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.

Details

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 apply a very thin finish on all of our single cut necks to give you that well worn in smooth feeling.

Electronics

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

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.

Specifications

’59 SC Specs
Body South American Mahogany with a Maple cap
Finish Nitro cellulose lacquer
Neck Mahogany long tenon
Neck profile ’59 chuncky C
Width at 1st and 12th fret 42,9 mm/1,69″ and 53 mm/2,1″
Thickness at 1st and 12th fret 21,8 mm/0,86″ and 24,8 mm/0,97″
Fingerboard Rosewood with trapezium pearloid inlays
Fingerboard radius 12″
Headstock Kauffmann decal
Nut Tusq (width 41,5 mm)
Tuners Vintage Gotoh
Bridge Tune-O-matic
Pickups Lollar Imperial humbuckers
Pickup selector Switchcraft 3 way switch
Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone
Aging Light to medium
Strings 0.10 – 0.46
Travels in Deluxe gigbag or hardcase
Price € 2.395,-

Upgrades

Options Specs Price
Base price € 2.395,-
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 Cream T BFG Banger pickups € 100,-
Pickups Cream T Whiskerbucker pickups € 200,-

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