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Postby Thomas Lieber » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:56 pm

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here is something few have ever seen



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Postby Thomas Lieber » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:37 pm

pic of my wife with Phil's Alembic bass after we detailed it with new Koa and Abolne pick up mounting rings. Electronics were done by George Munday,he left Alembic just after completion to form Pluto Electronics. Pic of Doug outside new shop.

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Postby Tennessee Jedi » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:41 pm

Awesome !
Thanks for sharing !
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Postby waldo041 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:43 pm

thanks for sharing!!! :cool:

is that tigers neck in the irwin pic?

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Postby bucketorain » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:38 pm

sweet..thanks for putting these up!
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Postby strumminsix » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:31 pm

Amazing and thank you!!!!
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Postby hesgone95 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:22 pm

Very cool stuff, thanks for sharing. Just out of curiosity, what is the first image you posted? Is it a flyer? It kind of looks like the label to an acoustic, but Doug Irwin didn't make acoustics right?
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Postby China Cat » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:29 pm

cool man thanks
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Postby willmusic » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:04 pm

That's very cool! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Postby Dozin » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:25 pm

Agree, very cool pics.
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Postby jonarobb » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:19 pm

Absolutely cool! Thanks for the pictures and thanks for taking the time to share here!! Outstanding....
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Postby SpaceYrface43 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:54 am

Great pics i love seeing old pics like that. Thanks Tom hope you have some more to put up.
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Postby Thomas Lieber » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:13 am

The first pic is of our business card from 74 with the old address.It was a farm house and the shop was a chicken coop. Inside the farm house in the livingroom is were Doug and I finalized the drawings for "The Garcia".We moved later that year out to 3900 Sonoma Hwy also in Santa Rosa.
The neck assembly that Doug is holding is from a guitar I absolutely loved. It was a Pendulous guitar that had a dark chocolate brown figured western walnut top, neck, back and core were Birdseye maple. The top was 3/16 instead of a full 1/4 inch thick, so it had this inherit acoustic sound to it, She was a pretty one.

Here are two guitars that preceded my apprenticeship with Doug, Built in 73. The Rosewood was a guitar built in hopes that Jerry would purchase it. He didn't but it sparked his interest in having us create a new custom guitar for him, hence"The Garcia"

The second is a pic of a D.Irwin Les Paul.
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Postby Thomas Lieber » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:16 am

Sorry the rosewood didn't upload. Lets try this again!

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Postby SpaceYrface43 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:53 am

once again great pics thanks Tom for taking the time!!
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