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Super cool Slaman Nylon Sting Archtop(similar to Metheny's)

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Jostein, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    Got to play a super cool Slaman "Old school Dome" similar to the one Pat Metheny plays.
    It has an 80's Ovation piezo pickup and preamp(Metheny's request).
    Never payed anything like this. Daniel Slaman is based in The Netherlands and has built several guitars for Metheny. I was going through an EBO tube amp.
     
  2. pdmartin

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  3. brookdalebill

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  4. decker

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    Good job sir; sounds a bit Spanishy to me.
     
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  5. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Sounds great! That Slaman design is really cool. I’d love to try one
     
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  6. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    That was sweet. I've been enjoying my Godin multiac a lot these days, I'd be really interested in trying out a nylon string archtop...
     
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  7. Jostein

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    Thanks! He is a great builder. I tried and demoed two of his Sister models for CR Guitars a couple of years back. Kind of L5 like.
     
  8. Jostein

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    Thanks! I play a Godin Mulitac Grand Concert myself, for over 10 years.
    It's a great guitar, I did however feel like this Slaman was a totally different thing both in terms of feel and sound. I really want one!
     
  9. Jostein

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    Thanks, I think the guitar could be great for flamenco and also for Gypsy jazz.It is a little brighter than a traditional classical guitar. I was actually plugged into a tube amp here, I would imagine it sounds more natural through a solid state/acoustic style amp or a sound system. The Ovation pickup and preamp is really good I think. Metheny wanted that. Slaman gets a hold of Old and broken Ovations and takes out the electronics. He also offers the guitar with a different pickup system.
     
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  10. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Where do you find on to try? I love the idea of a nylon string archtop but I'm not going to spend thousands of dollars n an instrument I can't try
     
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  11. Jostein

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    These are basically small demos I did for a small shop called CR Guitars.
    They are located in Rhinebeck, NY and is by appointment only. They have some incredible stuff.
    https://www.crguitars.com/
     
  12. coolbreeze475

    coolbreeze475 Tele-Meister

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    Sounds very good.
     
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  13. AxeVictimAZ

    AxeVictimAZ Tele-Holic

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    That sounds great! Love the chord voicings you were using in the beginning.
    Have you ever studied or played much classical guitar?
    Your finger picking skills are really good. And then when you grab the pick......woo hoo!!
    Great stuff Jostein!!
     
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  14. Jostein

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    Thank you very much!
     
  15. SlappyDuck

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    Great playing, and nice guitar. I love the feel and sound of nylon strings.
     
  16. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    Hi, thanks a lot! I took some classical lessons in middle school and high school, then at music college in Norway and at University of North Texas I had it as a secondary instrument(in Texas it was a requirement), since then I play it on my own. Mainly Bach's lute and cello suits. The last 2-3 years I have done a little less of it but I try to at least maintain some technique and keep my nails in shape. On this clip my nails weren't the best, and it had been a couple of weeks at lest since I had played any classical.
     
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