DeNeve Koa d-body


Inbound 2016 DeNeve d-body with American lyre-style cover plate, Gotoh 510 tuners, traditional tailpiece, 4A Koa (all cut from the same tree according to his supplier), Beard "Legend" cone, Martin hex-style block fretboard markers, Beard screenless rings, faux tortoise shell/white binding and hard shell case.



I like this Nati-Horn-its no DeNeve, but it's got its good qualities...

Ok, they are a little bit more expensive than a DeNeve, but this Nati-Horn Mahogany I got last week is a nice dobro. The frets are in the right places. It sounds good over a mic, and there were just  a couple of things that I think I'll modify straight out of the box.

One is, the nut is too skinny. It's only about 3/16th thick. It's been my experience that a thicker nut fattens up the tone and the volume. Just like better tuners would. Not that the standard Gotohs are bad at 16:1...the buttons on them are a little small for big fat fingers. Loren Postma told me he replaced his with a set of buttons he got from Stew Mac.

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Reasonable Price for DeNeve Koa 8 String?

I am toying with letting go of my DeNeve koa 8-string. Though I'm still waffling furiously over whether or not to part ways with it, I want to do my homeword ahead of time and have a reasonable asking price in mind. Having seen no similar guitars for sale, I feel like I'm shooting totally in the dark. Anyone have an informed opionion on what a reasonable range of prices - depending on condition - might be? (I'd even settle for some well-intentioned guesses if that's what you've got...)


2 Deneves on Craigslist - great deals


There are two Deneves for sale on Craigslist that are really great deals. One is in Boston, an 8 string for $600. 

The other is in Washington state, one of Dick's new designs. I've played a few of this model and they are awesome sounding and really loud: 

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