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"My Latest Guitar" Contest!

Archtop EddyArchtop Eddy Manitou Springs, ColoradoModerator
edited June 2013 in Archtop Eddy's Corner Posts: 589
... winner gets a Selmer 503 lapel pin. AE

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  • I will swag a Shopis
    The Magic really starts to happen when you can play it with your eyes closed
  • AhabAhab GB✭✭
    Posts: 88
    Hey Eddy,

    It's the Eimer's copy of the plastic Maccaferri guitar, model EG-AE40G
  • Archtop EddyArchtop Eddy Manitou Springs, ColoradoModerator
    Posts: 589
    Ahab wrote:
    It's the Eimer's copy of the plastic Maccaferri guitar, model EG-AE40G

    Wow! Good job Ahab. Congrats! You win the Selmer 503 lapel pin. You either have a very discerning eye or--given the very specific description of the guitar--an inside source. :D

    Either way, the pin is yours!

    Email me your postal address at my PM archtopeddy@hotmail dot com.

    Comin' up -- two more pixs. First the EG-AE40G with its 1953 plastic Mac G40 inspiration; and econd a pic of your Selmer 503 pin sitting on the Eimers head stock. AE
  • AhabAhab GB✭✭
    Posts: 88
    Thanks Eddy!

    I'm very pleased, I saw that guitar on Leo Eimer's facebook page a while back, and as soon as I saw your picture I recognised it, but I had to think for a moment where I'd seen it before! Obviously it's a pretty distinctive guitar so that's probably why it stayed in there. I hope it sounds as good as it looks, I have played a couple of Leo's guitars before and the workmanship is faultless. I will email you my details. Thanks again!

    By the way, does the AE in the guitars model name stand for Archtop Eddy by any chance?
  • Archtop EddyArchtop Eddy Manitou Springs, ColoradoModerator
    Posts: 589
    1953 Plastic Mac and the Eimers EG-AE40G... and Eimers and the Selmer Pin.

    The two guitars are the exact same size and surprisingly the same weight (1.6kg or around 3.5 lbs). They are essentially 3/4 size guitars, and the new Eimers is good for travel. The wooden guitar is made of non-travel restrictive material: N. American sitka top, Indian rosewood sides and back, European walnut neck, African ebony bridge, headstock veneer and fretboard; and N. American maple for bindings and misc. trimming. Leo finished it with his Antique finish. I have the proper US Dept. of Agriculture Plant and Plant Product Declaration Form that Leo filled out and I keep in the case, but given the materials involved, I don't think I'll need it for international travel.

    I've used it at several gigs now and I'm using it to record our new CD. It has a surprisingly full and balanced lead sound considering it's smaller size. The size is most noticeable in its limits as a rhythm instrument. When used with the on-board BigTone, it more than meets my needs at a gig.

    I've always wanted a wooden version of my plastic Mac. When a premier builder such as Leo Eimers agreed to make it for me -- not only left-handed, but with correctly shaped custom molds and original specifications -- it was an opportunity I couldn't let pass by. I am very satisfied with the instrument and extremely grateful to Leo for building this dream guitar for me.

    By the way, this whole thing happened thanks to a thread here on Djangobooks. A while ago, someone asked about travel guitars. I think I might have suggested the plastic Mac and someone else suggested checking Leo's mini-Macs. I think you can see how the dots got connected from there. Thanks for putting this idea in my head! AE
  • Archtop EddyArchtop Eddy Manitou Springs, ColoradoModerator
    Posts: 589
    Ahab wrote:
    By the way, does the AE in the guitars model name stand for Archtop Eddy by any chance?

    It does indeed. Looking forward to your email so I can send you the Selmer pin! AE
  • BonesBones Moderator
    Posts: 3,320
    Too cool!!!
  • Posts: 4
    Hello Archtop Eddie, I met you at DFNW 2007. I recently acquired a G40 and a G30 with case and extra G30 body. I've asked about every knowledgable person for leads on parts. I swapped necks and would sell the G30 incl extra body. I'm in LA. PM davidvolk. At. Verizon. Dot net
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