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I woke up and remember having to go into my room to get some clothes or something out of my chest of drawers. I was very quiet, as I could hear Rev snoring and didn't want to wake him. Well, I got whatever it was and I was headed toward the door when I heard in a commanding voice,"Don't move or you're dead!". I turned around to see Rev with a .38 revolver in his hand pointed in my general direction, but sort of moving around so as to cover a wider target area. I remember screaming something to the effect of, "No--don't shoot." Rev replied, "One wrong move and you're dead." Well, then I started talking a mile a minute..."Rev, it's me, it's Barry, don't shoot Rev...I was only getting something from my chest of drawers..." Finally, Rev said, "Is that you, Barry?" The incident was soon over, and I had escaped with me life. I guess, from his perspective, it must have been kind of weird to be alone, blind, on the road 3,000 miles from home and rooming with a bunch of lunatic young musicians many years his junior. But to this day, the picture of Reverend Gary Davis that sticks in my mind the most is early in the morning, half-awake and blind as a bat, with a .38 in his hand pointed in my general direction. It was one of the most frightening moments of my life - Barry Melton

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Offline nobocaster

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A couple new guitar pictures
« on: December 04, 2012, 01:47:38 PM »
Hey all,

  Here's a couple photos of the most recent guitars off the bench here.  One is based on a '29 Gibson L-1 as far as the body shape and bracing goes.. built with mahogany, and spruce, hand rubbed stain, varnish, shellac.  It's got the old style inlay that you see on Oscar Schmidts and the mustachio bridge as per customer request..  both details I learned out at the Fraulini shop.  The other is loosely based on an old Washburn concert size guitar.. oak and spruce body, poplar neck.  I X-braced that one, and built it overall a little extra sturdy because it's for my lil' hobo buddy who can be pretty rough on stuff.  They both play and sound like champs!  Thanks for letting me show 'em off...

  Devin

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Offline sustaireblues

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 05:39:16 PM »
Mighty fine work Devin!
I love that L1 with the inlays, and very nice subtle bursts on both!

Joe

Offline Westside

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 10:27:04 PM »
Nice work!  Do they sound as nice as they look?

Offline uncle bud

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 04:24:12 AM »
Very nice, Devin. I like 'em both a lot but that L1-style is really cool. Respect for the banjo collection, too. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Offline nobocaster

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 09:33:39 AM »
Hey folks,

  Thanks for lookin'! 

  Westside- yes they do sound great.  It's always strange stringing a guitar for the first time and not quite knowing how it'll sound.  It's pretty dang satisfying when it's close to what I was aiming for.

  The banjo collection is at the guitar's new home.  I'm sure there's a cheesy banjo joke to go along with that photo.. 


Offline Mike Brosnan

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 05:25:55 PM »
Nice work as always buddy! 

Offline Russ Mattsen

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 02:57:31 PM »
Great work Devin, I also love the L1 shape, curvy. Here's my take on a L1.

Offline sustaireblues

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 06:45:27 AM »
Okay Russ, we need some details here.
Is that a true resonator or a faux?

Fine looking guitar!

Any detail shots showing whats under the hood?

Joe

Offline nobocaster

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 09:59:01 AM »
Looking good Russ!  yea.. I'm very curious about what's goin' on under there.

  Devin

Offline Russ Mattsen

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 12:33:58 PM »
Hi Joe and Devin, havn't got any pics inside my Robert johnson  Tribute L1. It all pretty simple, the well it a bit deeper with the saddle coming up through but not touching the Faux bridge.

Offline Russ Mattsen

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Re: A couple new guitar pictures
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 12:37:11 PM »
Heres a closeup pic of my L1.

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