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Old 07-01-2019, 11:14 AM
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Smile Steve Kinnaird FS. 12 fret cut. Down to $5250!

Ladies and Gentlemen

NOW OFFERING 3 DAY RETURN PRIVILEGES FOR AGF MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING.

If returned, (which I seriously doubt will happen) it must be in same great condition and packed in same super careful manner.
As is normal Return shipper pays ALL actual shipping BOTH ways.
I will keep it insured on my Heritage Account but ask that you insure with USPS for $200 so they have skin in the game... camouflage is good! Haha
Once I get it back and inspect it I will gladly refund entire purchase price less the shipping and any PP fees remaining. Not trying to make anything on the shipping, etc! Just want to break even.

Now down to $5250, shipped, tracked, insured, and will split fees if used

Was $5495. Originally asked $5950

Reasonable offers considered

No trades on this one, please.

May I present
Very Special Lovely Old Redwood/East Indiian Rosewood
Steve Kinnaird FS model:
12 fret cutaway
Lovely Old Redwood/EIR
Completely Bound in Macassar Ebony.
Macassar Ebony bridge.
Black Ebony fretboard with "Mystic Martin pattern" Abalone inlay.
Beautiful Green Abalone rosette and top purfling.
Sound port enhances tone and volume for player and audience both.
Teardrop clear pickguard to protect the Redwood top.
Strap button on neck heel from Kinnaird.
Chrome Gotoh 510 tuners with Ebony buttons. Smooth as silk...
Now sports Super hard Jescar EVO gold color frets! $450 upgrade.

This specs at $7350. It listed at $6,650 before the fret job.

This beautiful guitar has that great Steve Kinnaird tone, gorgeous woods, with a very easy to play neck. With the redwood top, it has warm, round tone, yet clear and present as well. This sounds great when played as a solo instrument, and also plays well with others! It’s a sensitive finger style instrument, but also works wonderfully with a flat pick, can be driven hard, and accompanies voices very well. An all around fabulous guitar! I wish I could afford to keep it!

I just got this back from my friend and Tech, Pat Quinn, who did a very minor fretboard level and installed Jescar EVO super hard gold color frets. A $450 upgrade!

Full disclosure: we found some tiny finish checks running parallel with the volute. Pat is sure it received a bit of a jolt in shipping at some point.
There is NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. And no checks elsewhere on the guitar.
Pat wicked some super thin CA Glue under the checks and gave it a good buffing. They were hard to spot before and are now very difficult to see from almost any angle.
I took about 20 pics and only got a couple that show them. But they are there.
Most folks would never notice, and Beth, Pat and I all overlooked them repeatedly, but this crowd? Hahaha...

Pat also gave the entire axe a nice buffing and it shows only the slightest signs of having been played. No other repairs ever done or needed.
No pickup, ever.
Action and neck angle are perfect.
Plenty of Saddle

Pat has worked for the last ten years as a Senior Tech at Taylor Repair in El Cajon. And before that for 10 years doing repairs at San Diego's famous and now closed (and missed!) Blue Guitar where he worked on just about every possible kind of guitar! He also has a home shop and works on his own for private clients.
His setups and fret work are world class. This plays perfectly and sounds wonderful.

Dimensions:
1.75" at the beautiful bone Nut
2.25" string spacing at the compensated bone Saddle
25.4" scale length
Low profile Slim C shape neck with a bit less meat at the shoulders.
15 5/8" lower bout,
19 3/4" body length,
4 3/8" depth at Butt
3 1/2" depth at neck heel
39" total length

This was a spec instrument, exhibited at Woodstock and Santa Barbara in 2016. It was reviewed most favorably by many of the folks who played it there. Some of you may remember it! Apparently it came very close to selling repeatedly...

Comes in it's original Six latch Cedar Creek case, in excellent plus condition!
This case has the most comfortable handle I have ever used. Nice touch.

From Stephen Kinnaird - "Our fingerstyle model. This instrument is the result of a collaboration with guitarist Bob Tucker. Bob wanted a guitar that would do it all: one that would not break up when driven hard, yet respond readily to the lightest touch. We stretched a 000-shaped body, and paired that with a 12-fret neck. The result was so successful the FS has been offered ever since. It easily made its way into the regular lineup."

BTW, Steve Kinnaird and his build partner Ryan are AGF sponsors and fantastic builders as well as lovely gentlemen!!!

I received recently this in a trade with AGF member bmh1 (Beth) who needed a smaller guitar due to a shoulder injury. She took home John Kinnaird's #99.

I got this knowing I would need to sell it. So up it goes before I get too attached! Sigh.

Here is the former listing from Steve Kinnaird:

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=445459

As always, I will ship USPS third day Priority, insured on my Heritage account and swaddled like fine china. Boxed and padded for interstellar travel and Adult signature required.

Most happy to answer any questions

619-445-1189 if you care to talk. 9-9 PDT please.

Play on gang and have FUN

Paul



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Old 07-01-2019, 11:36 AM
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3 John Kinnaird Customs +1 incoming
R.T 2c 12 fret custom
3 90s Taylors
Too many more...
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"

FOR SALE: Steve Kinnaird FS. 12 fret cut.
FOR SALE: 2001 SCGC Bob Brozeman PROFESSIONAL Baritone Killer Koa Near Mint
FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:41 AM
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Smile Please pardon my reflections

This one is very shiny! Pardon reflections.

Awesome thin hard finish by Tony, the finish wizard!


It appears there is a flaw at the side of the 12th fret. That is a reflection. I was attempting to show the boss fretwork and low action...

If you look super close perhaps you can make out the checks at the neck heel. Again, there is NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE!

This one is FINE

Paul
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FOR SALE: 2001 SCGC Bob Brozeman PROFESSIONAL Baritone Killer Koa Near Mint
FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:09 AM
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This is a wonderful instrument! Steve and Ryan build great guitars and this one is special. Wonderful tone and very easy to play.

It was very hard one to let this one go to Paul, but my right shoulder does much better with smaller lower bouts at this point in my life. And I am enjoying playing his John Kinnaird, which is smaller. The 15 5/8" lower bout on this one isn't that large, but it's over the point of comfort for my shoulder.

This was was a joy in my life! GLWTS Paul!! You could just keep it in your stable for me to visit now and then

beth
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:45 AM
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This guitar checks a lot of boxes for me:

1. 12 fret cutaway- check
2. Nice wood combination - check
3. Excellent condition - check
4. Proven forum member on the selling side-Double check
5. The instrument the product of one of my very favorite builders - Double check.

Someone needs to treat themselves for the 4th!
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:20 PM
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I also played this guitar and helped unite this with Beth. I would only have done so if I was 100% sure of the tone and playability. I am sorry her shoulder does not love the guitar. Steve Kinnaird builds a wonderful instrument and I would be very surprised if anyone would be disappointed in this purchase, plus the redwood is beautiful in person as well.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:05 AM
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Smile July 4 Bump!

Thank you Frank!
I really appreciate your kind comments.
One more box checked for me. Soundport! I am a believer.
If you play and sing you may well find your vocals come quite a bit easier when you can hear the guitar better. It improves the sound for the audience as well.

And thank you Tom. This one was very difficult for Beth to let go. Your help and guidance was really wonderful for her! Fortunately, Beth has her beautiful new Ben Wilborn Lioness to console her in her loss.

And thanks again for the best guitar party ever! Glad to hear B.I.G. will happen again next year.

Let's talk. If you are on the fence, you will be very pleased I am sure!

Everybody have a wonderful Fourth of July and be careful with the fireworks! The folks here abouts need all their fingers, and their ears working properly too...

Cheers

Paul
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3 John Kinnaird Customs +1 incoming
R.T 2c 12 fret custom
3 90s Taylors
Too many more...
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"

FOR SALE: Steve Kinnaird FS. 12 fret cut.
FOR SALE: 2001 SCGC Bob Brozeman PROFESSIONAL Baritone Killer Koa Near Mint
FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550

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Old 07-04-2019, 10:47 AM
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Happy 4th of July!

Paul knows guitars.
Trust him when he says that this a winner.

personally, I have owned two Stephen Kinnaird guitars. They were both excellent guitars in every way. Every guitar that leaves out of his shop is not only a custom work of art but an incredible musical instrument.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:03 AM
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Smile Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan for the kind words and right on assessment of SK and Ryan's work!

2 gigs yesterday and two more today. ( NOT ON THIS, WHICH I HAVE NEVER GIGGED.)
Including a party last night and my fave roadhouse gig this evening! Not bad for an old guy... hahahahahahaha

Someone will LOVE this

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3 John Kinnaird Customs +1 incoming
R.T 2c 12 fret custom
3 90s Taylors
Too many more...
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"

FOR SALE: Steve Kinnaird FS. 12 fret cut.
FOR SALE: 2001 SCGC Bob Brozeman PROFESSIONAL Baritone Killer Koa Near Mint
FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550

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Old 07-10-2019, 03:37 AM
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Want to talk?

619 four four five 1189 PDT 9-9 or so...

You will not regret this one!

Paul
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3 John Kinnaird Customs +1 incoming
R.T 2c 12 fret custom
3 90s Taylors
Too many more...
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"

FOR SALE: Steve Kinnaird FS. 12 fret cut.
FOR SALE: 2001 SCGC Bob Brozeman PROFESSIONAL Baritone Killer Koa Near Mint
FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550
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Wow Paul. I am surprised this lovely guitar has not sold yet. Steve Kinnaird builds incredible guitars. This is one heck of a deal.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:39 PM
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JD you would LOVE this one. Let's catch up on the phone soon.

Thanks Godfather!

It is a MIGHTY NICE axe!!!

A fine weekend to all...

Paul
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3 John Kinnaird Customs +1 incoming
R.T 2c 12 fret custom
3 90s Taylors
Too many more...
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"

FOR SALE: Steve Kinnaird FS. 12 fret cut.
FOR SALE: 2001 SCGC Bob Brozeman PROFESSIONAL Baritone Killer Koa Near Mint
FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:20 AM
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PRICE DROP TO $5495! And:


Now offering 3 day Return Privilege For AGFers in good standing.
I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THIS IS COMING BACK!!!!

As usual:
Must be in the same beautiful condition.
Must be returned in the same OCD packaging and swaddling, and tuned down to C, etc.
Return Sender pays ALL actual shipping in both directions.
I will leave it insured on my Heritage Account until acceptance or return and MY inspection. This will save some insurance moolah!
But I ask Return shipper to insure with USPS for $200.
Then USPS has skin in the game, and camouflage is good!
Upon inspection I will gladly refund the purchase price less ALL shipping and any remaining PP fees.
I just want to break even on shipping. Not trying to make any money on Returns!

And now loosing money on the sale as well... welcome to the club, huh???

Sure I am loosing money on each sale, but I will make it up in VOLUME! Hahahaha

Cheers

Paul
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3 John Kinnaird Customs +1 incoming
R.T 2c 12 fret custom
3 90s Taylors
Too many more...
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"

FOR SALE: Steve Kinnaird FS. 12 fret cut.
FOR SALE: 2001 SCGC Bob Brozeman PROFESSIONAL Baritone Killer Koa Near Mint
FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:26 PM
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My, what a nice hunk o wood. I haven’t played this one, but I have bought and traded several other instruments with Paul. I can tell you that you can feel confident in his description. Paul has all his instruments professionally inspected and set up by the best luthier around. Should you decide to follow his sage council and buy this guitar, you won’t be disappointed. I never have been.
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