Klein / Kauffman 42.6 - 2018

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Klein / Kauffman 42.6 - 2018

15,000.00
  • b&s: Brazilian rosewood

  • top: Sitka

  • nut: 1-¾”

    And here’s a blurb from the builder himself, Mr. Steve Kauffman, who has built all but about the first 20 Klein guitars:

“The big Klein is the slightly smaller version of the Joni model, answering the demand for a less overwhelming body size but one that still has all that clear dark range the Kleins are known for.”

“My records tell me it’s body is Brazilian rosewood. The top is Sitka, neck is Indian rosewood with an ebony fingerboard.  The bridge is Brazilian.   Notable features: Lotus rosette in MOP and ebony, zero fret with MOP spacer, EVO fret wire will last most mortals a lifetime.”

“Bolt on rosewood neck has a massive carbon fiber truss rod and is easily reset should the need arise (I do this free for the original owner), access panel makes inspection easy and is a great place to mount (soon-to-be-obsolete) electrics to be installed.  I always offer to replace the door if the holes drilled in it should need to be abandoned, but I’ve only done this one time so far.”

“Then there is the internal structure.  The main top support bracing is done by the “flying brace” which eliminates un-necessary mass from the top, allowing more string energy to become sound.”

“The neck is supported by three carbon-laminated braces to really stabilize that zone.  The tone bracing is arranged in a radial fan (radiating from the bridge).  This is inspired by Dr. Michael Kasha who produced a paper on the physics of guitars and suggested ways in which the string energy could be more efficiently coupled to bridge, top, tone bars, air cavity and back, resulting in superior balance, clarity, separation and volume.”

“With few exceptions, all these features are on all my guitars.”

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