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Old 08-03-2020, 12:01 PM
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This is looking gorgeous!! I agree with all the comments on how beautiful the rosette is and how it fits perfectly with this top.
Thank you very much Mike!
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:06 PM
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Top is more or less ready. I will need to refine some of the tap tones but they are easily heard after the top is fastened to the sides. (Which is why i have reversed my building sequence)



You can probably tell what is going on here. I will say that the sides are now so stiff that the mold is not needed.





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Old 08-03-2020, 01:04 PM
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Looking fab John! The insides are also very neat and clean, loving it.

Given that its the first time you are working with T14, any thoughts to share about the tap tone at this point? Are you able to draw any differences from the cedars and the spruces which you are so used to?
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:06 PM
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Looking fab John! The insides are also very neat and clean, loving it.

Given that its the first time you are working with T14, any thoughts to share about the tap tone at this point? Are you able to draw any differences from the cedars and the spruces which you are so used to?
T-14 has a very clear bell like tap tone. Iím torn between trying to lower the frequency just a hair and leaving it where it is. My inclination right now is to leave it and hope the bass rings out as i think it will. If it needs encouragement i can do that later in the build. I have no doubt that the trebles and the mids will be just fine.
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Smile Tunnel 14...

That top is so racy... love the dark center racing stripe!

Insides look spiffy too. Glad Hanter is going with the CF struts. This baby will WAIL.

CUTE TOO!!!

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Old 08-14-2020, 11:18 AM
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Plowing a groove for the back inlay



A little naphtha to get the colors to show



Some amboyna burl in cubist fashion to be placed strategically off center.

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Looking schweeeet!
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From the previous pictures it seems as though the popular vote in the poll won. We went with African Blackwood bindings and the Fiddleback Tree purflings for understated elegance.

But the desire to scratch the artistic itch couldnít be subdued and even with such a pretty Cocobolo back there was an apparent need to add some extra design elements here and there. John threw up many many ideas for back decor and we went back and forth too many times I felt pretty bad. He even made mock ups too and that was when he said ambonya burl may just be what we were looking for. I unhesitatingly agreed BUT......


in a sudden twist of events, the ambonya burl segment got switched out and this is what we ended up with:



Scorched Fiddleback bordered in abalone!

John used an ancient technique with hot sand to create this effect on the Fiddleback... I think it accentuates the flames even more and with the abalone the segments give off a stunning visual impact.

I especially am in love with the strip down the center strip ... with the Fiddleback looking as if itís fading in and out of the ABW.

More surprises coming our way peeps!
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I think that looks awesome. I love John's creativity. Pretty much every day I say to myself: John Kinnaird builds nice guitars!
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I think that looks awesome. I love John's creativity. Pretty much every day I say to myself: John Kinnaird builds nice guitars!
Thatís a fine saying Jamie and much appreciated
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I think that looks awesome. I love John's creativity. Pretty much every day I say to myself: John Kinnaird builds nice guitars!
What Jamie said. Except when I say it I tend to have an emphatic bit of profanity before NICE. Hahahaha

Off to revel in the Big Gun goodness.

News flash. Third Senior outside social distancing gig on a nice residence courtyard tomorrow morning! It is supposed to be 100 degrees so I am glad I can set up in the shade!

Apparently I am NOT retired after all! Hooray!!!!

Go, John, GO

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What Jamie said. Except when I say it I tend to have an emphatic bit of profanity before NICE. Hahahaha

Off to revel in the Big Gun goodness.

News flash. Third Senior outside social distancing gig on a nice residence courtyard tomorrow morning! It is supposed to be 100 degrees so I am glad I can set up in the shade!

Apparently I am NOT retired after all! Hooray!!!!

Go, John, GO

Paul
Good on you Paul.. Iím happy you have the gig, but I donít know how you take the heat. Iím sitting on the balcony of Pisgah Inn just off the blue ridge parkway and its 64 degrees and heading down to 47 tonight.
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Smile Nice temps...

Nice. I am jealous...

Probably won't reach 100 till one or two pm. Fortunately the gig is at 10 am...

Still I do expect to get much too warm for comfort!

Hanter's guitar is looking very VERY pretty. Now back to your regularly scheduled program!

Cheers

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Good on you Paul.. Iím happy you have the gig, but I donít know how you take the heat. Iím sitting on the balcony of Pisgah Inn just off the blue ridge parkway and its 64 degrees and heading down to 47 tonight.
John,

That makes me homesick! I miss the Blue Ridge!

Also...love the back strip inlay! Stunning!
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John,

That makes me homesick! I miss the Blue Ridge!

Also...love the back strip inlay! Stunning!
Thank you Treenewt
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