Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tacoma Olympia OB3CE No. 2

I made this baritone guitar out of a used Tacoma Olympia OB3CE – basically the Olympia brand of Thundercheif. There is one scuff on the back bottom corner of the head stock that I have de-emphasized. Other than that, I found no flaws while I was converting it. That one very minor cosmetic issue aside, this is one big beautiful guitar. Out of the 100+ guitars I have made so far, this model has the biggest, deepest bottom end tone yet. If you finger pick or don’t strum overly hard you can tune this guitar down to G – G very easily with regular guitar strings and it will still sound great. If you play in situations where there is no bass and you plan on filling in by walking the bass line on your guitar, this is the ideal guitar for you. The owner of the other one I made absolutely loves his and I will make more if I can find the basses to do it. I am selling this guitar on eBay for $550 with no case. As of this writing I do have a hard case in good condition for an additional $75. Sold - Merci Dominique!


Body Wood:          Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Top Wood: Select Spruce
Preamp/EQ: Fishman Classic 4


Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                48 inches
Body Length:                21 3/4 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 1/2inches
Lower Bout Width        18 inches
Body Depth:                 4 1/2 inches

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