New (old) guitar day

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by bendingtens, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. bendingtens

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    This is something of a repost, as I replied to the thread about the best acoustic I'd ever played. But, for those that aren't reading that thread, here's my new guitar.

    It's a 1920s Tonk Bros Lyon and Healy, rebuilt by Dan Lambert out of El Paso. He rebraced it, built a new bridge, and put two carbon fiber rods under the new fingerboard.

    This thing is made for tone, and not for looks. The weird discoloration on the lower part of the guitar might be old sun damage. Who knows?

    The bottom line is that it sounds so good. It's balanced, and rings for days. If you're in to the old & funky, check out Dan's work. I'm super impressed. So much so that I'm already planning on sending him another two guitars!

    Oscar Front.jpg Oscar Back.jpg Oscar side.jpg Oscar Tonk.jpg Oscar Neck.jpg
     
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    Cool!
     
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    That is cool.
    What scale length?
     
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    very cool!
     
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    Actually, I think it's made for looks too.
     
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    An understated beauty! Is that a parlour size?
    Figuring on the back and sides is gorgeous. The grain looks almost like oak, though I doubt that is what it is!
     
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    Cool guitar!
     
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    Love the looks and the vibe. Have a blast playing it!
     
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    Very cool! I used to have a house full of 1920s and 1930s Washburns, Lyon and Healys, and others. Back before the internet spread the word, you could snag them pretty easily at flea markets and the like for $5 to $10. I never had one totally reworked though which must be nice. The only one I have kept with me down through the years is an early 1930s Oscar Schmidt-made Galiano jumbo. It was always the one I liked the best.
     
  10. bendingtens

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    It's a Grand Parlor size, and the back is indeed oak.
     
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    Thank you for that info - it is a magical example of the Luthier's Art
     
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    Love to see a picture of that one!
     
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