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Old 01-05-2018, 07:38 AM
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This is going to be fun to watch.....glad you are back in the saddle....
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Oh, Rodger. Rodger, Rodger, Rodger.

A beautiful guitar, and certainly a magnificent-sounding guitar to be. But have you thought this through clearly? I mean, really: My experience is that if you play a McKnight guitar enough times, you can't let go (see: Bullock, McKnight Cigar). I fear your grandson will never gain this guitar, after you "breaking it in" for a few years.

On the other hand, and just sayin': You know what happens when Grandpa says, "You can have my Lamborghini in a few years, when you're old enough to drive." If Grandson knows where the keys are kept....
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Looking forward to watching this one come together. Happy New Year to all!
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Hot dog Rodger! This looks to be fantastic geetar! Nice BRW, and Tim says the best he's ever had ... Wow!

Tell you what ... I'll let you play my Kinnaird OMDB if you let me strum your McKnight at the McJam. Deal??
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Oh, Rodger. Rodger, Rodger, Rodger.

A beautiful guitar, and certainly a magnificent-sounding guitar to be. But have you thought this through clearly? I mean, really: My experience is that if you play a McKnight guitar enough times, you can't let go (see: Bullock, McKnight Cigar). I fear your grandson will never gain this guitar, after you "breaking it in" for a few years.

On the other hand, and just sayin': You know what happens when Grandpa says, "You can have my Lamborghini in a few years, when you're old enough to drive." If Grandson knows where the keys are kept....
Good point Kurt! he's started playing, but has to keep at it to get the guitar. Time will tell. I have to kick off sometime (I suppose).
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Hot dog Rodger! This looks to be fantastic geetar! Nice BRW, and Tim says the best he's ever had ... Wow!

Tell you what ... I'll let you play my Kinnaird OMDB if you let me strum your McKnight at the McJam. Deal??
It's a deal Dennis!!
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Mary sent more pics! Thanks Mary! Work got in the way of posting these earlier...

Little known fact... Tim was formerly in Morral Ballet Company. Check out his pirouette here!



Tim was right about the jaw dropping experience of tone tapping and checking out the Braz RW's looks. I didn't think the straight-grained stuff was still available. I feel incredibly fortunate that Tim had this available.



More pics!!













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BRW chocolatey goodness right there!

The Adi looks mighty sweet as well...

Looking forward to this one!
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What a present for a grandson! Hopefully he will appreciate just what a generous gift this Is...
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Good point Kurt! he's started playing, but has to keep at it to get the guitar. Time will tell. I have to kick off sometime (I suppose).
Ah, you have a plan! I knew there had to be some method in your madness. That brown wood looks simply amazing! What a guitar this is going to be -- and what a wonderful legacy you are creating. Kudos to you, Rodger (and methinks you have many, many, many good years ahead of you yet!).
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The rosette!







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Inside purling...



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Neck block weight comparison between McKnight and Martin...

McKnight neck block:



Martin neck block:

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Martin using green wood now?
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Wow! The difference in neck block weight is incredible! Yikes!
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Great looking stuff there! And yes, that neck block weight...wow!! Most of us mere non-builder folks never even think about that detail. Thanks for sharing!
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