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Offline blueshome

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Koa Supertone
« on: December 31, 2010, 05:37:33 PM »
After a prolonged wait my 20's Supertone has been discharged from guitar hospital and returned home.

Sent for a neck reset to Rick Sellens she has returned with a new neck and tuning machines. The old neck had apparently been through the mill a few times and wasn't worth keeping, being made a a very soft wood. The old tuners were unsuitable replacements.

She now has a beautiful mahogany neck which matches the koa really nicely and plays and intonates superbly.

The tone now is really open and warm and the sound seems just to float out of the guitar. This is a real featherweight, probably less than 3lbs.

I'm sure Parlor Picker will post a photo and I'll contrive a video over the next few days.

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Re: Koa Supertone
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 05:43:32 AM »
I have witnessed quite a variety of guitars come back from being worked on by Rick and they are invariably improved quite noticeably. Phil's koa wood beauty is no exception - in fact I, like Phil himself, was quite shocked at the improvement in sound brought about by the new neck. The guitar has much improved tone and volume. The neck is a perfect match for the guitar, the mahogany fitting in perfectly with the koa of the body. Rick says he achieved this, not by staining, but by using a particular grain filler. The vintage style tuners from Stewart-McDonald not only look the part, they also work very effectively.

Here's a couple of snaps: the first is happy owner Blueshome and the second shows Rick himself playing my Sellens 00-28 (the instrument leaning against the sofa is Phil's Bruno).


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Offline Pan

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Re: Koa Supertone
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 05:49:12 AM »
Congratulations! What a beautiful guitar!
Hopefully you'll treat us with a sound sample soon enough.

Cheers

Pan

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Re: Koa Supertone
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 02:39:55 PM »
Phil it looks nice, almost as good as you...

PP is that the square neck you are going to be bringing to weeniefun in April?

(That's enough of that. Ed)

Offline blueshome

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Re: Koa Supertone
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 02:43:54 PM »
Nothing square about that neck, beautiful gentle V, Rick is a wizard with wood.


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Re: Koa Supertone
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 03:00:07 AM »
PP is that the square neck you are going to be bringing to weeniefun in April?

Well spotted, Richard. Phil obviously can't see beyond his own neck, so to speak. Yes, it's the Vineyard copy of a Weissenborn. I might bring it, so you can give me one-to-one tuition.
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Re: Koa Supertone
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011, 03:44:03 AM »
Well bring yer cheque book as well then...
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Koa Supertone
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011, 08:05:08 AM »
Well bring yer cheque book as well then...


You don't take American Express??!! It'll have to be the special rubber chequebook then... boing, boing....
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