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Tom Doyle Time Machine v Murphy Lab

Pip

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I'm starting to look for a new Lester, I love Tom Doyle's work but of course I can't play one or give it the once over in the UK. Anybody with experience of both, which guitar would you go for and why?
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Brek

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I only have experience of the Murphy lab, I really like the lacquer, both looks and feel. Reading the details of the time machine, it reads like they leave the original lacquer on, just sand it way thinner. I think the Doyle will be more individual looking, the Labs have a look to them that makes it look like the are made using a specific set of aging templates. The custom shop seems to be producing consistent good quality right now. So I don't think either will be bad choices. That doyle looks to be a pricy landed option once duty and vat added.
 
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Pip

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Thanks - I've owned a few Murphy's but I've seen some cracking Doyles as well, just not in person.
 

El Gringo

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I ll be darned, I just Googled and found out who Tom Doyle is and well he worked with Les Paul for over twenty years and that just opened my mind a bit I must say !
 
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