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Bobby Poff "Dog Strap"

Bobby Poff "Dog Strap"

Bobby built this custom strap for my me for my Mastereso.  It celebrates the love I have for my Golden Retrievers, Woody, Wyatt and Waylon.  Woody has passed but will always be remembered.  Thanks, Bobby.

Bobby Poff Strap for Burlwood Myrtle Mastereso

As soon as I made the deal with Phil for the  Burl MyrtlewoodMastereso, I called my friend, Bobby Poff and told him that I would like to commission him to build a strap for my new guitar, something a little fancy and with my initials on it.  I left the design to Bobby.  I got the strap last week and it brought tears to my eyes because Bobby knows as do many of you how much my Golden Retrievers mean to me.  Bobby took a chestnut strap and put three dog prints on it, one for Wyatt, Waylon and Woody (may he rest in peace), the paws and my initials were hand carved and Bob's wife, Kate outlined the initials by hand.  The geometric pattern that you see is just a bunch of dog bones.  He did a black sunburst on the chestnut leather and this is the result.  Bobby's work doesn't come cheap, but he is a heck of a artisan and one of the nicest and most decent people that I have ever met in my life.  I can't wait to put it on my new guitar.

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missing comments

What is the reason for comments 8,9,10 to be missing from the Fluid Bar Movements thread???  Anyone else having this problem?  Phil

My new sapele mastereso

So I made the 4.5 hour drive to Macon yesterday to pick up my new Sapele Mastereso, as me and Phil agreed not to put another dobro in the hands of a shipping company. The reason this dobro was built in the first place is because I purchased a used curly maple model from Phil a while back and someone brutalized it in shipping. I received the maple with a cracked baffle, detached soundposts, and was naturally upset (They also smashed the scheerhorn cone i sent him out of the maple guitar). Phil went above and beyond the call of duty and instead of fixing the maple guitar, he offered to just build me a new one (at no extra charge). So my misfortune turned into great fortune because of Phil's generosity and his desire to make sure I was happy. And boy am I, my new guitar is loud, punchy, throaty and I gigged with it last night through the Aura system and it sounded pristine. Phil did an excellent job on the build and I couldn't be happier.

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