Pay attention to the headstock decal with Kenoosis written in Greek alphabet. The decal was made by Olavi "Olli" Ikonen of CIDecals in Finlad. Very good customer service, highly recommended! Check him out HERE
I made this one for my own use. But you know how it goes. If somebody is willing to hit 5000€ on the counter, I will sell it with just a hint of regret.
Here's two videos with the guitar in action.
Kenoosis #12# in detailModel: 000/H size deep body guitar, 13 frets-to-the-body neck.
Top: Lutz Spruce with partial bear claw and tight grain.
Top bracing: Adirondack spruce.
Back and sides: Figured Ovankol. Back is double x-braced with European spruce.
Binding & bevel: Flamed Maple with black-white trim.
Top inlay & Rosette: ZipFlex Paua Abalone 1.6 mm with black-white trim.
Neck material: 7 piece sandwich with Spanish Cedar, white and black Maple veneer and Walnut.
Headstock veneer: Madagascar Rosewood & Koa with black-white sandwich.
Back of headstock: Bookmatched Koa.
Heel cap: Koa with black-white sandwich.
Neck reinforcement: 2-way truss rod and carbon fibre bars.
Fretboard: Ebony bound in maple with 4mm abalone dots. Brass mosaic pin with Spectrolite eye (a true Finnish gem) at the 12th fret.
Fretwire: Ewo Gold medium.
Bridge: Pyramid style ebony.
Bridge pins: black bone with brass/abalone inlay.
Nut and saddle: bone.
Scale length: 645mm.
Nut width: 45mm.
Pickup: BGM Electronics Elevation System.
Tuning machines: Engraved brass Waverly 3-on-a-plate with Snakewood buttons.
Pickguard: black OM style
Strings: Martin Vintage light
Finish: French polishing (Hard Shellac), Tru Oil on the neck.
Comfort & Ergonomy: Manzer wedge, armrest bevel, toneport
|Very comfortable to play ear&eye candy.|
|When I get the time, I'll shave the bridge a few mm lower.|
I like the black buffalo horn pins on ebony!
|X-bracing of the back|
|The tone port adds nice dimension to the sound - especially|
for the guitarist. Black and white trimming shows through
the hole for a careful beholder.
The thicker treble side. Manzer wedge
keeps the internal volume of the soundbox
about the same. It's just easier to hold.
|Volume and tone of the Elevation System can be adjusted through the|
sound hole. The hot glue bed is not very pretty. Luckily nobody sees it but
very short elves in the audience, standing right next to player's feet.
|Spectrolite is pretty black, but flashes magic blue|
when light hits in a right angle.
|Nice silking on the top grain.|
|Walnut centre brings stiffness, mass and looks |
to the extremely light Spanish Cedar neck.
|000 13th fretter. Player and keeper.|
|My fist ever pearl inlayed top. Martin's 42-style.|
ZipFlex is very handy and easy to use material.
|4mm abalone dots as usual. |
Ebony fingerboard is bound with flamed maple
and black-white purfling.
|13-fret architecture brings the bridge nearer to the ideal |
spot on top (compared to 14th fret model), yet giving a bit better
access to the upper frets (compared to 12th fret).
I doesn't hurt the eyes either, does it?
|The body depth is closer to Gibson Nick|
Lucas model than a Martin 000 or OM
|This angle shows the comfort features|
nicely. My right hand shoulder joint is
|Back and sides set was a cheapish (40-50€) |
add-in to cut the shipping cost of a previous build.
Aaron Hix provided me with both this set and
a stunning Cocobolo I used for Jouni's guitar.
|I prefer my neck natural with no tints.|
Let the wood show it's beauty! Nice satin finish
comes from the combination of
Tru Oil and 0000 steel wool.
|Compact package, balanced sound.|
|In the headstock veneer I combined |
Madagascar Rosewood and Koa.
Just to see how it turns out.
Turned out it turned out nicely...
A sheet of black and white veneer
were sandwiched in between.
Well, just because I wanted...
|I just love the shape of the good old |
|...which the Waverly 3-on-a-plate-expensive-like-h*** |
tuning machines compliment nicely
|Flashlight brings up the "wet" figure. Tonewise Ovankol|
is relatively close to Indian Rosewood.
But as non-porous wood, much faster to finish!
|The heel stack.|
|Heel cap is Koa-black-white-flamed Sapele.|