Review Demo - Born Custom Guitars OG Carve

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Read the review: http://bit.ly/BornGuitarsOGCarve It would be hard to find a company more committed to building guitars sustainably than Born Guitars. The company donates ten percent of net profits to reforestation projects and plants a tree for every guitar they make. But the guitars that come from Born are not gimmicks geared for eco-conscious consumers. Indeed, the OG Carve reviewed here is an impressive piece of craft in the strictest sense of the word—cleverly adapting reclaimed cedar and sinker redwood, not to mention inspired design sense—to build a guitar that sounds, looks, and feels luxurious as anything built from traditional tonewoods. Born Different In terms of production and methods, Born inhabits a stretch of turf between a strictly bespoke custom maker and a small batch production company—using a mix of CNC machinery and hand manufacturing techniques. Born offers two base models, the OG single cutaway and MG double cutaway, but these two models can be customized with a multitude of options. There are 12 available wood types for the body, neck, and fretboard, options for a chambered or solid body, various neck shapes and profiles, headstock shapes, and pickup configurations—everything all the way down to the knob type can be customized to suit a customer's particular tone predilections. Whatever the options, Born doesn't skimp on the basics—components like Sprague Orange Drop caps, Switchcraft jacks, military-grade pots, and silver-plated PTFE-coated wiring are all standard. Our review guitar could be a poster child for Born's sustainability centric philosophy. Born only works with loggers that harvest responsibly, and the company's close scrutiny of lumber's origins often means a guitar comes with an intriguing story to tell. In the case of our test model, the body is made from Port Orford Cedar a stable and light softwood from a region in Southwestern Oregon that was ravaged by a fire in the early 2000s. The guitar's heavily flamed top is made of California redwood from a sinker log that was trapped in Northern California riverbeds in the late 1800s. The resulting guitar looks stunning. It feels great too. There is a forearm contour on the OG Carve's top and the neck joint is contoured to allow easy access to the upper frets of the carbon fiber-reinforced 22-fret neck. The neck has a 10"--14" compound radius fretboard and "D" shape profile, which feels both comfortable and substantial, if not especially fast. To read the rest of the review, visit: http://bit.ly/BornGuitarsOGCarve
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