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veinbuster
02-02-2013, 09:44 AM
With Brazilian rosewood available again, I thought I'd share the story of how I came love the stuff. It really is worthy of the hype.
Maybe some others will tell their story - just in case someone is sitting on the fence about getting one while they can.

The first Brazilian rosewood guitar was an accident, in that at the time I didn't really know I should care about it. It came in the form of a millennium dragon. The sound is so rich and earthy that it is very hard to put down once I start playing it. The feel of the neck makes the whole guitar feel like a part of me when I play and because of that, I pay my respects to it by playing only original music.
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_215DragonNeckDetailAAA.JPG
By the time I bought my second Brazilian rosewood guitar, I knew what the wood meant, but while I was biased to its merits, I don't think I would have rejected a guitar made of something else that spoke to me. My mission at the time was to find a top notch classical guitar that would last me the rest of my life. I looked for a long time before finding a Laskin, which has been my most played guitar ever since.
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_230LaskinLowerBackFigureAAA.JPG

And just in case you want more pictures (thanks Brent) of some luscious Brazilian
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_3550ViolaFingerboard.jpeg
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_3551ViolaInlayDetail.jpeg
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_3561ViolaHeelRearViewAAA.jpeg
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_3580ViolaHeadStock.jpeg

It took me about 10 years to get each of these. The long version of the story can be read here: The Brazilians (http://mrpetesays.com/music/TheBrazilians.html)

GC Ron
02-03-2013, 08:57 PM
That Dragon is a great one.

You're welcome. :top:

Hard to believe it's been nearly 13 years ago.


With Brazilian rosewood available again, I thought I'd share the story of how I came love the stuff. It really is worthy of the hype.
Maybe some others will tell their story - just in case someone is sitting on the fence about getting one while they can.

The first Brazilian rosewood guitar was an accident, in that at the time I didn't really know I should care about it. It came in the form of a millennium dragon. The sound is so rich and earthy that it is very hard to put down once I start playing it. The feel of the neck makes the whole guitar feel like a part of me when I play and because of that, I pay my respects to it by playing only original music.
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_215DragonNeckDetailAAA.JPG
By the time I bought my second Brazilian rosewood guitar, I knew what the wood meant, but while I was biased to its merits, I don't think I would have rejected a guitar made of something else that spoke to me. My mission at the time was to find a top notch classical guitar that would last me the rest of my life. I looked for a long time before finding a Laskin, which has been my most played guitar ever since.
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_230LaskinLowerBackFigureAAA.JPG

And just in case you want more pictures (thanks Brent) of some luscious Brazilian
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_3550ViolaFingerboard.jpeg
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_3551ViolaInlayDetail.jpeg
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_3561ViolaHeelRearViewAAA.jpeg
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_3580ViolaHeadStock.jpeg

It took me about 10 years to get each of these. The long version of the story can be read here: The Brazilians (http://mrpetesays.com/music/TheBrazilians.html)

veinbuster
02-04-2013, 07:29 AM
That Dragon is a great one.

You're welcome. :top:

Hard to believe it's been nearly 13 years ago.
It was well worth the trip Ron and a pleaseure working with you.
It still amazes me when I open the case and it has a sound all its own.

And I still haven't used up the picks you gave me.

guitarsong
02-04-2013, 03:21 PM
Cool story veinbuster.Beautiful guitars.Thanks for sharing.

jfb
02-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed reading this and the write up.