new Hahn Campilongo Tele

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by ruger9, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Mondoslug

    Mondoslug Tele-Meister

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    Woah.
     
  2. Mondoslug

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    Nut width? Sorry crummy researcher on the iPad.
     
  3. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Telefied Ad Free Member

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    How did I miss this guitar ?

    I saw that demo vid with Jim and it sounds wonderful.

    Those pickups have overlapping tones ,like a Venn diagram, which I love.
     
  4. Mondoslug

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    Anybody received one yet?
     
  5. Dan Skammer

    Dan Skammer Tele-Meister

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    i met hahn a few years ago, i bought a fairly new AC-30 with blue celestions from him on CL..I didn't know until i met him that he made high end fender style guitars...among other reputable players, he made some guitars for the late Walter Becker...
     
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    Mine arrives tomorrow.
     
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  7. Mondoslug

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    Sweet...look forward to hearing about it!
     
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  8. Mondoslug

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    Enquiring minds!
     
  9. maggieo

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    Here it is!

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    It plays and sounds even better than it looks. It rings like an orchestra bell. The top loaded bridge gives the strings (.10-.46) a pliable feel and an expressiveness that, after playing it all afternoon, evening, and this morning, seems unique to this guitar.

    Oh, and it smells like a pine forest and you can feel the wood against your skin; it becomes part of you.

    And yes, I'll made a video demo, right after I dig out my OktavaMod mic and DWS interface.

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    Hahn "Jim Campilongo" Model C, May 08, 2018
    by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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    Hahn "Jim Campilongo" Model C, May 08, 2018 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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    Hahn "Jim Campilongo" Model C, May 08, 2018
    by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr
     
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  10. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I bet it's an amazing guitar. Still, I can't dig the pickguard shape for some reason.
     
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  11. Mr Ridesglide

    Mr Ridesglide Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nice!
     
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  12. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Well, Maggie, I'm surprised by the bridge plate on yours. I said earlier in this thread that the "Ruffles have ridges" bridge plate wasn't to my liking, the one shown in this pic from "The Campy Forum" and the one posted in this thread by the OP ...
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    But the bridge plate on your newly arrived Model C doesn't have that look; I like yours much better.
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    As someone who will be getting his Model C next week, let me say that I’m okay with EITHER bridge plate.

    Among the things that intrigue me about Hahn’s guitars and the Model C in particular, is the juxtaposition between traditional T-style and Chihoe’s tweaks. I thought that the “ruffles have ridges” bridgeplate was cool. (I also dig the pickguard - tho I know some folks don’t like it.) I read an old interview with Chihoe where he was asked if he felt that he had to make every piece of hardware in-house vs getting hardware that he respected from vendors. His response was that he would do whatever he could to make the guitar the best that he could. (At the time he was using lollar and Duncan pickups; now Rob Banta is making Hahn pickups in house.)

    So while I’m a bit disappointed that my bridge-plate may not be “ruffles,” I am cool with Chihoe making adjustments as he goes.

    I trust him to make the guitar great.
     
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  14. Alcohen

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    Man, that looks like a great instrument. Supposedly, I have one coming, too. Also, Maggie takes the best pictures.
     
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    I think that first photo was the prototype. It's got '50s style knobs and one of Hahn's "stock" bridge plates. You can definitely see the machining on the bridge, which doesn't show up so much in the photos I've posted.

    The Rob Banta pickup are pretty amazing. I've got Teles with Fralins, Lolars, and Duncan Antiquities; the Banta pickups are easily their equal. As I wrote earlier, the guitar has a ringing, harmonically rich sound. There is zero ice pick in the bridge position, but it still manages to be bright when I want it to be. The neck pickup is big and bold, like you'd expect, but it has higher overtones in it than, say, the Fralins in my Kelly Bowery Pine Tele. The two together, depending on your picking style, can be sweet or zingy (like a strummed acoustic).

    So far, I've only played it straight into my PRRI. I'm looking forward to trying it with my '65 Vibro Champ, brownface Princeton clone, and Vox AC4HW. I think it's going to play very well with my Strymon Deco, too.
     
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    Thanks! I've been at it for most of life, thanks to my dad.
     
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    I really like the headstock on those, but I'm also a G&L guy, so maybe my thoughts on a tele are a little outside the norm. Hahn makes beautiful-sounding guitars - congratulations!
     
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    Thanks for stoking the fires Maggie. I hear mine is shipping next week. The countdown is on! (Or continues, depending on how you look at it)
     
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    I'm very picky about how the Tele is adapted and I think that this is a beautiful and subtle variation that compliments original Teles. I'd be delighted to have one of those. Congratulations!
     
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    Maggie- are you using a digital Leica? Or are you shooting film? (My dad had a Leica which he treasured but it was a model from the 60s - obviously film.)
     
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