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Tim McKnight 11-13-2018 06:37 AM

McKnight Guitars are coo-coo for Coco
 
We just started a new build for a client and thought we would share a few pictures. The back and sides are the most outrageous set of Cocobolo that we've ever built with to date. Its pretty much got it all ... quartersawn, wavy figure, sapwood, landscape, black ink lines and an odd wavy "skunk stripe" of lighter colored wood, which isn't sapwood, so I am not sure what to call it?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bG...=w1178-h883-no




https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Iq...=w1178-h883-no







It will be paired with a Torrified Red Spruce top:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cu...=w1178-h883-no






Stay tuned for more pics in the coming days and thanks for following along...

coopman 11-13-2018 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim McKnight (Post 5888766)
... quartersawn, wavy figure, sapwood, landscape, black ink lines and an odd wavy "skunk stripe" of lighter colored wood, which isn't sapwood, so I am not sure what to call it?
...

Tim - in wines it would be a varietal blend :D Looks like great combo!

John

Tim McKnight 11-13-2018 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by coopman (Post 5888772)
Tim - in wines it would be a varietal blend :D Looks like great combo!

John

Thanks John, I value your input!

nacluth 11-13-2018 07:09 AM

Something about it reminds me of springbok or some other African antelope.

https://i.postimg.cc/1tNrfKyJ/E1-E15...AB0-B24-E2.jpg

Really cool set Tim.

Erithon 11-13-2018 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim McKnight (Post 5888766)
an odd wavy "skunk stripe" of lighter colored wood, which isn't sapwood, so I am not sure what to call it?

I can confirm that "skunk stripe" is the technical term.

David Wren 11-13-2018 07:58 AM

Looks like it's going to be another wonderful McKnight guitar ... love the Coco!

Tim McKnight 11-14-2018 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Erithon (Post 5888803)
I can confirm that "skunk stripe" is the technical term.

Hi Erithon,

Here I'm "Spritzing" the sides with water before bending them. Since I'm a little coo-coo please confirm that "spritzing" is another technical term :roll:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6P...U=w663-h883-no

Tim McKnight 11-14-2018 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by nacluth (Post 5888787)
Something about it reminds me of springbok or some other African antelope.

https://i.postimg.cc/1tNrfKyJ/E1-E15...AB0-B24-E2.jpg

Really cool set Tim.

That's too funny Ryan ;)

Tim McKnight 11-14-2018 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by David Wren (Post 5888828)
Looks like it's going to be another wonderful McKnight guitar ... love the Coco!

Thanks David. Missed you at Woodstock. Hope to see you at another show soon.

Mary 11-14-2018 07:50 AM

Oh give me a home
where the buffalo roam
where the deer and the antelope play.


This reminds me that Adrianne and I saw bison the other day in our neck of the woods!

Erithon 11-14-2018 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim McKnight (Post 5889771)
Hi Erithon,

Here I'm "Spritzing" the sides with water before bending them. Since I'm a little coo-coo please confirm that "spritzing" is another technical term :roll:

Confirmed! Lutherie has a long and noble tradition of spritzing, dating back to to the heyday of Markneukirchen. From the German spritzen ("to squirt or spray"), the English "spritz" is an essential step in side-bending--one practiced by apprentice and master alike :)

David Wren 11-14-2018 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim McKnight (Post 5889779)
Thanks David. Missed you at Woodstock. Hope to see you at another show soon.

Hey Tim ... Deb and I almost went to Woodstock, just to hang with everyone and see Linda get her award. I haven't done shows in years ... I think the last one was one of the Montreal shows where we met. I'm booked solid, so it doesn't make much sense to display at shows any more. It'd be fun to hang out though!

j. Kinnaird 11-14-2018 09:36 AM

that is so mighty fine coco. It's got the entire coco pallet and you are right about the spring bock

Mary 11-14-2018 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by David Wren (Post 5889924)
Hey Tim ... Deb and I almost went to Woodstock, just to hang with everyone and see Linda get her award. ... It'd be fun to hang out though!

We would have enjoyed seeing you there. You could have sat with us at the dinner for Linda. It's good to be busy though!

cigarfan 11-15-2018 03:58 AM

And here I thought this thread was going to be about my favorite breakfast cereal ... KooKoo for Coco Puffs!

Really nice set of Cocobolo there Tim. Gonna be purdy!


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