John Oster wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:56 pm
I had one of his single top "Super Concert" models several years ago. It was the loudest, most orchestral sounding guitar I have ever heard...for a few weeks, then notes started dying on the 1st string. It got so bad that I sent it back to him. He replaced the top, and the new version was even worse. He agreed to refund my money minus about $750 for his time and trouble to re-top it.
Terrible story. Does he told you why the notes started dying on the 1st string? Maybe something wrong with the top construction?
But at least his price is not so astronomical, plus he refund your money. Here in my country i once received a € 17.000+ instrument for my friend / customer. Insanely expensive. Sounds quite nice although not the best i've tried. But there are so many flaws and imperfection in both sound, set up, and craftmanship. Very obvious and annoying wolf note in low G and High C, buzzing on almost every fret of the 2nd string, flaws on woodworking and french polish. Terrible