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    Hi all. I purchased this a few months ago for a project. The project is done, and I'm putting the guitar back on the market. In excellent shape. Comes with the original Soloway case. Pics below.

    Please note that any little dots you see in the photos are light reflections. There are no blemishes in the finish.

    $1750
    $1650
    $1500 shipped CONUS. Will ship elsewhere - shipping cost will depend on destination.

    Here are the specs:

    Model: Original Swan
    Serial Number: G154
    Weight: 5.80 lbs
    Neck: Maple
    Neck Shape: D
    Fretboard: Maple
    Scale Length: 27"
    Pickup: Single Coil Kent Armstrong SS Hum Cancelling
    Nut Width: 1 11/16"
    Tuners: Locking
    Controls: Volume
    Frets to Body: 16

    Finally, here is a video of John Stowell playing this very guitar:



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    Last edited by jcc; 11-12-2022 at 09:53 AM.

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    I love that little pickguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    I love that little pickguard.
    John insisted on it. He thinks of it as a finger rest and it's basically a part of his playing position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Soloway
    John insisted on it. He thinks of it as a finger rest and it's basically a part of his playing position.
    Mine too, that’s why I like it. How thick is it, it’s hard tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    How thick is it, it’s hard tell.
    I like it too. Comfortable momentary resting spot for the pinky when not in use.

    By "thick", do you mean how tall off of the top of the guitar?

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    Looks like it is 2 mm from the top of the guitar to the top of the finger rest.

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    bump - price drop to $1650

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcc
    Looks like it is 2 mm from the top of the guitar to the top of the finger rest.
    Wow, it looks much thicker, maybe because of the bevel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Wow, it looks much thicker, maybe because of the bevel.
    So sorry... was multi-tasking and didn't check what I (mis)typed...

    Make that 10 mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcc
    So sorry... was multi-tasking and didn't check what I (mis)typed...

    Make that 10 mm.
    Ah, that's more like it, thanks. Love that early strat burst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Ah, that's more like it, thanks.
    I went to the guitar and measured it at "10", then walked back to the computer and typed "2". My excuse is I had knee replacement and pain meds were involved.

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    does john use baritone guitar tuning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzucker
    does john use baritone guitar tuning?
    I'll see if Jim can answer that. I do not know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzucker
    does john use baritone guitar tuning?
    He had it tuned down by a minor third. So not quite baritone but low enough to be obvious.

    I'm unsure of what pickup this guitar has. John get trying different options getting hotter and hotter with each one. It's changed hands a few times since it was John's and I have no idea if his pickup choice remains. His taste in pickups and mine are definitely not the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Soloway
    He had it tuned down by a minor third. So not quite baritone but low enough to be obvious.

    I'm unsure of what pickup this guitar has. John get trying different options getting hotter and hotter with each one. It's changed hands a few times since it was John's and I have no idea if his pickup choice remains. His taste in pickups and mine are definitely not the same.
    i read recently that he's using .038 - .010 strings on his guitars now. I assume they are standard scale. If this guitar had a humbucker in the neck I'd probably jump on it but I'm not sure I want to deal with the single coil size pickup for what I do. The only one I've found that works (for me) is the barden and a while back they went out of business so when one of the pickups failed in my tele, I had to get it rewound locally.

    [edit] - it seems that barden is back in business now...Not sure if the new owner is making them exactly the way the originals were made. Back when I had the bad one, I bought a fralin hum canceling split blade but found it to be think sounding compared to the barden...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzucker
    i read recently that he's using .038 - .010 strings on his guitars now. I assume they are standard scale. If this guitar had a humbucker in the neck I'd probably jump on it but I'm not sure I want to deal with the single coil size pickup for what I do. The only one I've found that works (for me) is the barden and a while back they went out of business so when one of the pickups failed in my tele, I had to get it rewound locally.

    [edit] - it seems that barden is back in business now...Not sure if the new owner is making them exactly the way the originals were made. Back when I had the bad one, I bought a fralin hum canceling split blade but found it to be think sounding compared to the barden...
    The Bardens are absolutely unique. Lindy is thinking in terms of Fender single coils without noise. Barden was thinking something entirely different ... much more three dimensional. I like both buth they certainly aren't interchangeable.

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    Jim, I always thought your extended "S" Soloway logo was very elegant and to the point. Whoever designed that deserves a hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Jim, I always thought your extended "S" Soloway logo was very elegant and to the point. Whoever designed that deserves a hand.
    Thanks. I designed the basics of it and then had a calligrapher draw me a bunch based on my design and picked the best of her bunch. If you look at our the various design elements of our early guitars you'll see the logo repeated in several places in the lines of the guitar.