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Custom KL style explorer

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-18)
Price : US $1,575.

Custom KL style explorer

Up for auction is this custom KL style explorer. I built this guitar earlier this year as my ''dream'' KL. A guitar I haven't seen come from Ken's shop yet. I love this guitar! The only reason I'm selling it is to help pay for a car I want to buy. I can always build another so, I've decided to let it go and see what I can get for it.

A little about me, I learned how to build by working at Carvin in their wood shop, and I also spent time at a local, highly repected repair shop learning setups, wiring and fretwork. I generally build around 5 guitars a year. Some for myself, most for customers. I've completed 30 something guitars in the last 8 years. If you are interested in seeing some of my work, with the intention of judging my abilities, or because you might be interested in ordering a guitar, my web page is

About the guitar. I'm a huge fan of unusually figured, special pieces of wood. I had an idea to build an explorer like this and already had the maple for the top. One day, I came across a piece of mahogany that would be perfect for the back. Quilted mahogany in a size and thickness suitable for a few guitars, actually... I knew this was the piece for the explorer. The body is based off the same ESP explorer body design that Hetfield uses live and that Ken Lawrence based his explorer's off of. It has a 2 piece mahogany back, and a 2 piece, bookmatched flamed maple top. I based the neck profile off the standard ESP explorer neck shape, except, it's a touch thicker. The shape has a nice, rou

Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-09-18)

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