Hey everyone! Last year I ordered a guitar from this guy in Kansas who builds. His guitars speak for theselves - here is my new one that is being shipped to me (in AR) monday (5/11)
Let me know what you think!
Haha. Yes somehow that picture got flipped around. I write left-handed but I flatpick right-handed. I got the guitar yesterday and it is such a canon. I can feel the back and sides vibrating so much when I really lay into a G chord. Extremely powerful. Here are the specs on it -
Honduran Mahogany back and sides
Tight Grained Adirondack spruce top (Tap tuned)
Vintage Neck (Hand Carved)
1-3/4" spacing at the nut
Bone Bridge Pins
His bracing is based after a pre-war D-18.
(and the best part)......It says Faris on it. :)
That is really all I know to tell ya'll about it. It sure is nice not having to work so hard in a jam to be heard. :)
I am not endorsed by Faris guitars, and he didn't pay me to say this, but I can say with confidence that you would be hard pressed to find a nicer guy who builds quite as awesome guitars at really reasonable rates as Rick Faris.
He is an awesome guitar player too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYERlY7kT1M&feature=related (he starts picking after 1 minute or so) and I think that helps him to know what he is wanting to get out of a guitar more-so than some others. If you are looking for a new pro-level custom guitar, I'd highly recommend talking to Rick.
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