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cigarfan
04-06-2014, 01:59 AM
Been playing the uke now for just over a year during which time I have been able to sample four sizes (soprano, concert, tenor and baritone) and have acquired at least one of each. There is one that stands out as best to my ears (timbre and tone) and that is my John S. Kinnard Series 3 Tenor built last fall. I have to say the build is exquisite as well and the attention to detail is beyond compare. That sounds like a sales pitch but I have no other affiliation with KinnardUkes.com other than I purchased this uke and I love it.

I have commissioned another build with John. This time a Series 3 Concert. I plan to share the build with you guys. I sure hope you enjoy the journey as much as I will. You can find the thread here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94739-Building-a-Kinnard-Concert-Ukulele).

Sequoia Redwood top
Cocobolo back and sides
Mahogany neck
Abalone and radial Cocobolo rosette
Flamed Maple binding (body/neck/headstock)
Abalone purfling (top/back/headstock/backstrip)
Striped Rosewood fretboard, bridge and headplate
13 frets to the body
Paddle Headstock with All Black Gotoh UPT tuners

iDavid
04-06-2014, 02:03 AM
Can't wait to see it. I am afraid Kinnard ukes may just be like potato chips. I am already contemplating a soprano or baritone and my tenor isn't quite done yet.

Doc_J
04-06-2014, 02:21 AM
Been playing the uke now for just over a year during which time I have been able to sample four sizes (soprano, concert, tenor and baritone) and have acquired at least one of each. There is one that stands out as best to my ears (timbre and tone) and that is my John S. Kinnard Series 3 Tenor built last fall. I have to say the build is exquisite as well and the attention to detail is beyond compare. That sounds like a sales pitch but I have no other affiliation with KinnardUkes.com other than I purchased this uke and I love it.

I have commissioned another build with John. This time a Series 3 Concert. I plan to share the build with you guys. I sure hope you enjoy the journey as much as I will. You can find the thread here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94739-Building-a-Kinnard-Concert-Ukulele).

Sequoia Redwood top
Cocobolo back and sides
Mahogany neck
Abalone and radial Cocobolo rosette
Flamed Maple binding (body/neck/headstock)
Abalone purfling (top/back/headstock/backstrip)
Striped Rosewood fretboard, bridge and headplate
13 frets to the body
Paddle Headstock with All Black Gotoh UPT tuners

I really like the wood selection. The cocobolo that John has is outstanding.

Ukulele Eddie
04-06-2014, 02:33 AM
I'm sure it will be gorgeous and I couldn't agree more on your props to John. You're picking some of my favorite woods, too, so I'm both stoked for you and filled with envy! ;-)

cigarfan
04-12-2014, 03:50 AM
Thanks guys. I can't wait to hear this wood combo myself.

Some new pics this week can be found here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94739-Building-a-Kinnard-Concert-Ukulele&p=1507937#post1507937).

DownUpDave
04-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Thanks for sharing your Kinnard build with us. Absolutely beautiful wood combo. I will be very interested to see what you think the sound of the concert with those woods sound like

cigarfan
04-18-2014, 01:05 AM
Well DownUpDave, I should be able to give you something to listen to in a couple months.

New pics from this week. (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94739-Building-a-Kinnard-Concert-Ukulele&p=1510681#post1510681)

cigarfan
04-23-2014, 03:13 PM
Pics this week don't reveal much but I am liking what I can see. (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94739-Building-a-Kinnard-Concert-Ukulele&p=1513467#post1513467)

mm stan
04-23-2014, 04:09 PM
thank you for sharing, wow it looks amazing :)

cigarfan
04-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Thanks big guy! It's really taking shape.

This week's picks are awesome! (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94739-Building-a-Kinnard-Concert-Ukulele&p=1516125#post1516125)

Finish will be sprayed this week.

cigarfan
04-29-2014, 11:35 AM
First pics under finish! (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94739-Building-a-Kinnard-Concert-Ukulele&p=1516604#post1516604)

Wow!

cigarfan
05-12-2014, 02:31 AM
Last photos from the shop and the glamor shots. (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94739-Building-a-Kinnard-Concert-Ukulele&p=1522622#post1522622)

I'll include a soundclip in my NUD post.

Ukejenny
05-12-2014, 03:21 AM
Whew, I'm speechless...and breathless! I cannot wait to hear it! Congratulations.