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That DST12 .... was it at one time residing at TAMCO in Brighton? If so, I played it.
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What a cool story on the salmon sitka. I learned something new with that one...I am hopeful that it will not smell of salmon however....Dennis, you are da man right now!!!
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Fine salmon sitka lesson, Thanks!
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Dennis, Interesting story on the Salmon in the Great Lakes. I knew we have sport fishing for Salmon yet don't recal in my lifetime, any real commercial fishing around here. Do you know the time period this took place? And where specifically? This is also a long way for Spruce to travel from the west coast, is there a reason they used Sitka over say Red Spruce or Pine, we sure have a lot of that around here
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I have had the pleasure of playing a few of Bill's guitars over the years. First rate in every respect. Congratulations and thanks for letting us share in the excitement! The Crescendo is a wonderful instrument.

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Old 09-17-2017, 06:51 PM
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Woohoo!

Thanks for sharing. That guitar is going to be special. Bill makes an incredible guitar!

I can't wait to see the finished product. The mad rose looks amazing!

Please keep the pics coming.
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Dennis, you are on a roll! Congratulations amigo.
And, that headstock is just fabulous. Love it!
The Salmon Spruce is a new one. But good wood deserves to end up--finally--in guitars. My favorite example is "winewood", which is redwood whose first gig was in large wine vats. Not sure it can walk a straight line, or carry a tune after the duty it was pressed into, but now it's free to try.

What effects on the Sitka's color did its underwater stint produce?

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Bidding war: $1200 for the Kinnaird!
I'll raise you to $14,000!
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:16 AM
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... Couple of questions for you: (a) I see you are getting an arm bevel - is this your first? and (b) same question, but related to sound port. I'm considering an arm bevel on my 2018 build with Steve Kinnaird - so would welcome your thoughts/experience. I'm not considering a sound port, but curious on what drove you to spec one.
Actually, I have experienced an arm bevel many times now. Years ago I purchased a Taylor BTO that had one. Couldn't believe what a difference it made in comfort. The guitar sounded incredible, with plenty of power and projection so I was hard pressed to see the argument about reduced airspace. Since that first, I have ordered an arm bevel on every commission. Love em! I have one on my recent OMDB from Kinnaird Guitars. (pics begin @ at post 19)

My first sound port was on a second hand Hatcher, and I was really impressed with the sonic enhancement to the player space. Don't know about you but a lot of my guitar playing is for me, myself and I. Anytime I am doing a commission, I get one. Love em! There is one on the afore mentioned Kinnaird OMDB.

Hope this helps. As you can see, I am a proponent of both.
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Again, thanks for your comments everyone and following along. I am excited about this one!

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That DST12 .... was it at one time residing at TAMCO in Brighton? If so, I played it.
Could be. Check with neildealdylan ... he may know. Can't recall if he said where he acquired it.

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Dennis, Interesting story on the Salmon in the Great Lakes. I knew we have sport fishing for Salmon yet don't recal in my lifetime, any real commercial fishing around here. Do you know the time period this took place? And where specifically? This is also a long way for Spruce to travel from the west coast, is there a reason they used Sitka over say Red Spruce or Pine, we sure have a lot of that around here
From what I've read, the practice of using Spruce boxes began in the late 1800's and continued into the 20th century. I can't speak to why Sitka and not Adirondack. I know commercial salmon fishing is big in Alaska and Sitka is the state tree up there. Maybe the Alaskans told the Great Lakes folks nothing but Sitka would do. Or maybe Sitka made the fish taste better?
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Hope this helps. As you can see, I am a proponent of both.
It does. I'm going to do a bit more research on the sound ports - I'm not sure I like the aesthetics of a sound port....but your point is a good one since I generally play for personal enjoyment and relaxation. Thanks for your insights.

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.... What effects on the Sitka's color did its underwater stint produce?
Hey Steve. Not sure it's had a color effect at all. I have seen some finished guitars which seem to have an early onset patina like Sitka after many years but none with any mineral streaking like one would see in Sinker Redwood. The set for my guitar looks pretty much like regular Sitka with nice silking. I'll have to consult with Bill and ask his experience.
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The important difference between the salvaged wood versus modern kiln dried is the cell structure in the wood’s grain does not collapse as it would using the conventional methods. The cells are left more open and even after the lumber has dried, making the tone of the wood much more resilient and active.
Can you quote your source for this statement please?

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You keep raising the bar, Dennis...

Very nice MRW and headstock.
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Can you quote your source for this statement please?

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We are talking about submerged salvaged ... not just salvaged.
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