Spec
Description
  • Instrument: OM and Auditorium

  • Brand: Kinnaird

  • Model: OM

  • Finish: Natural

  • SKU: GF6443-A

  • Handedness: Right

  • Made In Year: 2023

  • Top: Adirondack Spruce

  • Back and Sides: Macassar Ebony

  • Tuners: Waverly

  • Nut, Saddle, Pins: Bone

  • Frets to Body: 14

  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"

  • Lower Bout: 15-1/4"

  • Waist: 9-1/4"

  • Depth: 4-3/4"

  • Length: 19-1/4"

  • Case: Hardshell

Kinnaird Guitars are handcrafted by John Kinnaird in Swannanoa, NC. With a dual career (he's also a teacher!) that spans 40 years, the self-taught luthier evolved his own distinct style, taking familiar models and giving them a more modern, West Coast-inspired tone, feel, and aesthetic. He often utilizes more boutique tonewoods and incorporates imaginative inlays to make each one unique. Brother to fellow luthier Stephen Kinnaird, we were delighted to meet him at the 2023 Artisan Guitar Show where we got to chat and try his guitars in person. We're proud to feature them here on CVE!

John Kinnaird builds many of his OMs with a deeper body, giving them a slightly fuller, perhaps darker sound than you might expect before strumming. We love ebony as an alternative to rosewood, and the combination on this OM of Adirondack spruce and Macassar ebony lends it a dark, sustaining voice. But it still retains more warmth than we sometimes hear from ebonies. It has an immediate response and easy playing feel, making it especially well-suited to fingerstyle. The slim C neck has a softer finish and rounded fret edges for left hand ease. To complete it, John added a delightful hunting dog and birds inlay, with abalone purfling and rosette. Ships in a hardshell case.

This guitar is currently located with the luthier in North Carolina, USA. Shipping times will vary by buyer location.

Kinnaird OM 2023, Macassar Ebony & Adirondack Spruce

$6,675

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    Description

    Kinnaird Guitars are handcrafted by John Kinnaird in Swannanoa, NC. With a dual career (he's also a teacher!) that spans 40 years, the self-taught luthier evolved his own distinct style, taking familiar models and giving them a more modern, West Coast-inspired tone, feel, and aesthetic. He often utilizes more boutique tonewoods and incorporates imaginative inlays to make each one unique. Brother to fellow luthier Stephen Kinnaird, we were delighted to meet him at the 2023 Artisan Guitar Show where we got to chat and try his guitars in person. We're proud to feature them here on CVE!

    John Kinnaird builds many of his OMs with a deeper body, giving them a slightly fuller, perhaps darker sound than you might expect before strumming. We love ebony as an alternative to rosewood, and the combination on this OM of Adirondack spruce and Macassar ebony lends it a dark, sustaining voice. But it still retains more warmth than we sometimes hear from ebonies. It has an immediate response and easy playing feel, making it especially well-suited to fingerstyle. The slim C neck has a softer finish and rounded fret edges for left hand ease. To complete it, John added a delightful hunting dog and birds inlay, with abalone purfling and rosette. Ships in a hardshell case.

    This guitar is currently located with the luthier in North Carolina, USA. Shipping times will vary by buyer location.

    Spec
    • Instrument: OM and Auditorium

    • Brand: Kinnaird

    • Model: OM

    • Finish: Natural

    • SKU: GF6443-A

    • Handedness: Right

    • Made In Year: 2023

    • Top: Adirondack Spruce

    • Back and Sides: Macassar Ebony

    • Tuners: Waverly

    • Nut, Saddle, Pins: Bone

    • Frets to Body: 14

    • Scale Length: 25-1/2"

    • Lower Bout: 15-1/4"

    • Waist: 9-1/4"

    • Depth: 4-3/4"

    • Length: 19-1/4"

    • Case: Hardshell

Seller Info

I’ve been building guitars for over 40 years. During this time I have avoided a formal education in guitar making which I now consider fortunate since I have been able to evolve, unhindered by the limitations of formal constraints, a style of construction and philosophy of tone which is unique and distinct. I have had mentors along the way. A visit to the shop of J. Rhyne in Atlanta in the early 70’s gave me the eye opening experience of seeing guitars being made by individual workers in a custom shop. Never before had I even considered that guitar making could be an art form that transcended what was produced in guitar factories. Of course I was hooked on the idea of making instruments and set out on what has been a life long endeavor.

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