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NGD - Korina V

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by pfddi, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. pfddi

    pfddi Silver Supporting Member

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    Here's another "set" of guitars from the builder.
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  2. skronker

    skronker 2010/2013/2015 S.C. Champions Gold Supporting Member

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    what a lovely menage a trois!
     
  3. RoneB

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    What a beautiful guitar, congratulations man. Enjoy !
     
  4. paintguy

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    Came out great! Congrats!
     
  5. DevRock

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    May I ask how the guitar was stained? Did he stain it a particular color first and then clear, or shoot a tinted clear? What exact color/tint did he use?

    My next V is going to be something similar, with more modern touches, but want the same color.
     
  6. pfddi

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    He said that he used a "vintage yellow" dye from StewMac. He applied several thin layers until he got the color he wanted and then added the nitrocellulose lacquer. The wood had a nice natural color, but it wasn't that "vintage" look. He also said that it is a very long lacquering process to fill the pores in the Korina because there is no filler available for Korina.
     
  7. DevRock

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    Thank you! I'll try that. I think there's an epoxy filler that can be used. They sell it at LMII. It's called Z-Poxy. I'm going to try it.
     
  8. pfddi

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    The postman came bearing gifts today. After a longer than usual stint at customs, the guitar has arrived. I've only spent about 10 minutes playing to make sure it was all right... well maybe 15. The guitar has a very pleasant sound that is unique to it. I played it through my Ekblad head and 2x12 cabinet on clean and then gain1 and 2. Excellent sustain on all channels. Action is very good and very low. The frets (stainless steel) have been rolled so you can run your hand up and down with a tight grip and it is smooth everywhere. Can't say it's a lot of fun to play sitting down, but it turns into a different guitar once you have a strap on it and stand up. And the weight is heavenly at 6.7 pounds. I'm going to take it down and let Lance Keltner play it and maybe get a video made. I will post it when it becomes available.

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  9. JiMB

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    That’s a beauty!
     
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    It ticks all the right boxes. Congratulations.
     
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    Good Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Imperial_Tone All things with a Maple Cap

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    Damn that looks killer. Might have to get my act together and start a fund to get my own Korina build together.
     
  14. pfddi

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    It's really a bit different to play than the "normal" guitars. I find that I'm sliding my hand up too high on the neck and missing the frets compared with all my other guitars, so that has been a little eye opener! Not having the body there to act as a "stop" or distance measure is taking some time to get used to. But now after a few hours of play, I'm really enjoying the guitar. It really has a distinct tone that sets it apart from the others. And who doesn't like a six and a half pound guitar!!
     
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    Vees definitely take a little getting used to, but it's well worth it!

    Love mine.
     
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    Dude, that’s amazing!
     
  17. pfddi

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    Don't know what happened to the image above with the 3 guitars in it. Here's the V at rest in the "playing room" The last picture are the tools that were used to make the V.

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    I can't wait to play the thing!
     
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    pfddi Silver Supporting Member

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    Here it is - Lance's video of the V:
     
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