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Custom ellis 8 String Baritone, Tricone Resonator Guitar
As a quality Australian luthier in Perth, Western Australia Andrew Ellis of Ellis Guitars blends traditional old-fashioned handcraft with the latest technology to produce sweet sounding custom hand made guitars. Steel string dreadnought, 000, jumbo, OM, small jumbo, L1, Weissenborn and Lap Steel models, wood body and metal body resonators and custom wood and timber stomp boxes are all hand crafted and handmade. A combination of custom options include: body shape, body thickness, neck thickness, neck back radius, headstock shape, ergonomics - 00 / small body, 000 / parlour, OM model, dreadnought model, small jumbo model, jumbo model, baritone, harp guitar, weissenborn, lap steel - 14 fret to body, 12 fret to body, extra frets, slotted headstock, solid headstock, fretboard radius, thicker fretwire, thinner fretwire, short scale length - sideports, fanned fret, soundhole position, double neck, left-handed - nut, saddle, machines, bridge pins, end pins, strap button, pickup, bridge - dots, paua abalone, pearl, wood, signature, heel cap, body heel, your design - 6 string, 7 string, 8 string, 12 string, sympathetic strings, drone strings - back timber, sides timber, soundboard, binding, headstock veneer, inlays, rosette - treble response, bass response, even response, volume output, finish effect, bracing effect - timbers effect.
Philip Johnson Glass House Opens In New Canaan, Connecticut - World Renowned Architectural Landmark Now Available For Public Tours
One of the most important houses ever built in America is actually a house of glass. Built in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1949 by architect Philip Johnson, the Glass House quickly became a critically acclaimed icon of modern design - - - and now it is a public museum, operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Visitors can now see not only the Glass House, but also many other structures that Johnson built from 1949 until his death in 2005. Together with a world class collection of modern art that he assembled with his partner David Whitney, the experience of the Glass House is a dramatic lesson in modernism.
The Glass House Civic Opening Celebration will be held June 21, 2007 at 10:00 am as the official opening of the Philip Johnson Glass House, a National Trust Historic site, for the first time in its 50+ year history. The opening ceremony will include remarks by Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Paul Goldberger, National Trust for Historic Preservation Trustee; Connecticut Lt. Governor, Michael Fidele; and modern preservation leaders Jens Risom and Julius Shulman (legendary architectural photographer), among many others.