2017 Mountain Song Odalisque, Tiger Myrtle/Moonspruce
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To sum up this brand new 2017 Mountain Song Odalisque from Ken Jones in a few words: rich dynamism, ringing clarity, finely honed and opened up. Commissioned by one of our longtime clients, Odalisque #023 has every feature under the sun short of multiple necks or a multiscale fingerboard. No, really: dual bevels for the player’s arm and ribs, upper bout soundport, Tiger Myrtle back and sides, French Polished Moonspruce top, and an impressive display of Larry Robinson’s gifts as an inlay artist in the form of a fresh perspective on the traditional Tree of Life fretboard inlay. First Ken designed the Tree, then Larry executed it in fine style with Tiger Myrtle, gold and white Mother-Of-Pearl, and silver resin at the centers of the blossoms.
Acoustically, this Odalisque offers haunting clarity and the kind of immediate response that’s usually only found on completely opened up vintage instruments. The treble strings possess a bell-like color, and exhibit a delicious bloom after the initial attack which really fleshes out the sustain. Dropped tunings are bread and butter for this Odalisque; the bass fundamental is well-defined and really pops even when dropped down to C tunings. Frankly, it’s just a pleasure to play this guitar! From the Brazilian Rosewood bridge plate to the span of Robinson’s inlays across the fretboard, this Odalisque from Ken Jones is a study of lutherie’s finest points: resonance, response, and beauty.
Here’s an extra video with Paul Heumiller, with more details about this beautiful Odalisque: https://youtu.be/Tg_ZiQZ-Jvo
Here’s an additional demo the first time we had this MSG in the shop: https://youtu.be/yTv5P9WOcPQ.
|Scale Length||25.4 in|
|Nut Width||1.75 in|
|String Spacing||2.25 in|
|Woods||Spruce - Moonspruce, Myrtlewood - Tiger Myrtle|
To sum up this brand new 2017 Mountain Song Odalisque from Ken Jones in a few words: rich dynamism, ringing clarity, finely honed and opened up. Commissioned by one of our longtime clients, Odalisque #023 has every feature under the sun short of multiple necks or a multiscale fingerboard