Karol Signature, All Koa - Pre-Owned


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"The Karol Signature Model is the first original Karol body shape, inspired by elements of classic guitar design - a rounded lower bout, deep waist, and gently curved neck joint. Typically built with a 16 inch lower bout, the guitar produces balanced tones across the full range."

Toronto-based luthier Anthony Karol produces only a select number of guitars each year, each one a custom work of art. With a wide, nearly 16" lower bout and deep 4-1/2" body, it has large guitar power with the balance and sweetness imparted by a nicely curved waist. With an all koa guitar, you might expect nothing but bright highs and mids, but this guitar will surprise you with a rich bass and mahogany-like warmth across all registers. The nuanced voice is well-suited to solo fingerstyle and vocal accompaniment. The low oval neck profile is easy playing all the way up the neck, and a generous cutaway opens up possibilities beyond the 14th fret.

We're unsure of the year on this pre-owned guitar (Anthony has been building since 1999), but it's in excellent condition, save for some light wear on the pickguard.

  • Top: Koa
  • Back and sides: Koa
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Binding: Rosewood
  • Rosette: Abalone and rosewood
  • Inlay: Abalone
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-1/4"
  • Lower bout: 15-7/8"
  • Depth: 4-1/2"
  • Features: Soundport, cutaway, beveled armrest
  • Serial number: 117
  • Case: Tweed hardshell
  • Year of build: 2016


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