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Thread: New Build Thread: John S. Kinnard Sycamore/Torrified Sitka Cutaway Tenor

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    Default New Build Thread: John S. Kinnard Sycamore/Torrified Sitka Cutaway Tenor

    A few months back I saw photos of a sycamore tenor that John had built and I had to have one like it. Here are the first photos.

    Mitch
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    Congratulations Mitch, John's instruments are truly awesome
    All the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camsuke View Post
    Congratulations Mitch, John's instruments are truly awesome
    I agree, I have had a walnut concert for a while and love it!

    Mitch

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    Sweet! I have the spruce/sycamore that was exhibited at UGH last year (link below). It is the tenor I play most often. There is something very unique about its upper register clarity, yet also having overall balance and warmth.

    https://www.theukulelesite.com/kinna...ead-tenor.html

    I'm also a big fan of torrefied spruce tops. Yours will be KILLER!
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    Congratulations, that Sycamore looks sick! I'm sure this wood combo will work great together.
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    Fantastic looking start to what will be an awesome instrument. I really like the unique appearance of sycamore, I had an all sycamore Mya Moe tenor.
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    Very nice Mitch! That sycamore is gorgeous!

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    That one is going to be a stunner Mitch. I love the figure on that Sycamore. Almost looks like some spalting.

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    That back is really quite fascinating. Please continue to share the journey of this build with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_J View Post
    Very nice Mitch! That sycamore is gorgeous!

    Thanks Hodge. As I said, I was smitten by the sycamore and couldn't resist. I'll post more photos as soon as Kevin sends them.

    Mitch

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