09-03-2009 06:29 AM
09-03-2009 06:46 AM
One thing you can be sure of.... the average number of miles traveled per gallon of fuel consumed has got to be 10x greater than any other developed country in the world.
It was like for every 100 motor bikes, there was one 4-wheeled vehicle.
But, it's all relative. What we see as chaos, they see as just another day.
Thanks, Marcellis. It's always a treat to be treated to your world.
09-03-2009 06:17 PM
09-03-2009 07:03 PM
Well, I couldn't find a video of the traffic circle at Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, 1/2 block from the beginning of Guitar Street. It's just as bad - if not worse. I have too many guitars now. I just took delivery on a 1989 Guild D-60 in the US. Plus I have 3 of Binh's guitars back there. I have three of them here in Saigon. I maybe see myself buying one more eventually. It will be an oval hole arch top like this: He designed this after playing my Guild F-65ce which also has an oval hole and arched back (not top). He's making some nice ones. It's deeper than the F-65ce so it has more volume. He almost nailed the Guild tone too. The neck isn't quite in the same league. But it's a faster neck than a Godin Kingpin or 5th Avenue.
Lol that corner isnt that close to Guitar street but u get the idea how the traffic is like. To me i think its normal hahaha. Are you gonna buy any new guitar Marc?
09-03-2009 08:21 PM
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09-04-2009 03:29 AM
09-04-2009 08:37 AM
Help him out with it. I just don't have time these days. My day job keeps me busy. I've told him for years he needs a website.
@Marc: why dont u take one urself haha. I dont think the roundabout at Nguyen Thi Minh Khai is as bad as the intersection in the video. I absolutely hate that corner. @zenbu: cheers ) 2 days passed already haha. We need some more soundclips And Mr Binh needs a website .
He & his brother invented these things after playing my Guild F-65ce. I call them hybrids, because they're arch tops with float-top volume. Side views of F-65ce compared with hybrid Hybrids side-to-side. Floating bridge & Ebony tailpiece. Soundhole and ending of fingerboard. He decided he wanted to build something like the F-65ce- but different. He made it deeper for more volume. He couldn't quite match the dreamy F-65ce neck. But what he came up with is pretty amazing. And he's sold several too. I'm really proud of I was a part of that process. I've played both the arch-top hybrids you see in this posts. They are as loud as flat-tops. And yet...they have that clear, punchy arch top sound. They're astonishing guitars. Maple laminate back & sides (like the F-65ce), no internal bracing (like the F-65ce and a Spruce top.
Sean-Patrick: Very interesting stuff. I'm now contemplating the archtop with the oval hole and big body. Lots of volume sounds great(I frequently jam with a cellist and that forces me into using electric invariably)
09-04-2009 05:23 PM
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09-05-2009 12:03 AM
09-05-2009 01:34 AM
Loll@ how in the hell can those people do that and not wreck and we wreck all the time with our intricate traffic systems?
09-05-2009 04:37 AM
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