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Old 12-04-2018, 03:32 PM
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I have a Sinker Redwood/Wenge FS that Steve and Ryan custom made for me maybe four or five years ago. The top turned out gorgeous esthetically, and the Wenge is very nice as well. I requested a dark sounding tone, (whatever that is!), and the tone is excellent and very unique. Soulful, kind of three dimensional complex notes, just perfect for the haunting kind of songs that I am drawn to learn and play. I have been lucky enough to play quite a few Brazilian Rosewood guitars and even luckier to have owned a few great ones myself. It has always sounded like Brazilian B/S's to me, which was our goal, and without the big upcharge and the CITIES worries. The first guitar that I have owned that I will never sell!
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:14 PM
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That wood is really special as is the Kinnaird shop both at building and at being good human beings!
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:53 AM
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Following along with some back work.

First is cutting the back to the 00 shape.




Then gluing the center seam reinforcement in.




Polishing up the redwood center seam reinforcement. It is an offcut from the top, so it will give a decent look into what the combination will look like.




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Old 12-06-2018, 06:24 PM
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I love the center seam as a cutoff from the top! looks amazing
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I love the center seam as a cutoff from the top! looks amazing
It's very striking - I almost wish they could use it for the back strip on the outside as well, though I know that would be impractical. What binding have you picked out for this?
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:17 AM
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It's very striking - I almost wish they could use it for the back strip on the outside as well, though I know that would be impractical. What binding have you picked out for this?
We have chosen ebony for the binding with white/black/white lines. The top will be trimmed in abalone but Steve and I both agreed to opt for no backstrip to detract from the figure of the wood. The fingerboard and headstock will also be bound in ebony with white/black/white lines.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:04 AM
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Why not start your Monday off with some rosette building pictures? Hope you like it. Dave wanted something simple with a splash of blue from paua. We think it looks great.

Laying out the rosette.




Fitting the first purfling ring.




When the whole house is weighing you down.




An inlaid rosette.




Cutting the top shape out.




Looking at the combination of top and back. Remember the top color should get pretty close to the back seam reinforcement color under finish.



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Old 12-10-2018, 11:37 AM
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Very nice! Great wood choices and I'm sure it will sound as good as it looks.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:37 PM
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Very nice! Great wood choices and I'm sure it will sound as good as it looks.
Hey Jimmy, thanks for dropping in, and we appreciate the kind words.
Hope all is well over in Spicewood,

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Old 12-12-2018, 04:58 PM
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More progress on the instrument.

Gluing on back braces.




Putting a radius on the back of the rim assembly.




Shaping the back linings.




Fitting the back to the rim.



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Old 12-13-2018, 10:20 AM
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Looking mighty fine Fellas, can't wait to see it in person
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Looks like a fun guitar. Looking forward to seeing it progress. I've been really liking a smaller guitar lately!
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:46 AM
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Looking good guys. Beautiful wood combinations and the rosette is just right.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:05 PM
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Looking mighty fine Fellas, can't wait to see it in person
Dave, it looks better in person than in photographs. Going out on a limb here, but I believe you're going to like it.

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Looks like a fun guitar. Looking forward to seeing it progress. I've been really liking a smaller guitar lately!
A smaller guitar is a joy to play, Dan. And who knows, perhaps your CS would like a little brother?

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Looking good guys. Beautiful wood combinations and the rosette is just right.
Much appreciated brother. And indeed, thanks to all for the kind words!

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Old 12-14-2018, 09:13 AM
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More progress shots.

Gluing in the side braces. We used redwood to match the top and color palette.




Shaping the soundport.




Finished carved braces.




Gluing on the back.



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