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For Jim’s 30th Anniversary (1977 to 2007) he made two very special
guitars commemorative guitars. One cut-way and one non cut-way.
They featured Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with cedar tops as well
as rare Brazilian Rosewood necks.
The fingerboards were inlayed by Larry Robinson using Gold, Silver,
Copper and traditional shell. See Premier Guitar Magazines Modern Builders Vault feature on this guitar
Jim’s 30th Anniversary Cutaway
See Premier Guitar Magazines Modern Builders Vault feature on this guitar
This guitar was created for display at the “Plains Art Museum” in Fargo, North Dakota. The display was called the “Art of the Guitar” and ran from Febraury to July of 2009. It is now available for sale. A “Special Reserve” highly figured Brazilian Rosewood SJ. Perhaps the most unique piece of Brazilian Jim has ever encountered. This guitar has all the options! Master Grade Western red Cedar top. Paua top edge with Paua 42 style fingerboard extension. Paua top and back edge perimeters. Brazilian Rosewood and Paua rosette. Brazilian bindings with Brazilian and Paua end wedge borders . Paua fingerboard and headstock perimeter edging. Full vine inlay on fingerboard and partial vine on headstock front with Paua infilled “O”. Brazilian Rosewood peghead back veneer with WBW purfling and ebony edging. All inlay and every aspect of construction performed soley by Jim. Includes “Deluxe” Calton case.
Pink ivory is an African wood and is extrememly rare in sizes large enough for guitars. This wood is *NOT* stained. This is the natural color of the wood. A first for Olson guitars. This guitar sports a European Spruce top, wide paua rosette. Paua top perimeter edging, back center strip, and end wedge borders. Dark Brazilian fingerboard, bridge, and headstock. The Hummingbird inlays are done by Craig Lavin.
This guitar was done to commemorate Jim’s 1300th guitar made. Numbered consecutively starting with number 1, Jim has always done something special for every 100th, and this is no exception. The guitar features figured Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and a Master grade Cedar top. Larry Robinson floral inlays with a commemorative 1300th theme. Paua shell appointments. Comes with the “Collector Series” designation lasered on the neck block.
Pernambuco is an extrememly rare Brazilian wood know mostly for its use in violin bows. It is almost never seen in sizes large enough for guitar backs and sides. This is a first ever for an Olson guitar. Peacock inlay by Larry Robinson.