Kemp Guitars (UK) thread

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  1. JimF

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    Ive still got our conversation saved, my dream spec is etched into my brain lol!
     
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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Still got it here too :)
     
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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    This working prototype is now available (without pickups) - SOLD
     
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    I really like the KM-I. Tasteful combination of a classic shape with a modern touch to it. Plus the wood and finish choices are top notch!
     
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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Hey, thanks. That's exactly what I thought when I designed it... However, the KM-II seems to be the shape of choice more frequently. I will build some more KM-I 7 and 8-strings in my next stock batch :)
     
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    With the lower horn being shorter, i can see this working really well with a multi scale 8 :yesway:
     
  7. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    I don't doubt that. To be honest, I build multiscales to order, but the lack of hardware options (bridge and angled pickups) puts me off building stock guitars. Sorry.
     
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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    More of that Wenge carve-top KM-I...

    2 weeks of Tru-Oil coats to fill the Wenge pores/grain and we're almost there...

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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Started work on this next build today, which makes use of this stunning Ziricote top and Macassar Ebony fretboard blank. The guitar itself will be the first Kemp Guitars DC and defines my personal taste in specification - natural woods and minimal features. Watch this space!

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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    That Ziricote top now glued to a Sapele body, shaped and edges rounded over (going for traditional styling with this one). Neck is also Sapele (three-piece) with Ziricote headstock veneer.

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    Working on the new DC today, decided to carve out a scoop in the lower cutaway. Looking at it now, it needs to be deeper, yes? Think 80s ESP Horizon [​IMG]

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    Opened up that scoop a little more today... much happier [​IMG]

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    So, the DC is nearing completion now and specification is confirmed as Gotoh TOM and tuners, Seymour Duncan Distortion pickup (zebra-coil pickup shown is for display purposes only) and Tru-Oil finish...

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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Quick catch-up... The Wenge carve-top KM-I ready for setup...

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    And an idea of how that DC's Ziricote top will look when finished...

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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Custom KM-I carve-top finished - Wenge on Mahogany body, 5-piece Maple/Purpleheart neck, Ebony fretboard, Floyd Rose Original, Schaller M6 tuners, BKP Miracle Man (bridge)/Cold Sweat (neck) and Tru-Oil gloss finish...

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    That Ziricote top will be next... Then some new stuff coming...
     
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    The next build on "the Lion blanket" is this one - which should be ready for a photoshoot tomorrow (pending fret dress and setup). After which, there are a few new (and secret) builds that I'll be working on over the next few weeks so things will go quite quiet during that time... All will be revealed!

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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    some very nice work...

    are these last few customer builds or store stock?
     
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    Thanks M£CHK1LLA

    The Wenge carve-top is a custom but the DC is stock and will be available by the end of this week. Anyone interested can PM or email for details :)
     
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    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Ready for your viewing pleasure...

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    That's just a sample - more pics to be uploaded to the website gallery tomorrow. Thanks for all your comments and support.
     
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