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bmh1 11-17-2018 10:59 AM

I'm sure you're going to love this guitar, Stan! I was back east this week, helping my parents as my father has terminal cancer. And this morning, the healing thing I did for myself was pick up my Steve Kinnaird Redwood FS (IRW back and sides) and just played for a long time. Steve and Ryan know how to work with Redwood! The FS is such a great size and shape and the tone is warm and rich and wonderful and I can feel the guitar making music with me while I play. I felt like it was helping me clear out a difficult week.

And my FS is the guitar I often bring with me when I play for a contemplative service in the chapel at this large episcopal church I attend. Last night I made it home in time to catch the Jackson Browne benefit at my church. I told my husband (the huge Jackson Browne fan) that "I've played the same venue as Jackson Browne!" Admittedly, I play in the side chapel for under 20 people and he packed out the entire large main sanctuary which seats 500, but still... And my Steve Kinnaird FS and I have played the sanctuary once for a memorial- we sat where Jackson Browne did last night! :).

I can't wait to hear your report! This is a beautiful guitar!

beth

nacluth 11-17-2018 12:05 PM

Thanks Beth for the kind words. We'll keep your father in our thoughts.

Stan, you don't have to wait that long for the video. Here it is! I'll apologize in advance for the soft focus. I can build guitars, but I have a hard time running a camera and getting everything right. But, you can hear the guitar, and that's the main thing. Steve plays a selection of three songs. First is Coventry Carol - a Christmas tune from the time of Shakespeare (if you're into that kind of thing). Second is a little of the pickin' standard Windy and Warm, and then a drop-D song called Gentle Touch that Steve wrote a few (more than a few?) years back. I hope you enjoy them.



Thanks everyone for following along!

SJ VanSandt 11-17-2018 01:26 PM

Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. The process of losing a parent is such a horrible thing. I'll be thinking and praying for your comfort and peace.

Steve and Ryan - thank you for getting up the video (at my request) for me to enjoy during this last long weekend of waiting! It sounds as fine as I'd hoped - I particularly like the clarity of the mids: none of the muddiness I sometimes hear in cedar guitars. I don't think you set a foot wrong in this whole deal, from selecting the woods to . . . well, there was that dyed saddle and nut . . . :) but we fixed that!

Making these Youtube videos is a good idea - Steve, you're a good guitarist and make a better impression than I would, for sure! Love the tunes you selected too - they show off the guitar's range.

TomB'sox 11-17-2018 06:27 PM

She sounds dandy! Congrats Stan, enjoy the drive to Nacogdoches, there is a nice prize waiting. My step daughter has selected SFA for her college so, I hope to make plenty of trips to see Stev....I mean her in college!

BTW, it doesn't matter, but I liked the dyed saddle and nut.

Tom

SJ VanSandt 11-17-2018 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5893102)
She sounds dandy! Congrats Stan, enjoy the drive to Nacogdoches, there is a nice prize waiting. My step daughter has selected SFA for her college so, I hope to make plenty of trips to see Stev....I mean her in college!

BTW, it doesn't matter, but I liked the dyed saddle and nut.

Tom

So did my wife, Tom. They will be in the case. Just in case.

mikealpine 11-17-2018 09:40 PM

Sounds wonderful!!

Beth, best wishes to you and your dad....

bmh1 11-18-2018 09:05 AM

Thank you for the good thoughts and prayers, everyone. My Dad taught me my first guitar chords when I was 10. He's lived a good life and a long one. And it's not clear how many months he'll have.

And playing great guitars, made by good people such as Steve and Ryan and a lot of other craftsmen and women, is such a healing gift. I find that every time I pick up a great guitar, my soul feels better.

So I'm looking forward to hearing Stan's thoughts on this latest, beautiful Redwood FS!

beth

nacluth 11-19-2018 10:30 PM

It happened.

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Zandit75 11-19-2018 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by nacluth (Post 5895268)

He's not smiling...... that's a good thing right??!!

SJ VanSandt 11-20-2018 04:40 PM

It's a seriously beautiful guitar.

SJ VanSandt 11-20-2018 05:00 PM

I don't look that sleep deprived! I couldn't sleep past 4:30, so I got in a couple hours practice in before breakfast.


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SJ VanSandt 11-20-2018 05:03 PM

The luthiers with my two Kinnairds.

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SJ VanSandt 11-20-2018 06:58 PM

Maybe I should end this thread now, before I get into trouble.

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TomB'sox 11-20-2018 07:07 PM

I don't think forum rules allow you to close the thread out until you give us some of your thoughts now that you have her at home and have gotten a few good hours with it!

Tom

SJ VanSandt 11-20-2018 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5896075)
I don't think forum rules allow you to close the thread out until you give us some of your thoughts now that you have her at home and have gotten a few good hours with it!

Tom

I was just kidding, Tom. I'll do the right thing. :) But curly mesquite! That's gonna need it's own thread! For somebody. One of these days. ;)


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