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McKinneyMike

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795 days ago

Here is an acoustic guitar one of my customers is working on. He sent me this photo the other day to let me know how it was coming along. He has told me that he hopes to drop by the shop after it is completed so that I can get a few finished photos before he ships it to his customer. The wood is quarter sawn fiddle back Black Walnut from Oregon. Looks like another masterpiece from him. Click the photo for a better look.

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber http://www.mckinneyhardwoods.com -McKinney, TX


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 795 days ago

The walnut is beautiful. Some of the best figure in walnut I have seen.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 795 days ago

That’s just beautiful!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 795 days ago

Very Nice guitar with some great looking wood. I never seem to find any walnut like that around where I live.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 795 days ago

Wow love the figure you customers doing a great job,they sure know how to select wood.

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McKinneyMike

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#5 posted 795 days ago

Greg don’t feel bad about not seeing anything like it. In 12 years of business I had never had anything like it either. Rare and beautiful. Jonathan Razo is an artisan to say the least. The entire tree was of this quality and it was huge. It produced over 800 BF of lumber all very beautiful. Almost all gone now. Hope it is not another 12 years til I find another load like this.

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber http://www.mckinneyhardwoods.com -McKinney, TX

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Joseph Jossem

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#6 posted 795 days ago

amazing wood looks like the koa here.

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rejo55

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#7 posted 794 days ago

WOW!! That thing is beautimous! Looks a whole bunch better’n my buddy’s Taylor Koa.
Have a good’un
Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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Philip

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#8 posted 764 days ago

Agreed, nice figure on that Walnut. Wow.

Philip

-- Philip, Minnesota, www.langguitars.com

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 764 days ago

I’m looking forward to seeing the whole thing. Please post more photos when you get them!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Kent Shepherd

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#10 posted 763 days ago

Love it!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Bertha

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#11 posted 763 days ago

The match is incredible. It almost looks like a face peering out. Walnut’s probably my favorite wood, so you KNOW I liked this one:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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KenBee

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#12 posted 762 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!!!

I am just now getting into guitar building and repair and as such have put my box and clock making projects on hold for an indeterminate period of time. My son has been buying guitars left and right for the last couple of months with most of them in need of repair to some degree. He doesn’t do woodworking so he volunteered my services to make the repairs and also build wall hangers for them. He in turn has bought me a couple of kits and a genuine Fender Strat guitar in need of repair to do with as I please, keep as my own or sell when completed. I also bought a few patterns with the intent to make cutting and routing templates to sell and/or make a guitar from scratch using some of the highly figured Maple, QS White Oak and Walnut I have on hand and retain the natural look of the wood grain. I don’t play so most if not all will be sold once completed and tested for playability and sound quality.

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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McKinneyMike

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#13 posted 760 days ago

Here are some photos of the finished guitar.

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber http://www.mckinneyhardwoods.com -McKinney, TX

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