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Old 10-30-2018, 09:17 AM
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Here’s some looks at the inlay work.

Here Steve is carefully sawing out the 12th fret inlay from a mother of pearl blank.




And then the whole composition.




Head to the routing stone.




A look at what’s left behind.




And the overall peghead. This is a modified torch that Jeff designed from an existing pattern that we’ve used before. Just subtle changes, but enough to make it personal.




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I continue to marvel at the amount of patience and the level of craftsmanship you guys have.

That headstock inlay and 12th fret are fantastic--great job!
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That looks fantastic, my next Kinnaird is going to have to have that torch if Jeff will allow me permission to copy it. It looks fantastic
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Old 10-30-2018, 11:29 AM
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I continue to marvel at the amount of patience and the level of craftsmanship you guys have.
That headstock inlay and 12th fret are fantastic--great job!
Mercy, what kind words--thanks so much!

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That looks fantastic, my next Kinnaird is going to have to have that torch if Jeff will allow me permission to copy it. It looks fantastic
..."my next Kinnaird"...now that is music to my ears!
And thanks for the nice comment--much appreciated!
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Old 10-30-2018, 11:50 AM
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Very nice job on the torch. Lovely design and wonderful execution..right, awesome.
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Great job on the torch inlay! Looks spectacular!
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:04 AM
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Stunning guitar, and some serious craftsmanship. Very enjoyable seeing it come together
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:37 PM
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Very nice job on the torch. Lovely design and wonderful execution..right, awesome.
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Great job on the torch inlay! Looks spectacular!
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Stunning guitar, and some serious craftsmanship. Very enjoyable seeing it come together
Thank you all for the very kind words. It's been a lot of fun so far, and Jeff has been fantastic to work with. My only regret is not buying 4 or 5 more sets of this beautiful ebony. Ah well...

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Old 11-03-2018, 02:16 PM
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Some more neck shots while the finish is being applied.

Laying out a K for the back of the headstock.




Covered up in glue.




All shined up.




And a Gold EVO fretted neck. This will match the to be revealed tuners!



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Old 11-07-2018, 12:20 PM
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Some final neck shots before lacquer:

A little scraper work.




Using a contour gauge to check how the shape is progressing.




And then a little color to help the neck match the body.




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Beautiful color on that neck! Gorgeous!
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It is definitely growing on me...I have always read with a bit of amusement when people are waiting (and seeing!) their guitars being built and the anxious feelings fueled by the awesome craftmanship and beauty of the creation are unfolding...well, I feel it now!!
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Spectacular!!
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Beautiful color on that neck! Gorgeous!
Thank you, Tom! Very encouraging fo' sho'.

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It is definitely growing on me...I have always read with a bit of amusement when people are waiting (and seeing!) their guitars being built and the anxious feelings fueled by the awesome craftmanship and beauty of the creation are unfolding...well, I feel it now!!
Is it similar to a drum roll? Albeit a very loooong one? I'm glad it's growing on you. That is the drum roll for the luthier!

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Spectacular!!
Very kind of you, thanks!
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Holy smokes! You guys continue to make such BEAUTIFUL guitars. And they sound awesome too!!! Haha

Way to go.

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