that's a nice Tony Rice guitar, nice straight grained braz. great tone.
A quick update.
The D45A is opening up nicely and continues to be my "go to" guitar at home.
I have too much invested to be indiscriminate about where I take it but it does get shared around.
I worked a picture with "The Dude" earlier this year, he knows his guitars and was quite taken with the guitar, liking it better than my 35 bone!
Having just gone through this whole thread I have a few comments and a question.
Congrats Perry on must what be a very special guitar!!!
Do you recall the "Stills spec" guitar that tweaked(sp?) your desire for such a nice guitar?
I love the bling of the 45 style. Trying to decide on the style of a custom guitar from TJ Thompson I asked if the 45 style added anything to the equation. His answer did not indicate if it was better or not but it was inarguable given how we talk about braces and backs and front, etal...."adding 1/4 a pound of stone to the trim of a guitar is bound to make a difference" (perhaps not perfectly relayed).
The Still's specs Custom was at Jet City about ten years ago. Great guitar!
Re the specs of the D45A, I'd have preferred Martin build to the 38 specs with the more understated style 45 appointments.
As I said upthread though, apart from the ebony neck reinforcement, their recreation is representative of the majority of the prewar D45s built so I can live with it.
If I were having TJ or Dave Musselwhite build one for me, it'd be to 38 specs and shaded, no brainer.
Perry...thanks for the reply. I was hoping the "Stills Spec" was the one you mentioned as I am the owner of that guitar. It is an amazing sounding guitar. Would add some pics but am out of loop how to access Photobucket on this forum.
My order with TJ is his specialty...early 30s OMs.
Again, congrats on your acquisition...I believe that it is a future (beyond our days) rare vintage instrument, but one to be enjoyed today.
Very cool Ed!
I have described that guitar's sound as "Choirs or Angels".
Looking forward to photo's.
BTW, Jim at JCG is a great guy who consistently comes up with clean stuff.
Congrats on a beautiful instrument!
For the sake of comparing block inlays vs snowflakes, here's a pic of my 2012 D-45 and '97 D-45V:
From a looks standpoint, I prefer the block inlays of the D-45. From a tone standpoint, I favor the FSSB of the D-45V.
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