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Old 11-27-2019, 08:37 AM
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Default A Kraus Guitars OM, black walnut, Euro spruce,and abalone inlay.

A Kraus Guitars OM in black walnut, European spruce top and bracing, Indian rosewood bindings and trim. The walnut used for this guitar was stored in a barn for 70 years.














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Old 11-29-2019, 01:18 AM
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Very nice!

Walnut can give a fantastic tone and it looks great too.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:35 AM
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Thanks colins, this is the second guitar in a row using black walnut, and coincidentally both guitars were both commissioned by local players. I could not be happier with the look and sound of walnut.
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Looks to be a beautiful guitar, Bill.

I've never played a black walnut guitar--it would be cool to try one out sometime.

Great work!
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I have a Claro Walnut/Sinker Redwood RT2 and it sounds really REALLY good.

This axe is sure a looker! Whoooeeeee

Nice work!

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Bill, I really like the colors that the abalone exhibits, more colorful than usual, and really complements the rest of the instrument. (Which is also pretty nice, too.)
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Bill, that is a lovely guitar. And I'm with you on Black Walnut, it is a wonderful timber on all counts.

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Old 12-05-2019, 07:10 AM
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Looks to be a beautiful guitar, Bill.

I've never played a black walnut guitar--it would be cool to try one out sometime.
Thanks Nemoman, it seems as though the popularity of black walnut guitars is on the upswing, so you should be able to get your hands on one to check out in the future.
Great work!

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I have a Claro Walnut/Sinker Redwood RT2 and it sounds really REALLY good.

This axe is sure a looker! Whoooeeeee

Nice work!


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The guitar I made previous to this was Black walnut and Sinker redwood, it makes a great souding guitar.

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Bill, I really like the colors that the abalone exhibits, more colorful than usual, and really complements the rest of the instrument. (Which is also pretty nice, too.)
Thanks Bard, I hope you are doing well!

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Bill, that is a lovely guitar. And I'm with you on Black Walnut, it is a wonderful timber on all counts.

Steve
Thanks Mr. Steve.
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