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j. Kinnaird 01-18-2021 07:22 AM


Originally Posted by Steve Kinnaird (Post 6607535)
Ok, ok, we didn’t mean to start a brawl. ;)
The only solution I can see now is to build several necks for this guitar, and the owner can choose his/her favorite. They would need to be easily replaceable, and then could be used depending on mood? Or even wardrobe?

I do like the neck nemoman posted, in that the headstock looks to be floating off in a disembodied way. Almost.

Keep the ideas coming, and thanks again,


I like it too. It would look even better with flames flickering at the neck headstock junction. Like a Phoenix or one of Danre's rings.

Rmccamey 01-18-2021 08:31 AM

Now, if that black neck had a Maple center strip!!!

BlackKeys36 01-18-2021 09:44 AM

I've had the opportunity to look at this one a lot in person, have decided it's one of my favorite bodies aesthetically that i've seen, and i think one of the things I love about it is the monochromatic-esque thing going. I'm a fan of the look and characteristics of a laminated neck and would probably do something gray/black/ivory on this...maybe spalted maple on the sides with a strip of bog oak (or ABW or Ebony) down the center? That would be a heavy neck, but the ebony on the body will help offset it a little. I've also seen some gray pieces of wenge that would look sweet on this. A gray piece of Walnut?

All that said, as others have pointed out, you have some orange/brown in the center of the back that would match the right piece of mahogany very well and would still look stunning.

I can't wait to see this one under finish!

nacluth 01-18-2021 10:20 AM

John’s “Show me more” has seemed to open a Pandora’s box. :) Just to fan the flames, here’s a pic of one of the last ebony guitars we built.

Steve Kinnaird 01-18-2021 06:08 PM

We should report for any nay-sayers that the above black/maple neck was at the customer’s request. It matches the black top which is not visible in this shot.
But here is a black neck with a maple center stringer.
Y’all still like it?


TomB'sox 01-18-2021 07:36 PM

I am keeping my mouth closed as Kathy often informs me I should do more often lol. Seems to be a pretty even split down the middle on this one although the air brushed orange 57 Chevy flames seem to be a little in the minority :D:D:D.

j. Kinnaird 01-18-2021 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by nacluth (Post 6607806)
John’s “Show me more” has seemed to open a Pandora’s box. :) Just to fan the flames, here’s a pic of one of the last ebony guitars we built.

I love it even having not seen the black top

Steve Kinnaird 01-19-2021 12:22 PM

Thanks bro. What I see when I look at this pic is a need to mow the front lawn.

nacluth 01-19-2021 02:01 PM

Sitka/Curly Mahogany 12-string ready for finish.

vanceen 01-19-2021 09:30 PM

I happen to know you guys make great sitka / curly mahogany 12 strings!

nacluth 01-22-2021 04:48 PM

Our shop painter hard at work dressing up tool racks.

Nemoman 01-22-2021 04:53 PM

Beautiful! She's doing a great job!

j. Kinnaird 01-22-2021 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by nacluth (Post 6611820)
Our shop painter hard at work dressing up tool racks.

When she’s done decorating your shop, take her on the road. I need some hearts and rainbows in my shop too.

nacluth 01-22-2021 05:21 PM

She provides a lot of free conversation too, but her candy fee is kind of high.

Martz911 01-22-2021 05:30 PM

Uh-oh. I think I see some runout in the top of that tool rack. ;)

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