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TomB'sox 11-19-2021 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by cigarfan (Post 6859651)
A retirement guitar all Texas. Now that is really special! Congrats.

One has to wonder ... will you require auditioners to be Texans as well?

Love the woods. The Hackberry rosette will be really special. And all that Texas sweat from Steve and Ryan will make for some schweeet music from this one.

Special exceptions will be made for anyone who has attended each and every B.I.G. or are from the eastern sea board!

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Originally Posted by Steve Kinnaird (Post 6859777)
Tom, a bit more of this story: once when John was here visiting we drove 30 minutes north of town to a mom-n-pop hardwood yard. (One never knows what treasures might be found in such places.) It was an interesting enterprise, with a surprising variety of domestic and exotic species, all tucked away in a big tin barn. To add to the homey feel, their security was two huge Great Dane dogs. One in particular took to my brother and would amble over and lean his full weight against his legs. I think John felt obligated to buy something…anything—the pressure was on. At this trip we found several boards of Amazon rosewood, and this one large board of Mesquite. I really wanted one of us to snag the board, but I had grabbed the rosewood and my bank account already was fussing at me. So Brother John stepped up and got the board, some of which is now becoming your guitar.

He has the rest of this board at his North Carolina shop, should anyone else want to enjoy some “Texas Rosewood”. Just sayin’.

Steve

Thanks Steve, maybe a little more history on the Houston Sitka unless I covered it close enough already.

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Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 6859835)
Unless the abalone came from the coastal waters off Texas, I'm thinking you gotta go with the dark Texas Ebony! :D

SHHHHHH!

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Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird (Post 6859902)
Good story Bro. Well told!
I was trying to think how long ago that was. I think that board had been sitting in their warehouse for a pretty long time judging from the dust and add the years since our visit that board was from a tree cut a number of years ago. I believe its it's well seasoned

Well seasoned...just like the rest of us involved in this project with the exception of the extremely young and handsome Ryan.

nootis 11-21-2021 12:59 PM

What a great build and a great way to kick off your Texas retirement. I love all the TX wood choices, and am also amazed that the Mesquite is so relatively straight. It looks like blonde Brazilian! I've got a big old Mesquite tree in my front yard that spirals towards the sun. It'd be a shame if a wind storm uprooted it.;) I also have some TX ebony on a CS the boys built a while back, and while I'm not even remotely a Texan, I love the fact that a minor wood choice like that pays homage to the area from where it was built. You've got that in spades with this one.

I also can't wait to see your inlay come together. We all know Craig does amazing work. Congrats!

TomB'sox 11-21-2021 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by nootis (Post 6861325)
What a great build and a great way to kick off your Texas retirement. I love all the TX wood choices, and am also amazed that the Mesquite is so relatively straight. It looks like blonde Brazilian! I've got a big old Mesquite tree in my front yard that spirals towards the sun. It'd be a shame if a wind storm uprooted it.;) I also have some TX ebony on a CS the boys built a while back, and while I'm not even remotely a Texan, I love the fact that a minor wood choice like that pays homage to the area from where it was built. You've got that in spades with this one.

I also can't wait to see your inlay come together. We all know Craig does amazing work. Congrats!


Thanks for the kind words and support. You know I value your opinion. I absolutely love mesquite. If your tree ever does go, it may be of value to have a pro cut it up for sellable lumber. I have no idea the cost ratios of course, but it is really valued down here at least especially nice slabs. Big slabs of walnut sell for 4 to 5 grand if they are nice.

Craig drew up a design which I think will be great. All Tx species of flowers and birds etc. Steve is going to top it off with a nice little touch on the headstock also. Hopefully it will be just enough to be cool, but not over-the-top.

TomB'sox 11-23-2021 08:52 AM

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Here are the required pictures of pieces coming together before they are made into an inclosed box.

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Popular bevel all laminated and shaped for the arm bevel


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Eastern red cedar linings gluing in.


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And this is a picture of an Esperanza flower from our back yard that should be one of the flowers that make the inlay from Craig.

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TomB'sox 11-23-2021 02:09 PM

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Carving the back braces and Steve gluing up the neck. This is Mesquite/poplar (black)/basswood/poplar/mesquite/poplar/basswood/poplar/mesquite. That is a lot of layers.

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soma5 11-23-2021 06:49 PM

This is going to be a great guitar with a great Texas connection. That Brazilian OM that was at BIG was an exceptional guitar that had me panting and all of the guitars on that table had a family sound that told me that they could hit it out of the park all the time.

One of their guitars will be hanging in my house someday. Maybe a Texas-themed one. I'm watching this thread!

cigarfan 11-24-2021 05:10 AM

Coming along partner! Happy Thanksgiving All!

Steve Kinnaird 11-24-2021 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by soma5 (Post 6863094)
This is going to be a great guitar with a great Texas connection. That Brazilian OM that was at BIG was an exceptional guitar that had me panting and all of the guitars on that table had a family sound that told me that they could hit it out of the park all the time.

One of their guitars will be hanging in my house someday. Maybe a Texas-themed one. I'm watching this thread!

Hey Soma, many thanks for the kind remembrances from this year’s BIG. We would love to hang a guitar somewhere “in your house someday”. Heck, we’ll help you decorate each room if you’d like!

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Originally Posted by cigarfan (Post 6863310)
Coming along partner! Happy Thanksgiving All!

And a happy Thanksgiving to you, amigo!

Steve

TomB'sox 11-24-2021 08:47 PM

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The boys got involved in another project today, but did have time to clean up the neck...looks nice.


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j. Kinnaird 11-25-2021 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6863923)
The boys got involved in another project today, but did have time to clean up the neck...looks nice.


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That looks great!
I really like the layup and I'm envious of your mesquite planks.

Guitars44me 11-25-2021 09:58 AM

Sweet neck
 
It DOES look great!

Happy thanksgiving to all

Paul

inc0herent 11-26-2021 10:31 PM

Love this build. Save all the Mesquite shavings and scrap and smoke a brisket with it. Then you can have a celebratory BBQ when the guitar arrives. A Mesquite treat for all the senses, ha!

Guitars44me 11-27-2021 12:30 AM

Excellent idea!
 
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Originally Posted by inc0herent (Post 6865446)
Love this build. Save all the Mesquite shavings and scrap and smoke a brisket with it. Then you can have a celebratory BBQ when the guitar arrives. A Mesquite treat for all the senses, ha!

What incOherent said! BBQ!!!! Yum

Paul

TomB'sox 11-27-2021 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by inc0herent (Post 6865446)
Love this build. Save all the Mesquite shavings and scrap and smoke a brisket with it. Then you can have a celebratory BBQ when the guitar arrives. A Mesquite treat for all the senses, ha!

Now there is a man with the big picture on his mind. Well done, (or more medium for brisket)!

TomB'sox 12-01-2021 04:59 PM

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Thanksgiving break is over and work has begun again,

the rosette is finished and where do I begin?

Lovely are colors of the poor ole hackberry,

I would have never guess to boat yard sitka it would marry.


Flip it over and see some lines,

the bracing pattern has survived the test of time.

The Kinnaird will sing when it is done,

As Steve and Ryan continue the fun.


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