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1998 Kim Walker Jumbo, American Maple/German Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Walker, Kim
Product Year
1998
Model
Jumbo
Serial #
117
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP609
Condition
One small top ding, bass side of fretboard extension
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Maple - Figured
Back & Sides Keywords
American
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Maple
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
MOP
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Black
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.375 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.68 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.155 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.8 mm
Weight
4 lb. 12 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

Better by far to start your day with a Kim Walker guitar than with coffee. The latter will wake you up, sure, but the former provides a degree of excitement and satisfaction that'll last a lot longer than a simple caffiene kick. Case in point: this 1998 Kim Walker Jumbo. The last flattop to ever receive Kim's "Excel" archtop appointments and headstock, Flamed Maple back and sides, German Spruce on top, and about 130% the amount of clarity and projection we've come to expect from a Walker. Seriously one of the loudest guitars we've had in the shop, and that without losing any clarity and warmth.


Inspirational? In a word. Slim neck profile makes for a slick playability, and it's in refreshingly pristine shape to boot.

Kim Walker is one of the most collectible builders in the world for a good reason. Okay, several actually! Tone, beauty, body energy. To look at a Kim Walker guitar you'd think a typical traditional build, but he’s got some kind of magic working on the inside to create a tone way beyond your expectations. Every one of his instruments that I’ve played has inspired me. This one is very cool with its Maple body which is archtop-style appointments. Simply wonderful.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.68 in
STRING SPACING 2.155 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
MAPLE - FIGURED

Better by far to start your day with a Kim Walker guitar than with coffee. The latter will wake you up, sure, but the former provides a degree of excitement and satisfaction that'll last a lot longer than a simple caffiene kick.
 

Kim Walker is one of the most collectible builders in the world for a good reason. Okay, several actually!
 
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