KnightroExpress

Knightro Guitars 2017

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17 hours ago, KnightroExpress said:

Problem: bound edges aren't terribly comfortable on the forearm. 

One of the biggest points against binding in my book. In fact, I'm not a fan of sharp edges at any point on the guitar where you normally have a reason to touch it...

SR

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Completely insane suggestion, however if the binding somehow followed the boundary line between the Maple and Mahogany....I just thought of how I could do that....

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6 hours ago, pan_kara said:

LOL I literally just had an idea today of doing exactly this on some future build - solving the problem of bound body with a thin top being uncomfortable on the forearm by carving through the binding and just having it disappear for that section of the outline.

I thought I was being original, but now it I ever do it, it will be another thing to put on my list "and now I'll do what I saw Knightro do in the past" . oh well

:D

I know I've seen at least a few other people do the cut-through-binding trick, so I definitely won't claim to have invented it! It does feel pretty nice though. 

4 hours ago, Prostheta said:

Completely insane suggestion, however if the binding somehow followed the boundary line between the Maple and Mahogany....I just thought of how I could do that....

Like a bent top with bent binding? 

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20 minutes ago, KnightroExpress said:

Like a bent top with bent binding? 

I think he means the line that you've created by cutting through - running the binding through there instead of having it vanish

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Exactly. Probably an idea lost on most people, and probably one that doesn't even look good. But still, a challenge is always a challenge.

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Ahh, I see! It'd be interesting to experiment with, at the very least.

Sapele/maple 7 sanded....

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And oiled!

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That oil shoor makes it purdy.

On 3/22/2017 at 3:17 PM, pan_kara said:

I think he means the line that you've created by cutting through

I think I've seen something like that on some high end Taylor acoustics. And I remember several years back an Aussie named Chad (@Chops something, I believe) made a couple of teles with bound forearm comfort cuts.

SR

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That's a beautifully clean curve in the cutaway and the oil really brings it to life. Lovely work!

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That's a beauty. I love that forearm cut. Works just great!

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Thanks guys! This seven should be done in a week or two, just waiting for the paint on the headstock.

In the meantime, I just got started on a gnarly new commission: the Exploder! This is a multiscale 8 in curly limba, neck is deeply dark purple katalox.

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Those are some nice orderly working processes you have down now Andrew. I dig that a lot.

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Very nice work. That's an awful lot of end grain to sand though! :D

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Posted (edited)

I recognize this build... 

Epic awesome sauce!  should be a real looker!  I'm a 100% sucker for limba....

Edited by Jdogg

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