New Ollandoc Models In Zebrawood And American Walnut

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  1. rmolsonguitars

    rmolsonguitars Active Member Staff Member

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    Time to share pics of some of my new Ollandoc models the guitar sometimes
    confused with the Languedoc...

    Available in American Walnut, Zebra wood, Rosewood or KOA .


    These all have Seymour Duncan SH-1 pickups, locking strap buttons, locking Kotoh tuners, tailpiece has the stainless steel bracket which keeps it solidly in tune. Has the brass string retainer, brass saddle bridge similar to a Languedoc and a top of the line wiring harness made of about 25 feet of braided metal shielded wire, 500k CTS pots, Switchcraft 3 way/jack and Russian oil cap. This is full hollow, 24 frets - 25 1/2 inch scale with a 14 inch radius ebony fretboard.

    Email me at [email protected] ... American Walnut, Zebra wood or KOA are also available.

    Thanks Robert M Olson

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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    FYI, your image is showing up as a red X for me, I'm not sure if others can see it though..
     
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    Those guitars look great, but why the big, ugly tail-piece?
     
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    Hi Robert. Nice to see you are still around .
     
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    Those are beautiful. I'd say they have more relation to a stradivarius than a strat. Love to try one out. Any chance you can get some of these into guitar center where we can try them?
    I'm guessing there are more GC stores than guitars you make in a year
     
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    RM Olson is basically making a copy of a Languedoc, the guitar most famously associated with Trey of Phish. That's why the tailpiece looks like that.

    I think that if he got big enough to be in GC, Paul Languedoc might complain.
     
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    You've come a long way from importing cheap kits. These are very pretty guitars, an a welcome change from the sea of LP and Strat clones.
    The prices are beyond my reach though.
     
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    rmolsonguitars Active Member Staff Member

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    I see all the pics and it seems the posters below see them... sorry
     
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    rmolsonguitars Active Member Staff Member

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    His lawyers visited me several years ago. He only has a Trade Mark on his headstock and has no copyright to the word Languedoc which has been associated with guitars from before Paul was born. Lotrs of people who live in Languedoc build guitars not to mention one to the largest guitar festivals are help there.

    Years ago, Paul worked for Time Guitars who was copying some of Fender designs. They named one of their guitars the Timecaster. The offset body Fender Starcaster was the inspiration for the offset body of the Languedoc. There is a lot more to the story and after I told the story to Paul's lawyers, they just told me that they would just save their evidence for another time. Evidence? That's what you use to take people to court over...
     
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    rmolsonguitars Active Member Staff Member

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    I have sold hundreds of these over the last 5 years and no one has ever said that before... but you are welcome to your opinion.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    One of the things I like about you is that you have been (and still are) pretty open about how you do business. I reckon the whole amp/pedal/guitar is more like the fashion industry at this point where only trademarks are enforceable. I didn't know about Time Guitars but I looked it up and you're right. He's basically using the headstock from Time and Time was largely making copies of other designs.
     
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    You are right, this is a home based business in a pine/hardwood forest with fishing in my backyard.

    I sell about 80 a year with very little promotion. I have paid for this dealer space for a year and probably the first time I have used it this year. I have lots of referrals. Lots of them being played on stage. I do alright, sold two this week... never wanted to grow that big... that sounds like a job.
     
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    Thanks much!
     
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    Not sure what's going on but I can see them now Gorgeous guitars...
     
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    Beautiful guitars!

    Time Guitars...........Vermont made:)
     
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    I thought the name of the guitar sounded familiar. I'm pretty sure one of my nephews bought an Ollandoc from you a while back. I had a chance to see it when I was back in the Chicago area last spring and was pretty impressed. With the limited number of guitars you sell, I wouldn't be surprised if you actually remembered your individual customers. His name is Austen Forbeck...
     
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    The name rings a bell... I have sold 400 to 500 of these and to do that, I have went through a lot of leads. There are a lot of tire kickers that I have to send out pics and info to sell one but it is worth it.

    This year there have been several improvements that people wanted. Like the locking tuners, brass saddle bridge and the stainless steel tailpiece bracket... we started with a hinge. When I went to the Philippines with my wife, I stopped in where a guy made stainless steel jeeps and commercial sinks and tables. He made me the brackets for me at $4.00 each

    In the last couple months, I came out with my first model made solid wood with no veneers... those are my American Walnut and Zebrawood models. My KOA are solid mahogany bodies routed to full hollow with a maple cap then KOA etc is added. I have been buying my KOA as triple thick veneer which you would have to screw up really bad to sand through.
     
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    My newest Ollandoc is a Brazilian Rosewood Model with top of the line everything from
    its Seymour Duncan pickups a wiring harness that can't be beat. What do you think about that wood grain?

     
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    Are you still doing LPs and kits?
     

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