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Old 11-09-2017, 09:41 AM
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I think France is my territory, but I will let that go until our next corporate meeting...



I have said this before, but if your friend ever wants to sell that guitar, I want to be first on that list!!!!


I will remember that and as for France: you may NEED to take it over..the 'placement' there has resulted in ZERO sales! I am about to be fired I think!
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:36 PM
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Mike, That's gonna be a beauty! Can't wait to see it finished...
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:48 AM
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Mike, That's gonna be a beauty! Can't wait to see it finished...
Thank you Tony. I wanted to come to Woodstock to see YOU and to see your stuff but it just didn't work out for me this time. I heard that your guitars were splendid...as expected .

When I thought about "waves" in my last post...here's the picture that came to mind...

I don't plan to put my feet into this guitar, but I do anticipate the possibilities of playing it in this setting

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Thanks Mike! I definitely agree about the "setting"...Nice.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:35 PM
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Holy Moly that is super beautiful Bubinga...

If JK was not at work on my new big Maple/Cedar bad boy I would be jealous!

This will be fun to watch! Go boys go!

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beautiful guitar and the tone on the link was also.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:33 PM
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Holy Moly that is super beautiful Bubinga...

If JK was not at work on my new big Maple/Cedar bad boy I would be jealous!

This will be fun to watch! Go boys go!

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Thanks Paul! I'm pretty darned excited about this build!! Now...If my memory serves me right, it seems you may have another on the bench now or very soon...yes?
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Yes, Mike

You are correct, sir! John is working on my new flamed maple/Cedar big bad boy!

Man, are we hooked on building with John or what ?

I always enjoy your build threads!

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Progress....one of my favorite words . These pictures aren't gonna cause anyone's eyes to pop out because they simply show the build in progress. John says these pics are part of the "ugly stage". Personally, they would be ugly if I was the builder, but I think he's proven again and again that he has that "touch" that brings old hunks of wood into beautiful creations.






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Here's an update from John. He was telling me about why he is so fond of laminated linings. Although they take longer to build, he thinks they are essential to making a great guitar. If he decides to chime in, he can add the detail that I probably couldn't communicate properly anyway.

Until then, here is a picture he sent of the linings getting ready to be installed.

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Mike...Whats up? There is no bracing on the back.
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Mike...Whats up? There is no bracing on the back.
Wow, good eyes! ...and just when I thought nobody would notice!

So, Ok we'll "fess up"....we're going for a slightly different design and look here...call it the Kinnaird Air guitar ha!
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Here's an update from John. He was telling me about why he is so fond of laminated linings. Although they take longer to build, he thinks they are essential to making a great guitar. If he decides to chime in, he can add the detail that I probably couldn't communicate properly anyway.

Until then, here is a picture he sent of the linings getting ready to be installed.

Dying to hear about the benefits of laminated linings!
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:47 AM
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Dying to hear about the benefits of laminated linings!
Thanks for the question. This same question came up on another of John's build threads.

In case you missed it, here is John's explanation:

"Almost every luthier has found a system that works for them. Bruce uses tantalones and Bogdanovich states in his book that he got a better sound when he abandoned tantalones and went with solid linings. The first book I ever read on the subject of guitar making was called Guitar Making and it was written by Art Overholtzer. He uses tantalones and won a prestigious guitar making award. Are there any commonalities in all these makers or are linings a non issue and differences an effect of other factors.

My personal experience is that the sound of my guitars has improved since I began using solid linings but I do not think it is due to the lining per se but rather due to the fact that i do not require the back or the top to exert any control on the shape of the sides. In fact when I glue on the back and top the guitar is no longer in the mold. I share that building technique with Bruce and Art overholtzer who flat stated that the worse sounding guitars he made were made using an outside mold.

So, not to get too pedantic, I use the laminated linings to maintain the shape of the guitar so that I can work with it "in the air" (to quote a luthier we all admire) when fastening top and back. There are other techniques. Laminated sides, and even reversed kerfing to a degree all will add rigidity and solidify the shape of the sides. Whatever the method you know you're good if the sides don't spring out of shape when they are removed from the mold.
Thats my take. Opinions may vary."
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I built a set of sides where I used a kerfed lining and the regular process of doing a double side gluing the inner to the outer layer I glued the second layer to the inside of the lining. So a boxed construction. It was so stiff I could stand on it. The thing that concerned me on building that way is future side repairs might be harder. Might revisit it yet.
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