NGD: Bowes Guitars 7 String - Roasted Maple Goodness Inside

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  1. Purelojik

    Purelojik SS.org Regular

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    Its been a hell of a long time since i've posted here but I just finished my Internal Medicine Boards and finally get to take this guitar through its paces. Shot a few pictures and made a few clips on SoundCloud for everyone to listen to.

    Specs:
    Roasted Maple Top/ Mahogany Back
    Pau Ferro (i believe) FB with a 5 Pc Flamed Roasted maple/Flamed Maple combo
    Hardware - Hipshot
    Pickups - Custom Nordstrands made for Brian
    Partial Violin scallops on the fiddly bits of the guitar
    TUSQ nut from the looks of it
    Asymmetrical Neck carve
    I think Brian said 26 in Scale length

    You all here know @canuck brian , dudes have been making guitars for a while now and has a great rep here on the forum. I've had the opportunity to chat with him here and there over the years and I've always wanted to own one of his instruments. And now that I've started independent practice as a hospice and palliative physician, I can actually start collecting builds from some of my favorite buddies/luthiers.

    This guitar is very well made, fit and finish is top-notch and playability is just what i've wanted in an extended range guitar. The pickups are something special, they are voiced similar to the aftermaths without some of the nasty honk. The split-coil sounds (middle position on the switch) gives me some clanky goodness. you'll hear that in one of the clips. Full humbucking sound is killer, Thicc, and articulate.

    I build guitars as well and so it's so exciting to get something made by a builder I admire. If anything that should be an endorsement of itself as well. I've posted much of my work up here in the luthiery section and the Guitars built by SSO members.

    My collection so far has a Bowes 7, and a Michael Hinnant 6. Gonna keep this going.
    If there are any questions please feel free to message me here or on Instagram as I check that most. @akm_guitarworks. Hopefully will be building again soon, but until then Imma play the shit outta this. Brian, Love you man

    https://soundcloud.com/shehatesmytie/bowes-7-coil-tap-heavies

    https://soundcloud.com/shehatesmytie/pop-metal

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  2. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Always great seeing a Bowes. Brian killed it here.

    Supremely jealous, and congrats!

    I've checked out your builds too, really great designs. :agreed:
     
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    Looks killer man. Very nice. Happy NGD!
     
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  4. Purelojik

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    Thanks Bud! means a lot to hear that from you!
     
  5. Furtive Glance

    Furtive Glance "Bite my glorious, golden ass!"

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    That looks amazing. Congratulations on finishing your Medicine thingy!
     
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  6. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Chugs. Pinch Harmonics. Pick Scrapes. Dive Bombs.

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    Congrats man and HNGD. Looks awesome!!!
     
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    I hadn't heard of this brand before this thread but man, WOW. That thing looks gorgeous, HNGD!
     
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    Gratz! Love those scallops.

    He's still with the 25 fret thing eh?
     
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    DiezelMonster Complainasaurus Rex

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    Can we see the back end???
     
  10. canuck brian

    canuck brian Bowes Guitars Contributor

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    In addition to everything else, just wanted to say great job on the photos!
     
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    Thats a very clean build! HNGD
     
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    looks great!!! HNGD
     
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    That's hot.
     
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    Beautiful guitar!
     
  16. SpaceDock

    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    Where’s the headstock?
     
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    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    I had a Bowes at one point as well, such great instruments.
     
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    Stunning! Nothing out of the ordinary on paper, but executed in such a classy understated way! I'm in love! :wub3:
     
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  20. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Congrats on finishing your boards. I understand that it's brutal?

    Brian always smacks it out of the park. Pretty guitar without screaming "HEY! LOOK AT ME!"
     

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