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Koa 00 12 Fret

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I got this kit from John Hall at Blues Creek. Built it this winter in the wood shop and on my trailer patio in an rv park in Harlingen, Tx. 8 or 9 thin coats of Tru-Oil, some level sanding every two or three coats, and a little steelwooling. It has a nice semi-gloss look. Strung it up today and it sounds very good. When the sound improves with playing, it will be just what I want in sound for fingerpicking and blues.

Mar 04, 10 | 10:01 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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That turned out really nice. Great job, nice finish too.


Mar 04, 10 | 12:28 pm

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Very nice! How does the koa top sound compared to spruce or redwood?

Mar 04, 10 | 12:44 pm

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This wood had to become this guitar! And you did a geat job. Have fun playing.

The OOO I made 3 years ago is one of my favourite ones. Don't these little ones sound balanced and full of harmonics? They are underrated for sure.


Mar 05, 10 | 4:11 am
Ken C

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How appropriate for a Texan guitar to have a single star on the headstock! That is a fine looking guitar. Congrats! I have similar desires to someday build a small body in all Koa.

Enjoy it!


Mar 05, 10 | 4:38 pm

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Sounds more mellow than a spruce top. More like mahogany.

Mar 06, 10 | 8:22 am

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It's beautiful Dan, love the color and size great job!

Mar 06, 10 | 9:27 am
Ken Hundley

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Beautiful guitar! I love the figure in the back!

Mar 06, 10 | 11:06 am

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