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KEN PARKER ARCHTOPS
RENEWING THE FORM

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Top: Sitka Spruce
Back, Sides, and Neck Veneer: Mahogany from "The Tree", quite literally the most famous lumber tree in the world, cut in Belieze in the late 60's
Neck Core: Douglas Fir
Fingerboard, Pickguard, Bridge and Other Bits: Ebony
Tailpiece: Mokume Gane
Soundhole Span: Mokume Gane

Tuners: Gotoh Stealth gears embedded in the headstock with Mokume Gane cover
Pickup:
Parker/Fishman rare Earth humbucking

Ken on the Mokume Gane:

"There are 3 pieces of Mokume Gane on this instrument, and it's a new feature set for me.

Let's call it a Mokume Gane Grouppo, and mix the metaphors!

On Inner Peace, the specifics are these:
1) tuning peg cover - copper and sterling
2) soundhole strip - copper and sterling
3) tailpiece - copper, shakudo and shibuichi, which are silver and gold alloyed with copper

The first two pieces are very thin, about .020", or 1/2mm.

These parts are all made by me, that is, I developed the unique patterns in the multilayered
material, by cutting and forging.  No two pieces could ever be the same."

16.5" across the lower bout
2.5" thick at the end block, 2.25" thick at the neck block
25.5" scale

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