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Old 07-17-2020, 01:08 PM
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Glad to hear your j.kinnaird guitars are treating you right.
That set of rosewood is probably from the same construction beam that your guitar was cut from. In fact I have one more Set and it is in the process of being made into a west coast OM. Imagine that. I will reveal who its for in a later post but when you hear you will laugh I promise.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:08 AM
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ANOTHER great guitar for Mr Paul!!...and this one with all the " Normal jazz" AND with BRAZILIAN Rosewood. I can't wait to hear Paul's reaction when he plays this one. Maybe he's come out of his otherwise understated and conservative descriptives and THIS TIME tell us how much he really likes it
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Old 07-18-2020, 09:31 AM
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ANOTHER great guitar for Mr Paul!!...and this one with all the " Normal jazz" AND with BRAZILIAN Rosewood. I can't wait to hear Paul's reaction when he plays this one. Maybe he's come out of his otherwise understated and conservative descriptives and THIS TIME tell us how much he really likes it
I am sure it will be just ducky... hahahaha

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Old 07-22-2020, 09:38 AM
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20200713_155227.jpg.
Finished rim assembly, with soundport reinforcement, sliding neck adjustment features, and BIG BEVELS. Hmmm, don't see the sliding neck stuff yet, and the carbon fiber struts to support the neck block and free the upper top will go in soon, I bet.

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Fossilized Walrus Ivory Nut and oversized Saddle! Whee!20200721_155258.jpg.
A BIG thank you to Dave at www.guitarpartsandmore.com He was able to get John the FWI Nut and oversized Saddle.
Apparently his email was not liking my iPad. So I called and he was very helpful!

Nifty Celtic Knot rosette will be set off by thin Dark/Koa/Dark purfling. With similar purfling to bind soundhole, I think...

Progress is happening !!! Looks great to me and I am still LOVING the two JK Customs. The OVERLORD and the BIG GUN both continue to thrill me. To put it mildly...

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Old 07-22-2020, 02:39 PM
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Sliding neck slot and CF struts.... Go John Go
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Old 07-23-2020, 06:24 PM
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Celtic Knot Rosette with Black/Koa/Black rings....20200723_144930.jpg

The black is dyed poplar. I Like This A Lot!

I believe the plan is to bind the soundhole with a super thin 1/32" something! Hahaha. Maybe BRW? Is that a possibility?

John is on a tear. There are some benefits to social distancing and staying home.

I am off to the patio with the BIG GUN and a BIG BEER...

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Enjoying your build, Paul, and love the rosette!

Have fun, and enjoy your BIG Brew!
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It's looking gorgeous, Paul!!!

And your beautiful patio on a wonderful summer night in San Diego, accompanied by one of your JK customs sounds great. And maybe Cindy will join you!! Sounds like a perfect evening.

Take good care and enjoy your great guitars!

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Old 07-24-2020, 09:48 AM
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Paul seems like our babies are doing very well and growing at almost the same rate under Johnís TLC!

Saw the FWI and couldnít help but ask. Do you think this is a significant upgrade to the standard bone? Have you also tried FMI? Iím rather clueless about this topic so if you could share your experience (and anyone else who would as well) would be very much appreciated.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:20 AM
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Thanks for stopping by, Nemoman, Beth, and...

Hanter, I have a thread in "other FS" on the FWI. Apparently the good stuff is the outer layer of the tusk. The density needs to be uniform, of course. Here: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=583885

The consensus seems to be it is much the same as fine elephant ivory which is seriously restricted, and was the Saddle of choice for most all the super vintage instruments from the pre war era.

I invested in Bob Colosi Hard West African Ivory Nut, Saddle and pins for my 2011 RT2c custom. (Now can not be shipped most states) When I swapped them in I do believe the sound got a bit more distinct and a tad bigger. It COULD be placebo effect. But I don't think so!

Perhaps John will give us the benefit of his experience here... hint hint!

Stay well and play pretty!!!

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Old 07-24-2020, 11:41 AM
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Thanks for stopping by, Nemoman, Beth, and...

Hanter, I have a thread in "other FS" on the FWI. Apparently the good stuff is the outer layer of the tusk. The density needs to be uniform, of course. Here: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=583885

The consensus seems to be it is much the same as fine elephant ivory which is seriously restricted, and was the Saddle of choice for most all the super vintage instruments from the pre war era.

I invested in Bob Colosi Hard West African Ivory Nut, Saddle and pins for my 2011 RT2c custom. (Now can not be shipped most states) When I swapped them in I do believe the sound got a bit more distinct and a tad bigger. It COULD be placebo effect. But I don't think so!

Perhaps John will give us the benefit of his experience here... hint hint!

Stay well and play pretty!!!

Paul

Thanks Paul. I will do some research.
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Old 07-24-2020, 03:52 PM
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Thanks for stopping by, Nemoman, Beth, and...

Hanter, I have a thread in "other FS" on the FWI. Apparently the good stuff is the outer layer of the tusk. The density needs to be uniform, of course. Here: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=583885

The consensus seems to be it is much the same as fine elephant ivory which is seriously restricted, and was the Saddle of choice for most all the super vintage instruments from the pre war era.

I invested in Bob Colosi Hard West African Ivory Nut, Saddle and pins for my 2011 RT2c custom. (Now can not be shipped most states) When I swapped them in I do believe the sound got a bit more distinct and a tad bigger. It COULD be placebo effect. But I don't think so!

Perhaps John will give us the benefit of his experience here... hint hint!

Stay well and play pretty!!!

Paul
I have not done enough A/B testing Nor literature searching to make an intelligent remark on this topic. I have my suspicions but had rather steer clear of such a topic that probes one of the corner stones of guitar mythology
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Old 07-24-2020, 05:05 PM
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I have not done enough A/B testing Nor literature searching to make an intelligent remark on this topic. I have my suspicions but had rather steer clear of such a topic that probes one of the corner stones of guitar mythology
John is so much more circumspect than I! Hahaha....

Oh, Hanter, I have no experience with Fossil Mammoth Ivory. I understand some folks feel it is less dense than the FWI. See that thread I linked above.

This BIG BRAZ is sure looking FINE to me.

Cheers

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Rosette with Kiaat-Bound Soundhole

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Looks GREAT to me! Whee
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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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