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Old 02-17-2021, 10:42 AM
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Glad you love it, Paul! This is one I'd love to see in person some day!
Hey John/Blackkeys36, Thanks again for getting the videos up here!!!

I changed one word in the quote to, MY best guitar ever. The world is full of spectacular instruments and wonderful builders. And YAY for that!!!

I hope you can come visit next time you are In SD! You will LOVE these JKs

Cheers

Paul
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Old 02-17-2021, 01:54 PM
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Congratulations Paul! What a beautiful sounding and looking guitar. John Kinnaird's work is spectacular!

I look forward to you posting a video showcasing this beauty in the near future.
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:34 PM
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Thanks Godfather!!! You have followed along on this entire thread, and I do appreciate your good vibes a LOT

Sent John an email just now that I edited just slightly for here:

Hey John

Just want you to know! This AWESOME INSTRUMENT has knocked my socks off.
Played it on and off all day. With and without my thumb and finger picks. Unbelievably rich and fat, both loud with the picks, and at low volume with bare flesh and occasional nails!!! Sheesh

And it is stunningly beautiful. AND By far the most comfortable guitar ever.

Perfectly balanced. If I did not want to stand, I would skip a strap at times...

The Custom neck carve we dialed in is now the best ever. Of any guitar I have EVER played. We are COOKIN' with gas.

Copying this to put up on AGF.

You RULE

I am almost worthy. Hahaha. Thank you for your artistry, skill, dedication and good humor!

Send your pics for Phebe while she is upright! She will be 101 on 7/26/21. Get those paintings while you can!!!


Be Smart, Stay Well, Have FUN
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R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
R.Wilson Weissy
A few choice 90s Taylors
budget electrics, and reso
Still Too many, but
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:18 PM
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Smile New strings...

I FINALLY changed the strings on this BEAST today. The big E (which I always tune to D) finally was going dead. Since I have had no gigs I have no worries about broken strings at gigs! Hahaha

Off with the dAddarios and on with my preferred Elixir HD PB Lights. Woohoo she woke up roaring.

Also used a tiny dab of Tim McKnights Fretboard spa goo... it took a bit to sink in but I massaged it with finger tips and warmed gently with a hair dryer and it soaked in great in about four hours and now feels and looks even more luxurious...

Thanks John!

Salud

Paul
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R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
R.Wilson Weissy
A few choice 90s Taylors
budget electrics, and reso
Still Too many, but
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:24 AM
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I FINALLY changed the strings on this BEAST today. The big E (which I always tune to D) finally was going dead. Since I have had no gigs I have no worries about broken strings at gigs! Hahaha

Off with the dAddarios and on with my preferred Elixir HD PB Lights. Woohoo she woke up roaring.

Also used a tiny dab of Tim McKnights Fretboard spa goo... it took a bit to sink in but I massaged it with finger tips and warmed gently with a hair dryer and it soaked in great in about four hours and now feels and looks even more luxurious...

Thanks John!

Salud

Paul
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Beautiful instrument. I watched the video and I think I heard Al refer to the b/s as ABW but the first page calls this reclaimed Brazilian with the orange streaking giving it some unique to braz characteristic. Either way it sounded deep and warm. Love the bass response!
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:20 AM
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Beautiful instrument. I watched the video and I think I heard Al refer to the b/s as ABW but the first page calls this reclaimed Brazilian with the orange streaking giving it some unique to braz characteristic. Either way it sounded deep and warm. Love the bass response!
Yes, Al P was misled by the very old and almost black Brazilian. The golden streaks really show in the sunlight! And the African Kiatt bindings and bevels compliment it perfectly, IMNSHO. The whole thing is super pretty, and super comfortable too!

The bass is stupendous yet the whole axe is still superbly balanced. Both the trebles and mids are nice and FAT.

She goes to my tech Pat Quinn today for one of his super duper BIG flamenco style clear, thin, and super hard pick guards. They do a great job of protecting the top and I can not hear a difference in tone with the four he has done for me so far.

Play on and tune up often

Paul
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R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
R.Wilson Weissy
A few choice 90s Taylors
budget electrics, and reso
Still Too many, but
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"
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Old 04-09-2021, 10:54 AM
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105?

Fire?

Good grief you guys need to move east.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:26 AM
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Smile We remain fortunate

Weather is swell here, thank goodness

Apparently the future has arrived with wack weather all over the place.

Everyone stay safe and tune up often

Paul
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R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
R.Wilson Weissy
A few choice 90s Taylors
budget electrics, and reso
Still Too many, but
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"
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