I’ve been holding out on this new model. I’m calling it an OM200. This one is Satinwood with Southeast Asian Rosewood fingerboard, bridge, and trim. It is bright, like all my Satinwoods – though this one has a sound as round as its body; and of course great sensitivity and projection.
EDIT: This beauty has been sold to Clay Bixel, a Colorado singer song writer. He is finishing up a new cd at the Sonic Edge Studio in Denver that features this guitar and the NoName maple jumbo. Clay’s cd will be out this spring, and I will post its release here. Can’t wait.
Originally posted 6/13/2012
I have not built a Rosewood Dreadnaught since my first guitar in 1999 and it was hugely trans-formative and magical. This new guitar is too.
I’ve completed the newest 2013 NoName model, and I’m calling it the NoName Hitch Hiker. It is patterned after a 1915 Washburn parlor guitar given to me a few years ago by a good friend. The Hitch Hicker has a 21 3/4″ scale and an overall length of 33″. The acoustic qualities of this guitar include typical NoName projection and evenness. It has such a complete sound and dynamic range for such a small body, lending itself to be a perfect travel guitar. The mold for the Hitch Hiker is number twelve for NoName Guitars. I’ve built a total of fourteen distinct models now, and I can custom-build any guitar to meet your needs and spark your inspiration. Check out the pictures!
It has been too cold to go outside and take the pictures that I want of this guitar, but I wanted everyone to see how amazing it is. I have not found the bottom of its bottom-end yet. More pictures to come.
This guitar kind of snuck up on me. It is very special. The Philippine Acacia in the back and sides were hand delivered to me from the Philippines. It may be the best finger-style guitar I have built because it is so even, and so sensitive. For sure, come by and try it out.
The compulsion to build is constant. I started this guitar before I finished the rosewood dreadnaught. Already thinking about what I’ll do next. I built a custom deep body OM walnut cutaway a few years ago for a freind. It has a bigger bottom end than a standard OM but still the clarity of the OM that jazz players love. I’m betting this new guitar will do all of that and be just beautiful too. It’s ready for lacquer.
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