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Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:31 pm
by SarnoMusicSolutions
I wasn't going for a "Jerry" guitar with this one necessarily, although it does make for a killer late '60s type Jerry sound. I kept this more in line with the traditional Les Paul influence that is behind this "Walker Special" model. I have another guitar that's my more modern Jerry-caster. My pic's here didn't have the best lighting, but here's a first stab. The neck/body are all mahogany, the fretboard cocobolo, the body top is figured walnut, the pickup rings and knobs are also cocobolo. The pickups are Fralin P92's, sort of a P90 sounding humbucking pickup. The thing is pretty light at 7.5 lbs. Incredible feel and playability and gorgeous craftsmanship. Just got it yesterday so the woods are still new at being a guitar. Electronically it's got the buffer and OBEL but with a pre-buffer volume as well as the normal post effects master volume as well. Normal tone control, and one mini toggle offers two amounts of capacitance before the buffer to emulate cable lengths.

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Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:21 pm
by playingdead
Congratulations, Brad! She's a beauty!

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:44 am
by SpaceYrface43
Brad,
Great looking guitar, i hope it brings you as much joy as your SmS has brought me. :cool:

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:20 am
by rkubik
Really nice looking axe. I really like Scott's work and if I ever can wrangle up enough money and get the wife off my back I would like to make one of his a nice addition to my collection. I hope you enjoy!!

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:43 am
by tcsned
sweeeeeeet! Scott does some amazing work.

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:51 am
by Grant
beautiful brad!

i no this is completely unfounded, but i could see jerry moving to something like this if he had a few more years in him

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:22 am
by strumminsix
Congrats, Brad! Very smart design you've put together with Scott! Kudos to him too!

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:40 am
by TI4-1009
Now that's impressive. It's just dripping with little qualty telltails. Enjoy, Brad.

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:09 am
by jdsmodulus
Nice guitar Brad! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:30 am
by Grateful Dad
Congrats! It's one of the most beatiful guitars I've ever seen. Fine work indeed!

All the best with it!

:smile:

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:33 am
by jester536
A real beauty...perhaps an American Beauty...for crying out loud even the case is pretty. Congrats and enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:35 pm
by Rusty the Scoob
Absolutely gorgeous! :cool:

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:03 pm
by jackr
Exceptional, even the case looks awesome!

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:07 pm
by Jon S.
Shweet!

Re: Got my new Walker

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:39 pm
by zambiland
Very nice indeed! A couple years ago I sat down with Barry Sless before he did a few dates with Great American Taxi and got to hear his three Walker guitars while he chose which ones to bring out with us. It was very cool how different they were, and yet they all had a similar thread of character that went through them.

Can't wait to hear it in person or recording!

Congrats!