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Previewing Our Incoming Scott Walker Katana Models

When we received our very first Katana model from Santa Cruz, California-based luthier Scott Walker, it's safe to say that every member of the TNAG team was completely blown away and captivated by the design and refreshing approach that Scott had brought to the table with the Katana. 
We were so taken with the Katana that we decided to order four more from Scott and, ahead of their arrival here in our showroom, we thought we'd remind you all of just why we loved this guitar so much the first time, and why we can't wait to receive these new ones from Scott.
It's no exaggeration to say that Scott Walker's astonishing Katana design makes you re-assess the way you approach the guitar! This beautiful, minimalist instrument embodies the same simplicity and clarity of purpose as the samurai blade after which it takes its name.

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At its heart this guitar is simply two pieces of wood, a figured Mahogany body and a Cocobolo neck, joined together using an ancient Japanese woodworking technique.

 

 

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The neck fits into the body like a key in a lock, a small wooden block is then hammered in making a permanent join. This techniques makes for an astonishingly resonant and responsive guitar.

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The electronics centre around a single Lollar Johnny Smith small humbucker, a connection wire, and the output jack. That's it. There are no controls other than the hands of the player.

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The pickguard, tail piece and output socket are made from rolled Damascus Steel and there is a floating Ebony bridge.

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Incredibly simple and yet amazingly exhilarating to play, the Scott Walker Katana absolutely blew my mind the first time around and we can't wait for these next ones to arrive! Of the four we are receiving, two have already sold, therefore I'd recommend to be quick should you want to make one of the remaining two yours.
Check out Scott Walker himself demoing his Katana model:

 

Scott Walker Katana Electric Guitar - $7,025 

  • One-piece Figured Mahogany body
  • One-piece Cocobolo neck and fretboard
  • Locking neck join without using glue or bolts
  • 21 frets
  • 24.75" scale length
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Lollar Johnny Smith pickup
  • No pickup controls
  • Ebony floating bridge with Damascus tailpiece
  • Damascus pickguard
  • Damascus jack socket
  • Calton case included
For more information on the Scott Walker Katana, please do get in touch with us here.

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