The Acoustic Guitar Forum

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-13-2018, 07:37 AM
Tim McKnight's Avatar
Tim McKnight Tim McKnight is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Morral, Ohio
Posts: 5,083
Default McKnight Guitars are coo-coo for Coco

We just started a new build for a client and thought we would share a few pictures. The back and sides are the most outrageous set of Cocobolo that we've ever built with to date. Its pretty much got it all ... quartersawn, wavy figure, sapwood, landscape, black ink lines and an odd wavy "skunk stripe" of lighter colored wood, which isn't sapwood, so I am not sure what to call it?













It will be paired with a Torrified Red Spruce top:







Stay tuned for more pics in the coming days and thanks for following along...
__________________
tim...
www.mcknightguitars.com

Last edited by Tim McKnight; 11-18-2018 at 08:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-13-2018, 07:45 AM
coopman coopman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 388
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim McKnight View Post
... quartersawn, wavy figure, sapwood, landscape, black ink lines and an odd wavy "skunk stripe" of lighter colored wood, which isn't sapwood, so I am not sure what to call it?
...
Tim - in wines it would be a varietal blend Looks like great combo!

John
__________________
Caretaker.
Acoustic Guitar Forum CD - Vol. 1
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-13-2018, 07:48 AM
Tim McKnight's Avatar
Tim McKnight Tim McKnight is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Morral, Ohio
Posts: 5,083
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coopman View Post
Tim - in wines it would be a varietal blend Looks like great combo!

John
Thanks John, I value your input!
__________________
tim...
www.mcknightguitars.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-13-2018, 08:09 AM
nacluth's Avatar
nacluth nacluth is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,953
Default

Something about it reminds me of springbok or some other African antelope.



Really cool set Tim.
__________________
Ryan
Kinnaird SJ - Walnut/Sitka

Kinnaird Guitars - from the oldest town in Texas
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Erithon's Avatar
Erithon Erithon is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 553
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim McKnight View Post
an odd wavy "skunk stripe" of lighter colored wood, which isn't sapwood, so I am not sure what to call it?
I can confirm that "skunk stripe" is the technical term.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-13-2018, 08:58 AM
David Wren's Avatar
David Wren David Wren is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 1,641
Default

Looks like it's going to be another wonderful McKnight guitar ... love the Coco!
__________________
David Wren
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-14-2018, 07:32 AM
Tim McKnight's Avatar
Tim McKnight Tim McKnight is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Morral, Ohio
Posts: 5,083
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erithon View Post
I can confirm that "skunk stripe" is the technical term.
Hi Erithon,

Here I'm "Spritzing" the sides with water before bending them. Since I'm a little coo-coo please confirm that "spritzing" is another technical term

__________________
tim...
www.mcknightguitars.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-14-2018, 07:35 AM
Tim McKnight's Avatar
Tim McKnight Tim McKnight is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Morral, Ohio
Posts: 5,083
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nacluth View Post
Something about it reminds me of springbok or some other African antelope.



Really cool set Tim.
That's too funny Ryan
__________________
tim...
www.mcknightguitars.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-14-2018, 07:36 AM
Tim McKnight's Avatar
Tim McKnight Tim McKnight is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Morral, Ohio
Posts: 5,083
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Wren View Post
Looks like it's going to be another wonderful McKnight guitar ... love the Coco!
Thanks David. Missed you at Woodstock. Hope to see you at another show soon.
__________________
tim...
www.mcknightguitars.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-14-2018, 08:50 AM
Mary's Avatar
Mary Mary is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Central Ohio
Posts: 8,934
Default

Oh give me a home
where the buffalo roam
where the deer and the antelope play.


This reminds me that Adrianne and I saw bison the other day in our neck of the woods!
__________________
********************

🐟 ... make a joyful noise ...

http://www.mcknightguitars.com
http://myspace.com/mcknightguitars
http://www.youtube.com/McKnightGuitars
http://facebook.com/mcknightguitars



McJam 2019 - AGF “Calendar” to learn of ALL upcoming events
https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/calendar.php
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-14-2018, 09:54 AM
Erithon's Avatar
Erithon Erithon is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 553
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim McKnight View Post
Hi Erithon,

Here I'm "Spritzing" the sides with water before bending them. Since I'm a little coo-coo please confirm that "spritzing" is another technical term
Confirmed! Lutherie has a long and noble tradition of spritzing, dating back to to the heyday of Markneukirchen. From the German spritzen ("to squirt or spray"), the English "spritz" is an essential step in side-bending--one practiced by apprentice and master alike
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-14-2018, 10:08 AM
David Wren's Avatar
David Wren David Wren is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 1,641
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim McKnight View Post
Thanks David. Missed you at Woodstock. Hope to see you at another show soon.
Hey Tim ... Deb and I almost went to Woodstock, just to hang with everyone and see Linda get her award. I haven't done shows in years ... I think the last one was one of the Montreal shows where we met. I'm booked solid, so it doesn't make much sense to display at shows any more. It'd be fun to hang out though!
__________________
David Wren
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-14-2018, 10:36 AM
j. Kinnaird j. Kinnaird is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,543
Default

that is so mighty fine coco. It's got the entire coco pallet and you are right about the spring bock
__________________
John Kinnaird Guitars
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-14-2018, 11:33 AM
Mary's Avatar
Mary Mary is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Central Ohio
Posts: 8,934
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Wren View Post
Hey Tim ... Deb and I almost went to Woodstock, just to hang with everyone and see Linda get her award. ... It'd be fun to hang out though!
We would have enjoyed seeing you there. You could have sat with us at the dinner for Linda. It's good to be busy though!
__________________
********************

🐟 ... make a joyful noise ...

http://www.mcknightguitars.com
http://myspace.com/mcknightguitars
http://www.youtube.com/McKnightGuitars
http://facebook.com/mcknightguitars



McJam 2019 - AGF “Calendar” to learn of ALL upcoming events
https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/calendar.php
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-15-2018, 04:58 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: 3,860
Default

And here I thought this thread was going to be about my favorite breakfast cereal ... KooKoo for Coco Puffs!

Really nice set of Cocobolo there Tim. Gonna be purdy!
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates ....
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 09:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=