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« on: April 08, 2014, 09:20:11 AM »
Got this 5 months ago and haven't put it down since.
It's a Knaggs Kenai Tier 2. I am totally astounded at how well this guitar plays. It has a perfect neck (for me), the width and profile are based on a '59 LP. So comfortable to play. It will also not go out of tune, even gigging!
I spent 3 hrs at a high end guitar stockist in Manchester UK, I played a variety of Les Pauls, Knaggs and PRS, even tried a Tom Anderson Bull Dog (really nice guitar). But I kept going back to this one, maybe it was because it was slightly more understated than some of the other Knaggs but it played like a dream.
A good deal of haggling was done and I walked out with her. This guitar is a keeper, it will never be moved on. So much so I've named her after my mum 'Babs'.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 11:51:13 AM »
Congrats, it looks awesome! Never heard of that brand before.

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 01:13:37 PM »
Joe Knaggs was the Director of R&D and Custom shop at PRS. It played better than any PRS I played that day!

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 05:09:00 PM »
Very nice!

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 07:39:13 AM »
Nice looking guitar!!!

I'm glad to hear that it plays and sounds as well as it looks. I've recently seen Knaggs guitars on the web but wasn't aware that he was the Director of R&D and Custom shop at PRS!




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Re: NGD
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 08:34:03 PM »
I've seen their page on Facebook. Beautiful instruments. How are they priced compared to PRS or Gibson?

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Re: NGD
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 06:58:51 PM »
If the price is in the same range of it's looks, it will remain just another dream, for me.

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 08:29:49 PM »
My thoughts exactly.

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 04:10:33 AM »
They're not cheap. Tier 3 2,500, tier 2 3,200 and tier 1 4,000 upwards. I got the teir 2 15% cheaper (haggling!).
Compared to the mid-upper end prs and gibson lp's, I think they're competitive.
I would imagine you would get them cheaper in the states. It was a once in a life time purchase for me, it wasn't bought for an investment though, a Gibson would more likely hold it's value, it was purely how it played. But it looks damn nice as well!  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 10:04:12 AM »
I found a Tier 2, talk about sticker shock! Wow.

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 03:42:53 AM »
+8000EUR in Germany. Crazy. For that matter, in that same shop, Gretch George Harisson model cca EUR15000, and it's not his own guitar, just a model with celebrity name.