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Old 09-23-2023, 03:54 PM
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Kevin, that koa is pretty mesmerizing! Canít wait to see it glowing under finish.
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Old 09-26-2023, 06:27 PM
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Default Binding, binding, and more binding!

This Koa continues to impress!
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Old 09-27-2023, 03:09 PM
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Kevin, that koa is pretty mesmerizing! Canít wait to see it glowing under finish.
Hey Mike, thanks!

I think this this guitar is going to be pretty special once the finish is complete.

Thanks for checking it out!
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:38 AM
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Looking great guys. The binding process ... fun, fun fun. Love the bound headstock too. Awesome jobs guys
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Old 09-29-2023, 03:07 PM
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Default Getting closer to finish...

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Looking great guys. The binding process ... fun, fun fun. Love the bound headstock too. Awesome jobs guys
Hey John--it was great meeting you at BIG. Thanks for checking this one out!

Steve and Ryan just about have all the woodworking done on this FS and are hoping to ship it out for finishing early next week.

Then the waiting begins...Yikes!

A few more pics for now...
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Old 09-30-2023, 01:32 PM
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Default Bevelicious!

Bravo to Steve--the arm bevel is finished!
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Old 10-03-2023, 11:14 AM
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Default Final sanding...

Steve and Ryan have just about got this puppy ready to go to finish!

Steve assures me that there are tonal advantages to the color alternation of clamps when gluing down the fretboard. We shall see, but either way, as he noted, "It's certainly festive"!

The final sanding is being performed as this thread prepares to go dark for awhile...
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Old 10-03-2023, 03:24 PM
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My goodness, that's a beaut!
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Old 10-04-2023, 08:07 AM
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Looks great, let me be the first to offer my sympathy on the upcoming 6-8 weeks of painful waiting!
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Old 10-08-2023, 03:59 PM
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Default All for awhile...

Thanks, Dennis and Tom--and thanks for the painful wait time reminder!

A couple of final shots as we bid goodbye to this FS for awhile.

I love the shot of the back--it highlights how we wanted the look of the backstrip continuing past the heel cap and running up the neck to the peghead. Very cool!

All for now until I have something more to report--thanks for following along...
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Old 10-14-2023, 11:53 AM
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Default The "K"

While the FS is out for finishing, Steve and Ryan are getting the neck ready to go.

I elected to have the "K" logo placed on the backstrap to preserve the appearance of the stunning Koa front plate. Here's a shot with the "K" inlay in place...
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Old 10-18-2023, 03:02 PM
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Default Don't fret...

...it's just another small update from Kinnaird West!
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Old 10-19-2023, 09:28 AM
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That faceplate on the headstock is an amazing piece of wood!
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My goodness! What a BEAUTIFUL guitar

Congrats to all concerned

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Old 10-30-2023, 09:22 AM
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Default The wait continues...

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My goodness! What a BEAUTIFUL guitar

Congrats to all concerned

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Thanks, Tom and Paul!

Work continues inhouse on the neck...
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