Kauffmann ’59 SC features

The single cut has a long history. And it is hard to beat the vibe of those early Gibson Les Paul’s. And that is where we take our inspiration from. Of course we cover all the basics, like a mahogany body with a maple top, glued in mahogany neck and two PAF type humbuckers.

Our SC-models all have that well played worn in feeling. It’s like putting on a pair of old faded jeans. Nowhere on a guitar is that feeling more distinct than on its neck. So we carefully roll the edges of the fingerboard, we take the finish of the back of the neck and we make sure the fretwork is right on the mark.

We build the single cut with two distinctive neck profiles. We have a ’59 profile that is a full C. It is chunky but it is not a baseball bat size neck. It is very much a neck that will suit most players. For players that like a slim taper neck we have the ’60 profile.

Our finishes and aging process give the guitar it’s distinct look. We use either period correct vintage colors or Dupont car color’s of the 60’s. And every once in a while we come with something new. Like our Black Sparkele for example. We determine the level of aging while building the guitar. And we make sure that the aging is realistic and balanced. So we match the aging of the hardware with the aging of the body. Details matter.

On board you will find Sheptone Tribute pickups. They give that distinct vintage PAF sound with lot’s of transparency. We use CTS pots, vintage wire and we put in a treble bleed. On some models we will use Sheptone P-90 Soapbar pickups.

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Meet The ’59 SC


Aging levels

We do three aging levels. Lightly aged with just a bit of crackle. Moderate aging, crackle and some play wear. Severe aging, crackle and extreme play wear.

Worn in smooth neck

We take the finish of on all of our necks to give you that well worn in smooth feeling.

Vintage PAF

We use Lollar Imperial low wound or Cream T BGF Banger PAF pickups on most of our single cuts. They are vintage low output and give a transparent yet creamy tone.

Aging hardware

We match the aging of the hardware with that of the body. Very realistic look and feel in all details.


We use CTS pots, vintage wire and a treble bleed on all our guitars.

’56 S and ’63 S Specs
Body 2 piece alder or paulownia
Finish Nitro cellulose lacquer
Neck Maple
Neck profile Rounded C
Neck thickness 1st fret 0,87″ and 12th fret 0,95″
Fingerboard Rosewood on ’63 and Maple on ’56
Fingerboard radius 9,5″ with 6105 (modern, narrow and tall)  fretwire
Headstock Kauffmann decal
Nut Tusq (width 41,5 mm)
Tuners Vintage Gotoh
Tremelo Gotoh 510 (spacing 10,8)
Pickups Kauffmann overwound S set
Pickup selector 5 way switch with Gilmore option under 2nd tone knob
Controls Volume, tone, volume
Aging Light or medium
Strings 0.10 – 0.46
Travels in Deluxe gigbag
Price € 1.750,-
Options Specs Price
Base price € 2.495,-
Neck 60’s neck profile € 0,-
Body Flamed Maple Top € 250,-
Body Flamed Maple Top AAA grade € 250,-
Body Custom (black beauty specs) € 450,-
Body Sparkle Finish € 200,-
Bigsby Bigsby + Vibramate system € 450,-
Pickups P90 € 0,-
Pickups Lollar Imperial pickups € 0,-
Pickups Cream T Whiskerbucker pickups € 200,-