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Old 08-01-2015, 03:26 PM
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I once rode on this ferry from Picton (South Island) to Wellington, NZ (North Island). It was a magnificent machine able to safely cross the ocean strait with tons of people and cargo aboard. Dependable, strong and true and buoyant. For all these characteristics I don't mind being called a ferry.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:26 PM
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Schweet soundport! You are gonna love lookin' at that while you play.

The excitement level really starts to elevate when the box is closed. All those sugarplum fairies dancing and all!
Thank you again kind sir. I am really getting excited to hold this one. I hope all of the sugarplum fairies have not left it by the time I get it, maybe they can help me play better so I deserve this guitar!!!

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I love the commitment to a theme
Thank you John...the build you have going now is every bit as wonderful especially that shadow rosette. That is just great.

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I agree, everything compliments each other ever-so nicely. I like how it looks so old-worldly elegant, yet modern. Beautiful!



Those same sugarplum fairies seem to know how to dial in the sound too. I am exited for Tom to experience what it's like owning a Kinnaird. I LOVE mine...

Did I just call Steve and Ryan fairies???
Don't worry, I am sure they have been called worse.

I really like your description of "old-worldly elegant, yet modern. Beautiful!" That is a perfect description, better than anything I have come up with!

Now the sound, thank you for that as well. I am glad you like yours so much. That means a lot as it looks like you have a very nice collection of wonderful guitars. I too can't wait to get this in my hands and drop the E and play that big open D and let the bass ring!!!!
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:27 PM
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First pic:

Ryan doing a little jig getting the rims to the proper contour to accept the top:



Next, Label applied!!!!



AND, TOP GLUED and CLAMPS applied!!!! WE HAVE A BOX, a beautiful elegant box, but a BOX!!! Look at that rosette!!!



Thanks, it is an exciting part of the build. Nice to see that BRW from the inside also, shows a lot of nice color variation, just as I like it!!!

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Old 08-04-2015, 11:47 AM
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Definitely some fine lookin' BRW. Sure looking forward to seeing your purfling/binding choices on this beauty.
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Thank you Cigar fan....what happy campers we will be shortly!!!

More work today: Fret board and bindings on the fb...

The first pic is Steve re-radiusing the fret board after the koa bindings were installed.



Next is after the fret board was bound and sanded, it was laid on the body to see how she looked. The flourish on the end will mimic the same on the headstock, an option I asked for long ago when I first saw it on one of Steve's guitars. I am sure getting that curly Koa to make the bends on the flourish was not too easy! The top has also been cut to the right size...


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Old 08-04-2015, 09:11 PM
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Absolutely stunning Tom!
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:15 AM
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This is really nice, to see the guitar being built as it's happening!
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Wow, the mirrored flourishes on headstock / fingerboard are such a tasteful touch. This is looking great, Tom.
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That's really nice! It all goes together so well
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Love the end of the fretboard. Really separates the guitar from others. Nice choice Tom and executed very well.
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Veddy, veddy nice! Love the rosewood and the soundport!
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Thanks for the kind words folks. Give Tom the credit: every time we feel like slacking, he cracks the whip and keeps us running true.

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Yes, thank you everyone for the great comments, this is really coming together to be something special I think....and Yes, crack the whip, like what are you doing posting and not working!!!!!

Speaking of working, here are some shots that are not too glamorous, but I insist that Steve send me pics to prove they are working...

The first is Steve using a jig to route out for the end wedge and the next is the wedge being glued into place with a couple of straps to hold it in, and the last is Ryan bending some koa for the bindings....








THANKS EVERYONE.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:47 PM
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Here is what the end graft wedge looks like after being glued and cleaned up. BTW, notice how well the grain matched up on that side set!!!


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Old 08-08-2015, 01:16 PM
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After the end wedge it was time to router the top for the purflings and bindings. Now I don't know about any of you, but that job would scare the crap out of me...taking a router to that top. Everytime I use a router I start and end with a series of chips!!!!!! Steve seemed to handle it well though!!!



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