Electric Guitar, Les Paul – Luthier Marcos Murphy
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The mast of this guitar is one piece of guatambú, with a back cover on the body part of flame caroba. The fretboard is black guayacán from the Argentine Chaco. Its radius is composed, and ranges from 12" to 20". It has green and red abalone inlays, and carries cream acrylic head with green abalone markers. The headstock has a walnut root front, with the brand inlay in red abalone.
As for the body, it is made with two pieces of walnut, and brings a lid made with two pieces of marmelero burl. One detail is that at the rear, both the circuit cap and the three-point wrench cover have a walnut root cap. The entire instrument is finished to the oil, except for the mast, which has a thin lacquer. With the theme of imported woods and their excessive cost, Murphy prefers to replace them with Argentine woods, which have similar sound characteristics, and in many cases a superior aesthetic aspect ("The alerce of Patagonia to replace spruce pine, guayibira, black jacaranda, or carob to replace Indian rosewood, and guaddian for fretboard , also known as Argentine Ebony").
In the electronic field, the luthier chose to place two Argentine DS pickups (P-Classic Neck and an AH1 bridge in alnico) on this guitar, which are mounted directly on the wood. The three-position wrench works in conjunction with a volume potentiometer and a pitch potentiometer. The latter is of the push/pull type, as if to convert the pickups from double to single coil. The entire circuit comes with a copper shielding to reduce any noise or interference.
The scale of this instrument is the Gibson type of 24 3/4", and is entered with the tuning correction method of the luthier Estrada Gómez, adapted by Murphy himself to the electric guitar. The mast format is type V, but with the thickness of the Les Paul. This type of format gives the feeling that the handle is thinner than it actually is.
This instrument, which, being a luthier, inspires in itself a respect given for its impressive visual look, has the advantage that when presenting a matte or natural finish, it is familiar to the touch. And while its format is based on that of a Les Paul, its thickness is more close to that of a PRS Single Cut. The same goes for the lowerness of the lower horn section at the back of the body. Acoustically, the guitar has a sound with presence and projection, not as medium as that of a Les Paul, for example. Its fretboard is extremely comfortable, inviting in this way and without problems at speed. Already plugged in, this Murphy manages to retain the same acoustic character, logically added to the sound properties of DS Pickups. (Source: http://www.guitarraonline.com.ar/index-tg.php?sec=594)
As a color detail it is worth to say that this guitar model was built with the collaboration of Juan Antonio Ferreyra (JAF), as you can see in the photos, executing the instrument together with the Luthier of it.