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Old 11-18-2017, 03:42 PM
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Jamie, looks like a wonderful guitar is taking shape - thank you for letting us join you on the journey!
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:54 PM
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Congrats on your commission with JK Jamie. Had a chance to audition a couple of his at Woodstock and was duly impressed. He builds some fine instruments.

Beautiful piece for the back. A new tonewood to me. Thanks for the lesson.

Iíll be following along too. This will be fun.
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Tom and Mike, yes I am so excited to join the Kinnaird club. Both of you were influential in my decision. Tom, you probably don't know but I am the proud owner of your Koa Pina. I try to take good care of her!

NO I did not know that!!!! Great, that guitar is lovely and the timing of my ownership was just not right, I had a few medical things come up right at that time and needed to let it go. It is so beautiful with all the mammoth ivory, the neck inlay....I really do hope you love it. The live edge koa headstock on that guitar is still my favorite of all time!!!!
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Hi Rog, thanks for following! Yes, I know the Fabaceae family well. I was formerly a forester and arborist. That's partly why I am so excited about finding one that was new to me. I was just trying to simplify things for people who may not know the family.
How exciting it must be for a forester to get a guitar made!
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:30 PM
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How exciting it must be for a forester to get a guitar made!
Rog, yes it is...trees rock! I have been fascinated with them all my life. But then, I think all of us here are in awe of what incredible things are possible with wood and steel, and amazed that different woods can have such different sonic character, and most of us find it difficult to have just one guitar. I feel very privileged to be able to commission a project like this.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:41 PM
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NO I did not know that!!!! Great, that guitar is lovely and the timing of my ownership was just not right, I had a few medical things come up right at that time and needed to let it go. It is so beautiful with all the mammoth ivory, the neck inlay....I really do hope you love it. The live edge koa headstock on that guitar is still my favorite of all time!!!!
Yes, Tom, Mark Hatcher outdid himself on that one. Every detail of the guitar is perfect. Ironically - is that the right word? - I may need to sell it. I am a little over my skis with new builds coming and I can't keep all of my current stable.

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Old 11-19-2017, 04:34 PM
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Hey Jamie

John has another custom on the bench for me right now, too! Maple/Cedar, with big bevels and port, and lots of cool design ideas, from John and myself.

I do not believe you can go wrong with a JK! The four I have experienced and the three I own are OUTSTANDING INSTRUMENTS.

Yours will certainly be a sweetheart!

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John has another custom on the bench for me right now, too! Maple/Cedar, with big bevels and port, and lots of cool design ideas, from John and myself.

I do not believe you can go wrong with a JK! The four I have experienced and the three I own are OUTSTANDING INSTRUMENTS.

Yours will certainly be a sweetheart!
Thanks Paul. I am really excited about this one. I've been holding back with some of the details as John works them out, but I think it will be a champ!
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:34 AM
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Hi Jamie, congratulations on your commission. Obviously, I'm a fan of my brother's work, and I believe you will be thrilled with the outcome!
And what a cool set of wood... This will be fun to watch.

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:14 AM
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Hi Jamie, congratulations on your commission. Obviously, I'm a fan of my brother's work, and I believe you will be thrilled with the outcome!
And what a cool set of wood... This will be fun to watch.

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Old 11-27-2017, 09:17 PM
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Jamie, looks like a wonderful guitar is taking shape - thank you for letting us join you on the journey!
Hi Andy, thanks for following along!
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:06 PM
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I guess this is John Kinnaird laminated sides day! Here is a photo of 5 layers of Spanish Cedar being applied to one side.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:39 AM
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So that is a laminated solid Kerfing, not really laminated sides as you wrote, right? If I am lucky enough to be right about that, I am wondering about how wide they are, looking almost like an inch and a quarter wide vs. normal slotted kerfing which always appears about 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide?
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:41 AM
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Second time I've heard someone talk about 'solid kerfing'. Kerfing is the procedure of cutting slots in the linings to make them flexible. The slots are the kerfs so solid kerfing is nonsense. (Good job Howard's not around at the moment. )
This is a laminated (solid) lining and I would guess that the laminations are glued together, but not glued to the side so John can take it off and cut it in half to make two before gluing them in.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:44 AM
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Second time I've heard someone talk about 'solid kerfing'. Kerfing is the procedure of cutting slots in the linings to make them flexible. The slots are the kerfs so solid kerfing is nonsense. (Good job Howard's not around at the moment. )
This is a laminated (solid) lining and I would guess that the laminations are glued together, but not glued to the side so John can take it off and cut it in half to make two before gluing them in.
I believe Dave is correct. For a definitive answer on the function and reasoning, we need Mr. John Kinnaird. If we all gather round and hum an E major chord (like proper Tuvans), perhaps he will manifest.

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