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    1985 Borys Hollow Body guitar for sale. Model B324. Built in 1985. Serial # B3 -124

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    Excellent condition. It has been stored in the case , in a closet. Has not been played in quite some time

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    One of coolest f-hole designs I've ever seen.
    -- Isn't it crazy that "archtop" and "luthier" are spelling errors on this forum?

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    I've never seen a Borys with a stop tailpiece, or those F-hole designs. It's like a B-120 with two
    pickups.

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    I believe it supposed to be much thinner than B120 - hard to see from the pictures. Sent a PM

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    Nice burst - reminds me of the burst on older Gibsons late 60’s/early 70’s, think it’s called iced tea burst?


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    I saw Larry Koonse's Borys up close and personal when I bothered him enough to get a lesson.

    Nice guy, and that guitar sounded sweet.

    More importantly, he sounded phenomenal--he'd play something brilliant and then saw the most humbling thing ever.

    I wish I could have taken more lessons from him, but he's really busy these days

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    Great guitar!
    Last edited by marcwhy; 05-12-2019 at 04:08 PM.

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    Very pretty Borys archtop!

    Those are very cool looking F Holes and the finish which looks like Amber Sunburst is just beautiful.

    I wish you had a sound clip or video of someone playing your guitar.

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    Steven Herron
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    The bridge pickup is very close to the neck pickup; is it a Byrdland scale length guitar i.e. 23.5"? It is the seller's deceased father-in-law's old guitar and I don't think the seller plays so he probably would not know how to measure the scale length.
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    I think it's the 24 fret fingerboard that makes the neck pickup closer to the bridge.

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    Very sweet guitar!

    Quote Originally Posted by Irez87 View Post
    I saw Larry Koonse's Borys up close and personal when I bothered him enough to get a lesson.

    Nice guy, and that guitar sounded sweet.

    More importantly, he sounded phenomenal--he'd play something brilliant and then saw the most humbling thing ever.

    I wish I could have taken more lessons from him, but he's really busy these days
    I was recently on workshops with Larry - very nice guy. However from what I know he is playing B100 model (currently called B120). It has a bit dark and "muddy" sound but very acoustic at the same time - very "classic" jazz sound. Guitar is awesome, and price here is very good. GLWS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asedas View Post
    I was recently on workshops with Larry - very nice guy. However from what I know he is playing B100 model (currently called B120). It has a bit dark and "muddy" sound but very acoustic at the same time - very "classic" jazz sound. Guitar is awesome, and price here is very good. GLWS!
    I would not describe Larry Koonse's tone as muddy. Warm, yes. Muddy, uh uh. Larry has a very clear sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entresz View Post
    I think it's the 24 fret fingerboard that makes the neck pickup closer to the bridge.
    Thank you. I missed that. Attention to detail is not my strong suit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FourOnSix View Post
    I would not describe Larry Koonse's tone as muddy. Warm, yes. Muddy, uh uh. Larry has a very clear sound.
    Larry has very clear high tones in his voicing (fancy acoustic tone), however sometimes in mid range tone is a bit "muddy". I.e.:



    It's not always a rule because I heard him very clear on CD or other videos. But recently heard him live and tone was also a bit muddy (for sure depends on eq settings of his amp).

    Anyway Borys guitar is awesome on it's own

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    Found an interesting article on Borys guitars, May '85, which includes a little brochure data on the B324 - it's PDF or I'd copy the relevant portions here. http://www.allthingsemily.com/pdfima...sBrochures.pdf It doesn't give the body depth, only that it's thinner. I used an inflation calculator on the list ($2295) and "special" pricing ($1495) and got $5451 and $3550. I'd prefer fewer frets and more spacing between the pickups but a very cool guitar nonetheless.
    Last edited by MarcoSolo; 05-19-2019 at 11:50 AM.

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    any pictures out of the case? Sides, back etc?

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    what are the specs on this? Looks like possibly short scale?

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    If you look on the PDF brochure all the way at the bottom, the specs are there. I just found them a while ago myself after missing them the first time. Body depth is 2", scale is 24.75". I did notice that it says there are 22 frets in the specs when above it says a full two octave, 24 fret neck so it's not entirely consistent.

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    what brochure? If you're selling something, put all the information and pix in the ad. These guitars are all one-offs so who knows what is customized without the seller disclosing?