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  • flacoflaco
    Posts: 49
    I think this is the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen!
  • PassacagliaPassacaglia Madison, WI✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,466
    flaco wrote:
    I think this is the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen!

    That was my response, and that was just a couple of photos. Unbelievable.
    -Paul

    pas encore, j'erre toujours.
  • Michael BauerMichael Bauer Chicago, ILProdigy Selmers, Busatos and more…oh my!
    Posts: 1,002
    And the best part is that they sound better than they look!
    I've never been a guitar player, but I've played one on stage.
  • JonJon melbourne, australiaProdigy Dupont MD50B, '79 Favino
    Posts: 391
  • PassacagliaPassacaglia Madison, WI✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,466
    And the best part is that they sound better than they look!

    I had a hard time rolling my tongue back up to hear, but agreed - I didn't even hear it firsthand, like you, Michael. A marvelous instrument.

    Jon, they sell for $5100. At least that's what I've seen.
    -Paul

    pas encore, j'erre toujours.
  • flacoflaco
    Posts: 49
    I think this one was posted at $5400. It might as well be a million.
  • PassacagliaPassacaglia Madison, WI✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,466
    I believe Michael sold it for $5100, Flaco. I could be wrong.

    I think there comes a time when you know, in your guts, it's time for a luthier guitar. Making no pretense that it's necessary, it's just my experience. And for any luthier's guitar, one obviously decides if the money spent is worth the pleasure of owning and playing. It's the same with everything in life, yes? You can feel burned on a hot dog purchase and leave, happy, at a multi-course gustation?

    Just my thoughts. Good luck in your journey.

    Paul
    -Paul

    pas encore, j'erre toujours.
  • BohemianBohemian State of Jefferson✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 303
    Beautiful guitar.


    "The woods are absolutely stunning, most notably the deliciously figured one piece Brazilian rosewood back."

    Looks like a two piece book matched back to me.
  • noodlenotnoodlenot ✭✭✭
    Posts: 388
    Bohemian wrote:
    Beautiful guitar.


    "The woods are absolutely stunning, most notably the deliciously figured one piece Brazilian rosewood back."

    Looks like a two piece book matched back to me.
    Indeed it does, and it´s rather flatsawn in both wings of the lower bout. It turns better quartered in the middle - is it solid wood? if it is, really badly slab cut thin boards of brazilian rosewood means, to my knowledge, cracks waiting to happen. The owner of the guitar should treat it well and keep it in an humidity controlled environment.
    Sorry for the nit-picking, but i alos found this statement: "an enlarged oval soundhole for improved bass response" - anyone care to comment?

    don´t want to rain on this parade, though. the guitar is a real stunner! and if it sounds good and plays well, we´re all happy.
    cheers,
    miguel.
  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 5,973
    Bohemian wrote:
    Beautiful guitar.


    "The woods are absolutely stunning, most notably the deliciously figured one piece Brazilian rosewood back."

    Looks like a two piece book matched back to me.

    Yes, you are correct. It does have a two piece back. The first Vieux Paris had a one piece back and I hadn't updated that detail. Sorry about that...

    Michael
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