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Old 11-03-2021, 08:38 PM
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Default S. Kinnaird - Cedar/Honduran Rosewood 000-12

Earlier this year we were contacted by a friend, past client and sometimes AGFer (all one person) about building a new instrument for them. The tonal goals were to have darkness and warmth while still having enough clarity to not be muddled. Through some back and forth we agreed on trying a 000-12 body shape with a cutaway made out of Honduran Rosewood and topped with some Western Red Cedar.

The time has now come for the build to commence, and we thought we would share the build progress with you. Thereís a cutaway and a soundport, but beyond those, the guitar will have simple appointments - a standard 3 ring silvery green abalone rosette, Indian Rosewood binding and a traditional inlay pattern.

Laying out the top:




Gluing on the back center seam reinforcement:




Bending the sides:





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I'm a recent huge fan of that shape...particularly when it comes out of Nacogdoches...can't wait to hear it with Dalbergia back and sides!
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Thanks John!

Continuing on, here’s shot of the rosette installed.




The fairly traditional bracing plan laid out on the top including the reminder that this guitar gets a 2 5/16” bridge spacing.




And all those pesky back braces pinned down.




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I would think those wood choices would have a very good chance of delivering the requested tonal spectrum!
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Is that black MOP in the rosette?
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NICE!!! I agree with blackkeys and Tom Bsox

Totally killer shape and woods too.

This will be fun. Iím in.

Letís rock

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Is that black MOP in the rosette?
No Vance, itís some very silvery green abalone though they both have a similar look. Mysterious.
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Thanks Tom and Paul for the agreement. We like how itís coming together too.
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Looks like a sweet guitar coming down the pike--thanks for sharing it!

Beautiful top and nice sapwood on that back--Wow!
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It looks to be promising of a sweet guitar! I might even get the opportunity to play it someday......
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It looks to be promising of a sweet guitar! I might even get the opportunity to play it someday......
Oh Oh, I have a feeling I might know where this is going to end up????

Hey Jim, been a while! You missed a great time, but I think you know that already.
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Looking great so far guys. That wood combination is hard to beat.
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Great woods and it’s really looking good.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words! Iím glad you might get to swing by and play it Jim. We need the Kinnaird excitement in the northwoods stay high.

Hereís some shots of the rim assembly.

Gluing the end blocks in.




Clamping on the top lining.




Putting the back curvature into the lining.




Sides ready for side braces.



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Looking schweeet guys!
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