The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #241  
Old 09-20-2018, 09:06 AM
nacluth's Avatar
nacluth nacluth is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,922
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nacluth View Post
We thought we would try something new for Stevied's new SJ, and that is a video demo instead of a straight audio clip. We're still working out the kinks of filming instead of a straight recording, but I think it turned out ok. I might put together another clip later of some of our other takes. Until then, I hope you enjoy this Redwood/Walnut SJ.

Just bringing this to the new page.
__________________
Ryan
Kinnaird SJ - Walnut/Sitka

Kinnaird Guitars - from the oldest town in Texas
Reply With Quote
  #242  
Old 09-20-2018, 05:41 PM
TuckerRE TuckerRE is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mtns of Colorado, so I can be closer to God
Posts: 565
Default Spectacular!

Yet another spectacular guitar! Way to go Guys!
__________________
Martins 00-21, D12-20, D-45S, 000-21 Custom, D-18S (Ditson Ltd Ed)...yada yada...
St. Kinnaird Koa, Af BW, Bubinga, Myrtle, Kauri [Robinson inlay], SR Parlor, RenOvation, Mango Xover, IR/CoBluSpr 00
Santa Cruz Quilt Mah "The Tree" Ltd Ed VA and Padauk Custom F
Collings SJ Braz/Ger, 000-42Koa, UC3 Killer Koa
Jeffrey Yong's Seismic 2011 Japan Earthquake Tribute and a Quilt Mah "The Tree" Olson
Reply With Quote
  #243  
Old 09-21-2018, 11:29 AM
Chedeng88's Avatar
Chedeng88 Chedeng88 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,863
Default

Nice playing Steve! The guitar sounds wonderful!
Reply With Quote
  #244  
Old 09-21-2018, 05:45 PM
Steve Kinnaird's Avatar
Steve Kinnaird Steve Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 2,658
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TuckerRE View Post
Yet another spectacular guitar! Way to go Guys!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chedeng88 View Post
Nice playing Steve! The guitar sounds wonderful!
Thanks guys! Steve should receive this on Monday, and hopefully he'll report in about a safe arrival, and a happy camper.

Steve
__________________
www.stephenkinnaird.com
Reply With Quote
  #245  
Old 09-25-2018, 07:26 PM
Stevied63 Stevied63 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 300
Default

Well folks - my beautiful guitar arrived safe and sound today in NYC. Iíve had a chance to play her, and just love it. A few quick comments:

1. The fit and finish are oustanding - Iím amazed at how top luthiers like Steve can build such fine instruments with such precision.

2. The pics so far provided, while good, donít fully do justice to the beauty of this guitar - in particular the details on those leaves inlayed on the fretboard. The detail is amazing - I am so pleased!

3. This is my first guitar with a bevel - it is so much more comfortable. I canít imagine getting another guitar without one.

4. This is also my first guitar with a soundhole - still evaluating this one. The difference isnít really stark for me - itís subtle. What I notice in particular is my bass note separation and articulation is more pronounced to my ear with the soundhole. Iíve alway struggled a bit with my bass notes - never felt that I was hitting them hard enough. The soundhole has convinced me that I am articulated my bass notes a little better than I thought.

5. Steveís build on this redwood/claro walnut combination produces a wonderful sound. Itís slightly on the darker side, but not muddy or woody like Iíve had with mahogany guitars (and I decided I donít like that mahogany woody sound). Itís extremely resonant with a lot of sustain. The trebles are not shimmery - but they are clear. If I had to characterize it I would say nice midrange and excellent separation and resonance. But here I am commenting as if I am a professional - Iím really a mediocre player. Anyway, the tone is distinctive and wonderful, and definitely different than my other guitars. It is closest in tone to my cedar/BRW Olson, but with slightly more separation on the bass and slightly less sustain. I just love it already!!

Steve - hatís off to you my friend! You built me a magnificent instrument that I will treasure for years to come. It is unique; it tells a story; and it contains emotion. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Steve
__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
  #246  
Old 09-25-2018, 07:32 PM
justonwo's Avatar
justonwo justonwo is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 4,939
Default

Very cool report. Sounds like you're a happy camper. Play it for a few weeks and listen to it change, as it undoubtedly will, in significant ways.

I will pretend, by the way, that you didn't call mahogany muddy.
Reply With Quote
  #247  
Old 09-25-2018, 07:54 PM
Stevied63 Stevied63 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
Very cool report. Sounds like you're a happy camper. Play it for a few weeks and listen to it change, as it undoubtedly will, in significant ways.

I will pretend, by the way, that you didn't call mahogany muddy.
Haha! Yes, I shouldnít exhibit my bias - hogs just donít work for me.
__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
  #248  
Old 09-25-2018, 08:17 PM
Steve Kinnaird's Avatar
Steve Kinnaird Steve Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 2,658
Default

Well, Steve-o, what a nice report. And a kind one, thank you!
Like Juston said, you've got some interesting weeks ahead, where that new instrument will be finding its voice. I seldom get the chance to hear them develop (they leave too quickly, I tell ya) but I know it will happen.
Maybe report back in 4...6 months?
And we're delighted that the inlays will be a reminder of past friends, and hopefully will stir fond memories.
Thank you for this privilege,

Steve
__________________
www.stephenkinnaird.com
Reply With Quote
  #249  
Old 09-26-2018, 03:16 AM
TuckerRE TuckerRE is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mtns of Colorado, so I can be closer to God
Posts: 565
Default Full Circle

Steve..I am thrilled you love your new guitar and allowed us all tickets on your journey. As I think I might have been the first to mention Steve Kinnairdís guitars to you way back in the 90s, I was excited and a bit nervous to see how you ultimately liked the build. I could not be happier for you and now maybe you are talking me into an arm bevel!

Congrats and someday I hope to get to both play it and see the smile on your face for myself! What a fun ride for me! Thanks again for bringing us all along!
__________________
Martins 00-21, D12-20, D-45S, 000-21 Custom, D-18S (Ditson Ltd Ed)...yada yada...
St. Kinnaird Koa, Af BW, Bubinga, Myrtle, Kauri [Robinson inlay], SR Parlor, RenOvation, Mango Xover, IR/CoBluSpr 00
Santa Cruz Quilt Mah "The Tree" Ltd Ed VA and Padauk Custom F
Collings SJ Braz/Ger, 000-42Koa, UC3 Killer Koa
Jeffrey Yong's Seismic 2011 Japan Earthquake Tribute and a Quilt Mah "The Tree" Olson
Reply With Quote
  #250  
Old 09-26-2018, 05:38 AM
cigarfan's Avatar
cigarfan cigarfan is offline
Music soothes the soul!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Within the blast radius of Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,793
Default

Really glad to hear your guitar arrived safe and you are enjoying it. I can tell you the first six months will prove very interesting with the changes to come. My Madi OMDB has really blossomed and tickles me every time I get it out. It's been just over a year now. Congrats and enjoy!
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates ....
Reply With Quote
  #251  
Old 09-26-2018, 06:28 PM
Stevied63 Stevied63 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 300
Default

Just wanted you folks to see the amazing detail on the leaf inlays. Steve/Ryan - I know you posted pics before, but these deserve a close-up. Also, loved the custom case as well.







__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
  #252  
Old 09-26-2018, 06:34 PM
TomB'sox's Avatar
TomB'sox TomB'sox is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate Ny via Minnesota, soon heading to Texas
Posts: 5,153
Default

Two things: I saw this body in person and it blew me away, period. Finally, that last leaf is just so perfectly cool. So good.

Congrats. Sure wish that guitar could show up in Spring Branch this spring, but I know it can't!
__________________
PS. I love guitars!
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=