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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Has anybody here played a Rick Turner Model 1?

I've wanted one of these guitars for a looooong time, but they're not terribly common on the used market. Finally, an opportunity to purchase a loaded Lindsey Buckingham model has presented itself, but I've not had the chance to actually play any of Mr. Tuner's guitars in person.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 12:35 AM
 
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If you don't like it, i'm sure you wouldn't have any trouble selling it and getting your money back. Those are sweet-looking guitars, and Lindsay Buckingham can sure make 'em sing.

He's such a great player. I've got a live MP3 of him playing "Big Love", just vocals and guitar, and he's absolutely brilliant.
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Darren, that's on a classical guitar - I've got the DVD.
It's called "The Dance" and I urge you to buy it.
You'll thank me later.

ilia
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Actually, The Dance was just shown on TV here, but i didn't catch the whole thing. I'll have to go rent it.
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That version of "Big Love" was done on a Gibson Chet Atkins solid-body classical. Very cool!

As a surprise, I took my wife to see Fleetwood Mac this past Tuesday. I was lucky enough to score front-row seats. I was simply enthralled by Lindsey's performance, and my desire for a Turner was reawakened. He's SUCH a great, underrated player!

The guitar I'm after has a AAAAA flamed maple top and piezos, so...it'd definitely be versatile enough. Other than those two things, it's identical to his all-mahogany models.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2003, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, after having done a bit more research, I decided to go for it!

I sent Mr. Turner an e-mail with a few questions, and he was kind enough to write back within a couple of hours! He's made fewer than (350) of the guitars since 1979.

This particular one has every option with the exception of the abalone body binding. Should be a tone monster!:

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Very nice!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2003, 03:12 PM
 
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I have played one very similar to the one that you are getting and I have to say that they are nice guitars. The build quality is VERY high, and there are a million different variations of tone in them. They can take some getting used to - there were alot of knobs and switches on the one I played - and they have a really unique feel to them. However the Turner neck is very nice - big and chunky like a Les Paul on the one I played....
Enjoy it!
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-27-2003, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well...here it is! I can honestly say that I have NEVER been more pleasantly surprised or overly impressed with a guitar!

http://members.aol.com/vaijem777/Turner.jpg

The build quality is better than the PRS Dragons that I've played. The piezo bridge is second to none. It blows the Fishman system on the EB/MM JPM away. Without a doubt the MOST versatile guitar I've had.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-29-2003, 07:37 PM
 
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Those Turner Model 1s are sweet! I have to admit, I've wanted one for a long time, but the costs involved have always put me off. That flame is beautiful, but I'd happily settle for a wood-grain mahogany a la Lindsey... I hope you get a lot of years out of yours!
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