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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 9:20 am    
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Last year I purchased the remaining original aluminum patterns, dies, jigs and parts of Paul A. Bigsby . I bought these from forum member Paul Warnik who along with Dave Peterson built 9 Triple Neck PA Reissues and restored many original Bigsby guitars with NOS stock he had.

After close to a year of working with pattern makers , aluminum foundries, machinist and other owners of original instruments I have built a few prototypes. I am also ready to begin a limited production of these instruments.To keep things simple I am calling them Clinesmith Steel Guitars and refering to them as PA Reissues.
I have had many new patterns made up from original parts as well as the original patterns that were purchased. As with my Resonator Guitars I only will be using the finest woods. High figure Birdseye and Curly Maple will be used . Not one corner has been cut on these instruments from the pickups down to the legs .
I am now offering double 8 and triple 8 string guitars with wood or aluminum necks. 10 string guitars and pedals will be offered soon as well as a single neck lap guitar.

Heres a photo of my D-8 Aluminum neck guitar




This is my Gig Rig... D-8 A6/E13 tunings Clinesmith Steel Guitar with Bigsby Volume/ tone pedal



T-8 Wood necks in Birdseye maple



Detail of the raised graphic fingerboards on the wood neck T-8, and changer bridge. This guitar is tuned A6/ Isaacs E9/ E13




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Mike Neer


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Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 9:23 am    
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Todd, words can't tell how much I'm looking forward to mine. Stunning work. Congratulations.
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Tom Pettingill


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California, USA (deceased)
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 10:02 am    
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Absolutely sunning Very Happy
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Rick Aiello


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Berryville, VA USA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 10:32 am    
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Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
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Drew Howard


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Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 10:38 am    
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GULP
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Ron Whitfield


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Kaaawa, Hawaii, USA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 10:44 am    
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Excuse me, there are suddenly a few banks that I feel need relievin' of their excess $!
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Casey Lowmiller


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Kansas
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 10:57 am    
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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! It's about time someone recreated these classics!!!
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 10:58 am    
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I don't really need one of those, but would you entertain the prospect of building me a COFFEE TABLE? Yikes that's pretty!!
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 11:14 am    
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Thanks everybody for such a great response.

Mike Neer... Looking forward to getting one in your hands , and hearing what you do with it Very Happy

Rick A... Thanks again for the casting advice .

Cofee Table.... Thats a good idea. When ever I get around to owning my own home, I envision a kitchen with Birdseye cabinets and cast aluminum endplate handles for drawer pulls ! My wife liked the idea but could not sell her on volume knobs for drawer pulls.

Todd
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 11:19 am    
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Those are works of art, Todd. Congratulations and best wishes with this project.
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Will Hart


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St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 1:07 pm    
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Todd's work is impeccable! Congratulations and thanks for doing the steel world a big favor. If I hadn't just bought a new reso from him I'd be in line!

Will
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Bob Stone


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Gainesville, FL, USA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 1:17 pm    
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Absolutely beautiful Todd! I'm looking forward to the single neck.
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Andy Zynda


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Wisconsin
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 1:25 pm     Man!!!!!
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Good Lord, those things could get me divorced....
What outstanding work!!!
Cheers!!!
-andy z-
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Andy Sandoval


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Bakersfield, California, USA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 1:56 pm    
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Beautiful guitars there Todd. What's the goin price on these beauties?
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Vince Luke


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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 2:50 pm    
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Ohh--them's purty. It's great that you're willing and able to continue the Bigsby heritage.

Nice work,

Vince
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Bobbe Seymour


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Hendersonville TN USA, R.I.P.
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 2:58 pm    
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I truly am totally crazy about this endevour, Yes, I even have a personal guitar ordered from Mr. Clinesmith myself.
Todd is a great craftsman and an even nicer guy.
As Mr. Neer stated, I also can hardly wait for mine. They look as good as the originals, I'm sure I'll treasure mine as much as my original PAB guitars.

Do I endorse this guitar? You bet I do!


Todd I have your P.Bar drawings and measurements ready.


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Bobbe Seymour


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Hendersonville TN USA, R.I.P.
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 2:59 pm    
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"LEGENDS CONTINUE"

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Mark White


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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 4:27 pm    
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Shocked
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 4:58 pm    
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Astounding looking guitars and if they sound half as good as they look .... my kids go work out those college expenses on their own!
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HowardR


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N.Y.C. & Fire Island
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 4:59 pm    
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Bravo!...........I'm glad to see this legacy continue.......
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Gary Stevenson


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Northern New York,USA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 5:20 pm     Single 6 or 8
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Very beautiful steels.They look like they would sustain till tomorrow and be tone monsters! Is there any chance you will be building single 6 or 8 stringers in the future?
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA (deceased)
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 6:58 pm    
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Beautiful wood!! Good luck with that program. Nice to see someone put that much effort into a continuation of a legend Smile
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Bobbe Seymour


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Hendersonville TN USA, R.I.P.
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 7:14 pm    
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Todd is a wonderful steel lover, thank God!

Bobbe
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Fred Bova


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Connecticut, USA
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 7:31 pm    
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Thank you for doing this, I wish you all the best.
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Don Kona Woods


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Hawaiian Kama'aina
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2007 11:44 pm    
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It looks like GAS (Guitar Acquistiion Syndrome) is
kicking in again, and full throttle. Winking Laughing

Outstanding work, Todd.

Aloha, Smile
Don
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