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cigarfan 06-02-2017 06:16 PM

Neck/Bridge alignment and finishing touches ....
 
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Originally Posted by Jobe (Post 5359412)
You sound excited! I know I would be. Hey, that guy with the 'Astro' tee shirt doesn't look like any CNC machine that I'm familiar with. That is curious.

Thanks Pete! I am over the moon on this one!

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Originally Posted by Montesdad (Post 5359533)
Stunning guitar Dennis - - - you've all done quite well on your collaboration.

I'm checkin in everyday on this one - - - - - -

Thanks Nicholas. Appreciate you hanging in for the ride!

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Originally Posted by SnowManSnow (Post 5360561)
Awesome craftsmanship. Well done!
Question: that arch w the bridge pins... do they match the arch that the rosette makes or would that be too severe? I just couldn't tell from that last pic.

Thanks Brandon!

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Originally Posted by Zacharius (Post 5361223)
Wow! This is going to be a beauty! Congrats and I look forward to watching it progress! :)

Thanks for following along Zach! Appreciate the kind words.

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Originally Posted by Godfather (Post 5361515)
This beauty is really coming together Dennis. How do you sleep at night?

At 20,000 plus thread views, I'd say you have captured the attention of a few folks! :D

I for one, am looking forward to the next installment of "Kinnairdly Wait"

No problem sleeping ... I just dream about how schweeet she will sing. Thanks Michael!

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Fitting the neck and bridge. That fretboard and rosette look soooo nice together!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4195/...f262cb_o_d.jpg

And here she is, "in the white" as Ryan calls it.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4262/...776913_o_d.jpg

Our first glimpse of the Alessi tuning machines on the peghead. Mmmmm!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4244/...3149b7_o_d.jpg

Scruptious!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4258/...145d6b_o_d.jpg

Not sure but I think these are the last pics we will see for a while. This beauty is off to get her gloss finish. Gonna be a while. I Kinnairdly wait!

TomB'sox 06-02-2017 07:04 PM

Yep she came together real nicely Dennis, Steve, and Ryan. You guys really worked together to come up with a vision and execution. Oh, Larry also, sorry. I can't wait for this to be back from finish and it hasn't even left yet!!! Fantastic, just wonder if we could have dressed up the fretboard a little more? :D

SnowManSnow 06-02-2017 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by cigarfan (Post 5360684)
And, if I'm not mistaken the curve of the pins helps the bridge not to crack along the grain. Functional and a smile! :)



Gotta love a guitar that smiles


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Steve Kinnaird 06-02-2017 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5361963)
Yep she came together real nicely Dennis, Steve, and Ryan. You guys really worked together to come up with a vision and execution. Oh, Larry also, sorry. I can't wait for this to be back from finish and it hasn't even left yet!!! Fantastic, just wonder if we could have dressed up the fretboard a little more? :D

Thanks again, guys, and thanks to you for following along Tom.
Yes, we could have dressed up the fretboard further, but I don't think Larry (Robinson) would have taken kindly to that suggestion! ;)

Steve

Montesdad 06-23-2017 03:50 PM

This guitar just blows me away every time I see it - - -

Dennis, as it's keeper, you are a fortunate man.

Guitars44me 06-23-2017 04:57 PM

Better and better...
 
Looking forward to the pics with finish!

What a beauty!

Way to go guys...

Cheers

Paul

doodahdoug 06-23-2017 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Guitars44me (Post 5384843)
Looking forward to the pics with finish!

What a beauty!

Way to go guys...

Cheers

Paul

+1 to that sentiment...beautiful woods and craftsmanship indeed!

j. Kinnaird 06-23-2017 08:15 PM

Very pretty guitar.

Steve Kinnaird 06-23-2017 09:09 PM

Montesdad, Paul, doodahdoug, brother John, many thanks all.
Not long before we see some early pics of the finish process. Stay tuned...

Steve

invguy921 06-23-2017 09:25 PM

Gorgeous guitar!! WOWOWOWOWOW!!

Looburst 06-23-2017 09:36 PM

There's some beeeeautiful workmanship in this guitar and you are very fortunate to get it cigarfan! All the best!
Perry

Guitars44me 06-23-2017 10:28 PM

Hey gang
 
Please remember, since it is a Kinnaird it is bound to sound even better than it looks!!!
Mine from bro JK are out of this world tonally!!!

This is so COOL

cheers

Paul

cigarfan 06-24-2017 09:11 AM

Tom, Brandon, Nicholas, Paul, John, Mike and Perry ... thanks so much for the kind words and for hanging in there with with me for this glorious journey. I've said it before and it bears repeating ... Steve and Ryan have done an outstanding job! A dream guitar for sure! :)

And the initial pics after the first coat of finish. Just look at that Madi ... whoa nelly! I Kinnardly wait!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4205/...972e8c_o_d.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4232/...838d69_o_d.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4266/...2015a9_o_d.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4241/...2f206c_o_d.jpg

TomB'sox 06-24-2017 12:17 PM

Oh yea baby!!! She's lookin great!!!! Every step is better than the last, I can't wait to see it all put together now and see the neck with the rosette etc.

Hope you are having a Mcfun time this weekend!!!

Mbroady 06-24-2017 04:07 PM

So close...this guitar is already famous :)

Dennis, thanks for sharing this journey.

Godfather 06-24-2017 06:39 PM

This is so amazing....Sorry for my delay in responding, I have been busy wiping the drool from my keyboard.

Steve Kinnaird 06-27-2017 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5385606)
Oh yea baby!!! She's lookin great!!!! Every step is better than the last, I can't wait to see it all put together now and see the neck with the rosette etc.

Thanks again, Tom. Perhaps getting inspiration for the next one.....

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Originally Posted by Mbroady (Post 5385831)
So close...this guitar is already famous :)

Thanks for that line, Mbroady! Much appreciated.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godfather (Post 5385958)
This is so amazing....Sorry for my delay in responding, I have been busy wiping the drool from my keyboard.

And thank you, Godfather. Hope the keyboard suffered no real harm!

Steve

Rixter 06-27-2017 01:25 PM

Just incredible! What an awesome Guitar! Steve and Ryan really hit it out of the Ballpark!! Cheers!:)

Rwpierce 07-14-2017 10:38 AM

Would love to see some finished photos of this beautiful guitar!!!

cigarfan 07-14-2017 01:28 PM

And the burst ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rixter (Post 5388831)
Just incredible! What an awesome Guitar! Steve and Ryan really hit it out of the Ballpark!! Cheers!:)

I couldn't agree more. Waiting has become increasingly difficult. The guys are attending the GAL (Guild of American Luthiers) convention this week but should receive my guitar back the following week and begin final setup.

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Originally Posted by Rwpierce (Post 5407497)
Would love to see some finished photos of this beautiful guitar!!!

Boy! You and me both. We should start getting updates in a couple weeks.

Here are a couple shots of the burst. Mmmmmm!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4328/...6a4c43_o_d.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/...e447bb_o_d.jpg

More pics when I get them.

TomB'sox 07-14-2017 04:42 PM

I didn't know or had forgotten that you were doing a burst. Has this been the plan all along???? I like it.

iim7V7IM7 07-14-2017 04:56 PM

The colorful purflings go great with the burst...:up:

invguy921 07-14-2017 09:49 PM

Gorgeous guitar Dennis! I love bursts. Odd to think that as much as i like them, I currently don't have a one. I love the way yours is turning out. And yes that purfling rocks

Steve Kinnaird 07-14-2017 10:05 PM

It's coming...it's coming....

Steve

Diamondave 07-14-2017 10:10 PM

Nice Nice Nice...

cigarfan 07-15-2017 04:54 AM

Appreciate the affirmation on the burst Tom, Bob, Mike and Dave.

Steve and I had quite a bit of back and forth on the burst. I had it on my list from the beginning but left the final decision until after the first pics of the top under finish. Even though this Alpine Italian top is gorgeous by itself we felt a burst would provide some punch to the purfling and rosette. In the end, I think we were right.

cigarfan 07-16-2017 06:44 AM

Neck burst ...
 
Hoping to better match the neck with the Madi at the heel we decided to go with a slight burst on the neck. This photo shows the work in progress. Steve intends to hit the heel area with one more shot and then finish off with a satin finish. This is looking so nice. I am truly chomping at the bit. The blueish color is purely a reflection off the Wenge.

I think there is one more surprise for you folks when she is finished but I'll wait for the reveal.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4293/...fb8429_o_d.jpg

Frettingflyer 07-17-2017 10:51 AM

Wow Dennis, what a stunning guitar that I know will find a good home with your others. I am pretty new to this site but have seen you elsewhere, and now am enjoying watching your latest come together. Thank you for sharing the experience.

DenverSteve 07-19-2017 04:25 PM

I can't add much more to the remarks about this stunning guitar. This is an absolutely breath-taking guitar that Steve and Ryan are preparing for you Dennis. Being an extremely fortunate owner of a Steve Kinnaird guitar, I can be sure of the incredible music this will make. Congratulations Dennis on your build.

Godfather 08-03-2017 05:51 AM

Dennis...Is the wait getting to you yet?
:D


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