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Old 07-25-2020, 06:15 PM
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Smile Hey Tom!

Hey Tom. Hope all is well in your world!
John got me one of these from someone ?? before.... sorry I do not know who!
My bad. Maybe John can let us know. I really liked the similar one on the Brown Bomb and decided to do it again.
Hope to see ya at Even Bigger one of these days!

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Wow, very elaborate rosette. I have not been able to keep up on this thread, sorry Paul, I will go back and get caught up! Where did John get that rosette material if I may ask?
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Hey Tom. Hope all is well in your world!
John got me one of these from someone ?? before.... sorry I do not know who!
My bad. Maybe John can let us know. I really liked the similar one on the Brown Bomb and decided to do it again.
Hope to see ya at Even Bigger one of these days!

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It came from Andy DePaul at luthiers supply.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:56 AM
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+1 For what Tom said. The rosette looks awesome! What color are you going to fill it with guys?
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:34 AM
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Smile Thank You Tim!!!

Thanks Tim for the nice comment and stopping by! And thanks for your help and info on so much stuff over the last few years, too!!!

Thanks to Andy DePaul at Luthiers Supply!

John, go ahead and fill it with whatever YOU feel will best compliment the overall look, and show off the pretty Abalone.

I am really happy John managed to squeeze in the Kiaat Soundhole binding...

Off to play some!

Paul
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:58 AM
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+1 For what Tom said. The rosette looks awesome! What color are you going to fill it with guys?
Somehow I dont see my answer to this question but at the risk of being repetitive I'm thinking of tobacco brown
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:58 AM
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Smile Neck carve...

Tobacco brown should go well with the overall color scheme, I wager!


At some point soon I will be sending THE OVERLORD back to John so he can almost copy my fave of his awesome asymmetrical neck carves.

Since he does each completely by hand they are all just a bit different. But all six of his necks I have played were very comfy all the way up the frets.

Since I have small hands, and forearms quite beat up after my previous lifetime of RAWK drumming the neck carve is a BIG DEAL for me. I hope to be able to play for at least a couple sets at a time until I croak. John's guitars have already extended my low budget under the radar career.... hahahaha

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Old 08-13-2020, 01:11 PM
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Smile Up from page two....

I expect we will hear more from Maestro John about this beauty very soon!

In the meantime, here is the new expanded "Pablo Package." Thanks John!!!!



The John Kinnaird/Paul "Pablo Package" continues to evolve and now includes:

1 25/32" Nut and 2.25" string spacing
Gotoh 510 MINI tuners with 18:1 ratio and wood buttons
Jescar hard Gold color frets. (Normal for John's guitars)
Large Back, Arm and, Small Cutaway bevels
Chamfered, bull nosed body edges all around
Bound sound port, and bound sound hole
12 fret and Venetian (rounded) cutaway
Slightly back angled wide Saddle and angled bridge pins.
Double sides with lightest weight inner sides. I ask for Spanish Cedar which is super light and smells good too.
elevated floating Fretboard and
Carbon Fiber struts from neckblock to waist to free up the top.
asymmetrical super slim carve neck with a Hollow CF D-Tube and NO truss rod. The D Tube is lighter than the wood it replaces.
Mostly Spanish Cedar neck for lightest weight
Rolled Fretboard edges for comfort
Fretboard side markers extend to top of Binding so visible for lap slide.
Slot diamonds at traditional frets. 3, 5, 7X2, 9, 12X3, 15, 17.
Manzer Wedge. 3/4"
All linings and laminated neck/end blocks are mostly SC for lightest weight
New, adjustable neck feature

John's new adjustable neck feature! Which is the most elegant I have seen. EASILY adjusted from outside the guitar without having to remove the strings. It allows for seasonal adjustments or string Gauge changes. And eliminates the need for a neck set down the line in the future.

Gotoh 510 MINI 18:1 tuners with full size wood or plastic buttons. Save a bunch more weight off the top of the headstock.

Many of these features are for player comfort. MINE!!! The rest are for Tone, Volume, and longevity.

The floating Fretboard is elevated above the top like a violin family instrument or an archtop guitar. Which allows the entire top to move freely to make music, and eliminates the top from structural duties allowing lighter bracing and more movement.

The Carbon Fiber D tube replaces a normal truss rod. It should be plenty rigid to keep the neck from moving much under string tension. Especially with all John's bookmatched laminations and Carbon Fiber reinforcement.
And it saves considerable WEIGHT in the neck. Plus it can NOT be adjusted incorrectly by an incompetent Tech. (Or me, either!)

Any extra weight makes extended play difficult for me.
So I always ask John for the lightest build that will not explode on stage
So, mostly Spanish Cedar for the neck, which will feature John's multiple laminations and Duck tail Volute for strength as well as good looks.

John's 12 fret cutaways have about 13 1/2 frets worth of access due to the low profile neck heel. That is a big plus for performance.

Most of these features were John's suggestions over the last 4 builds. The rest I asked for to make my unamplified senior/health care and restaurant gigs easier.

I am hoping at least some of the gigs come back eventually! Though Covid 19 has already decimated my elderly fan club considerably. Very SAD.

Stay vigilant, stay masked, or stay home, and DO stay healthy!

Paul
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Braces are in the top....20200814_153126.jpg
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John is going to use a laminated bridge plate. He credits Tim McKnight with passing on the Idea from Somogyi workshops. Paduk? And ???20200802_161655.jpg20200802_162152.jpg
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John is going to use a laminated bridge plate. He credits Tim McKnight with passing on the Idea from Somogyi workshops. Paduk? And ???Attachment 42511Attachment 42512
Wenge but i cant use a short answer and have it work. But it is wenge. Very musical stuff. Nasty splinters. Stiff.
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How thick is the bridge plate?

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Old 08-23-2020, 09:36 PM
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Smile Good question Ruby

I have no idea how thick the bridge plate will be. For all I know John will thin it until it sounds/feels right to him.

Perhaps he will enlighten us when he has a moment between brace deflection tests!

I believe he put these braces with the grain Vertical instead of the usual split quarter sawn easy to carve way, as an experiment. He knows I Love the experiments.

See his thread about this here: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=590038

I think he said If he is not happy he will shave them down to almost gone and heat them off. (And start over...). SIGH!

Hide glue is good for that.

I expect to see more soon as he IS working on this now. At least he was when I called a couple days ago to slow him down! Hahahaha

Salud, ALL

Paul
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Old 08-24-2020, 04:57 AM
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I have no idea how thick the bridge plate will be. For all I know John will thin it until it sounds/feels right to him.

Perhaps he will enlighten us when he has a moment between brace deflection tests!

I believe he put these braces with the grain Vertical instead of the usual split quarter sawn easy to carve way, as an experiment. He knows I Love the experiments.

See his thread about this here: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=590038

I think he said If he is not happy he will shave them down to almost gone and heat them off. (And start over...). SIGH!

Hide glue is good for that.

I expect to see more soon as he IS working on this now. At least he was when I called a couple days ago to slow him down! Hahahaha

Salud, ALL

Paul
Yeah I chickened out. It seemed like a bad idea to experiment with sound on such a special guitar. X-brace off, and new one on.
On to top carve
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And it's coming along!! I'm very excited to see how this comes together. Paul is probably so excited he's floating above the San Diego mountains! . Beautiful work and I know John builds guitars with special tone. A true artist!

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Braces in the top. On to the back.... GO, JOHN, GO!!!

Yes, Beth, I am quite excited about this one! And still LOVING my other two JK Customs!!!!

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