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Offline Richard

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2008, 10:27:46 AM »
Michael Roach was selling a Kalamazoo that looked rather similiar at the EBA meet last week, I did'nt take that much notice except to say it looked rather similar but sound nice.
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2008, 10:59:56 AM »
Yes, the Kalamazoo KG-12 and KG-14 both looked very similar to this guitar.  They were ever so slightly larger (14 3/4" lower bout vs. 14 1/4") and did not have slotted headstocks.  I used to have a KG-12 and it was a very nice guitar.  The Kalamzoo was not a heavy guitar by any means, but this Tonk is even lighter, which makes it very responsive.

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2012, 07:30:37 PM »
I just joined the Tonk club, purchasing the Tonk American 14 fret slothead w/oval soundhole advertised on Garage Sale recently. I'll post some pics later.

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2012, 04:20:53 AM »
Great guitar, the Tonk!

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2012, 06:52:16 PM »
My Tonk, purchased from a totally fun senior guitar picking gentleman near Fort Worth TX on Sunday:



Needs a neck reset but it's generally such a gorgeous instrument I'm totally motivated to get it back to its full potential, cost be damned.

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2012, 02:27:22 AM »
Lovely! 
I want one too! 

Cheers

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2012, 02:36:21 AM »
Lovely - although I'm not sure about the clumpy scratch plate, which I might be tempted to remove.
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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2012, 03:56:00 AM »
I like the scratchplate. Wish mine hadn't lost its pickguard along the way...

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2012, 05:03:36 PM »
Tonk on the examination table at Erlewine Guitars this morning. Neck reset: Check. Top crack under the pickguard repair: Check. Bridge crack, minor: Check. Undiscovered issues when the neck comes off: Probably. It's gonna cost but it'll be worth it!

PP, the pickguard is pristine bakelite, much as I like the look with it off (see below) there's no way I'd ever remove it.



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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2012, 05:43:17 PM »
I'm so happy to know, it has found it's way in a good home!  8)

Again, lovely pictures.

Do treat us with a sound sample, when the moment is right!

Cheers

Pan

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2012, 05:56:21 PM »
Pan, approximately 30 days from now, when it gets out of the guitar hospital, I will subject you to the growl of the Tonk restored to its full glory.

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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2012, 08:43:45 PM »
Beautiful Guitar! Oval soundhole...mmmmmmmmmm ;)
The Pick guard is great btw.
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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2012, 01:17:16 AM »
Want one...


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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2012, 02:58:57 AM »
I think I could be easily persuaded to love the pickguard - I didn't feel that strongly about it, but my initial reaction was that it was a bit bulky and might impede the sound a bit.

Whatever, I reiterate: a nice guitar!
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Re: Tonk American
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2012, 05:39:45 PM »
PP, the good thing about the pick guard is it's floating off the top for the most part. There's a bracket on the bottom end raising it off the top, and a felt washer under where it's screwed into the top near the neck.

However I know what you're saying and you could well be right. I will definitely A-B it with the guard on- and off when I get it back.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 05:42:18 PM by Rivers »

 


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