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Old 01-14-2022, 02:50 PM
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Default Build Thread - McKnight Mini Mac (SJ) !

It actually has been a while since I've ordered this guitar from Tim. Back in 2019, I talked to Tim about building a custom guitar and was surprised by his knowledge and the beautiful art pieces exhibited on his website. So I decided to make one my own.

However, the covid-19 has made several changes to my life and I have to move back and forth. In that case, I was unable to continue the plan with Tim...

Luckily, things are getting fine this year. So we got back in touch, and now I am getting my first custom guitar ever this spring!

Here are some specs of the guitar:

Straight grain cocobolo B&S
1950 Vintage Redwood Top
Mini Mac body shape (close to an SJ)

I would also love to share a picture of the maple rosette we pick together!

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Old 01-14-2022, 03:04 PM
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It's always an enjoyment to talk to Tim and Mary. They are so patient people that will explain every single detail you asked about the guitar, from the damping theory of woods to the design ideas behind bindings.

In addition to that, there are always billions of pictures posted by Marry every day that make me feel engaged in the project (even though I am actually doing nothing but sitting in my office).

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Old 01-14-2022, 03:26 PM
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Congrats on your build! And very cool rosette...

But come on--we're gonna need to see a pic of the back and sides!
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Old 01-14-2022, 07:12 PM
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Yow. Substitute LS for the '50s redwood, and you have my first build with Tim and Mary from 2008, right down to the spalted-maple rosette and cutaway. If your build comes even remotely close to what Tim created then, you're gonna love it.
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Old 01-15-2022, 06:02 AM
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Congrats on your build. Enjoy your journey with Tim and Mary. Can't say enough good things about the Mini-Mac. I cherish mine.
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Yow. Substitute LS for the '50s redwood, and you have my first build with Tim and Mary from 2008, right down to the spalted-maple rosette and cutaway. If your build comes even remotely close to what Tim created then, you're gonna love it.
Hi Kurt! Some of the conversations Phillip and I have about the guitar is much like yours and mine. You both have a nice design eye.
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