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    Default New owner of Pomeroy #243 Oval Hole

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    I'm the newest owner of this instrument, and really pleased to have it. I can't decide what I want to do more - look at it or play it. The fit and finish on it is exquisite, and the sound is a bit mellower than the MT-O I had, but crisper than my 1916 A1. It projects sound nicely, and rings with just enough resonance that it doesn't end up "muddy." After several days of playing, and looking, and playing, I'm quite pleased with this addition to my stable.

    Here are the details:
    • Colorado Englemann spruce top, with V bracing
    • Golden Age “Relic” tuners in vintage brass finish
    • 1 3/16″ width ebony nut
    • Shop made ebony adjustable bridge/saddle
    • Golden Age vintage tailpiece in brass with Pomeroy “lady logo” in sliver
    • Adjustable truss rod and 3 piece laminate neck construction
    • Soft “V” neck profile
    • 10″ Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
    • Semi-gloss nitro lacquer finish (gloss top)
    One watch by night, one watch by day...if you get confused, just listen to the music play.

    1916 Gibson A1, 2013 Collings MF, 2018 Pomeroy Oval V style, 2019 Northfield Big Mon F
    1968 Martin D12-20, 2008 Martin HD28, 2016 Waterloo WLS Deluxe
    1978 Ibanez Artist Masterclone Banjo

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    Default Re: New owner of Pomeroy #243 Oval Hole

    Thatís a beauty Russ! I was trying to buy it myself, but you beat me to it! I love the violin edges, the headstock scroll, the finish! I hope it plays like butter!

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    Steve - I'm sorry to have scooped it away on you! It is a really nice instrument. I saw one similar to this 3 years ago and thought someday in the future I'd like to add a violin-style instrument to the herd. Well, the future's here, and at least in this small piece of time, it's pretty damn nice!
    One watch by night, one watch by day...if you get confused, just listen to the music play.

    1916 Gibson A1, 2013 Collings MF, 2018 Pomeroy Oval V style, 2019 Northfield Big Mon F
    1968 Martin D12-20, 2008 Martin HD28, 2016 Waterloo WLS Deluxe
    1978 Ibanez Artist Masterclone Banjo

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    Default Re: New owner of Pomeroy #243 Oval Hole

    That's swell. I've admired his instruments from afar. How about a video?
    Cary Fagan

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    Great idea Cary! Thanks for the request...look for a video in the next few days when I have some down time. Will enjoy sharing it with folks.
    Russ
    One watch by night, one watch by day...if you get confused, just listen to the music play.

    1916 Gibson A1, 2013 Collings MF, 2018 Pomeroy Oval V style, 2019 Northfield Big Mon F
    1968 Martin D12-20, 2008 Martin HD28, 2016 Waterloo WLS Deluxe
    1978 Ibanez Artist Masterclone Banjo

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    Congrats, Russ. Don's a fine builder. I enjoy listening to the sound samples and seeing the pics of his builds that he posts on his site.
    Palatable to a Goat: New Music from Gregg Daigle and Don Grieser, now on bandcamp
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    Default Re: New owner of Pomeroy #243 Oval Hole

    Tis' a thing of beauty!

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    Default Re: New owner of Pomeroy #243 Oval Hole

    Love the headstock scroll - different than most scrolls seen around here!

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    Default Re: New owner of Pomeroy #243 Oval Hole

    Quote Originally Posted by John Soper View Post
    Love the headstock scroll - different than most scrolls seen around here!
    Hi John.
    The scroll and the violin-influenced construction are what appealed to me about the looks, along with the overwhelmingly positive reviews about the sound of Don's instruments. Happily, those reviews were confirmed as I first started playing her...
    One watch by night, one watch by day...if you get confused, just listen to the music play.

    1916 Gibson A1, 2013 Collings MF, 2018 Pomeroy Oval V style, 2019 Northfield Big Mon F
    1968 Martin D12-20, 2008 Martin HD28, 2016 Waterloo WLS Deluxe
    1978 Ibanez Artist Masterclone Banjo

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