Knaggs Guitars introduce new hollowbody models to the Chesapeake Series. Based on their successful Severn solid-body models the Knaggs Severn Trem Hollowbody will be available in Tier 1, 2 & 3 versions with their enormous varity of finish options, pickup configurations include SSS, HSS, HSH and HH versions and will be available with hardtail or Knaggs’ designed Hinge Tremolo…

Joe Knaggs said: “The combination of semi hollow chambers and our bridge design is creating a very unique response and tone development. The sound is warm yet very driven. These guitars produce sustain I have not heard in semi hollow instruments and their weight is very nice as well”

Both Choptank and Severn Hollowbody instruments will be introduced at the upcoming NAMM Show in Anaheim, California in a variety of transparent and opaque colors as well as Knaggs’ unique single and double purfling and are available in all 3 Tiers. Tier 1 being the base model and going upwards in price to Tier 2 and then Tier 3 adding expensive refinements including exotic tonewoods and custom pickups.

All Knaggs guitars are named after American Indian river names. Chesapeake line models Choptank, Severn, Potomac & Patuxent are named after tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay while the Influence line – Kenai, Keya, Chena, Sheyenne are named after rivers in North America.

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  • Series: Chesapeake
  • Body wood (back): Swamp Ash or Alder
  • Top wood: Curly Maple
  • Pickguard: Wenge, Annegre or Maple with purfling
  • Body type: hollowbody
  • Neck wood: Rock Maple (T3, T2), Curly Rock Maple (T1)
  • Neck shape: “61” 15/8″ to 23/16″
  • Scale length: 25.5″ / 648mm
  • Fingerboard wood: Curly Maple, Rosewood (T1,T2), Maple (T3)
  • Fingerboard inlays: Diamonds with 12th fret boat (T1), Diamonds (T2), Dots (T3)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fingerboard radius: 8.5″
  • Fret wire: Tall Thin
  • Headstock veneer: Ebony or Curly Maple (T1,T2), Maple (T3)
  • Headstock inlay: Knaggs circle with star
  • Pickups (Tier 1): Seymour Duncan APS1 (middle), TB4 (bridge) SH2n (neck) OR Seymour Duncan P-90, TB4, APS1
  • Pickups (Tier 2): Seymour Duncan APS1 (middle), TB4 (bridge) SH2n (neck) OR Seymour Duncan P-90, TB4, APS1
  • Pickups (Tier 3): 3 x Fralin Blues Specials OR 3 x Split Coil Dave Allens P51 Mustang, P-90, True 62
  • Nut: Bone or Graphite (trem only)
  • Controls: 1 x volume, 2 x tone with push/pull
  • Switch: 5-way blade or 3-way blade
  • Bridge: Chesapeake Hard Tail or Chesapeake Trem
  • Tunings pegs: “Kluson style” six-on-a-side
  • Hardware: nickel or gold plating (T3, T2) or nickel plating (T1)
  • Colors: Chocolate Crème, Wickedburst, Golden Natural, Hickory Burst, Natural, Cal. Sunset, Winter Solstice, Fire, Ocean Blue, Purple, Faded Finishes (Green, Blue, Red, Black, Purple), Faded Onyx, Raspberry Crème, Burgundy, Aged Scotch, Medoc, Sunflower, Spring, Aged Ivory, English Walnut, Black, Black Copper, Black Gold
  • Up-charge colors: Ice Blue, Galaxy Design, Gold Top, Cherry Ice
  • Weight: 8 lbs / 3.62 kg
  • Country manufactured: USA

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