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Offline blueshome

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Another new Fraulini Angelina
« on: April 04, 2007, 02:50:23 PM »
This arrived on Friday in time for the EBA Gloucester weekend.

I'm stunned by the the sound. My main problem over the weekend was keeping it out of the hands of Michael Roach, who happens to be a fellow lefty.

After a couple of more days the novelty has still not worn off, can't put it down. Now need to build up my 12-string repertoire. All suggestions in addition to W.McTell (who I've been mad about since about 1963).

I can only say that Todd Cambio catches that old Stella sound to perfection.

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007, 03:06:36 PM »
Blueshome:

As for a 12 string tune, don't forget "I Ain't Givin' Nobody None"

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=114&topic=1918.0

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007, 03:27:45 PM »
Good for you, Phil!  I look forward to hearing you play some numbers on your new twelve-string the next time I see you.  Some Dad Nelson tunes might sound really good, and you could work in some kazoo, too!
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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007, 03:37:18 PM »
Hey, blueshome,

Congratulations on the new insturment!  I for one would love to hear what woods are used, pin bridge or tailpiece, neck profile, and any other information you'd care to pass along. 

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 12:50:41 AM »
Thanks for the song suggestions. John, kazoo makes me shudder, but worth a try.

dj, it's spruce top with white oak body. Todd's standard neck profile (great!), and I have a tailpiece. The slot/stud tailpiece is a work of art in itself and is even left-handed. Strung 13-66 with unison 3rd strings.

Main problem at the moment is where to keep my guitars as this has again alerted Mrs.Blueshome to the fact that there are a few.

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 01:10:25 AM »
Glad it arrived, Phil. Sounds fantastic.

What about a few pictures for us to drool over?  Expect you'll be bringing it down when you next visit.  (Has anybody written a book called "How to steal a 12-string without the owner noticing"?!!??!!)

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 08:03:59 AM »
OK Michael, photo attached.  If you steal the guitar you'll have to have a hand transplant to become sinistral.

Send me a personal email and I'll fix to bring it down to Rye.

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007, 08:19:45 AM »
Congratulations, Phil! All I can say is hubba hubba.

As for tunes to try on it, probably the next person down the list after McTell for me would be Leadbelly. And I don't hear too many people playing great Leadbelly blues these days...

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2007, 09:10:53 AM »
I suppose I can add Freddie Spruell to list myself.

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2007, 09:26:30 AM »
Some good ideas to be gather in the 12-string Players Not From Georgia thread as well:

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=114&topic=2446.0


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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2007, 12:31:20 PM »
I must just add that having been part of the delivery chain for this guitar, Todd has made a really nice instrument and it sounds as good as it looks :)

The only downside was that as Phil plays it lefthanded (maybe he will get better?) we all had to wait to hear it played properly...  :P
« Last Edit: April 05, 2007, 12:32:26 PM by Richard »
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2007, 02:39:36 PM »
Wow, more stunning work from Todd, congrats Phil - damn, it seems I cannot get out in my shop to build anymore, I may have to order one of Todd's guitars myself!  What a great niche Todd and glad to see you getting some orders from the UK!

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2007, 06:26:12 PM »
It was certainly a fun one to build.  The left handed thing was always in the back of my head, especially when it came to things like putting in the side dots, making the tailpiece and doing the set up.  Trying my best to do a Libba Cotten impersonation, I knew it was going to sound good, but it was certainly frustrating not being able to play it.  I can't wait to hear Phil put it through its courses.
I'm always happy when people choose to go with white oak.  It's such a great tonewood but unfortunately most folks don't give it serious consideration.
I'm currently obsessed with building a 9 string.  I should have it singing by next week.  I'll post some pics and a description when it's done.
Thanks again Phil!

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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2007, 12:39:28 AM »
If you steal the guitar you'll have to have a hand transplant to become sinistral.

Damn! I forgot about that.  What's it like living as a mirror image, Phil?

I'll be in touch.
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Re: Another new Fraulini Angelina
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2007, 05:47:22 AM »
Congratulations Phil, and welcome to the club (UK Branch). I was getting lonely :D

 


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