Meticulously crafted in the St. Louis Missouri, K-Line guitars sets the bar sky high for workmanship and feel in classically styled bolt-on guitars. And this lightly relic'd Truxton is no exception. With its checked nitro Butterscotch Blonde finish and Budz custom pickup upgrade, this guitar also has the tone to match its looks.
This guitar is in excellent condition with only one or two instances of finish checking and a few pock marks.
We've had a number of K-Line guitars in the shop, and each one had always had a remarkable level of vibe, resonance and soul. Chalk it up to carefully selected woods, precise neck pocket and exacting assembly. This light weight Swamp Ash beauty has been further enhanced with a set of Budz pickups (famous producer of the Danocaster pickups). The Danocaster guitars are highly sought after relic guitars and Budz created a special set optimized for thin finish nitro guitars.
Right off the bat this guitar passed the "acoustic" test, where the natural resonance of the instrument compares to other elite boutique guitars. It also passes the "Mojo" test: We've sampled several K-line guitars and all of them possess the hard-to-describe vibe that connects the player to the guitar. The neck on the Truxton is a medium C profile with a 1.65" wide nut. It's a super smooth satin finish maple neck and the finish and polish of the 21 vintage style frets is first class. K-Line necks have earned a solid reputation for their easy playing and innovative neck pocket design. K-Line's precision pocket and neck angle are designed to optimize break angle, intonation and playing tension. Combined with a classic ashtray bridge, the Truxton is ultra resonant and rock solid.
The Budz Purebred pickups are a matched set designed to give you the most natural, dynamic tone out of the instrument. The open top neck pickup offers a wonderful balance of punch and clarity and the Swamp Ash brings out bell-like tones with just a hint of squish. Clear and clean with no mush like many "vintage" style Tele pickups. The bridge pickup is a sweet blend of twang, clarity and texture that is habit forming. It also drives pedals quite well, and never becomes shrill or tiresome.
If you are looking for mesmerizing tone, classic feel and surprising versatility, then this tastefully appointed K-Line Truxton will not disappoint.
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