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« Reply #100 on: June 10, 2013, 08:41:15 PM »

Very cool concept.  I hope it turns out awesome!
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« Reply #101 on: June 10, 2013, 10:06:29 PM »

Turned out beautiful.   nice guitar  Hope it plays like it looks.  Congrats! 
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« Reply #102 on: June 13, 2013, 08:46:36 PM »

It sounds and feels just wonderful to my big hands.  Here is Chris Kenney's latest blog summary on it.  Thanks to all who followed this build and for all the thoughtful comments along the way!

 nice guitar
http://acornhouseworkshop.com/gallery-pages/wood-for-music/small-jumbo-acoustic-guitar-tinman-heart/
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« Reply #103 on: June 13, 2013, 09:04:47 PM »

   Pleased it all worked out for you Tinman. The guitar looks great.
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« Reply #104 on: June 13, 2013, 09:14:00 PM »

 +1  here's to many years of sharing music, in good health
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« Reply #105 on: June 14, 2013, 01:34:53 AM »

You AND the Tinman have a whole new life together. Congratulations!!!
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« Reply #106 on: June 14, 2013, 02:09:21 AM »

Congrats, Ross! A miracle of healing AND patience! Now we need some sound clips....
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« Reply #107 on: June 14, 2013, 02:46:17 AM »

 nice guitar, really, really  nice guitar.  Two  years is a long time.  It was good that you had excellent communication and photos along the way.  Visually, it turned out great!  How do you like the sound port?

Congrates!
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« Reply #108 on: June 14, 2013, 04:03:30 AM »

Just played it and passed it around at our weekly outdoor's jam around a campfire.  Sound port was sorta new to some folks; they thought at first it was to hold a spit cup!

It sounds great to my ears - still a bit tight with the Italian Spruce but lots of promise.  Sustain is very good and it has symmetrical X bracing like Larrivees, so the tone is balanced.  I think the thing I like best is the wide and deep neck; it really fills my big hand and I don't "arch" my palm when fretting barre chords.  Probably feels like a 2 X 4 to most folks, but I figure it's the first time I know what a normal neck feels like to normal mitts!

I've never attempted sound clips, so maybe I can lean on some of you for tips.  Best I've got is a Tascam recorder which creates HUGE files, and a Snowball USB mike....

Having fun with it and going to the McJam tomorrow for more!
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« Reply #109 on: June 17, 2013, 09:47:35 PM »

First open mic with the "Heart Guitar".....she plays better than I!

 nice guitar
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« Reply #110 on: June 17, 2013, 09:57:33 PM »

  What song(s) did you play?
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« Reply #111 on: June 17, 2013, 10:28:59 PM »

Beautiful guitar. I saw it up close and in person over the weekend.
And Ross is the nicest guy you could ever want to meet. It was a pleasure to spend time, share a meal and some music with him and his wife, Mikki.
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« Reply #112 on: June 17, 2013, 10:32:31 PM »

  What song(s) did you play?

"While You Were Sleeping" - "This Old Bag of Bones" - "Eamon" -
"Playing Right Field" - "China" by Tim Grimm - "Halfway Home Café"


Plus a bunch of play/sing-alongs.....good times!  
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« Reply #113 on: June 17, 2013, 10:34:07 PM »

Beautiful guitar. I saw it up close and in person over the weekend.
And Ross is the nicest guy you could ever want to meet. It was a pleasure to spend time, share a meal and some music with him and his wife, Mikki.

I wish we could assemble more than annually, Mark - who else can I count on to put 'rabbit-ears' behind my head in group photos?     
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Rainsong H-DR1100N2
McKnight Mini-Mac V; Madagascar + Italian double top
John Helton Custom OM; Honduran Mahogany Burl
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« Reply #114 on: June 17, 2013, 11:13:09 PM »

I wish we could assemble more than annually, Mark - who else can I count on to put 'rabbit-ears' behind my head in group photos?     
Oh man. That is ancient history, Ross.  You got to bring that up?  blush
Way back in... 2012, wasn't it?
I'm way too dignified for hi-jinx like that these days.
I'm older now. I use sun screen, and dress in layers.
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« Reply #115 on: June 17, 2013, 11:27:24 PM »

It will be entertaining to see what observations will be made here regarding your dignity, Mark!    :humou
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Rainsong H-DR1100N2
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John Helton Custom OM; Honduran Mahogany Burl
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« Reply #116 on: June 17, 2013, 11:46:59 PM »

Hey Ross,
Pull my finger here, Buddy. 
 
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« Reply #117 on: July 02, 2013, 05:11:31 PM »

I wish we could assemble more than annually, Mark - who else can I count on to put 'rabbit-ears' behind my head in group photos?    
ahem...  whistling
breaking news: Pot Calls Kettle Black
Does Mikki know about this, Ross?
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« Reply #118 on: July 02, 2013, 06:25:56 PM »

ahem...  whistling
breaking news: Pot Calls Kettle Black
Does Mikki know about this, Ross?


Are you kidding?  I'll post it on Facebook and see if she checks in!  Perhaps I won't live long enough to make the next group photo..... whistling
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Acorn House Custom by Chris Kenney:Tinman "Heart   Guitar" SJ; Osage Orange; Master Grade Italian Spruce; Inlay by Jimi Wingert   :D
Rainsong H-DR1100N2
McKnight Mini-Mac V; Madagascar + Italian double top
John Helton Custom OM; Honduran Mahogany Burl
Seagull Parlor in Nashville high tuning
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