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Old 07-17-2017, 05:08 PM
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A super unique instrument.
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Bro, I really like what the finish did. Most noticeable is the pale section in the center (of the back). It came alive! Fantastic.

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Old 07-18-2017, 06:37 AM
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What a beaut! Looks wonderful black and yellow, imho...

Very cool instrument! Nice work guys!!!

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Thanks Brother Paul...my "Kinnaird brother" from another mother .

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A super unique instrument.
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Bro, I really like what the finish did. Most noticeable is the pale section in the center (of the back). It came alive! Fantastic.

Steve
Thanks Steve. I saw that too, but once you mentioned it, you're right it really made that aspect take on new life.

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Nice Woody. Purdy! Not sure but I think Tony's lights are causing some of that tint. I noticed that with mine too.
Dennis, I agree. I knew from the start that the wood would take on a more golden hue with finish. John and I have discussed several ideas long before now of how we will finish the neck to compliment that very aspect. But to your point, honestly I too have noticed that the pics from Tony never show much other than (as Steve pointed out) how the wood pops under finish. What Tony's pics don't show is how the red aspects pop out under finish as in these pics it looks a bit more brown...again likely a product of his lighting. The cherry guitar that John built for me a while back had some red in it and in person it jumped off the page in a very delightful way.

Whatever the case, I think this will be an awesome guitar and I'm certain it will be really cool in "normal" light.
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The cherry guitar that John built for me a while back had some red in it and in person it jumped off the page in a very delightful way.

Whatever the case, I think this will be an awesome guitar and I'm certain it will be really cool in "normal" light.
I agree with the last statement, but how could that Cherry guitar you stole from me jump off the page in person? Would it not have to have jumped in the page if it was in person?
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I agree with the last statement, but how could that Cherry guitar you stole from me jump off the page in person? Would it not have to have jumped in the page if it was in person?

Ah yes...to the winer goes the spoils . It jumped to me, and sang me songs still ringing in my head ...you're a good sport Tom Bwahahahahaha
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Bro, I really like what the finish did. Most noticeable is the pale section in the center (of the back). It came alive! Fantastic.

Steve
Thanks brother. I agree that the center section had untapped potential that tony uncovered.
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John and I have talked on MANY occasions about the neck for this one. We have gone back and forth, and back and forth about what might be best. We've considered multiple types of woods and colors of wood, bursts, and more. What we came to was this...birdseye Maple with some nice colored laminates. It may or may not be a burst neck...time will tell and it will be a "game time decision".

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John just sent me a couple of pictures of the body of my guitar with a bit of shine. We're getting closer now!!

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Wow! Looks wonderful. You are right ... getting close. Who would have thought you and I would be homestretching at the same time.
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Really looking great Mike...I love the top and rib bevel look and functionality with the unique coloring of the back and sides woods. Any chance you'll be taking delivery at Woodstock? I would love to hear this one up close
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Really looking great Mike...I love the top and rib bevel look and functionality with the unique coloring of the back and sides woods. Any chance you'll be taking delivery at Woodstock? I would love to hear this one up close
Doug, Thank you! Glad you like it. It is QUITE outside the traditional box. I too am anxious to hear it and see if John can coax some of that magical Kinnaird tone out of this one. .

Regarding Woodstock...I'm pretty sure John would love to have this one to put on his table...this one will be special and yet very representative of his work...most of which I have experienced. I hope it to be done before Woodstock. But, unless someone pays my way there and lets me room with them (both highly unlikely ha!) i doubt I'll make it. But, ya never know...stranger things have happened lol.
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Doug, Thank you! Glad you like it. It is QUITE outside the traditional box. I too am anxious to hear it and see if John can coax some of that magical Kinnaird tone out of this box .

Regarding Woodstock...I'm pretty sure John would love to have this one to put on his table...this one will be special and yet very representative of his work...most of which I have experienced. I hope it to be done before Woodstock. But, unless someone pays my way there and lets me room with them (both highly unlikely ha!) i doubt I'll make it. But, ya never know...stranger things have happened lol.
Not paying your way, but it looks like we have an extra room
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Wow! Looks wonderful. You are right ... getting close. Who would have thought you and I would be homestretching at the same time.
Dennis, Thanks for the kind words. And yes, your guitar is really coming along nicely and certainly is one of the prettiest I've seen in quite a while.

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Old 08-13-2017, 12:24 PM
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Wow! Looks wonderful. You are right ... getting close. Who would have thought you and I would be homestretching at the same time.
Dennis, it DID look that way, but it doesn't look that way now. But, I'm guessing yours in to you by now...looking forward to hearing your enthusiasm with your new baby. What a beauty!! Happy for you!!

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Not paying your way, but it looks like we have an extra room
Thanks for the offer of the room! I surely and truly wouldn't have expected anyone to pay my way...just jokin' . Unfortunately not going to be able to make the trip anyway as I have a lot going on in the fall. Guitar shows are great for people who have more flexible calendars, and mine just is a bit constrained right now. Not to mention, the shows are perfect for people looking for stable additions and with lots of budget flexibility...my stable is pretty full and my budget is consequently somewhat out of balance as usual .

A few people have asked me about when this one will be finished. The answer is that I really don't know. John has several (three I believe) that he is trying to get ready for the show, and another custom or two he is finishing. As such I think mine may be on the proverbial back burner until those builds are well along or done. Besides, we still haven't settled the neck design question, fingerboard, headstock, etc etc. So, I'm sure you all will know when I know.

Until then, I have good stuff to play so no worries .
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