The Acoustic Guitar Forum

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-21-2022, 02:05 PM
j. Kinnaird's Avatar
j. Kinnaird j. Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,664
Default BR/LS 000 build thread.

This 000 with a Brazilian body, a Lucky Strike top will gave the full comfort package, ( the PABLO) with arm and rib bevels, funger relief in the cutaway, a Manzer wedge and foam frets.

Here is the back getting scraped to near smoothness.


And here is the back plate nearly smooth
__________________
Kinnaird Guitars
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-21-2022, 02:46 PM
Nemoman Nemoman is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: N. California
Posts: 2,859
Default

Looks wonderful so far, John.

Looks a bit like a hippopotamus head in that second shot!
__________________
2013 Stehr Auditorium (Carpathian/Myrtle)
2015 Stehr Auditorium (Adi/BRW)
2018 Wilborn Ellie Belle (Old Stika/EIR)
2020 Baranik Meridian (Blue Spruce/Manchinga)
2020 Wilborn Arum (Tunnel 14/Coco)
2021 Kinnaird Graybeard (BC Cedar/Bog Oak)
2022 Kinnaird CS Student Build (Adi/Padauk)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-21-2022, 02:52 PM
j. Kinnaird's Avatar
j. Kinnaird j. Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nemoman View Post
Looks wonderful so far, John.

Looks a bit like a hippopotamus head in that second shot!
Good grief you’re right! It’s a hippo head with those up-all-night eyes.i
__________________
Kinnaird Guitars
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-21-2022, 03:01 PM
nacluth's Avatar
nacluth nacluth is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,368
Default

Foam frets do sound quite comfy. Was this fan fret?

That is going to be an incredible guitar John!
__________________
Ryan
Kinnaird SJ - Walnut/Sitka

Kinnaird Guitars - from the oldest town in Texas
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-21-2022, 04:31 PM
j. Kinnaird's Avatar
j. Kinnaird j. Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nacluth View Post
Foam frets do sound quite comfy. Was this fan fret?

That is going to be an incredible guitar John!
I hope you are right Ryan.
I was kidding about the foam frets of course.
I don’t think it will be a fan fret but that could change.
There is a pile of lapis lazuli on my bench that must be incorporated into a rosette and position markers.
__________________
Kinnaird Guitars
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-21-2022, 10:16 PM
Guitars44me's Avatar
Guitars44me Guitars44me is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Mountains east of San Diego
Posts: 5,654
Smile Fungar relief, too….

Quote:
Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird View Post
I hope you are right Ryan.
I was kidding about the foam frets of course.
I don’t think it will be a fan fret but that could change.
There is a pile of lapis lazuli on my bench that must be incorporated into a rosette and position markers.
Fungar relief. Who knew?

Of course I approve of a Pablo Package. May their herds, and yours, increase…

Looks lovely John

Paul
__________________
3 John Kinnaird 12 fret cut Customs:
Big Maple/Cedar Dread
Jumbo Spanish Cedar/WRC
Jumbo OLD Brazilian RW/WRC

R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
R.Wilson Weissy

A few choice 90s Taylors
Some budget electrics
Bunch of drums
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-22-2022, 05:11 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: 5,001
Default

Looks to be another special build. Will likely be similar to the Cocobrolo in my collection. Looking forward to the build.
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates ....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-22-2022, 09:31 AM
Steve Kinnaird's Avatar
Steve Kinnaird Steve Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 3,362
Default

Foam frets and funger relief. I knew Wade Lowe was sharing more secrets with you than with me! Can’t wait to see the results.

Yo’ bro
__________________
www.stephenkinnaird.com

Crafted in the Piney Woods
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-22-2022, 11:26 AM
j. Kinnaird's Avatar
j. Kinnaird j. Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Kinnaird View Post
Foam frets and funger relief. I knew Wade Lowe was sharing more secrets with you than with me! Can’t wait to see the results.

Yo’ bro
Well I am not sure Wade told me about foam frets and finger relief is just a spray on application that anyone can find at Walgreens.


ANYway, there are some local trees that just sound musical when you “harvest” them for firewood. I’m specifically thinking about the red cedar (juniper) which i have cut on occasion and remarked on how each log rang when being tossed onto the firewood stack. Another wood that i have discovered lately is Royal Polonia. It also rings when handled and it is the wood of choice for making the Japanese Koto. I’m repeating myself but Kostal made at least one guitar for Jimmy Carter using this wood for the back, sides, and top. I understand it was a very nice instrument.
I have some growing on my property and since it is both musical and light decided to make some lining out of it. (My trees were small)

It splits nicely




The split logs have been drying for about a year


So there is a lot of waste but here are some billets



The rim of the 000. The inner layer is Purple Heart and the lining is the Royal polonia. ( don’t take the spelling too seriously, I don’t )



__________________
Kinnaird Guitars
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-22-2022, 03:33 PM
mikealpine's Avatar
mikealpine mikealpine is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 5,585
Default

I’m sure that will a beautiful instrument, John, especially looking forward to what you’re crafting for the rosette!
__________________
---------------------------------------

2013 Joel Stehr Dreadnought - Carpathian/Malaysian BW
2014 RainSong H-OM1000N2
2017 Rainsong BI-WS1000N2
2013 Chris Ensor Concert - Port Orford Cedar/Wenge
1980ish Takamine EF363 complete with irreplaceable memories
A bunch of electrics (too many!!)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-22-2022, 03:46 PM
Nemoman Nemoman is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: N. California
Posts: 2,859
Default

Very cool use of the purpleheart--love it!
__________________
2013 Stehr Auditorium (Carpathian/Myrtle)
2015 Stehr Auditorium (Adi/BRW)
2018 Wilborn Ellie Belle (Old Stika/EIR)
2020 Baranik Meridian (Blue Spruce/Manchinga)
2020 Wilborn Arum (Tunnel 14/Coco)
2021 Kinnaird Graybeard (BC Cedar/Bog Oak)
2022 Kinnaird CS Student Build (Adi/Padauk)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-22-2022, 05:20 PM
j. Kinnaird's Avatar
j. Kinnaird j. Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikealpine View Post
I’m sure that will a beautiful instrument, John, especially looking forward to what you’re crafting for the rosette!
Thank you Mike

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nemoman View Post
Very cool use of the purpleheart--love it!
I appreciate it Kevin. The Purple Heart turned out nicer than i thought it would. It should add interest for those who peer through soundports.
__________________
Kinnaird Guitars
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-22-2022, 07:35 PM
tommieboy tommieboy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird View Post
Good grief you’re right! It’s a hippo head with those up-all-night eyes.i

I'm guessing this guitar will be known as the "Hippo" build/guitar from this point on, and that the value of this guitar has just gone through the roof.



Tommy
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-23-2022, 06:33 AM
Treenewt Treenewt is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: The Ol' North State
Posts: 4,780
Default

I love the idea to use the Royal Ponia (sp????) for linings! What a great idea to make use of local resources! And the purple heart linings are slick!
__________________
Treenewt

Larrivée OM-03
Eastman E8OM-TC
Eastman E2D-CD
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-23-2022, 06:40 AM
j. Kinnaird's Avatar
j. Kinnaird j. Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Treenewt View Post
I love the idea to use the Royal Ponia (sp????) for linings! What a great idea to make use of local resources! And the purple heart linings are slick!
Thank you Treenewt. It is a kind of adventure to harvest your own wood.

Here is a pic of a koto mentioned above that is made of Polonia
__________________
Kinnaird Guitars
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 09:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=