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nacluth 03-31-2016 09:14 PM

Stephen Kinnaird '16 (Sitka/Oregon Myrtle OM)
 
Well, we're going to join the rest of the cool kids and start a shop thread. We've got a lot on our plates coming up (who doesn't?) and we thought it might be easier to have a consolidated thread for a while.

First off, we would like to thank everyone who has wished us well lately. March has been a particularly hard month for the Kinnaird Guitars family, and the support we've received from our AGF family members has been dear to us. So thanks again.

At the end of 2015, Steve and I had several customers come by the shop looking to potentially purchase instruments that were available right then. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending how you look at it), we have rarely had any spec guitars on hand. We have decided to rectify that by including in this year's production one guitar of each of our 5 models to have in the shop. These spec guitars may make the trip to Santa Barbara later this year, but the idea is to have something people can play if they make it to the wilds of East Texas! Also, we've been blessed with a fair amount of forthcoming custom builds - plenty from patrons of this here forum. Let me just give a partial list of some the known upcoming projects:

Sitka/Bubinga CS (final pics on page 4 or buy it here)
Redwood/East Indian FS (Final Pics or Buy it here)
Engelmann/English Brown Oak Parlor (TAMCO thread & Final Pics or Buy it here)
Italian/Panamanian Rosewood OM (build pics starts here and Final Pics)
Italian/Black & White Ebony Parlor (build pics start here and soundclips)
Sitka/Oregon Myrtle OM (build pics start here and Final Pics)
Bearclaw Sitka/Quilted Maple OM
Bearclaw Sitka/Amazon Rosewood OM
Lutz/SE Asian OM
Sitka/Spanish Cedar 00
Adirondack/Guatemalan Rosewood SJ
Sitka/Madagascar Rosewood OM
Indonesian Rosewood 00

and a couple more when the wood guys (you know who you are) get their minds made up. :)

The idea is to chronicle a little the constant work product of our small shop and share it with you. I will try to keep this first post updated as kind of an index for this year's work. I hope you enjoy the process.

nacluth 03-31-2016 09:23 PM

To get things started, the first "shop" guitar that we started was an Sitka Spruce CS with Bubinga back and sides. The CS has been a great sounding guitar in the auditorium size range loosely based off of on old Larrivee model. It's a 14 fretter with classical sensibilities that provides a very even sound. Perfect for those looking for clean playing. :)

Here's what we started with -

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8jboft9u.jpg

We paired the top and back with Guatemalan Rosewood accents for the rosette and bindings - giving it a woody feel with all the reds and browns.


http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...pshxla9yng.jpg

The plates put together start to give you a feel of what the composition is going to look like.


http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...psuklehtdi.jpg

The 5 piece neck with stringers of Wenge and a nice Bubinga core help to draw the whole piece together.

I'll share more tomorrow, but thanks for getting started with us.

nootis 03-31-2016 10:05 PM

Stephen Kinnaird '16
 
I'm thrilled to be seeing this thread, and the variety of woods and models being planned is ridiculously awesome!

nacluth 03-31-2016 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nootis (Post 4884571)
I'm thrilled to be seeing this thread, and the variety of woods and models being planned is ridiculously awesome!

Thanks! I realized that I didn't even mention that we're adding a new model this year - the 00. We've had a couple pre-ordered so I should add an Indonesian Rosewood 00 and a South East Asian Rosewood 00 to the list as well.

Looks like a good 2016.

j. Kinnaird 04-01-2016 04:37 AM

This will be fun to watch

TomB'sox 04-01-2016 06:42 AM

This will be a fun thread I am sure. You have so many builds coming up for AGF members, this will be a fun way to follow them all. I am in the mix somewhere there with the SE Asian Rosewood FS, we don't know what kind of top yet, but I am down the list quite a ways so we have not begun to talk about anything other than the back and side woods.

I am so glad to see you posting again Ryan, which I will take as a sign things are solidifying well at home!!!!!

I have a feeling this thread may go off on a few tangents once in a while too as you have some followers who may like a little humor once in a while. ;)

Best to you guys and get busy, looks like you have a lot of work to do!!!!

Tom

difalkner 04-01-2016 06:52 AM

Looking forward to this and I still need to drive over to see y'all - maybe soon.

Mark Hatcher 04-01-2016 07:41 AM

I look forward to seeing these come together. Especially now that you're running with the cool kids!

Mark

Pat Foster 04-01-2016 08:37 AM

Ryan and Steve,

This will be fun to follow!

Pat

Chedeng88 04-01-2016 10:14 AM

It's about time Ryan and Steve! :up:

Especially looking forward to the Sitka/Madagascar Rosewood OM!

dcn 04-01-2016 10:45 AM

Awesome! We're pretty lucky to follow such terrific work this closely.
Glad to hear things are looking up after a rough month of March.

nacluth 04-01-2016 10:55 AM

Thanks for all the encouraging responses. We'll try our best to make it fun!

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 4884782)
I am in the mix somewhere there with the SE Asian Rosewood FS, we don't know what kind of top yet, but I am down the list quite a ways so we have not begun to talk about anything other than the back and side woods.

Sorry Tom, in my mind I had you as a 00, but FS's are my faves though we don't sell too many. It's a great all-a-rounder even if it leans more toward finger style sensibilities. 12 frets seem to shy people away.


Quote:

Originally Posted by difalkner (Post 4884793)
Looking forward to this and I still need to drive over to see y'all - maybe soon.

Come one down! I thought we were all primed for some good Louisianan food, but family health problems slowed us down. We'll meet up soon I hope.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 4884833)
I look forward to seeing these come together. Especially now that you're running with the cool kids!

Yeah, we consider ourselves rebels, but if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. ;)

nacluth 04-01-2016 11:34 AM

Continuing on with some build pics...I realize now that this shot looks a lot like a previous pic, but the top has been braced and the rims have been glued to the back. Also, you can see the bent bindings/purflings.

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0iwyzqya.jpg


Here is the obligatory picture of the guitar being devoured by clamps as the box is closed.

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2ijlrnnb.jpg


Then it starts to look something like a guitar you might want to play.

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8iuxbiys.jpg


A look at the tail wedge...

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...pscdxldhhw.jpg


And a pretty nice set of Bubinga. Not as dramatic as some waterfall sets, but this one is popping! under finish.

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...psndqabyuj.jpg


There's plenty more to come...stay tuned.

Steve Kinnaird 04-01-2016 10:21 PM

Yeah...what Ryan said. We really appreciate the kind thoughts.
I should show all this to my almost-bed-fast dad, who thought that guitars would surely lead me away to the Dark Side. As it so happened, the guitar has produced an incredibly open and kind community. I turned out poorly, but you guys are great. Thanks so much.
Now, some more pics?

Steve

j. Kinnaird 04-02-2016 05:48 AM

Nice photos! How and where did you do that?


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