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Old 10-17-2018, 08:00 PM
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Getting close, Ryan! Headstock came out very nice.

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Old 10-22-2018, 07:30 AM
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Thanks Ken! We have been very pleased with how the guitar has been coming together. The body is off at the finishing spa for a couple weeks, but I have a couple of pictures to share while it’s gone.

Here’s a little set John was curious about. I doubt that there’s anything that novel here, but we don’t usually take pictures of the steps of our neck fitting/preparation.

First we take the angle of where the neck would join the bound body.




Then, I cut the reciprocal angle in the heel of the neck. I set the chop saw to the correct angle by taking many small test cuts to make sure the angle is just right. When it is, I’ll cut down to my line slowly so my neck (with its pinned on fretboard) sits just where I want them to.




Once I have set the angle just right, I put in the inserts to hold the bolts. I start by making sure the heel face is exactly perpendicular to level.




Then I use the bubble level in the drill to make sure the bit is level. I use the laminations in the neck to sight down to keep me going straight. (All this corresponds to the previous work done drilling the bolt holes in the body)




I screw the bolts into the slightly undersized holes, and once installed, I secure them with super glue. I can use the bolt driver shaft to make sure I’m putting them in exactly perpendicular to the face.




Finally, I relieve the heel (not pictured) with a router set to about 1/16”. This leaves just a border of wood that will fit against the body. I then fit the truss rod into its channel. Glue on the fretboard and we’ve finished the job.



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Old 10-25-2018, 10:38 AM
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Following right along...

Here’s a shot of Steve cleaning up the edges of the neck shaft with a spokeshave.




And then fine tuning the heel with a scraper.




Then before we start the finishing process for the body, we fit the neck angle.




Once done, we like to look at the ensemble as we have it so far.




And a 3/4 shot.




She’s coming together nicely! Thanks for watching.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:45 AM
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Is that one of John's t-shirts? It's pretty cool.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:58 AM
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That is coming together nicely. Good looking guitar guys.

And I might add that is a decent shirt you're wearing.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:08 AM
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That is coming together nicely. Good looking guitar guys.

And I might add that is a decent shirt you're wearing.
Yes, a happy plug for the Eastern branch of the company.
Thanks for the kind word about this guitar!

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Old 10-25-2018, 04:40 PM
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Sitting in my room in Woodstock. Anticipation is high. Wish both East and West Kinnaird were going to be here. I'll be thinking about you folks.

That is a mighty fine looking little guitar. Betcha the sound is going to really resonate.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:13 PM
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Sitting in my room in Woodstock. Anticipation is high. Wish both East and West Kinnaird were going to be here. I'll be thinking about you folks.

That is a mighty fine looking little guitar. Betcha the sound is going to really resonate.
Thanks Dennis! Yes, I wish we were there as well. See if you can grab a piece of pie for me. Hopefully, we'll make the next one.

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Old 10-25-2018, 08:26 PM
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What a stunning set of black & white ebony! Going to enjoy following this one and I predict at least a couple of other folks will want to start Kinnaird builds based on this.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:08 AM
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Wow guy's, another home run. I cant wait to see that back and sides under finish, it will be stunning
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:56 PM
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This is absolutely my favourite Kinnaird guitar so far...right up my alley!
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:15 PM
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Very cool guitar, you guys--very classy!

Looking forward to the finish and the soundclips...
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:27 PM
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What a stunning set of black & white ebony! Going to enjoy following this one and I predict at least a couple of other folks will want to start Kinnaird builds based on this.
Eddie, I hope you are as accurate in your prediction as you are kind in your thoughts. Many thanks!

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Wow guy's, another home run. I cant wait to see that back and sides under finish, it will be stunning
Thank you Dave, and just wait till you see what's around the corner!

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This is absolutely my favourite Kinnaird guitar so far...right up my alley!
Thank you Damian, that's especially rewarding as I love Scottish alleys.

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Very cool guitar, you guys--very classy!
Looking forward to the finish and the soundclips...
Thanks Nemoman. It's been a rewarding collaboration working with Jeff.
He has some very tasteful ideas.

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Old 10-28-2018, 09:48 PM
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Thanks Nemoman. It's been a rewarding collaboration working with Jeff.
He has some very tasteful ideas.

Steve[/QUOTE]

This has been quite an experience...seriously, though, Steve and Ryan have kept me on track from a design perspective...I keep drifting to the dark side (since I love sinker redwood/AB), and have to be reminded that the BWebony is the showcase element here...I have really wanted to keep this 'traditional' if that's a real thing...and classy if that's possible...so Steve and Ryan are keeping me on track...I feel like one of the luckiest people in the world to have these two build this guitar for me, and much quicker than I had thought possible...I'm honored to say the least...thanks guys!
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Old 10-29-2018, 08:16 AM
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Jeff,
I think it’s pretty clear that we’re the lucky ones here. This has been a great build. Thanks for the opportunity to make such a fun instrument.
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