Here's the links to two Denis Turbide tunes I recorded with the "NG:"
Seven weeks and six days from order, my Taylor BTO arrived at Guitar Rodeo. I had just told my wife that I was a little surprised I hadn’t heard anything when the e-mail from Jim arrived! I arranged to pick it up the next day after work.
When I see all the fantastic and striking BTOs in these threads; what with Striped Macassar, Cocobolo, Quilted Maple, with abalone gone wild and the like, I wonder that you might give a yawn with mine, but I went with understated simplicity, and think that what it lacks in flash it more than makes up for in class!
And here it is! A GC body with venetian cutaway, short scale with 12 frets to the body.
All straight-grained mahogany with red paste fill stain and gloss finish. Ebony binding with white purfling.
Two piece back (no wedge). Neck stained to match, and gloss.
Five ring Ebony rosette.
Ebony bridge, pins, fretboard (unadorned), headstock overlay and truss rod cover (unfinished?!).
It is a very light guitar, and very lively to the fingers. It has that mahogany “woodiness” in its tone, with the mids predominant, followed by the trebles, and the basses more muted. Just the type of tone I was hoping for .The geometry of the 12-fret design will take a little adjustment, what with my fretting hand 2-3” closer. I’ll post a recording in a couple of days when I feel like I can do this wonderful guitar justice. Oh, and I bought sets of Newtones, J Pearse and Dragon Skins to compare to the Elixirs as I grow with the guitar.
Thanks to Jim and James at Guitar Rodeo for their facilitation and accommodation with the process both instrumental and financial. As always, fantastic photos by my wife Connie (Resonant Images LLC).
I’m a very happy boy!