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Old 12-29-2016, 02:16 PM
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Arrow A Kinnaird Deep Body OM for cigarfan

Well, I just couldn't wait to post any longer. I have commissioned a Kinnaird Deep Body OM with Steve & Ryan. I'm probably way out in front of this with a thread since the guitar won't be finished until later in 2017 but I thought I would give you guys a flavor of what we have in mind and share the photos I've received from Steve so far.

Specs so far ...
Deep Body OM with florentine cutaway
Top: Some type of Euro Spruce yet to be selected (requested AAAA)
Back and Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Fretboard and Headstock Overlay: Ebony
All wood "Tree-of-Life" fretboard inlay and Torch Headstock inlay to match

We have other surprises in mind but let's keep you in a little suspense!

This is the Madagascar set we've picked.

The neck will be of Mahogany with a center laminate of Bloodwood in the middle with thin Wenge stringers either side.

The center lam will match very well with the sapwood on the back.

Gluing up the neck

The fretboard with mockups of the all wood "Tree-of-Life" has been sent off to Larry Robinson to begin work. This is the mockup we sent.

We are going with Steve's slotted peghead with a torch inlay. The peghead will have an ebony veneer to show off the inlay as much as possible.

Sample of Steve's slotted peghead.

This is the mockup of the all-wood Torch inlay.

This is going to be a fun build and I am really looking forward to getting my very own Kinnaird!
Life is like a box of chocolates ....

Last edited by cigarfan; 02-13-2017 at 05:22 PM.