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    [QUOTE=Mark M.;1117894]It’s all the attention to detail and, to build on Steve’s thought, to have such a vivid conception of the best elements of the finest guitars that came before.

    Look at the detail on this guitar that Bryant built for his wife. He perfectly matched the grain of the top with the grain of the binding. Who else does that!!??

    Hi Mark, that top has no binding - instead, he inlaid a purfling line like it's usually done on violins and cellos, mandolins etc. That way you see the natural edge of the top plate. Not many builders do this - Koentop comes to mind,
    Benedetto on his La Venezia model, David Morse, Scharpach and maybe a few others. An edge-binding serves primarily as a protection against bumps and in second stance as a "bling" feature.

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  3. #252

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    [QUOTE=gitman;1117989]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark M.
    It’s all the attention to detail and, to build on Steve’s thought, to have such a vivid conception of the best elements of the finest guitars that came before.

    Look at the detail on this guitar that Bryant built for his wife. He perfectly matched the grain of the top with the grain of the binding. Who else does that!!??

    Hi Mark, that top has no binding - instead, he inlaid a purfling line like it's usually done on violins and cellos, mandolins etc. That way you see the natural edge of the top plate. Not many builders do this - Koentop comes to mind,
    Benedetto on his La Venezia model, David Morse, Scharpach and maybe a few others. An edge-binding serves primarily as a protection against bumps and in second stance as a "bling" feature.
    Aah, I see. Thanks for the explanation, Gitman.

  4. #253

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    [QUOTE=gitman;1117989]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark M.
    It’s all the attention to detail and, to build on Steve’s thought, to have such a vivid conception of the best elements of the finest guitars that came before.

    Look at the detail on this guitar that Bryant built for his wife. He perfectly matched the grain of the top with the grain of the binding. Who else does that!!??

    Hi Mark, that top has no binding - instead, he inlaid a purfling line like it's usually done on violins and cellos, mandolins etc. That way you see the natural edge of the top plate. Not many builders do this - Koentop comes to mind,
    Benedetto on his La Venezia model, David Morse, Scharpach and maybe a few others. An edge-binding serves primarily as a protection against bumps and in second stance as a "bling" feature.
    Correct - my 2016 Motif is very similar to that guitar (mine is 16" whereas I think that one is 15"). I understand Bryant built these models to be as acoustically responsive as possible, which is interesting as the top still has plenty of thickness to it. While the lack of binding is probably mostly aesthetic, "under the hood" that guitar probably has solid linings like mine (rather than kerfed linings). Apparently the theory is that solid linings give you more responsiveness; it's more common on classical guitars.

  5. #254

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark M.
    It’s just a pleasure to be able to witness this kind of artistry happening in real time. The fact that we can be witness to these someday historic guitars as Bryant completes them is really special. I feel so fortunate to have one. It’s the only jazz guitar I’ll ever need.
    Mark - Yes, Bryant is among a group of modern era luthiers who are passionate, extremely skilled and have access (either directly or by detailed photographs) to the work of many of the great luthiers who preceded them. The very best are consuming that knowledge, refining it where possible, and contributing to this “Golden Age” of luthiery we are witnessing.

    AKA

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    Bryant shared a couple of clips of these two guitars. It's wonderful to hear them side-by-side. I'm extremely happy with the sound of mine but both are great. I wonder who is getting the DA Excel-styled one.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/COSogI2qCdO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
    Wow, both sound phenomenal!! You can't go wrong with either. Great to hear them side by side to hear the punchier quality of the 16"

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    For those who are getting these guitars - just wait until you play them. They are what you would expect from a new purchase in the mid 30’s- and will not disappoint.

    There is a reason why Bryant Trenier has a solid backlog and an increasing following. He offers a visual and sonic experience that we associate with great guitars of the past - along with modern improvements.


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  8. #257
    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    It is now electrified. Bryant says he will ship it next week. I know it's forum etiquette to moderate one's language but in this case I don't give a fuck; I'm stoked as shit right now.

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    Congrats - it’s a beauty !


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  9. #258

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    It is now electrified. Bryant says he will ship it next week. I know it's forum etiquette to moderate one's language but in this case I don't give a fuck; I'm stoked as shit right now.

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    Beautiful looking guitar, Juan. Great pickup. But maybe drill the top for a staple Alnico pickup instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    It is now electrified. Bryant says he will ship it next week. I know it's forum etiquette to moderate one's language but in this case I don't give a fuck; I'm stoked as shit right now.

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    Gorgeous! A dream instrument! An instant classic.

  11. #260

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Aquisto Fan
    Beautiful looking guitar, Juan. Great pickup. But maybe drill the top for a staple Alnico pickup instead.
    Phooey on that. Dimarzio X2N right in the middle - like a one pickup ES-225 or ES-330. Double cream, of course. That would RAWK!

  12. #261

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    It is now electrified. Bryant says he will ship it next week. I know it's forum etiquette to moderate one's language but in this case I don't give a fuck; I'm stoked as shit right now.

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    I see - You’re using the occasion of receiving this wonderful instrument to indulge in some ole fashioned cussin! My instrument is scheduled to be delivered today! Dagnabit!! I can’t fricking wait! Sheesh - this is great!

    AKA

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA
    I see - You’re using the occasion of receiving this wonderful instrument to indulge in some ole fashioned cussin! My instrument is scheduled to be delivered today! Dagnabit!! I can’t fricking wait! Sheesh - this is great!

    AKA

    I am gonna need NGD posts from the both of you

  14. #263

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    It is now electrified. Bryant says he will ship it next week. I know it's forum etiquette to moderate one's language but in this case I don't give a fuck; I'm stoked as shit right now.
    Juan, you have to quit holding back and start telling us how you really feel.

    Congrats in advance. I hope she inspires your playing for many years to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    It is now electrified. Bryant says he will ship it next week. I know it's forum etiquette to moderate one's language but in this case I don't give a fuck; I'm stoked as shit right now.
    Congrats and enjoy!

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    My riding horse
    is ready too.
    Thanks Bryant.

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  17. #266

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fal Tarlow
    My riding horce is ready too.
    Thanks Bryant.

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    Wow!!! Stunning. That finish work is to die for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    That's a good observation. I'm certain that Bryant applies his design insights as well while building these. Compare it to the break angle of my 28 L5.

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    Has Brian T. ever mentioned headstock angles, and maybe his preferences ? I also noticed he uses decent size headstocks - - is this purely design or does he see a function ?
    Thanks and congrats to you Trenier owners !

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    Wow!!!!

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    Ohhhh nooooo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos View Post
    Unfortunately it arrived with a massive crack from shipping damage. You can’t see because it’s behind the pickguard. Much more agony than enjoyment. Three years of wait for a traumatizing ngd.
    What's the rumpus? Throw a little glue in there, line up the two sides and bob's yer uncle.
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  23. #272

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    Unfortunately it arrived with a massive crack from shipping damage. You can’t see because it’s behind the pickguard. Much more agony than enjoyment. Three years of wait for a traumatizing ngd.
    Noooo! Sorry to hear. My Trenier Classic was delivered today as well, after being in DHL / Customs limbo for seventeen days.

    I have a minor bummer compared to yours; the guitar arrived with a scuff on the heel of the tailpiece as you can see in this photo. Will definitely have to have it repaired.

    Overall, the guitar is a masterpiece of wood selection, craftsmanship and artistry. Feel, playability and sound are all outstanding. I’m going to spend some quality time with this one. I’ll post some pic’s.

    Again - sorry to hear about the damage. Fortunately it’s behind the pickguard and an easy repair.

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  24. #273

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    Unfortunately it arrived with a massive crack from shipping damage. You can’t see because it’s behind the pickguard. Much more agony than enjoyment. Three years of wait for a traumatizing ngd.

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    Ugh...I feel sick for you.

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    Damn! That's a really tough one. Where's the no-like button when you need it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos View Post
    Unfortunately it arrived with a massive crack from shipping damage. You can’t see because it’s behind the pickguard. Much more agony than enjoyment. Three years of wait for a traumatizing ngd.

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    That stinks on ice.. Don't tell me he shipped it w/ the bridge mounted. That's an archtop packing no no and he should know better if he did.
    I'd send it back and have it repaired and the top refinished since it's a new guitar.