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1 hour ago, Genericmusic said:

It's a custom made Eagle from 1990 with some really neat appointments. It's kind of like a mahogany Johnny Smith.The rumor is that it was originally made for producer/engineer/musician  Bryce Roberts. He had a studio not far from  225 Parson St for many years and also worked for Chess and Motown. I can't confirm his ownership but dot markers and unbound "f" hole looks/sounds like his style. I first met him around 1970  and knew of him up until the early-mid 90's when he skipped town (Kalamazoo) with another mans wife. He was quite a character and one of the best damn jazz guitar players I've had the pleasure of meeting. He's been dead for quite some time now. I mentioned his name to Ren once, Ren gave me a long hard look with a wry smile while nodding his head and said nothing. The guitar has a lot of mojo and when I first touched  it I knew it was meant for me. It's a grave guitar. My son the jazz guitar player will inherit it. 

Is it spruce or mahogany top?

A good looking beauty!

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7 minutes ago, Steiner said:

Is it spruce or mahogany top?

A good looking beauty!

Solid mahogany. Aron Cowles told me he remembered tap tuning it when he worked at Heritage and Pete Farmer remembered doing the headstock inlay. 

 

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29 minutes ago, Genericmusic said:

Solid mahogany. Aron Cowles told me he remembered tap tuning it when he worked at Heritage and Pete Farmer remembered doing the headstock inlay.

Truly a one of a kind! 

Are you aware of any other mahogany top Eagles?

Have you run this hot rod through a 100W full stack?

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6 minutes ago, Steiner said:

 

Truly a one of a kind! 

Are you aware of any other mahogany top Eagles?

Have you run this hot rod through a 100W full stack?

It is a one off. I have seen several all mahogany Eagles but none with the same appointments as mine. I haven't run it through a 100W full stack but have run it through a '68 100W RMS Fender Super Bassman and a '68 Super Reverb.  It's a tough beast to control feedback wise with that much power. I usually pair it with my Kenny Burrell or a Roland Cube 80XL. 

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29 minutes ago, Genericmusic said:

It is a one off. I have seen several all mahogany Eagles but none with the same appointments as mine. I haven't run it through a 100W full stack but have run it through a '68 100W RMS Fender Super Bassman and a '68 Super Reverb.  It's a tough beast to control feedback wise with that much power. I usually pair it with my Kenny Burrell or a Roland Cube 80XL. 

I've never heard of ANY Mahogany top being tap tuned!  That Eagle Custom is truly a one-off archtop hot rod Heritage. 

Also, that is an amazing back story about the possible previous owner, true or not.

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Beautiful!

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