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Mikiya Matsuda


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San Francisco, California, USA
Post Posted 2 Aug 2017 8:53 pm     Reply with quote

Welcoming my Clinesmith cast aluminum lap steel to the world. She arrived via UPS on 8.2.17 at 7:46 PM, weighing 9 lbs 8 oz, with all 8 strings in tune. She's perfect. Thank you, Todd!



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Jonathan Lam


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Brooklyn, NY
Post Posted 2 Aug 2017 9:20 pm     Reply with quote

Welcome to the club, I LOVE mine so much.
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 2:48 am     Reply with quote

So I take it, it's a girl. I had two boys and one girl............boys are less trouble. Good luck with your new bundle of JOY! Smile
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Rick Barnhart


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 4:40 am     Reply with quote

Congratulations, you're gonna love it. Excellent photograph, too. Looks like a candidate for a screen saver.
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Jim Rossen


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Iowa, USA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 7:27 am     Reply with quote

Looks like no guitar volume or tone controls. How do you handle these?

Jim
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Stephen Abruzzo


From:
Philly, PA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 7:28 am     Reply with quote

Congrats and welcome to the club. I see you have the blade pickup. Did you get the short or long-scale version? Looking forward to hearing you play her.
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Ralph Czitrom


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Ringwood, New Jersey
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 8:12 am     Reply with quote

Mikiya - Thank you for expressing much more artfully what I experienced on Tuesday: my guitar arrived from Todd and I'm in steel guitar heaven. Mine is a long scale seven stringer with a horseshoe pup. I look forward to hearing you play your new baby...
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Aaron Jennings


From:
Montana, USA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 10:52 am     Reply with quote

Jim Rossen wrote:
Looks like no guitar volume or tone controls. How do you handle these?

Jim


This guitar has Volume and Tone controls, they are a little hard to see in this picture (Black knobs on Black material in traditional location.)
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Mike Neer


From:
NJ
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 1:35 pm     Reply with quote

Congratulations to the proud papa!
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Joe Elk


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 1:43 pm     Reply with quote

It is beautiful! I wish I worked in cast metal.
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Mike Neer


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NJ
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 3:58 pm     Reply with quote

Two things happened when I got mine: 1) my search for new guitars ended, 2) my need for multiple necks was nullified because I didn't want to play anything else. So, one guitar, one neck, one tuning. Realizing the detriment to my career as a sideman this would cause, I struck out on my own. All because of one guitar!
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 6:48 pm     Reply with quote

It looks super !! Very Happy
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Mikiya Matsuda


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San Francisco, California, USA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 9:02 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for the well wishes!

Mike, I hear what you’re saying. The desire to focus on a single tuning is a big reason why I finally pulled the trigger on a Clinesmith. The truth is, when I take my double or triple necks out to gigs, 90% of the night I’m playing A13. I’ve been chasing guitars and tunings for a while and I think it’s time to settle on one--at least for now. I know there’s a lot of music I’ve been missing by hopping between necks.

And Stephen, it’s a long-scale guitar.
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Tim Whitlock


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 4 Aug 2017 7:37 pm     Reply with quote

Congrats Mikiya! I'm sure you will sound fabulous on your new Clinesmith (I have yet to hear a guitar that doesn't sound fabulous in your hands). Can't wait to hear some clips!
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Russ Blake


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Oregon, USA
Post Posted 6 Sep 2017 1:44 am     Reply with quote

I got a chance to hear Mikiya play this beauty tonight with the Alcatraz Islanders. A fabulous sounding instrument in the hands of a master player with a top notch band... it doesn't really get any better!!

Highly recommended if you ever get the chance...
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Mikiya Matsuda


From:
San Francisco, California, USA
Post Posted 11 Sep 2017 10:23 pm     Reply with quote

You're too kind, Rusty! Thanks for stopping by and sitting in with us. As much as I love playing my Clinesmith, I wish I could have cut out early to hear more of your set across town with the Western Centuries. Your playing on the few tunes I caught took tastefulness to the next level.



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Jean-Sebastien Gauthier


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Quebec, Canada
Post Posted 12 Sep 2017 10:47 am     Reply with quote

That sound great!!!!!

I want the whole set!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1eVUIys2ks
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