Knaggs Guitars has joined forces with Tyler Tomlinson – a session electric guitar pro best-known for his work with country superstar Morgan Wallen – to create a new signature model, the Keya J TT.
The new guitar uses Knaggs' double-cut Keya J model as a template, with a few key differences.
Though it retains the original's mahogany body and mahogany neck, the Keya J TT swaps out the former's rosewood fretboard for an ebony 'board. Said ebony fretboard features a scale length of 24.75″ and block inlays, rather than the standard model's dot inlays.
Sounds on the Keya J TT come by way of a pair Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 Soapbar pickups, the output of which can be adjusted by individual volume and tone knobs, and a three-way pickup switch, the same control layout as can be found on the standard Keya J.
As for hardware, the guitar sports vintage Kluson tuners, a two-in-one Influence line bridge, and a unique custom truss rod cover that features an outline of Tomlinson's head.
“To me Knaggs guitars provide the perfect blend of vintage and modern, with a distinct personality,“ Tomlinson said in a press release. “I sound more like myself on a Knaggs than anything else I’ve ever played!“
Knaggs' VP of Global Sales & Marketing, Peter Wolf, added, “We have been working with Tyler for a decade now. He has a growing collection of our instruments and we are honored and excited to release a signature model with him.“
The Knaggs Keya J TT sports a Cherry BlackBurst finish, and is set to be released in the fall of 2023. The model's price has yet to be revealed as of press time.
For more info on the model, visit knaggsguitars.com.
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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