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KSM Model 358™ Guitar - Raw Mahogany and Maple

Raw Mahogany and Eastern Hardrock Maple

Mahogany and Eastern Hardrock Maple are used for the body of the guitar. This combination has been time tested and proven to create a great instrument tone.

KSM Model 358™ Guitar - Laying Out The Pattern

Laying Out The Pattern

Pattern of Book-Matched Maple: The guitar tops on the Model 358™ are carved from figured maple. Some are book matched and some are full piece when available.

KSM Model 358™ Guitar - Neck Grain

Neck Grain

The neck wood is Eastern Hardrock Maple. The strength and tone of this wood is perfect for creating a wonderful sounding instrument. The maple wood is cut from one long board then halved and glued to itself to even out to prevent grain tendencies to pull one way or the other. This also helps to prevent dead spots or "wolf tones" in the neck. Most Model 358™ guitars use rosewood for the fretboard because of its warm tone.

KSM Model 358™ Guitar - Outlining Peghead Scarf-Joint

Outlining Peghead Scarf-Joint

Scarf Joint: The peghead is glued at a precise angle to achieve the proper amount of string pressure at nut without string bind.

KSM Model 358™ Guitar - Hand Fitting The Tuners

Hand Fitting The Tuners

The tuner holes: These are hand reamed to ensure tight tuner to wood contact, another small but important measure to make a whole instrument.

KSM Model 358™ Guitar - Nut Preparation

Nut Preparation

Bone Nuts: Each guitar is hand prepared and set up to match the guitar with its many components accurately.

KSM Model 358™ Guitar - Checking Truss Rod Action

Checking Truss Rod Action

The truss rod is adjusted throughout the building process to ensure the accuracy of the final relief and playability.

KSM Model 358™ Guitar - Neck-through Top

Neck-through Top

One of the most important aspects of the Model 358™ construction is the neck-through top feature. The neck goes directly to where the bridge screws into the end of the neck.

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* The KSM Model 358™ Guitar and Foundation™ Bridge come with a Lifetime Warranty, guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects in materials and craftsmanship.

Available in two types of figured maple tops (Quilted and Flame) and nine standard colors:

Contact Kevin Moore at (435) 753-6813 to commission a custom built KSM Model 358™ Guitar. Total cost for the basic KSM Model 358™ Guitar is base priced at $3,999 USD (Includes SKB hard shell case). 50% of total cost is due at the time of initial order to commission the work to be started. The additional 50% will be due at the time of build completion. The choices for colors and finishes available are shown. Custom colors are also available.

Guitar body tops are hand-carved soft figured quilted or flame maple.

  • Iguana Green
  • Ghost Blue
  • Thunder Blue
  • Translucent Black
  • Root Beer Brown
  • Autumn Burst
  • Mocha Brown
  • Juiced Orange
  • Sweet Cherry Red