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  1. #151
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogfaceboy
    Absolutely gorgeous. Congrats!
    Thank you ! Glad you enjoyed the build.


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    The inspiration for the headstock came from some of these pics I sent to Bryant - architectural windows, with black backdrop, and bellflower inlays.






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    Congrats!

    Of course it's a stunner, but man I bet its sound will blow your mind. I mean I have my 16" carved and 16" laminate reference points for Trenier guitars, but this one at 17" with a sound port AND the benefit of his constantly improving skills will surely sound incredible.

  5. #154
    Here is a link to Bryants Facebook page with pics and a little info on the Georgian build - along with the Laperla guitar that he recently completed for his wife.


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  6. #155
    Quote Originally Posted by coolvinny
    Congrats!

    Of course it's a stunner, but man I bet its sound will blow your mind. I mean I have my 16" carved and 16" laminate reference points for Trenier guitars, but this one at 17" with a sound port AND the benefit of his constantly improving skills will surely sound incredible.
    Coolvinny,
    Thanks for the kind words and for following the build. I understand from Bryant that Georgian is incredible.

    Bryants skills continue to reach new levels of refinement - as evidenced by this guitar and other builds coming out of Uzes France.

    Nearly 7 years ago - I mentioned on this forum what I thought about Bryants instruments and where I felt he was headed. Today, I can happily say he’s met all of my expectations and his future as one of the premier Archtop builders of our time has been secured.


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  7. #156
    If all goes well - the guitar will be leaving France Tuesday via Fed X priority. Looking forward to having it in my hands.

    Will post some audio after getting acquainted with the instrument.


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    Steve that is incredible to behold and I cannot wait to get a sound report. Clearly the guitar is going to be winner in all respects. I really like the finish it looks like a bit lighter version that Bill Barker did with a batch of his guitars toward the end. The finish was not so much sunburst of even dark but a nice brown overtone. This reminds me of the finish and what a job.

    To me in my guitar life with luthiers and the folks I have been around it is one thing to build a fantastic sounding guitar, but finishes are a separate animal. Many builders have failed in that part of the build. Either the finish is too thick or it just does not lust out and look wonderful. Bryant has done the 360 and managed to put together the entire package. A trick in the the archtop world to get where he has is rare bird with all that is available. It takes talent, hard work, and bit of magic and luck that seems defy analysis. One thing Bryant has is your recommendation and help and I am pretty sure that did him plenty of good attention. Bryant has with you someone with a wealth of background and experience with archtops.

    I compare the work of an archtop maker to a jazz guitarist. There are plenty of great jazz players who can play with anyone and hold up fine. They mostly are unknown except local or among players. Why they never become names like Kessel, Bruce Forman, or whoever is just hard to figure out. Same with archtop builders. Some build guitars as well as they come but seem to never get real recognition. I really think Bryant will end up being a standout that ends up in the top-tier of the top-tier.

    So when you get this puppy we need a full report and of course a sound clip...........

  9. #158
    Quote Originally Posted by deacon Mark
    Steve that is incredible to behold and I cannot wait to get a sound report. Clearly the guitar is going to be winner in all respects. I really like the finish it looks like a bit lighter version that Bill Barker did with a batch of his guitars toward the end. The finish was not so much sunburst of even dark but a nice brown overtone. This reminds me of the finish and what a job.

    To me in my guitar life with luthiers and the folks I have been around it is one thing to build a fantastic sounding guitar, but finishes are a separate animal. Many builders have failed in that part of the build. Either the finish is too thick or it just does not lust out and look wonderful. Bryant has done the 360 and managed to put together the entire package. A trick in the the archtop world to get where he has is rare bird with all that is available. It takes talent, hard work, and bit of magic and luck that seems defy analysis. One thing Bryant has is your recommendation and help and I am pretty sure that did him plenty of good attention. Bryant has with you someone with a wealth of background and experience with archtops.

    I compare the work of an archtop maker to a jazz guitarist. There are plenty of great jazz players who can play with anyone and hold up fine. They mostly are unknown except local or among players. Why they never become names like Kessel, Bruce Forman, or whoever is just hard to figure out. Same with archtop builders. Some build guitars as well as they come but seem to never get real recognition. I really think Bryant will end up being a standout that ends up in the top-tier of the top-tier.

    So when you get this puppy we need a full report and of course a sound clip...........
    Deacon Mark,
    Nice to hear from you ! Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated. You bring up such good points about Bryants finish work. It’s very reminiscent of Jim D’Aquisto, and in my opinion has developed into something perhaps a bit finer in some regard.
    Its the shading which requires the artistic vision and hand control - and Bryant has it in spades. He learned this application from my 1991 D’Aquisto video build ( I no longer own that one).
    I met Bryant 8 years ago and knew immediately he was building a very special guitar - and since we both have the highest admiration for Jim D’Aquisto’s guitars we had a lot in common.
    In the late eighties, into the early nineties I spent many hours hanging out in Jim D’s shop watching the builds. Additionally, I’ve been hanging out in John Monteleone’s shop for nearly 35 years - he’s a close friend and I was at his shop the other day.
    As my friendship with Bryant evolved I shared a lifetime of build knowledge with him and he incorporated every single bit of that information - and has taken things to his own level of interpretation - which is phenomenal.

    I can’t wait to play it - I’ll keep you posted.


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    Beautiful guitar, Steve! I'll be looking forward to hearing some sound clips!

  11. #160
    Quote Originally Posted by MCampellone
    Beautiful guitar, Steve! I'll be looking forward to hearing some sound clips!
    Thanks Mark - it came out real nice. Bryant says it has a huge voice. I cant wait to make some sound clips.


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    It’s one of the most beautiful Trenier’s ever created Steve! Mega congratulations!!!

  13. #162
    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop
    It’s one of the most beautiful Trenier’s ever created Steve! Mega congratulations!!!
    2b,
    Thanks so much ! I agree, this is one of Bryants best - and the beginning of some real creative builds about to come out of Uzes France.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop
    It’s one of the most beautiful Trenier’s ever created Steve! Mega congratulations!!!
    I have to agree with this. I am resisting the urge to be envious, but ya' know, I have nothing to complain about.

    I was gonna post a photo of my Trenier Aurelia here, but I am resisting that as well, as I don't want to steal anyone's thunder (not that anything, even another Trenier masterpiece, could make the Georgian any less thunderous.)

  15. #164
    Quote Originally Posted by FourOnSix
    I have to agree with this. I am resisting the urge to be envious, but ya' know, I have nothing to complain about.

    I was gonna post a photo of my Trenier Aurelia here, but I am resisting that as well, as I don't want to steal anyone's thunder (not that anything, even another Trenier masterpiece, could make the Georgian any less thunderous.)
    FourOnSix,
    Nice to hear from another Trenier owner. I'm glad to hear you own the Aurelia - which is another fine gem from the bench of Bryant Trenier. Thanks for following this build - and a picture of your Aurelia is most welcome indeed.

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    This has really evolved into a really cool thread.
    I think this guitar is certainly going to stick in the memory of a number of future Trenier customers. Steve, you really did good.

    You are in the middle of adjoining greatness. Jim always wanted to take it up a notch. Build something for the modern era. John Monteleone carried a new level of artistry into guitar building. And now the future is secured with Bryant. It must be cool to be a link between all of this.
    Bryant has the gift.
    I know you think I am crazy but I hope one day, one more build finds it’s way into your life. That would be epic. The creazione di tutti le creazioni.. And you can make the jewelry..
    Beautiful stuff Stevie. Beautiful..
    Joe D

  17. #166
    Quote Originally Posted by Max405
    This has really evolved into a really cool thread.
    I think this guitar is certainly going to stick in the memory of a number of future Trenier customers. Steve, you really did good.

    You are in the middle of adjoining greatness. Jim always wanted to take it up a notch. Build something for the modern era. John Monteleone carried a new level of artistry into guitar building. And now the future is secured with Bryant. It must be cool to be a link between all of this.
    Bryant has the gift.
    I know you think I am crazy but I hope one day, one more build finds it’s way into your life. That would be epic. The creazione di tutti le creazioni.. And you can make the jewelry..
    Beautiful stuff Stevie. Beautiful..
    Joe D
    Joe,
    A very poignant viewpoint of the evolution and continuation of what Jimmy D’Aquisto started. What enables these artist to full-fill greatness is having patrons who encourage and allow the builder to explore his own new ideas. Hank Risan was Jimmies first patron to cut him loose to explore new ideas, and the Avant Garde was born. I feel like I’ve done that here a bit with this build.

    I am so honored to be a conduit of sorts , to help Bryant explore his full potential - and he is just beginning - to bring to life - those dreams in his head -just like Jimmy did.

    John Monteleone, once told me that of all the builders who brought their guitars to John’s shop for review - no one nailed the Jimmy vibe better than Bryant.

    Knowing Jimmy , If he was alive today he would say something like this to Bryant “ Ok - you’ve got what it takes to build the damn thing - now make it your own”.

    The “Georgian “ - represents the liberation and confidence to “ make it his own”.

    As for another build - ya never know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman
    FourOnSix,
    Nice to hear from another Trenier owner. I'm glad to hear you own the Aurelia - which is another fine gem from the bench of Bryant Trenier. Thanks for following this build - and a picture of your Aurelia is most welcome indeed.

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    Thank you Steve. Most gracious of you. I'll take and post a picture of the Aurelia tomorrow. I just put it to bed for the night.

  19. #168
    Quote Originally Posted by FourOnSix
    Thank you Steve. Most gracious of you. I'll take and post a picture of the Aurelia tomorrow. I just put it to bed for the night.
    The headstock on your guitar is gorgeous and signified the beginning of the departure from the”norm”. Looking forward to the pic !


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    Steve,

    Beautiful instrument. Love the tailpiece design. Look forward to seeing the entire assembly.

    AKA

  21. #170
    Quote Originally Posted by AKA
    Steve,

    Beautiful instrument. Love the tailpiece design. Look forward to seeing the entire assembly.

    AKA
    AKA,
    Thank you ! So nice to hear from you and I hope all is well. Here is a pic of the guitar with a good look at the tail piece in relationship to the entire instrument. If you have any ideas about a personal theme build - now may be a good time to give a shout out to Bryant.


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  22. #171

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    Wow! If I ever win the lottery!

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    My ideas would be very in the past. An an 18 inch D'angelico NY style, that is made like the old ones. The split-block inlay with 1 3/4 neck on a 25 inch scale in effect the Johnny Smith neck. Or he could just build me a duplicate of Johnny Smith's New Yorker only 18 inches wide. Put a dermond pickup on it like the originals. A guitar built like that but with Bryant's special talent to bring out the sound in the carving. Well I guess it is not going to happen. I don't have the cash and my guess is he does not to build something like that..........but I can wish.

  24. #173

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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman
    For those interested - the Trenier Georgian is finally completed. Here are pics posted today on Bryants Facebook page. The guitar is extraordinary - and I understand it’s a real Canon.

    Bryant went over and above on this build - and it signifies the beginning of future custom unique orders to come out of Uzes France.

    His builds continue to reach new levels.

    Thanks to all those who expressed an interest in this build - it’s really exceeded my expectations.










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    Such sheer beauty, Steve. Congratulations!
    Dan

  25. #174
    Quote Originally Posted by dcrowe
    Such sheer beauty, Steve. Congratulations!
    Dan
    Dan- thanks ! Hope your enjoying your Trenier. The Georgian arrives Friday - I’ll keep you guys posted.


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    QAman, yours is such a beautiful instrument !

    Looking forward to the sounds.

    I want to have a new acoustic archtop or classical guitar
    built in the future, so I'll think about it !

    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    If you have any ideas about a personal theme build -
    now may be a good time to give a shout out to Bryant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    AKA,
    Thank you ! So nice to hear from you and I hope all is well. Here is a pic of the guitar with a good look at the tail piece in relationship to the entire instrument. If you have any ideas about a personal theme build - now may be a good time to give a shout out to Bryant.


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    If I could afford it, I'd love to order a 17" Broadway in walnut.

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  28. #177
    Quote Originally Posted by DaShigsta View Post
    QAman, yours is such a beautiful instrument !

    Looking forward to the sounds.

    I want to have a new acoustic archtop or classical guitar
    built in the future, so I'll think about it !
    DaSigsta,
    Thanks for visiting the post - and for the kind words. I don’t recognize your forum name - and I’m always glad to know a Trenier admirer.
    Of course I recommend Bryant for Archtops, and if you want a nice Classical guitar go to the website of Michael Thames. He made me a replica of the famous Torres FE-17, which was played by Tarrega for most of his career.


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  29. #178
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk1701 View Post
    If I could afford it, I'd love to order a 17" Broadway in walnut.

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    Kirk1701,
    A 17” Broadway with a walnut back is a fabulous choice. I’ll keep my eyes open for you on the used market.


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    Friday!??? Omg, stop the presses! Today is Friday!!!!

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    Hi QAman,

    I've only joined the forum at the beginning of November, so I'm a newbie here...
    I was fortunate to have met Pasquale and heard/seen his Trenier at the beginning of April 2019
    when he was over here (Cologne/Germany) to do a project with the WDR Big Band (Ld/Arr by Chris Byars),
    which is my regular 'day gig' since 1999. His guitar sounded great, with or without an amp, so this made a big impression on me !
    And btw, I've been reading your insightful comments re:Trenier, his development and the D'Aquisto angle with great interest !
    As for classical guitar - thank you for the Thames link - I'm looking for a shorter scale Torres/Hauser/Weissgerber type instrument.

    Thank you & best wishes, Paul Shigihara



    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    DaSigsta,
    Thanks for visiting the post - and for the kind words. I don’t recognize your forum name - and I’m always glad to know a Trenier admirer.
    Of course I recommend Bryant for Archtops, and if you want a nice Classical guitar go to the website of Michael Thames.
    He made me a replica of the famous Torres FE-17, which was played by Tarrega for most of his career.

  32. #181
    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    Friday!??? Omg, stop the presses! Today is Friday!!!!
    Hi 2b,
    Unfortunately, my shipment is held up in Cincinnati Ohio for the weekend. It’s a long story. Very disappointed , but not much I can do about it. Fortunately, it’s in a high end Calton case - but will now require more acclimation than originally expected.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaShigsta View Post
    Hi QAman,

    I've only joined the forum at the beginning of November, so I'm a newbie here...
    I was fortunate to have met Pasquale and heard/seen his Trenier at the beginning of April 2019
    when he was over here (Cologne/Germany) to do a project with the WDR Big Band (Ld/Arr by Chris Byars),
    which is my regular 'day gig' since 1999. His guitar sounded great, with or without an amp, so this made a big impression on me !
    And btw, I've been reading your insightful comments re:Trenier, his development and the D'Aquisto angle with great interest !
    As for classical guitar - thank you for the Thames link - I'm looking for a shorter scale Torres/Hauser/Weissgerber type instrument.

    Thank you & best wishes, Paul Shigihara
    Paul,
    Welcome to the forum ! This is a great place to share knowledge and enjoy the endless stories pertaining to the evolution of jazz - and all the great guitars.

    I watched some of the WDR videos and I loved them. The musicianship was off the charts - and you must be honored to be part of that talent pool.


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    Oh well... after 21 years playing with brass/reed sections I'm looking forward
    to 'retiring' from big band playing next year. Only small groups and solo guitar from then on.
    A Trenier guitar would be an added bonus...


    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    Paul,
    ... and you must be honored to be part of that talent pool.

  35. #184
    Quote Originally Posted by DaShigsta View Post
    Oh well... after 21 years playing with brass/reed sections I'm looking forward
    to 'retiring' from big band playing next year. Only small groups and solo guitar from then on.
    A Trenier guitar would be an added bonus...
    Paul,
    A small group approach sounds like a great new direction for you. If you liked Pasquale’s guitar- it’s a good time to order one. Bryant is nearly caught up with his backlog.


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    Steve, do you happen to know what John Monteleone's concept was behind tapering his tailpiece the opposite direction as most other builders (e.g. closer to the bridge on the low E side where most are closer to the bridge on the high E side)? I see Bryant went with this design approach for your tailpiece on #150. I see that he did this on his wife's guitar as well. I have seen Cris Mirabella do it as well.

    Curious?

  37. #186
    Hi Bob,
    I don’t know the absolute reasoning behind the diagonal flip - but I will find out.

    Jim D’Aquisto used to speak about the length of string from bridge to tail pc. The longer the string the looser, shorter tighter. His analogy was based on tightrope. The shorter the rope the less string deflection.

    It might relate to controlling string tension and tonal balance - not sure , but I will find out.

    Great observation!


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    [QUOTE=QAman;1079965]Kirk1701,
    A 17” Broadway with a walnut back is a fabulous choice. I’ll keep my eyes open for you on the used market.


    Here's one that Steve mentioned awhile ago at Larry Wexer's

    2013 Trenier Broadway Sunburst > Guitars Archtop Electric & Acoustic | Laurence Wexer Ltd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    Hi 2b,
    Unfortunately, my shipment is held up in Cincinnati Ohio for the weekend. It’s a long story. Very disappointed , but not much I can do about it. Fortunately, it’s in a high end Calton case - but will now require more acclimation than originally expected.
    THAT sucks..
    Sorry Steve.
    JD

  40. #189
    Quote Originally Posted by Max405 View Post
    THAT sucks..
    Sorry Steve.
    JD
    Hi Joe, the delay is unfortunate , but im hearing similar stories from other business colleagues.
    I'm just glad Bryant sent it over in his Calton Flight Case.

    Here is a YT review of these Calton cases






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    It seems that every item being shipped during the nexus of the added pandemic commerce and holiday rush are all extensively delayed. You should get it soon (fingers crossed).

    Regarding flight cases, if you travel with your guitar regularly in the car or by plane they are a must to protect a fine instrument. Tony P basically gave a 45 minute infomercial for Calton but depending on the type and size of your instrument, there are excellent options by not only Calton, but Hoffee, Karura and Visesnut as well.

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    Unlike what Tony is suggesting, I do not believe in storing guitars my in them, because I find that guitars that is out of sight get played less and placing them in and out are opportunities for dings with the lid or latches given the snug fit. Myself, I prefer to keep my guitars out on a rack in a humidified room at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 View Post
    It seems that every item being shipped during the nexus of the added pandemic commerce and holiday rush are all extensively delayed. You should get it soon (fingers crossed).

    Regarding flight cases, if you travel with your guitar regularly in the car or by plane they are a must to protect a fine instrument. Tony P basically gave a 45 minute infomercial for Calton but depending on the type and size of your instrument, there are excellent options by not only Calton, but Hoffee, Karura and Visesnut as well.

    Home | Calton Cases
    Hoffee Cases, inc | Acoustic Guitar Cases, Musical Instrument Cases, Custom Guitar Cases
    Karura Case | Home
    Classical guitar hard case: Best guitar flight case to protect your instrument when you travelling | Visesnut Cases: flightcases for professional guitarists

    Unlike what Tony is suggesting, I do not believe in storing guitars my in them, because I find that guitars that is out of sight get played less and placing them in and out are opportunities for dings with the lid or latches given the snug fit. Myself, I prefer to keep my guitars out on a rack in a humidified room at home.
    Hi Bob,
    I agree with your opinion on the cases. Taking guitars in and out of a case has its risks for sure. I intend on keeping the new Trenier out of the Calton case - and I’ll use the Calton for transporting in the future.
    I use to keep my guitars out on stands in my climate controlled guitar room, but due to limited space I only now keep a few out - the others reside in their case.

    Having guitars on stands next to each other can also be a risk with a domino affect , but not so much with a rack. With regard to hanging guitars on a wall - I’m dead set against this practice - but everyone does it.

    You can always tell a wall hanger from the marks left on neck. Also, if you hang on an interior was adjacent to an exterior wall in the winter - it could reduce the moisture content of that instrument and dry it out , unless you have a good climate control process in place.

    Furthermore, if you have hot air heat with a register at the base of your guitar wall ( which is where they reside) - guess what happens.......the dry heat rises right up the wall towards your guitar.




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    I have this rack and it can hold up to 12 guitars and is quite compact (38” wide x 74” high x 18” deep). I keep it against an interior wall for the reasons you suggest.

    Alpha/Bravo14 — DRS racks

    I am fortunate not to have forced hot air heating. My house has hot water baseboard heating. My guitar room is not huge 10’ x 20” and is a dual use room (home office). I keep a large evaporative humidifier with two 2-3/4” gallon reservoirs (similar to the type Stan Jay use to use in rooms at Mandolin Brothers). Depending on the weather I can keep the room between 40-50% and not need to refill for as little as 5 days to as much as 30 days. I use the humidifier from mid-October to mid-May.

    I was actually playing my Trenier Artifex this morning...

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    Hi Bob,
    I agree with your opinion on the cases. Taking guitars in and out of a case has its risks for sure. I intend on keeping the new Trenier out of the Calton case - and I’ll use the Calton for transporting in the future.
    I use to keep my guitars out on stands in my climate controlled guitar room, but due to limited space I only now keep a few out - the others reside in their case.

    Having guitars on stands next to each other can also be a risk with a domino affect , but not so much with a rack. With regard to hanging guitars on a wall - I’m dead set against this practice - but everyone does it.

    You can always tell a wall hanger from the marks left on neck. Also, if you hang on an interior was adjacent to an exterior wall in the winter - it could reduce the moisture content of that instrument and dry it out , unless you have a good climate control process in place.

    Furthermore, if you have hot air heat with a register at the base of your guitar wall ( which is where they reside) - guess what happens.......the dry heat rises right up the wall towards your guitar.




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  44. #193
    Quote Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 View Post
    I have this rack and it can hold up to 12 guitars and is quite compact (38” wide x 74” high x 18” deep). I keep it against an interior wall for the reasons you suggest.

    Alpha/Bravo14 — DRS racks

    I am fortunate not to have forced hot air heating. My house has hot water baseboard heating. My guitar room is not huge 10’ x 20” and is a dual use room (home office). I keep a large evaporative humidifier with two 2-3/4” gallon reservoirs (similar to the type Stan Jay use to use in rooms at Mandolin Brothers). Depending on the weather I can keep the room between 40-50% and not need to refill for as little as 5 days to as much as 30 days. I use the humidifier from mid-October to mid-May.

    I was actually playing my Trenier Artifex this morning...
    Bob, sounds like you have things well under control -as I suspected you would.
    I like that modular rack - its a great idea. If I owned one I would secure it to the wall.

    Glad to hear you were playing your Trenier Artifex, its a stunning instrument.

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    You could do that Steve, but keep in mind that when I say “against” an interior wall, I really mean 4” to 5” off the wall. With this rack design you need this clearance for the headstocks angled back to not hit the wall. You could design wooden pieces that you screw to the wall. I place the archtops on the lower shelf because they are heavier and flattops and nylon string guitars on the upper shelf because they are lighter. It is remarkably rigid and stable for a 40 lb. free standing unit especially when loaded with 60 lbs of guitars on it.

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    Thanks for pointing that out Bob. I would have to rig up some space blocks so the guitars don't hit the wall. I would also put the lighter guitars up top as you do.



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    [QUOTE=marcut;1080327]
    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    Kirk1701,
    A 17” Broadway with a walnut back is a fabulous choice. I’ll keep my eyes open for you on the used market.


    Here's one that Steve mentioned awhile ago at Larry Wexer's

    2013 Trenier Broadway Sunburst > Guitars Archtop Electric & Acoustic | Laurence Wexer Ltd.
    That's beautiful. Forgot all about it. Not a bad price either. The Jimmy D style top is just a bit too much for my tastes. At these prices we can afford to be picky right?

    I really must compliment your design choices on The Georgian. It's very much a New Yorker in the Georgian style, rather than Art Deco. Very bold, yet elegant. I'm anxious to hear if the tone matches. I'm certain it will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcut View Post
    That's beautiful. Forgot all about it. Not a bad price either. The Jimmy D style top is just a bit too much for my tastes. At these prices we can afford to be picky right?

    I really must compliment your design choices on The Georgian. It's very much a New Yorker in the Georgian style, rather than Art Deco. Very bold, yet elegant. I'm anxious to hear if the tone matches. I'm certain it will.
    Kirk1701,
    Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated. And I agree, at these prices we should be picky and not compromise on what we want.

    The design was entirely Bryants , and based off of the period furniture and architectural detailed photos I provided.

    The thin piece of green wood in the headstock is from the bench of John D’Angelico, and provided by John Monteleone. This is all set into a Cuban Mahogany veneer. Bryant worked on this headstock for several days.

    I should have the guitar tomorrow - but will allow it to acclimate for most of the day before opening it up.

    I will provide some audio after getting acquainted with the instrument.


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    QAman and all,

    I haven't been here in years and years, but thanks for the reminder of what's good and important. Beautiful build and experience.

    Now, off to play mine. (#1069 and #1099)

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    Best to all of you, stay good, and kind.

    K

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    [QUOTE=QAman;1080710]
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk1701 View Post
    Kirk1701,
    Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated. And I agree, at these prices we should be picky and not compromise on what we want.

    The design was entirely Bryants , and based off of the period furniture and architectural detailed photos I provided.

    The thin piece of green wood in the headstock is from the bench of John D’Angelico, and provided by John Monteleone. This is all set into a Cuban Mahogany veneer. Bryant worked on this headstock for several days.

    I should have the guitar tomorrow - but will allow it to acclimate for most of the day before opening it up.

    I will provide some audio after getting acquainted with the instrument.


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    I wasn’t aware the headstock had the John D connection. Lovely.

    The headstock design is the one thing I'm not immediately loving. I can't imagine what I would've done differently, but it feels almost out-of-place with the rest of the guitar. It may just be the shock of the new. I trust the artist in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamlapati View Post
    QAman and all,

    I haven't been here in years and years, but thanks for the reminder of what's good and important. Beautiful build and experience.

    Now, off to play mine. (#1069 and #1099)

    kamlapati - YouTube

    Best to all of you, stay good, and kind.

    K
    Welcome back, Kalampati! Don't be a stranger! Be well!