yet another 13-string player in d minor

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yet another 13-string player in d minor

Post by soltirefa » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:51 pm

I have seen Alain's and Mark's videos with their 13-strings. Here is another player I stumbled on while surfing YT the other day. His guitar sure looks like a Michael Thames, but he doesn't mention who made his guitar.

https://youtu.be/VEv8MQvCBZY

https://youtu.be/gAEqkV9-UHQ

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Re: yet another 13-string player in d minor

Post by bear » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:01 pm

Is that guitar converted from an 8?
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Re: yet another 13-string player in d minor

Post by soltirefa » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:03 pm

bear wrote:Is that guitar converted from an 8?
I don't think so, that's how Michael Thames' design is. You can see Alain's guitar looks the same, and I know his is a Thames.

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Re: yet another 13-string player in d minor

Post by Emil Krasich » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:16 pm

Definitely a Thames Dresden or a close copy. The neck is put on at an angle to keep the left hand and arm position of a standard classical; the neck meets the body at the 10th fret; looks like one of Michael's bridges; and 8 strings are on the fingerboard.

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Re: yet another 13-string player in d minor

Post by Alain Cloutier » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:12 am

It's a close copy. I stumbled upon these videos one or two years ago and I asked Michael if it was one of his guitar. He responded no but said that he was flattered by being copied.

And thanks Glen for posting it.

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