The KD Jean Special 6-String neck-through guitar is definitely different while retaining elegance and charm. Based on the Silvia model, this guitar carries the desired qualities which – I am certain – every guitar player looks for in an instrument. Boasting incomparable sound, its lightweight body provides absolute comfort, playability, and last but definitely not least – an impressive appearance. The wood was carefully and specifically chosen, as were the hardware and the electronic elements which guarantee an uncompromising end result. Its basic characteristics and the more concrete specifications were entirely given to this project by Jean Sheytanov and were in turn crafted into the new KD Jean special. He shares his impressions of the creative process from beginning to end.
“The character and appearance of this neck-through guitar are based on my own extensive experience as a musician, a composer and my knowledge in the sphere of guitar construction and sound. Thus, it was a great pleasure to get in touch with Kostadin Dimitrov (KD) and share the idea about my project. After a few conversations and a meeting we discussed every single detail and began the construction of the Jean Special 6-String neck-through guitar.
The excitement I felt surrounding the making of this guitar was huge because it was so new and challenging. The finished product was 100% of what I had envisioned regarding the sound and appearance. The design was a complete success. The wood and the hardware together provided a rich sound, long sustain, phenomenal comfort of the neck with access to the last frets, a light weight body, and of course its gentle blue-green appearance, which causes all my senses to relish in the finished product.”
Body: Alder wings seasoned over 20 years. Super rare one piece Balkan flamed Maple DROP Top. Wenge veneer between the top and the body. Chambered body.
Neck: Neck-through 3 pieces 12 years seasoned flamed Balkan (Bulgarian) Maple, two stripes Wenge veneer lamination.
- 12″ inches (304.8mm) fingerboard radius
- 25″ inches (635mm) scale
- 20mm (0.787″) thickness at the 1-st fret
- 22mm (0.866″) thickness at the 12-th fret
- 43mm (1.692″) width at the nut
- 22 frets Stainless Steel (2,8mmx1,2mm)
- Two way truss rod
- Matching headstock – Wenge veneer lamination between the top and the neck.
- Custom Inlays Abalone pearl.
- „C” shape neck.
- Ebony side marks 2,5mm.
- Milky white celluloid binding.
- Custom logo (decal) on the headstock
- New Tulip shaped headstock design, based on original Magnifica design
Fingerboard: Indonesian Rosewood seasoned 20 years.
Tuners: Schaller locking 3+3 configuration
Bridge: GOTOH tremolo, two point
Pickups: Haeussel calibrated set
- VIN + B A5 Bridge, Chrome cover
- ST Klinge (Humbucker in single), Neck – AlNiCo 8 magnet
- Master VOLUME, Push/Pull splits neck Pickup series/parallel
- 3-possition pickup switch
- Master TONE, Push/Pull splits bridge Pickup series/parallel
Finish: High gloss Polyester. Translucent blue-green finish.
Strap pins: Standard
Weight: 3,54kg (7.8lbs)
Stainless steel electronic box cover plate.
Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.
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