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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-02-2004, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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New Addition- Brian Moore guitar

I picked up a Brian Moore I1 on Saturday. Neck-through w/ Duncan's.
It's a departure from my Jem and Universe, but man- this guitar sings. The body is curved and the top & headstock have serious quilting. Spurzels and abalone inlays too.

Anybody know the backround on these guitars?
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http://www.brianmooreguitars.com

I've always thought Brian Moore guitars had a lot of good ideas and spectacular tops and finishes, but the designs also struck me as a little bit "not quite right". That said, i did come this close to buying one of their 7-strings as a backup. Nice guitars!

(Check out some of their custom shop models... tops to die for!)
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So does that mean you'd want to buy this one as a backup?

http://www.fvcc.com/music/guitar.html

Seriously, I haven't seen a Brian Moore that wasn't good. That's saying a lot since most of them are imported from Korea or China. The prices for a Korean are too high, but then again, like I said, they've all been good. It's quite possible that you're paying for a lot of hand selection and detail work once they get here in the US. I find it laughable that they came out trying to be this "all graphite back & neck" molded guitar, and they were real committed about it, and soon started building wooden versions. Like all those import Parkers made from wood. I find that hilarious. Here's a guy that stakes his whole being on a carbon fiber super-guitar, and then Cort's cutting them out of soft maple 10 months later. It's all about the cash. If you can cash in on your name and looks, you do it I guess. So the Brian Moore's that are from China are really laughable, right? But then I played one of those with a piezo and it was really darn good! I couldn't believe it. But the fact remains that they are at the absolute top end of the priceline from whichever country they're made in. You have to decide if its worth it. As someone who worked for Cort, I can't bring myself to do it. I keep going for Japanese or US guitars (or I just fire up the bandsaw again!)
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omg, that's one beatiful guitar! i want one!
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So does that mean you'd want to buy this one as a backup?

http://www.fvcc.com/music/guitar.html
....That is one of the most beautiful guitars I've ever seen in my life, Frank. Bartolini's? *dies*

All I have to say is... You win.
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That's pretty sweet, Frank... but i really don't like green guitars!
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That is one sweet guitar alright!

But isnt green meant to be unlucky? Or is that in cars? Or sofas?
God knows - I dont remember all that superstition stuffs!

Gary - The.Godfather
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There's a band called Magic Elf and the main guy plays a Moore. Seriously heavy instrumental tunes, and the guitar sound is outragous.
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I got a Brian Moore C90P at the beginning of the year. I love how solid it feels, but have not gotten to play it for longer than a few minutes. Pity, but I am impressed by the guitar!
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How's this for customer service:

I shot an email to the general mailbox at Brian Moore Guitars regarding a question and a comment on their NY location. I got a return email from the President- Patrick, thanking me for my purchase and offering a factory tour, the name and number of who to call to set it up.

I'm damn impressed- Gibson didn't offer that when I bought my $4K custom shop acoustic............
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omg, they're really nice!
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those maple caps they use shure look great damn it
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i played one just like it, I like the jack placement on the back, the neck was OK, but the overall tone was a little bit to harsh for my taste....
having said that, it IS very nice to look at!!
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I've only played 2 or 3 Moore's, but I think if I had my choice I'd buy the Falbo.

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Coincidentally, as of yesterday it just officially went up for sale, because I'd like to raise some money for some V-drums.
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