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Old 08-17-2023, 06:06 PM
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He even claimed he was being "semi-heroic" in that fretboard pic!
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Old 08-19-2023, 10:48 AM
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Wow, this looks incredible!
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Old 08-20-2023, 07:57 AM
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He even claimed he was being "semi-heroic" in that fretboard pic!
Plus it looks like it is for John, not you LOL!
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Old 08-20-2023, 12:31 PM
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Smile Don’t do that…

Ryan is just showing the left hand position to avoid….

Jeez what a beauty!

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Old 08-21-2023, 08:57 AM
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Plus it looks like it is for John, not you LOL!
That was lost on me either!

Maybe it's because it's a standard "Long" scale?

Moving on, the top lining is complete along with the top bevel reinforcement.

Ryan sent me several options (OK, 6!) to choose from for the headstock overlay.

This is the one we ended up selecting--it seems like the perfect match!

Thanks for checking it out...
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Old 08-21-2023, 09:02 AM
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I can confidently confirm that the match is even better in person. iPhone's color correction is making them look more different than they are in pics. Great choice!
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I can confidently confirm that the match is even better in person. iPhone's color correction is making them look more different than they are in pics. Great choice!
Speaking of the aforementioned...

That is a beautiful choice for the headstock veneer!
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Old 08-22-2023, 05:02 PM
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Default Top bracing

Thanks for all the comments, you guys!

Top bracing is on and ready for carving...
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Old 08-24-2023, 05:51 PM
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Default The cool factor continues...

Much progress made on the FS today...

The sides are to the final back radius, the linings have been installed, and the pockets have been routed out for the back braces.

I wanted to have a laminated neck and expressed my desire to have the laminations appear as if they were an extension of the back strip inlay continuing up the neck. Steve was onboard (he did rib me about it though!), so 9 pieces later the neck is glued and clamped up!

Having a custom build with these guys is really too much fun!

Enjoy the pics--thanks for joining in...
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Old 08-25-2023, 05:45 AM
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Looking schweeet! Really going to be special Kevin.
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Old 09-08-2023, 06:36 PM
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Looking schweeet! Really going to be special Kevin.
Thanks, Dennis--I'm really looking forward to this one!
We really missed you at BIG this year...

After returning from a fabulous time at BIG IV, Steve and Ryan at back at it on the Koa FS!
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Old 09-11-2023, 04:42 PM
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Default Back Bondage!

Work continues at a brisk pace at Kinnaird West on the Koa FS!

The top is braced and carved, the soundport is bound, and the back is joined to the sides.

Stay tuned and thanks for watching!
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Old 09-13-2023, 04:41 PM
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Default Yowzah!

The box is now closed and looking mighty fine!

Progress pics from the boys at Kinnaird West...
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Old 09-13-2023, 05:17 PM
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That is a beautiful set of Koa, wow. AND, look at that danged spinning wheel, they waited for my build and then automated it....can't believe it lol!
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Old 09-13-2023, 06:07 PM
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Default Ha!

Haha! I thought the same thing when I saw the new spinning wheel!

But we're better for having had the manual bus driving experience, right?!
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