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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby tcsned » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:21 am

I read on Thomas Lieber's Facebook page that he is giving up the custom building and taking a corporate gig with a major guitar company. Too bad for us, very good for whatever company is offering the gig - their guitars will no doubt improve.
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby colcifer » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:16 pm

tigerstrat wrote:
colcifer wrote:BUMP


Huh? Why? Nice first post by the way.


I wanted this thread to be active.
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby vwjodyme » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:14 am

tcsned wrote:I read on Thomas Lieber's Facebook page that he is giving up the custom building and taking a corporate gig with a major guitar company. Too bad for us, very good for whatever company is offering the gig - their guitars will no doubt improve.


Did he say anything else since then? He seems to have unfriended me or taken down his page :cry:
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby jdsmodulus » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:17 am

He is still on FB. It does say he is retiring.
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby vwjodyme » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:44 am

found it. i was looking under lieber :oops:

Are there others who work in his shop? it just says he will no longer take orders for guitars he personally makes, and may or may not take another job
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby jmac56 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:10 pm

I have owned and played a Doug Irwin Earthworm #34 since about 1976
This acquisition was during a visit to Santa Rosa with a friend of mine who introduced me to Doug.
Recently I've become interested in acquiring some supporting documentation of it's authenticity other than my word and the guitar itself.
Although the intention is to pass the guitar down to my heirs, I feel the need to have proof of authenticity and value.

Suggestions on this endeavor are welcome.

John McGuire (former guitar player for many an unknown band in the S.F. Bay Area)
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby Jimaroe » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:07 pm

Hey JMAC!
Love to see a pic or two of your guitar. Glad you're on the forum.

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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:00 am

Rick Turner or Tom Lieber?
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby gr8fullfred » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:48 am

I have owned and played a Doug Irwin Earthworm #34 since about 1976
This acquisition was during a visit to Santa Rosa with a friend of mine who introduced me to Doug.
Recently I've become interested in acquiring some supporting documentation of it's authenticity other than my word and the guitar itself.
Although the intention is to pass the guitar down to my heirs, I feel the need to have proof of authenticity and value.

Suggestions on this endeavor are welcome.

John McGuire (former guitar player for many an unknown band in the S.F. Bay Area)


#1 lets see a picture of this guitar. There is not much documentation on Irwin's guitars aside from Jerry's Irwin's. Please post a picture or two of this guitar.

#2 You may want to get an appraisal on the guitar. PM me if you want some advise on this.

#3 Lets see a picture of the guitar!
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby seamones » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:46 pm

Bump for pics!
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby bzbz » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:05 pm

no pic, doesn't exist
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby cmc64 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:36 pm

I found this while poking around the other day.

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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby Thomas Lieber » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:21 am

I have not retired from building. Years ago I was offered a significant position with a major manufacturer. After a visit to the facility I decided I didn't like the location and didn't want to relocate. I am happy living in Central NY.

Now the DOLLAR sign guitar is not our proudest moment in design and building at D Irwin and Company. It was a contracted job that helped pay a few bills but my heart really wasn't into that project! It belong to a fellow in a Bay area band called "27 dollar snap on face".

To clarify, I am still building and design instruments. They range in price from $2000.00 up to $32,000.00

best to all,
Thomas Lieber
http://www.LieberGuitars.com
http://www.SpellbinderCorp.com
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby strumminsix » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:32 am

Thomas Lieber wrote:I have not retired from building. Years ago I was offered a significant position with a major manufacturer. After a visit to the facility I decided I didn't like the location and didn't want to relocate. I am happy living in Central NY.

Now the DOLLAR sign guitar is not our proudest moment in design and building at D Irwin and Company. It was a contracted job that helped pay a few bills but my heart really wasn't into that project! It belong to a fellow in a Bay area band called "27 dollar snap on face".

To clarify, I am still building and design instruments. They range in price from $2000.00 up to $32,000.00

best to all,
Thomas Lieber
http://www.LieberGuitars.com
http://www.SpellbinderCorp.com

Great to hear, Thomas! Love the guitars on your site! Especially the Spellbinder!!
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:00 am

Thomas Lieber wrote: I am happy living in Central NY.


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