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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-13 8:31 PM (#547675 - in reply to #546714)
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All done.

Jonmark's guitar gets tortoise shell tuner buttons to go with the tortoise shell binding.

My guitar gets real black MOP tuner buttons to match the black MOP purfling.

 

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moody, p.i.
Posted 2019-04-13 9:03 PM (#547676 - in reply to #546714)
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I played these today. Stunning. So much sound comes out of such small bodies. And the torrefied wood just pumps it out. The workmanship, as always with Dan, is first rate. The guitars are just as beautiful in real life as they are in the pictures. The tone is very very good. Balanced, but with a full bass. Jm's addy top is a little more, how to describe it, solid sounding than Dan's Englemann spruce top. There are differences, but it's hard to describe.

I would love the play them with light or medium gauge strings on them, but both Dan and Jm use extra lights. Regardless, they are just going to get better as time goes on. Well done Dan....
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2019-04-15 11:14 AM (#547691 - in reply to #547676)
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Beyond my expectations, Dan. Thank you.
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Love O Fair
Posted 2019-04-15 11:40 AM (#547692 - in reply to #546714)
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We know it's finally over and done when we see the brick pillar. I really dig that Eastwood finish.. and nice bling on the matching tuner buttons!
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d'ovation
Posted 2019-04-15 11:54 AM (#547693 - in reply to #546714)
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Beautiful! Congratulations on another project well done.
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DarenSavage
Posted 2019-04-15 1:18 PM (#547697 - in reply to #546714)
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Congratulations! They're both beautiful guitars. I love the MoP tuner keys.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-15 1:33 PM (#547698 - in reply to #547691)
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Jonmark Stone - 2019-04-15 9:14 AM

Beyond my expectations, Dan. Thank you.


You're very welcome.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-15 1:35 PM (#547699 - in reply to #547692)
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Love O Fair - 2019-04-15 9:40 AM

We know it's finally over and done when we see the brick pillar. I really dig that Eastwood finish.. and nice bling on the matching tuner buttons!


Yep. I really like working with the Eastwood finish.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-15 1:39 PM (#547700 - in reply to #547697)
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DarenSavage - 2019-04-15 11:18 AM

Congratulations! They're both beautiful guitars. I love the MoP tuner keys.


Thanks! As nice looking they are in these shots, the photos really don't do them justice.

Same for the MOP tuner buttons. The depth and figuring are unreal.

It wasn't until I got these that I realized that the tuner buttons on my Vega banjo are also real MOP and not pearloid. Real shell has a completely different look and feel than plastic.

The plastic comes close, but when you see them side-by-side, there's no comparison.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-15 1:40 PM (#547701 - in reply to #547693)
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d'ovation - 2019-04-15 9:54 AM

Beautiful! Congratulations on another project well done.


Thanks!
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2019-04-19 2:12 PM (#547775 - in reply to #546714)
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It hasn't even shipped yet and I'm waiting by the door.

Just a little excited.

 



Edited by Jonmark Stone 2019-04-19 2:13 PM
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-19 3:59 PM (#547776 - in reply to #547775)
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Ha ha!

And, for good reason.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2019-04-19 5:41 PM (#547778 - in reply to #547776)
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BTW... did you end up glossing your neck?
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arumako
Posted 2019-04-19 7:42 PM (#547782 - in reply to #547775)
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Congratulations on another superb project, Dan! Too bad you couldn't capture moody, p.i.'s session on video. I know you've already done plenty of torrefied videos; but if I may just say, from my spectator's perspective, one just never gets tired of hearing these torrefied treasures (figured, it never hurts to ask!). I'm just lucky I don't need a "video" to satisfy my thirst for torrefied resonance, cuz I got one of these baby's sittin' right in front of me!

moody, p.i. - 2019-04-13 11:03 AM

I played these today. Stunning...

Thanks for the succinct review, moody, p.i. always appreciate your perspective. Arigato!

Jonmark Stone - 2019-04-19 4:12 AM

It hasn't even shipped yet and I'm waiting by the door.

Just a little excited.


Mr. Jonmark Stone you are in for just an amazing treat! That "'little' excited" thing is going to jump-up a notch or two when you take delivery. Please post your thoughts (or a video!) when yours arrives. Congratulations!
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2019-04-19 9:26 PM (#547784 - in reply to #546714)
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Been playing my DS Legend a lot lately. These are really wonderful guitars. Full deep sound yet that Ovation vibe. I've had this for 2 years and it's really coming into it's own. Jm, you're gonna like your guitar.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-20 12:26 PM (#547787 - in reply to #547778)
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Jonmark Stone - 2019-04-19 3:41 PM

BTW... did you end up glossing your neck?


No. I got lazy and decided just to re-top it.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2019-04-22 8:16 PM (#547804 - in reply to #547787)
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I have a package shaped like a guitar box arriving tomorrow morning...
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arumako
Posted 2019-04-23 2:01 AM (#547807 - in reply to #547804)
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Jonmark Stone - 2019-04-22 10:16 AM

I have a package shaped like a guitar box arriving tomorrow morning...

Woohoo! Exciting!
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2019-04-23 7:15 PM (#547818 - in reply to #546714)
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Well, it's here, safe and sound. Probably no surprise here that Dan is as meticulous in packaging as he is at building.

Top is beautiful. As he said, pictures don't do justice. How does it sound?
Loud.
Ballanced.
Warm.

I'll get around to some audio clips.

Really impressed... both by Dan's work... and the torrefied top.

Did I say it was loud? Big voice for a small salad bowl.
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arumako
Posted 2019-04-24 10:02 AM (#547822 - in reply to #547818)
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Jonmark Stone - 2019-04-23 9:15 AM

I'll get around to some audio clips.

YES!!!
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-24 11:42 AM (#547823 - in reply to #547822)
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Jonmark,

Phew! I'm very happy to hear it arrived in good condition. Shipping a guitar is always stressful for me.

As Daren wrote, welcome to the club. We're a small, but growing cabal of torrefied-top Ovation guitar owners.

Enjoy!

Dan
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2019-05-07 6:33 PM (#548912 - in reply to #547823)
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Wanted to give an update. Promise I will get some clips available as soon as I can.
I've been giving this guitar a serious workout and it's still amazing to me how much more this top has to offer than the original. Won't repeat the same adjectives I used above... they still stand... it's just a wonderful instrument.

The week I got the shipment, I headed down an extensive dental rebuild process. Root canals, crowns, extractions & implants. Yuck.
So much for the Tesla roadster I had my eye on.

I'll get back on track soon.

Just didn't want anyone to think my silence equated to disappointment. Far from it.
Dan's a master.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2019-05-07 6:41 PM (#548913 - in reply to #546714)
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Come to think of it... should have asked Dan if he did dental work...
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-05-12 9:37 AM (#548934 - in reply to #548913)
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I was wondering how you and your guitar were getting along.

I got a chance to play mine again this week. I had been practicing on the Frankenvation in preparation for the worship service last weekend, so it was nice to get back to the Parlor. Like you, I'm really happy with mine.

My only disappointment is that I don't like how it wants to roll under when I play it standing up with a strap. I bought one of those plastic do-dads that attaches to the back of the guitar. (Standing Ovation) It worked, but it looked so out-of-place on the guitar there was no way I was going to use it in public.
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