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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:59 pm
by Jon S.
That guitar is amazing!

Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:17 pm
by Searing75
Doesn't appeal to me at all. Love the inlay on the back though!

Good luck man!

Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:51 am
by Thomas Lieber
There were a good number of instruments that came out of Alembic that weren't Alembics, Wolf being one of them. This guitar looks like Bruce Becvar's work. Incredible inlay artist, probably the best at the time!

Now here is a guitar Doug and I did that recently showed up! One of my absolute favorite from those days. The Pendulous Guitar was one of our 4 new designs 75-76
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Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:10 pm
by Old Iron Stones
Hello, new to the forum. Doug Irwin is still alive and kicking. Recently set up shop in Mendocino County. Not sure if shop is producing anything. Sorry about late response, I just came across this thread while looking for info on Mario Martello guitars. Have a chance to get one cheap.

Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:37 am
by Lumpy
Hello;
I too am new to this site!!
I own a Irwin Bass he made spacifically for me. This all came about one day when I was in Leo's Music store while gigging in the Bay Area. I happened to see a couple guitars for sale Doug Irwin had created. I asked about any basses he might of made and someone gave me the directions to his shop in Santa Rosa.
I took it on myself to take the drive up there and found Doug working on several instruments. I kinda remember that, was when he had one of Garcia's guitars he had done some incredible inlay work on. He also had a couple guitars for a band named "27 dollar snap on face" which were shaped like dollar signs!
Anyway, he showed me what he had to assemble, which made up of two body halfs and a throught the body neck. I said it looked great, paid him, and then the waiting began! Just about a year from that date (I don't remember) a box arrived and the bass was inside!
I still own this bass, even though it wasn't as fancy as some of the other instruments he made I have really enjoyed every note I have played on it!!!
Trying to load photos but they seem to be too big.

Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:15 pm
by lightningbolt
That is a great story and many on this board would love to see pictures of another bonafide Irwin. We have seen some pictures of a Dollar Sign guitar on this site in years past.

You can not load pictures on this site. Load them on a site like Photobucket and post the link here.

Looking forward to seeing your bass.

Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:39 am
by jmac56
bzbz wrote:no pic, doesn't exist


Obviously I don't get around to this forum very often.
Photos are a hassle to upload here. If I find the patience to compress a few to meet the size requirement I will upload.
Since my last visit I've been in touch with Thomas Lieber who provided me a letter regarding the #34 Earthworm, since he was still building guitars with Doug at the time I got this. Thomas indicated he did a good portion of the work on mine.
Regards.

Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:06 am
by jmac56
Alright. Give this link a try for a few pics of Irwin #34
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5gdka5o5ic7e ... D1Dja?dl=0

Re: Doug Irwin Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:11 am
by HeadSpace
Interesting. A far more basic/conventional approach than we're used to seeing. And a sunburst finish. Thanks for sharing.