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Kinkade Guitars

GUEST,Raggytash 11 Jul 05 - 09:53 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 11 Jul 05 - 10:09 AM
Skipjack K8 11 Jul 05 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,Richard Bridge with no cookie 11 Jul 05 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,Raggytash 12 Jul 05 - 09:31 AM
Richard Bridge 12 Jul 05 - 09:41 AM
Raggytash 12 Jul 05 - 01:01 PM
12string growler 12 Jul 05 - 02:27 PM
Mooh 12 Jul 05 - 10:08 PM
GUEST,wilko 18 Aug 11 - 02:02 PM
alex s 18 Aug 11 - 07:28 PM
Raggytash 23 Aug 11 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,Peachy 24 Aug 11 - 08:03 AM
GUEST,Peachy 24 Aug 11 - 08:05 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 25 Aug 11 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,Richard in Manchester 27 Oct 11 - 04:34 PM
GUEST,Australia 01 Dec 11 - 12:15 AM
GUEST,Tony, Florida 06 Dec 11 - 02:33 PM
GUEST,Ianbroon 23 Dec 11 - 11:25 AM
Richard Bridge 23 Dec 11 - 05:23 PM
GUEST,Ianbroon 24 Dec 11 - 06:02 AM
GUEST,Hi..i have a johnny kinkade guitar to sell.. 14 May 12 - 12:03 PM
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Subject: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 09:53 AM

I have a beautiful Kinkade D4 guitar made in Bristol (England)but I rarely see anyone with a Kinkade, does anyone out there have one. I believe most are sold on the other side of the pond


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 10:09 AM

http://www.kinkadeguitars.co.uk/


A link to Jonny Kinkade's website


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 11:07 AM

I've an idea the Stranglers played Kinkade's, bass included. I don't know whether this endorsement sent prices into the upper atmosphere, or whether some other factors are at play.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge with no cookie
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 01:42 PM

I had a friend and client who chose a Kinkade 12-string acoustic above all other 12s in the world for a very important showcase, when he was prepared to spend literally anything to improve his chances. He raved about it. He loved it. But it did not make him rich and some months later when he was totally boracic he offered it to me for GBP 300 - but I had not got the money at the time either.

Another of life's great missed opportunities.

They are another name I check whenever I do an ebay search, but they never come up for sale - and that must say something about them too.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 09:31 AM

When was this ....... I'd have ripped his hands off


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 09:41 AM

It was about 10 years ago. I simply did not have the money - it was the guitar or the mortgage that month!


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: Raggytash
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 01:01 PM

I'd have gone into arrears for that!


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: 12string growler
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 02:27 PM

So would I
I'm still looking for a nice 12
Chris


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: Mooh
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 10:08 PM

I still haven't found a production 12 string which turns my crank. Many are good but few are stellar. My own is a one-off 12 fret, tight waisted, rosewood and spruce piece of glory which I bought when my income was significantly better and the builder's (Beneteau) prices significantly lower. Some custom builders don't like doing 12s because of the extra work involved (so I'm told) unless the sale is a sure thing, but it's maybe the best way to go.

The Kinkade site is nice, and the guitars look droolworthy. I can dream.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,wilko
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 02:02 PM

I stumbled upon Kinkade while on tour in the UK last summer. In a small pub in Pensford--near Bristol--where they are made. I don't remember the model, but a woman in a group that was playing there had one. She was really happy with it and showed it to me. That thing was a mid-sized model that was a cannon. Really loud and responsive. Great tonal balance and sharpness in the mids. I found this site while googling "kinkade guitar for sale"

Cheers,
Rick U.S.A.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: alex s
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 07:28 PM

Lovely guitars and nice brothers(?) who make them. I wish.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: Raggytash
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 07:52 AM

I've still got mine, a bit battered and bruised these days after 16 years of constant use and it was second hand when I bought it. I wouldn't be parted from it, it's been tweaked a couple of times over the years and it still sounds superb.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Peachy
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 08:03 AM

I have a 1987 Kingsdown model (#207). Now that it's approaching its 25th birthday it has a few dings but the soundboard just gets better each year and is a beautiful honey colour now.

It's signed by Jonny K's broither, Simon. It's such an assuming-looking guitar about OM-size. Very plain Jane but all the better for it.
I wouldn't sell it to anyone for ANY amount of cash. I've promised it to my son when I eventually go to the big gig in the sky............


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Peachy
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 08:05 AM

.... I meant "unassuming......"


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 25 Aug 11 - 08:10 AM

Mine was built in 1985, a D4 model No 150 and is much admired by anyone who uses it, if Jonothan reads this cheers Mate I love the guitar


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Richard in Manchester
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 04:34 PM

Wilko's 'mid-sized cannon' sounds like a Kingsdown. I've got Kingsdowns from 1984 and 2006.

Raggy, I'm sure I've played your D4, a long time ago - possibly at Robin Hood's Bay? An absolute beaut, as I remember.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Australia
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 12:15 AM

Hi to all, I just completed making a Kinkade/OM Kingsdown replica from Jonny's book.
Fantastic guitar, even though I have not had the privelege of playing an original, the design is excellent. It packs a punch for a slim body guitar (non-dreadnaught) and has real rich mids.
Certainly a good starting point for anyone wanting to build a guitar.

:)


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Tony, Florida
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 02:33 PM

After buying and reading Jonny's book, and finding myself in the rare position of having a bit of spare cash, I ordered a Kingsdown deluxe cutaway with flame koa back & sides back in late 2007. The guitar was completed in late 2008 and shipped to me over here in sunny Florida. Like 'Peachy" above I will never part with this guitar, one of my kids will have to pry it from my cold dead hands! :) I've been playing (on and off) for over 35 years and have owned numerous Martin, Taylor, Gibson and other top brand instruments, and this guitar at least equals and in many cases surpasses any of them in tone, playablility, and quality materials/construction. To have the ability to acquire such a fine quality instrument, hand made to my exact specifications at such a reasonable price point was just incredible. If you are in the market for high end or custom built instrument, do yourself a favor and put Kinkade on your short list, you will not be dissappointed! It takes Jonny close to a year to put one together but believe me, it's well worth the wait! http://kinkadeguitars.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Ianbroon
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 11:25 AM

Hi everyone, Bought a kinkade from Jonny in April, check out my video on YouTube kinkade kingsdown.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 05:23 PM

There's one on ebay right now and I'm slavering over it but I REALLY cannot justify another guitar. If only I hadn't bought the LTD.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Ianbroon
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 06:02 AM

Yes seen that one on ebay, Ive already got a Martin dread or I would be interested. Ive owned many guitars through the years ( In search of the Holy Grail)But to my ears my Kinkade Kingsdown is the best sounding OM that Ive ever played.


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Subject: RE: Kinkade Guitars
From: GUEST,Hi..i have a johnny kinkade guitar to sell..
Date: 14 May 12 - 12:03 PM

I bought my kinkade from johnny in Bristol in 2005. he made it in 2004 as a prototype steel string in the style of a spanish guitar. its a stunning flamed maple back and sides with spruce top . It wasnt for sale, but i kept going round to johnny workshopp and playing it after my 'moon'guitar was stolen at Glastonbury festival. He eventually let m,e buy it and you can see a clip of me on youtube playing it..
Unfortuneately i was ill and unable to play in 2009, and though i play again now, i need a much smaller neck( guild m20)..so i am thinking my kinkade would be better off with someone else..
In fantastic condition, with an ibeam active pick-up
katuscz@gmail.com
uk


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