked if he was surprised that Spector committed murder. He said something like — well when you have as many guns hanging around as Phil did, sooner or later one of them is going to go off. He’s had a way and it will be missed.


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    in reply to: Working On #4107
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    That’s one of my favorite standards – in D. I capo strings 1-5 on the second fret & Travis pick. I like the deep sound of the open E in that arrangement. Great song. He will be missed for sure.


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    in reply to: One of my early influences #4053
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    Me either…


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    in reply to: Extra tools in the time of social isolation…. #4029
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    I’ve always been an early riser, but my father-in-law was a very early riser. When we’d visit him in Colorado, I would get up around 5:30-6:00 and he’d be sitting in the living room with one small table lamp keeping the living room in half light. He’d be wearing a set of headphones and a smile as he listened to Art Bell every morning. That was my introduction to Art Bell. By the time I got up my FIL had finished his first percolator of coffee and he would reuse the grounds to make a second pot for me. I miss my FIL.


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