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Old 08-05-2011, 06:10 AM
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Default S'more Hog & Sonic Sitka for Healdsburg

Looks like good ole' mahogany is going to be quite popular this year at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival guitar show and for good reason. Its a proven and wonderful tone wood. So here is our contribution to the mix and the specs are as follows:

LowLander body, which is our interpretation of an elongated 12 fret OOO
Beeswing & Fiddleback Honduras Mahogany (with sapwood) back and "Double Sides"
25.4" Scale length, 12 fret, Madagascar Ebony fingerboard & peg head
Sonic Sitka Project bearclaw top
Brazilian RW pyramid bridge
Brazilian RW bindings
Honduras Hog rosette
Luckenbooth side sound port
French Polished applied shellac satin finish top







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Old 08-05-2011, 06:42 AM
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That's some sweet Hog! I really love this shape. It'd be the perfect kick back on the couch and play guitar.

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 08-05-2011, 07:09 AM
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Tim,
Great looking OOO. Your other Healdsburg guitars have the 'elegant' look, but I'm drawn to this one; more tradtional look but with killer wood sets and modern features. What are the body dimensions on this model?
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:07 AM
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Wow, how pretty is that?
Healdsburg really IS going to be inspiring.

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Nice job Tim ... it looks really nice.

How did you like the Sonic Sitka? Follow-up to that, did you do more than one as I seem to remember you having some for Newport? My Sonic Sitka ended up in NYC.

Anyway, nice work, I look forward to seeing it, your others and of course you and Mary in less than a week.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:23 AM
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Tim,
Great looking OOO. Your other Healdsburg guitars have the 'elegant' look, but I'm drawn to this one; more tradtional look but with killer wood sets and modern features. What are the body dimensions on this model?
Hi Chuck,
Its a very versatile body size and shape. Equally at home on the couch or jamming with a house full of dreds. Here are the specs off of our site:

http://mcknightguitars.com/models.html

Upper bout - 11.25"
Waist - 9.625"
Lower bout - 15.375"
Overall body length - 20.25"
Depth at tail block - 4.625"
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:28 AM
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Nice job Tim ... it looks really nice.

How did you like the Sonic Sitka?
Hi John,
The Sonic Sitka was some good wood to work with and I was fortunate to be able to cherry pick these sets from Dennis' private stash that he was saving back It has the typical Sitka properties; warm, responsive, lots of headroom, etc... + it has some very cool bearclaw figure unlike the standard bearclaw that I have come to expect. It was more of a color variation in the wood rather than concentrated grain wiggle that you commonly see in Sitka bearclaw figure.

Travel safe and we will see you in a week.
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My I still do love Mahogany! Great looking guitar Tim. It has a beautiful classic look, clean and elegant. Great job.
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Tim

very nice!

i have a 000 and find as you mentioned, it will fit in anywhere, whether on the couch or in a crowd of dreads, and hold its own. A great shape for a guitar, and your aesthetic sense on this one is excellent.

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Looking good, Tim. I think I may have a sister set to that mahogany on my David Taylor parlor. It's awesome wood.

See you next week!

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Looking good, Tim. I think I may have a sister set to that mahogany on my David Taylor parlor. It's awesome wood.

See you next week!

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Hi Danny,
Agreed, it is some awesome sounding Hog. Its quite possible you may have a sister set because David and I likely share the same wood vendor. See you in a few days.
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This guitar is more about simple elegance which is simply elegant.

Tim's not a fan of slotted peg heads. I had to promise that I won't request this style often.

But, but, but, Honey, this one needed that look.
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It sure looks "right" on this guitar, Mary! Can't wait...

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