Grimes 25th Anniversary Model
|Model:||25th Anniversary Model|
25th Anniversary model (built in 2001), made with German spruce and master grade Hawaiian koa. 1997 was my 25th year making arch top instruments and the 25th Anniversary was designed to mark that milestone. I use the best sounding and most visually perfect sets of wood in my shop for the anniversary models. A carved koa back has similar power to a curly maple back, but has a more complex tone – not as fundamental-focused as maple. The koa has a beautiful complexity of overtones similar to how a brand new set of strings sounds in comparison to a set that’s been on the guitar a while. Most of these photos were taken a few years before the guitar was fitted with an original 50’s Dearmond 1100 Rhythm Chief pickup that the customer was able to find in its original box (he paid $2500 for the pickup), and has not been re-plated. It has an abalone and mother-of-pearl Philadendron leaf inlay at the 12th fret.
To see and hear this guitar in action, both acoustically and electrically click on the videos:
Body width: 17", Body depth: 3 1/8"
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