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Offline Pan

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Champlin Concert
« on: November 22, 2014, 03:39:35 PM »
Hi all

I thought some of you might enjoy seeing my new guitar, by the luthier Devin Champlin (a fellow forum member).

It's a concert size guitar with Sitka spruce top, and mahogany sides and back.

The design is very much Devin's own, I just told him I want a gigging musician's instrument with simple appointments. I had some measurements requests and wanted a more playable instrument than my old Stella. I think Devin came up with a great looking guitar that sounds great too, and is a joy to play.

I'll try to post a sound sample after we've gotten to know each other a little better.

Cheers

Pan

Edited to add: the artificial light doesn't do much justice to the guitar. I'll try to post better pics, when and if we ever see sunlight here in Berlin again.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2014, 03:22:50 PM by Pan »

Offline Rivers

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 04:46:17 PM »
Beautiful guitar, congratulations to you and kudos to Devin!

Offline Pan

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 05:07:21 PM »
Thanks Rivers! :)

Cheers

Pan

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 09:18:12 PM »
Congratulations on your new guitar, Pan, it's a beauty!  Congratulations to Devin too on making another really fine instrument.  I look forward to hearing you play something on it, Pan.
All best,
Johnm

Offline Pan

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 03:55:33 AM »
Thanks, John!

Cheers

Pan

Offline Lyndvs

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 06:54:41 AM »
Nice.X braced or ladder?.

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014, 08:26:05 AM »
Congrats, looks really nice
How about a sound sample?

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014, 10:42:12 AM »
  Thanks folks.. and thanks Pan for posting this.  It was a joy to build.  The body shape is based off a 20's Washburn.  It is ladder braced, constructed almost entirely with hide glue, and has a french polished shellac finish.  Pan did give me free reign on aesthetic appointments, and I kept the idea "cool, but no-nonsense" in mind.  The inlays and binding are ivoroid.  I have a couple other pics that I can post when I'm on my own computer.

Offline Stuart

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2014, 11:34:05 AM »
Congratulations, Pan--may it bring you much enjoyment. And to Devin as well, as fine instruments don't build themselves. (I live in Shoreline, so hopefully our paths will cross at some point.)

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2014, 12:25:55 PM »
Congratulations, Pan--may it bring you much enjoyment. And to Devin as well, as fine instruments don't build themselves. (I live in Shoreline, so hopefully our paths will cross at some point.)


I'm in pretty far north Seattle.. practically Shoreline.  Anytime you want to come by the shop and say howdy, you'd be welcome.  Same goes for anyone who might be in the area.

Offline Lyndvs

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2014, 01:45:35 AM »
Ladder braced,thanks Devin.I really like the clean look of this guitar.Your craftsmanship is superb.

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2014, 04:20:09 AM »
Looking forward to the sound samples Pan! Beautiful guitar!

Offline Pan

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2014, 08:03:54 AM »
Hi all.

Here's a quick and dirty video playing the guitar through the most common playing positions/keys.
I have just moved to a new apartment, and haven't yet really figured out where is the ideal spot for recording. There's a sort of booming echo on the video, but since it'll be a while before I get around doing a better one, I still think it gives you the idea, what a fine guitar Devin has created.


Cheers

Pan
« Last Edit: November 28, 2014, 08:05:44 AM by Pan »

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2014, 08:11:54 AM »
Sounds pretty good to me... :)

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Re: Champlin Concert
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2014, 10:42:05 AM »
Sounds great!

 


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