The model new now sells The day we met in Healdsburg emotions were running high for my wife and I who were still newlyweds at the time. . As soon as I entered the shop there it was, The Fadal. I arrived early in the morning and even as I pulled into the driveway I was already impressed. The sound to me was more of a "Taylor" sound than anything else -- bright; lots of midrange and treble. great build quality--extremely nice wood work. Certainly an impressive sight! . They are beautiful guitars and look incredibly crafted. Jim explained how each step is executed and he demonstrated how the different body molds and other jigs and fixtures worked. James If you want a new one, you may want to order soon. This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. I'm not a good person to judge this because I have little "M"s circulating in my blood.

Jim shared with me the stories of how he started using the CNC, he had it for an entire year, working long days every day, before he could finally begin to make guitars with it. Tom Bills has been hand crafting one of a kind custom guitars for the top players and collectors around the world since 1998. Hey! This seller has not set a shipping cost for Turkey. James Olson started building guitars in his home in the 80s, but took too long to make them to turn a profit. Guitar Truss Rods: Which One Is Best For Your Next Guitar? to lows and is an exceptional recording instrument. After all a bannana doesnt taste like steak. The only Olson I ever "played" belonged to my brother-in-law (at the time) who had just received his long-awaited custom order. So many people hear of Jim’s famous Fadal CNC and have the idea that he can just push a button and a guitar pops out, but I can assure you that it is far from true.

Strumming with a pick was not great at all.

The adventures and the experiences that unfolded for each unique situation were amazing to hear.

Jim’s setup is every luthier’s dream, the nice piece of land, the beautiful workshop out back within walking distance. better than good condition except for some scuff/dirt marks. It is Red Cedar over Indian rosewood. Please check the fields highlighted in red. Talked to the soundman after, and he said it was pretty much straight up with very little EQ or effects. owned one. To meet someone so sincere and so humble in spite of his great success was very inspiring and left me feeling the same way I did the first time I met him years ago; wanting to be more like him when I grow up. Opinions? Not many people have the persistence and diligence to never give up on such a huge undertaking. absolutely perfect, and it has a great setup. buy and value. My journey to visit Jim Olson of Olson Guitars began a long time ago in California at the Healdsburg Guitar festival in 2003 where I had a chance encounter with a master luthier who up until then I only knew as, “the guy who makes guitars for James Taylor”. But that's just my subjective opinion. Played several, and while their balance in the middle range is very impressive, and their workmanship and build quality is exquisite, their sound didn't really grab me.