OMG!!!!! Somogyi Guitars 000-12 Fan Fret Acoustic Guitar

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    My all time favourite guitar maker built this gorgeous piece of art!

    I'm speachless! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:


    * Builder: Somogyi Guitars, Ervin Somogyi
    * Model: 000-12
    * Type: Custom 000 12C Fan Fret
    * Year: 2008
    * Artists who play Somogyi Guitars: Martin Simpson
    * Serial #: 404
    * Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
    * Top: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
    * Neck: Mahogany
    * Headplate: Custom Marquetry, Cobblestone
    * Headstock Inlay: None
    * Headstock Bindings: None
    * Fingerboard: Ebony
    * Fingerboard Bindings: Ebony
    * Fret Markers: None
    * Frets to body: 12
    * Cutaway: Florentine
    * Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood
    * Pickguard:
    * Body Bindings: Brazilian Rosewood
    * Top Trim: Violin Lines
    * Back Strip: Rosewood
    * Rosette: Custom Hand Carved Celtic Motif
    * Tuners: Handmade Rodgers, Gold & Ebony Gold
    * Case: Calton Deluxe Flight Case
    * Pickup:
    * Condition: New
    * Body Length: 19 3/8 in.
    * Upper Bout: 11 1/2 in.
    * Lower Bout: 15 1/2 in.
    * Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 1/2 in.
    * Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 1/4 in.
    * Scale Length: 2526 mm
    * Nut Width: 1 13/16 in. (46 mm)
    * Strings Spacing: 2 5/16 in. (58 mm)


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    This is too much I'm going to pass out!!!!!!!

    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

     
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    Jem7RB Rootbeer

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    awesome :bowdown:
     
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    You guys check this out if you can, its serioussly divine... :bowdown:



    my dream guitar right there :wub:

    one day one day one day will be mine ........



     
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    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    Huf you always find the greatest stuff, but nothing compares to yours. :yesway: I love the headstock and odd wood arragnement. :hbang:
     
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    :lol:

    Thanks for the compliment but its not really comparable :lol: and also I am nothing, not even the smallest bacteria next to mister Ervin Somogyi :bowdown:

    The prices are also totally in another world :lol:
     
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    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    Please, don't take it as a compliment, your stuff deserves to be there with the best IMO, and I'm not just saying that because you're a member, I really admire your work, if this guy get's almost 0.0000 action with no buzz maybe he has a fair chance. I can't wait to watch the videos when I get home, slow net here :wallbash:
     
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    :lol: Ervin is a God if not the best between all the guitar makers :lol:

    We are all inspired by his work dude, I'm about to buy his new guitar building book to learn more :agreed:
     
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    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    Huf+ More knowledge? I think you just divided by Zero! :lol:
     
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    that headstock is simply sublime! and the you tube vid sounds epic too!

    holy shit, just watching and typing and then he said that they are NOT nylon strung!!! Sound so "classical" in tone, was sure it was nylon!!!
     
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    Very sweet looking guitars! You can tell he takes great pride in building his creations just by some of the details on them. Great stuff. I would really like to see one in person someday.
     
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    That's my dream!

    I'm gassing so bad on his guitars but they run for 30'000$, thats the price you have to pay if you want the best of the best....

    i'm going to save 5$ every day untill I can buy one :D

    :lol:
     
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    :eek: very impressive. I got my new favorite headstock. really amazing in every way...
     
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    The Somogyi headstocks are pure win :agreed:

    But the chip carving is out of this world :bowdown:

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    I can´t buy this guitar for 2 problens:
    - Not enought money ( would have to work 10 years to buy ) and
    - i´d not have courage to get it out of the room, maybe few seconds out of case ... play just in a soft room ... all cushioned ... no chance for a acident...

    Somogyi treats the guitar like a baby, you can see in his eyes the passion for wath he is doing ...
     
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    :lol:

    Just like this player who neck bends it before playing :rofl:

     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    i think there should be more fanned frets in the guitar world. especially on acoustics :)

    Huf, how complicated is it to make fanned frets properly? i know Somogyi does the very most of his hard work all by hand, and so i assume he does the fret measurements and stuff all by hand too?

    have you thought about trying fanned frets before? like, what woudl you have to invest in to make a fanned fret blackdroid possible?
     
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    You must ask this to somebody like Roter or Oni who both build fan fretted guitars :)

    I would love to build one of them in a close futur but right now I have no time to start a new proto prodject... :)
     
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    Somogyi is the the only guitar maker I know of who truly creates playable art :2c:
    This isn't meant to put down what the rest of us do, but he's working on another level entirely, and his (very fair IMO) pricing both reflects and allows this :yesway:

    Re. cutting fanned fret slots, there's a more adaptable way to do it which I used to use before I started using CNC for it. Just to pull the thread OT briefly, what you do is design the fret layout in CAD and have it printed full size. You need to check the print very carefully because of calibration and, believe it or not, paper shrinkage. Anyway, assuming you have an accurate print, you then glue that to the fretboard blank. Then construct a straight edge from a block of wood - simply a block with one accurate 90 degree face and edge, 4" x 2" x 8" long maple would do it. Sink a few neodymium magnets into that 2" high accurate edge and your fret saw will be pulled against it as if it were in a miter box (use a japanese pull saw). All you do then is align that edge with the printed fret lines and clamp the block down. End result - quick, cheap and accurate miter box... well miter block I suppose.
     
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    It's gorgeous.
     

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