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FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE
29 November 2010
Cleaver Guitars Introduces Two New Electrics At The December First Friday Art Walk
Cleaver Guitars invites the public to play two new electric guitars at the December First Friday Art Walk. We will be at Nick Sibley Music, 412 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, Mo.
The guitars were designed by four Springfield men, Dunham Henry, James Radke, Kelly Cox, and Andy Cline.
“We had no idea that we would create Cleaver Guitars on an early summer morning in 2010,” said Radke. “Our usual gang of cronies were sitting around the Mudhouse jawboning about this-n-that. I said something about how cool it would be if there were a guitar with headstock and a body shaped like a cleaver.”
That prompted a lot of riffing on possible names for such a guitar — a string of bad puns and baby-boomer cultural associations followed.
Something else followed. They actually followed up and built two guitars based on two designs by Henry – the “Randy” and the “Beaver.”
“We still don’t know enough to wonder if this is crazy or not,” Cox said. “But this we do know: The first two models are seriously cool. They play well. The action is sweet. And the sound is awesome.”
To introduce the guitars to Springfield and get feedback on the initial designs, Cleaver Guitars invites the public to play them at Nick Sibley Music, 412 S. Campbell Ave. from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk on 3 December.
“The Randy” has a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge position with a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck, a top loading hard-tail bridge with Gotoh style tuners. The “Randy” is great instrument for Rock and Blues.
“The Beaver” has Seymour Duncan 59’s in the bridge and neck position. A top loading hard-tail bridge with Gotoh style tuners. The “Beaver” is great instrument for Country, Pop, Classic Rock and general playing.
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We are finally having “The Beaver” setup. This guitar will have Seymour Duncan Humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions. The guitar will come with a three-way switch, a top-loading fixed bridge, a volume and a tone control.
There is a possibility that we will have “The Beaver” in our hot little hands early next week. Please comment if you would like to play or look at any of our instruments. We welcome all inquiries.
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The initial conversation that led to creation of the Cleaver Guitar began at the Mudhouse in Springfield, MO.