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..............       ..The Kauri 1


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The material used in building the body of this special guitar is the 40,000 year-old ecologically friendly Ancient Kauri wood, which was imported from New Zealand, by a company in Minnesota, U.S.A. called Ancientwood Ltd. This special piece of wood came with a Certificate of Authenticity and delivers superior tone and sustain. I carefully considered the style of instrument I should build from this wood as well as the pickups I should choose. The end result - wow! I was completely blown away.

Technical Specifications

  • 25 1/2 inch scale length.

  • Ancient Kauri wood body beautifully hand-carved throughout.

  • Satin-finished bolt-on flamed maple neck, built for speed, has rosewood fret board with pearl dot inlays and 12-inch radius for a low action.

  • Neck attachment plate engraved with WRJ Custom Guitars logo, displays the model name of the guitar and adds a professional touch.

  • Two-way adjustable 'Hot Rod' truss rod for maximum neck stability.

  • 22 highest quality 18% nickel-silver medium/medium frets.

  • Seymour Duncan STR-1 neck pickup; Seymour Duncan/Jerry Donahue APTL-3JD bridge pickup, deliver "killer" sound and sustain.

  • Master volume control, master tone control and 3-way pickup selector switch.

  • Brown tortoise shell pick guard, chrome control plate and chrome control knobs with abalone top.

  • Pickup cavities, control cavity and underside of the pick guard thoroughly shielded with conductive copper tape to reduce noise, hum and radio interferance.

  • Gotoh chrome-plated, solid brass bridge has 6 individual, fully adjustable brass saddles.

  • Gotoh sealed tuning machine heads, with 16:1 gear ratio.

  • Body stained in transparent, rare vintage amber.

  • Finished with non-toxic, environmentally friendly ColorTone Waterbase High Gloss Professional Guitar Laquer.