Chuckles wrote:One question regarding Matt's work... Waldo posted all those amazing pics last year - of Rosebud, I think it was? - and iirc many of the sandwich layers didn't line up evenly. If Matt builds a Rosebud, is this included, or does he neaten it up a bit? I mean, how authentic is authentic? Don't get me wrong; I'm not trying to stir anything up, but how many people playing one of Matt's actually have the same high action as Garcia/use Vinci's, etc?
i see your point, but one would also wait many years if at all to perfectly match wood grains as well. so while it is a good question, there is a difference between having and not having certain things that are actually part of the build, such as the proper brass components. for instance that entire fingerboard has a brass binding all the way around it, not one other jerry guitar replica other then the moriarty's even do that. imo, these are more accurate features some choose not to include.
i for one have found that if you are a fingerpicker, like jerry was, that higher action helps get the job done. it also is part of and does affect the tone, and is really not all that difficult to play. he didn't have a high action just to do it, there was a reason. just another accurate feature or way to help get that tone some choose to not include.
i did use vinci's but they are obsolete now.