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    NGD: My new A. Davis guitar

    So as mentioned over in the NGD thread started by LVC the other day, I too have gotten a wonderful A. Davis guitar. Mine is a J1BRS, with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. And according to what Art Davis has posted in that other thread, mine seems to be the only A. Davis J1 with that wood. Well, whether the only one or one of many, it is still an awesome and amazing guitar, both visually and aurally. Yes, it does have a crack on the face in upper right bout near fretboard above the soundhole, but I was told it had been repaired and refinished by Art Davis himself, and I can assure you that it was perfectly done . . . the surface is smooth as can be, and other than the most minor cosmetic aspect, it seems to have not adverse impact whatsoever.

    Hoping to get some further info on the guitar, but for now here again is the info on the label:

    SN #2073.
    Dated 2/21/05.
    Model: J1BRS
    Back/sides = Brazilian Rosewood
    Top = Sitka Spruce
    Trim: East Indian Rosewood

    The tone is rich and complex, and this baby really projects! I was a little concerned at first, when I tried it out, as the strings were so old they had no life at all, very dull and flat sounding . . . but I could still hear through the old strings and could tell that this guitar would be fine with a new set . . . so first thing I did when I got home was slap on a new set of Ernie Ball Acoustic Power Slinky mediums, and sure enough, the richness, depth and clarity were all there. A joy to play, in all respects. Love the neck too, feels and plays great.

    So here are the pics:


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    Re: NGD: My new A. Davis guitar

    Good lord



    Quote Originally Posted by nvilletele View Post
    So as mentioned over in the NGD thread started by LVC the other day, I too have gotten a wonderful A. Davis guitar. Mine is a J1BRS, with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. And according to what Art Davis has posted in that other thread, mine seems to be the only A. Davis J1 with that wood. Well, whether the only one or one of many, it is still an awesome and amazing guitar, both visually and aurally. Yes, it does have a crack on the face in upper right bout near fretboard above the soundhole, but I was told it had been repaired and refinished by Art Davis himself, and I can assure you that it was perfectly done . . . the surface is smooth as can be, and other than the most minor cosmetic aspect, it seems to have not adverse impact whatsoever.

    Hoping to get some further info on the guitar, but for now here again is the info on the label:

    SN #2073.
    Dated 2/21/05.
    Model: J1BRS
    Back/sides = Brazilian Rosewood
    Top = Sitka Spruce
    Trim: East Indian Rosewood

    The tone is rich and complex, and this baby really projects! I was a little concerned at first, when I tried it out, as the strings were so old they had no life at all, very dull and flat sounding . . . but I could still hear through the old strings and could tell that this guitar would be fine with a new set . . . so first thing I did when I got home was slap on a new set of Ernie Ball Acoustic Power Slinky mediums, and sure enough, the richness, depth and clarity were all there. A joy to play, in all respects. Love the neck too, feels and plays great.

    So here are the pics:

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    Re: NGD: My new A. Davis guitar

    I cannot get over how damn beautiful that guitar is

    That is a serious score for sure!

    Quote Originally Posted by nvilletele View Post
    So as mentioned over in the NGD thread started by LVC the other day, I too have gotten a wonderful A. Davis guitar. Mine is a J1BRS, with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. And according to what Art Davis has posted in that other thread, mine seems to be the only A. Davis J1 with that wood. Well, whether the only one or one of many, it is still an awesome and amazing guitar, both visually and aurally. Yes, it does have a crack on the face in upper right bout near fretboard above the soundhole, but I was told it had been repaired and refinished by Art Davis himself, and I can assure you that it was perfectly done . . . the surface is smooth as can be, and other than the most minor cosmetic aspect, it seems to have not adverse impact whatsoever.

    Hoping to get some further info on the guitar, but for now here again is the info on the label:

    SN #2073.
    Dated 2/21/05.
    Model: J1BRS
    Back/sides = Brazilian Rosewood
    Top = Sitka Spruce
    Trim: East Indian Rosewood

    The tone is rich and complex, and this baby really projects! I was a little concerned at first, when I tried it out, as the strings were so old they had no life at all, very dull and flat sounding . . . but I could still hear through the old strings and could tell that this guitar would be fine with a new set . . . so first thing I did when I got home was slap on a new set of Ernie Ball Acoustic Power Slinky mediums, and sure enough, the richness, depth and clarity were all there. A joy to play, in all respects. Love the neck too, feels and plays great.

    So here are the pics:

    BOUTIQUE GEAR TALK
    Gear, God & Country
    The Soul Cruisin Band
    WaZaap.com Weird News

    "I'd rather listen to John Lee Hooker play one note rather than those tasmanian devils play a gazillion ones in the key of 'stupid'..."
    Carlos Santana

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    Re: NGD: My new A. Davis guitar

    Gorgeous! Looks almost like a Gibson but different too.

    I love it but you guys are killing me!

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    Re: NGD: My new A. Davis guitar

    Art Davis was kind enough to supply me with some additional info on this J1BRS model, so, for anyone who may be interested, here are the full details:

    Serial # 2073
    Model # J1BRS
    Top Sitka Spruce
    Rosette Abalone
    Back/Sides Brazilian Rosewood
    Cutaway None
    Trim Style Abalone top, bwb back+sides, V-Block, Bound P-head
    Binding E.I. Rosewood with 10/10/10 b/w/b purfling (0.010")
    Bridge Brazilian rosewood (matched from same tree as ph veneer and bridge plate and back+sides)
    Pickup Highlander IP-2
    Pickguard Faux Tortoise
    Playing style Middle of the Road
    Uses Perform /Record
    Strings .013-.057

    Neck Mahogany
    Width 1 3/4"
    Thickness .850-.910 std
    Shape E-Ellipse
    Truss Style carbon fiber u-channel

    Phd Veneer Brazilian Rosewood
    Phd inlay Orchid (katalya orchid - the closest Art could come to the Brazilian state flower)
    Fngbd Brazilian Rosewood
    Fbd inlay Hand cut lotus blossoms (designed in Autocad)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvilletele View Post
    Art Davis was kind enough to supply me with some additional info on this J1BRS model, so, for anyone who may be interested, here are the full details:

    Serial # 2073
    Model # J1BRS
    Top Sitka Spruce
    Rosette Abalone
    Back/Sides Brazilian Rosewood
    Cutaway None
    Trim Style Abalone top, bwb back+sides, V-Block, Bound P-head
    Binding E.I. Rosewood with 10/10/10 b/w/b purfling (0.010")
    Bridge Brazilian rosewood (matched from same tree as ph veneer and bridge plate and back+sides)
    Pickup Highlander IP-2
    Pickguard Faux Tortoise
    Playing style Middle of the Road
    Uses Perform /Record
    Strings .013-.057

    Neck Mahogany
    Width 1 3/4"
    Thickness .850-.910 std
    Shape E-Ellipse
    Truss Style carbon fiber u-channel

    Phd Veneer Brazilian Rosewood
    Phd inlay Orchid (katalya orchid - the closest Art could come to the Brazilian state flower)
    Fngbd Brazilian Rosewood
    Fbd inlay Hand cut lotus blossoms (designed in Autocad)
    BOUTIQUE GEAR TALK
    Gear, God & Country
    The Soul Cruisin Band
    WaZaap.com Weird News

    "I'd rather listen to John Lee Hooker play one note rather than those tasmanian devils play a gazillion ones in the key of 'stupid'..."
    Carlos Santana

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