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Some beautiful guitars
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:12:33 PM »
Rare that my jaw literally drops from pictures of guitars, but here we are:

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metcollects/the-four-seasons


Check out the write up and the pics.

I think I'd be OK with Spring or Winter :)

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Re: Some beautiful guitars
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 09:38:30 PM »
Superbly insane and beyond belief... :o
Mother of Pearl and Abalone inlays on the inside of a guitar...

Very richly decorated and still full of style, that's also a great achievement. With that amount of detail things can get overwhelming and loose it too easily. This is fab though and my jaw is also down on the floor.
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Re: Some beautiful guitars
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 10:15:19 PM »
I would be too afraid to own one. "Well, don't point even!"

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Re: Some beautiful guitars
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 02:38:08 AM »
Obsessive compulsive attention to detail is what differentiates the true master craftsmen from the rest of us. Good enough is just not part of their vocabulary.

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Re: Some beautiful guitars
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 01:16:23 PM »
I'd love to have 1/10th of the skillz to build that guitar or any like it.
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Re: Some beautiful guitars
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 10:08:19 PM »
It's probably just me, but I found it funny that for these guitars that are so over-the-top and rare/valuable, they have plain ol' D'Addario strings that you can get anywhere. Not that those aren't great strings, but you would expect La Bella Vapor Shields or Elixir Nanowebs; something expensive.
I guess fancy strings really are just bogus marketing hype, as expected.
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Re: Some beautiful guitars
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 02:17:56 PM »
Whole lotta time and effort went into those

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Re: Some beautiful guitars
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 02:02:43 PM »
Thanks for sharing, :)
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Re: Some beautiful guitars
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 03:10:01 PM »
Anthony Wilson (also known as Diana Krall's guitar player) recorded some songs with the so-called `Seasons Quartet`, uniting 4 of the top-range jazz guitar players of this era:
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Here is a session at Fretboard Journal with different guitars (but same players, except Steve Cardenas), I guess the original guitars won't leave the Met...:
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And another video of Anthony Wilson with each guitar:
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