Kauffmann ’59 SC
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.