Ken’s Custom Acoustic Guitar
Happy customers make us happy. When they go so far as to put it in writing as a thank you it makes our day!
Ken and his wife traveled from Tenn. a few months back to visit the shop and to work with Jay on the design and wood selection for Ken’s custom acoustic guitar. We had a wonderful visit. Fast forward to July and to the day they came back over to pick up Ken’s finished instrument. Few moments are more fun at Lichty Guitars than the moment when someone opens up the case on their custom guitar and strums those first string.
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I’m absolutely delighted with my guitar! I’ve now been playing it for a couple of weeks and I find it hard to put down. When you told me how great it sounded and then you said “wait ’til you feel it”, I really didn’t know what you meant. Now that I’ve been playing it, I definitely do! It’s so responsive to my light touch and the volume surprises me. But what I really love is the richness and complexity of its voice. When I came to your shop and tried the instruments you had available, I was impressed but didn’t find the one that quite hit what I was after. However, you were so wonderful to carefully listen to what I wanted and guided me as we selected the woods that would breathe life into it. Once we hit upon the Madagascar (what a phenomenal ring of the tap tone) and you were so sure about the Engelmann Spruce being the ideal match, I felt it was going to be special, but I had NO idea how special. Its physical beauty is evident, but its beauty literally speaks for itself when I begin to pluck the strings! I’m convinced you’ve come up with a real winner with the diamond bracing and the soundport, also. And the extra 1/16″ on the neck width makes it so easy to play. Thanks so much for listening and putting your special touch on this instrument. WOW!!!
And a thanks goes to Corrie for the beautiful photos of it being built. It was really special to see it coming together and to now be able to go back and see the beautiful insides.” – Ken Williams, Madagascar OM Guitar
Here is a photo recap of Ken’s Custom Acoustic Guitar project from start to finish …
Guitar Features: OM body style, Madagascar rosewood back, sides and headplate, Englemann spruce top, Diamond bracing, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard with Indian rosewood binding, ebony bridge, Indian Rosewood body binding, side soundport, camel bone nut and saddle, Redwood burl rosette
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