The Kappa Rabbit
I’ve always loved the jangly sound of electric 12 strings. When I decided to build this one I wanted to make something special. Certain features were required, such as individual intonation for each string, Series/Parallel switching and a semi-hollow body. I asked Curtis Novak to wind the pickups with a 12 string in mind. The semi-hollow Black Korina body, the Koa neck, and the Ipe fingerboard (with the spectacular swirly grain) are a great combination for looks and sound The result is pretty awesome. Here’s the Kappa guitar.
Weight: 9.5 lb.
Body: Solid, tummy cut, contoured heel
Top: Swamp Ash
Back: Swamp Ash
Neck: Bolt-on Koa
Fingerboard: Ipe, Abalone face and side dots
Back Contour: Thin U
Nut: Black TUSQ XL
Scale: 25 1/2"
Compound Radius: 10-16"
Frets: 22 jumbo
Finish: High gloss
Bridge: TOM/STP, with individual intonation
Tuners: Schaller locking
Pickups: Curtis Novak Narrow Range Style P-90 balanced set, custom wound
Switching: 4-way Series/Parallel