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Old 05-05-2017, 03:26 AM
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You know, I see the beauty, but now I feel like I am looking at sound...I feel like I can hear this one already and I KNOW you will NOT be disappointed!!!
Oh Tom, that sounds marvelous (pun intented)!

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Ahhh yes--the Star Wars guitar:

May the Fourth be with you...
Pretty funny! Thanks Kevin.

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So....Dennis, I think you should do some sort of live, online broadcast of your beautiful new piece of functional art, from a visual walk around to the first strum through the first few songs. Heck, I bet folks would pay to see and hear the unveiling, I would.

I Kinnairdly wait to seeing the finished product. This is by far the most beautiful guitar build I have ever seen.
Very nice of you to say Michael! I don't think a streaming broadcast would do very well (too many mistakes live) but I will put something up on YouTube for this one.

I love it! "I Kinnairdly wait to seeing the finished product." Hope you don't mind if I abuse that one some myself.

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Wow! Now that is some high praise. We're very happy you like what you see. Dennis has been a great customer to build for. He's had a clear vision of what he wanted the whole time. Not necessarily every detail, but when presented design options, he could state clearly how he wanted to move forward. He knew from the beginning that he wanted color in the instrument. As luthiers, we know how hard it is to balance an appropriate color palette for an instrument, but Dennis could see where he wanted to go. This has been a great partnership, and his vision deserves some praise.

Also, great use of Kinnairdly - a great southern word. Our second reunion t-shirts designed by our patron saint read, "Kinnairdly live without 'em!" While it's a little on the nose for a marketing campaign, we try to live up to the sentiment.

Thanks for following along.
You Texas guys deserve the high praise ... but now you're just making me blush, Ryan!

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That rosette is so beautiful! Wow!
Thanks Mau! Glad you like it.

That rosette is the product of much back and forth! I really enjoyed the interaction. Steve and Ryan can be downright hilarious at times!
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:15 AM
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Thanks all for the kind remarks.
And yes, the Fourth is strong with this one.

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Wow beautiful ! I'm impressed by all the craftsmanship I've seen over the last year or so here ! Amazing ! Eould love to hear this guitar in action
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Artful, ingenious and downright beautiful work fellas!!

A very nice collaboration indeed! Can't wait to see more.
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:01 AM
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Thanks all for the kind remarks.
And yes, the Fourth is strong with this one.

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Steve, I have to say, I agree with the sentiment here. You Kinnaird guys are knocking it out of the park here. Thanks for all you do!

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Wow beautiful ! I'm impressed by all the craftsmanship I've seen over the last year or so here ! Amazing ! Would love to hear this guitar in action
Thanks for joining us Riakstonic! Appreciate the kind words. I heard from TomB'sox and he is loving the tone of his new Kinnaird DB OM. I'm kind of anxious to hear this puppy myself!

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Artful, ingenious and downright beautiful work fellas!!

A very nice collaboration indeed! Can't wait to see more.
Thanks nootis! Glad to have you following along. Lot's of interesting thing still in store on this one!
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Here the sides are sanded and prepared for routing next week. I imagine Ryan got quite the shot of aromatic cinnamony goodness while doing this job.



Here is the first glimpse of the box. Love the shape of the Kinnaird florentine cutaway. And the unique way the rosette fits in with the overall look. "Kinnairdly wait" (haha) to see it under finish.

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Steve, I have to say, I agree with the sentiment here. You Kinnaird guys are knocking it out of the park here. Thanks for all you do!
Thanks mucho for that, Dennis. We tapped and rapped on the closed box yesterday and were impressed with the loud "report".

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This is a stunning guitar Dennis - you're going to be a real happy man.

How do you keep yourself occupied and control your anticipation of moment you finally get this in your hands, string it up and listen to this new creation?
Is it sometimes difficult to sleep at night?

I'm thinking maybe one of those little flourishes on the heel cap - - -
(thought about maybe a matching license plate holder for your car?)
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:23 PM
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This is a stunning guitar Dennis - you're going to be a real happy man.

How do you keep yourself occupied and control your anticipation of moment you finally get this in your hands, string it up and listen to this new creation?
Is it sometimes difficult to sleep at night?

I'm thinking maybe one of those little flourishes on the heel cap - - -
(thought about maybe a matching license plate holder for your car?)
Appreciate your checking in Nic! Have to say, I'm pretty excited about this guitar. Sleeping hasn't been a problem but I do get the feeling of butterflies when I think of playing this little sweetheart!

Awesome pictures! Thank you Ryan!

Today we start with routing the top for the purfling and binding.



After cleaning up the channels, Steve draws out the bevel limits. Love the way the rosette looks in the background.



Then after rasping the bevel in at 45 degrees, a little sanding to smooth the cut.



There is no easy way except to hand file the top purfling channel.



And at the lower side of the bevel, Steve hand files the binding channel as well.



Space for the end wedge is routed out. The wedge is installed first in preparation for mitering with the Ebony binding material.



Gluing in the Ebony wedge with band clamps.



And here the end wedge is installed and ready to be mitered into the binding.



Really coming along!
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True craftsmen! If I were responsible for any of these intricate operations, I would soil myself in fear of making a mistake.
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There are so many cool things to watch during a build, but even though I did not get a bevel on my latest Kinnaird, I think watching the way they do theirs is one of my favorite parts of the build. They start out with this huge rasp to start the contour and end up with a finger nail file, I mean really....

It is really starting to get pretty now Dennis. I am loving it.

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Beautiful. Really want to try a Kinnaird some day.
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Beautiful. Really want to try a Kinnaird some day.
You really should, it is good for the soul!
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Beautiful. Really want to try a Kinnaird some day.
And thanks, ukejon, come to the Woodstock show in October and you can do just that.

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True craftsmen! If I were responsible for any of these intricate operations, I would soil myself in fear of making a mistake.
They are indeed true craftsmen! It has always astounded me to look at such perfect fit and finish and realize so much of that is accomplished freehand!

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There are so many cool things to watch during a build, but even though I did not get a bevel on my latest Kinnaird, I think watching the way they do theirs is one of my favorite parts of the build. They start out with this huge rasp to start the contour and end up with a finger nail file, I mean really....

It is really starting to get pretty now Dennis. I am loving it. T
I'm getting giddy now!!!!!

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Beautiful. Really want to try a Kinnaird some day.
Turn about is fair play ... you got me started on Hatcher!

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Thanks for the supportive comments, guys!

And thanks, ukejon, come to the Woodstock show in October and you can do just that.

Steve
So I guess that means I won't be visiting your shop in October! But maybe run into you at Woodstock?

Every part is expertly honed to accept the binding and purfling. Wonder who will draw the short straw on top purfling next week!



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