Archtop #003 - KPL5

This instrument was inspired by a 1934 Gibson L5 that was restored by Ken Parker. I took a trip to the Dutch Archtop Guitar Museum in the Netherlands to visit the L5 and make my own plans. It features an adjustable neck similar to Parkers and was also inspired by Jamie Swannells neck system.

Specification

Model

Scale

Top

Back and Sides

Neck

Fingerboard

Tailpiece

Bracing

Binding

Lower Bout Width

Body Thickness

Pickup

Frets

Tuners

Nut Width

Strings

Finish

KPL5​

629mm (24.75")

European Spruce

Flamed Maple

Flamed Maple

Ebony

Handmade Brass​

Parallel Braced

White Plastic

401mm (16")

75mm (3")

Bartalloni 5J

Jescar Medium Jumbo

Gotoh 510

44​

12-50 Thomastik Flats

French Polish

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