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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-22-2001, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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The S+JCRG-1 in Japan (Timeless Timber) - Check this out!!!

http://www.shimamura.co.jp/shopping/...g_gallery.html


Why don't they send this to us!!!!????!!!
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Because at $2934.68, that's a lot of overhead for ONE guitar. *That's just the cost in Japan. *Imagine the US price when you tack on customs, duties, shipping, etc.
As they say over in Howard Beach, "fuhgetaboutit".

Besides, we all TALK about how much we'd love to own/play a guitar like that, but how many of us would actually jump up and spend $3K+ on that?

BTW- It's a FastTrack2/Blue Velvet/PAF Pro setup. *Kinda odd for a J-Custom, but I like it!
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I wouldn't

Isn't it only a 22 fretter too? (plaque at fret 21 like on a JS?) And wasn't Ed Roman offering timeless timber guitars or something?

For $3k (about 2k) I'd rather have a JEM10

Edit bit ... Nope it is a 24 fretter there are piccies of one in some burst colours and they show the plaque is at the 23rd fret

(Edited by jono at 2:58 am on May 22, 2001)
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Oh and I also prefer a bolt on neck to a neck through cos of the snappier sounds even though I like the pickups on that one
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Why don't they send this to us!!!!????!!!
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Ishibashi probably would if you flash your plastic!

That's a sweetie. *I hadn't noticed that it was a 22 fret...that's really unusualy for an RG, eh?
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The S+JCRG-1 in Japan (Timeless Timber)

It's nice, no doubt about that, but how many of you guys...like Kevan said...are willing to put down the dough for a guitar of that cost.

And can someone tell me what's timeless timber?

Thanks for sharing the link

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"Timeless Timber"= marketing gimick. *That's all.

Unless it's made of petrified mahogany and maple. *:-)

Selfish side note: *I would pay $3K for that one.
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Screw the guitar - I want that CASE! Why can't my UV777BK sleep in that!!
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The S+JCRG-1 in Japan (Timeless Timber)

They have what looks like an elaborate explanation of "timeless timber"...

http://www.shimamura.co.jp/shopping/...ess/story.html

Look here also:
http://www.wpaulguitars.com/
http://www.timelesstimber.com/

Apparently the term is used to describe wood that's been submerged underwater for a while, and valued either because of it's historical significance or for qualities resulting from a long stay beneath the surface.
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ah, then it's "shipwreck wood"

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-23-2001, 05:34 AM
 
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Let's go look for sunken pirate ships!
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2001, 01:56 PM
 
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The S+JCRG-1 in Japan (Timeless Timber)

All I can say is I really dig the look of that guitar...Wish it was available here at a price that would make sense....

Does this wood have any special characteristics in the sound due to the fact that it spent many years under water..?..

Guess we'll never know.....
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Good thing for my bank account I am not going to Japan anytime soon.

That is a beautiful guitar regardless of the Timeless Timber gimic which I could care less about. What's next Morning Wood guitars?

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The difference between the submerged wood and new wood is the age of the tree before it was cut down. Most wood that is used for instrument making today is grown specifically for harvesting. That means that once the tree is a certain size and age, chop chop. The trees that are being salavaged by timeless timber were logged around 100 years ago(or so), from forests that stood for hundred of years. The theory is that the older the tree gets, the finer the quality of the wood, which makes for better instruments, furniture, whatever. And I'll thank public television for this wealth of information that I thought I would never use.
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The S+JCRG-1 in Japan (Timeless Timber)

Good explanation, but how do we know this wood is 100 years old? Hehe, other than the price tag that's a fine guitar. (at over 3k I'm looking for more than just a fine guitar , well maybe a Morning Wood guitar)
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